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Author Levine, Alan J.

Title "Bad old days" [text (large print)] : the myth of the 1950s / Alan J. Levine.

Publication Info. New Brunswick [New Jersey] : Transaction Publishers, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction    LT 973.92 LEV    Coming Soon
Edition Large print edition.
Description 273 pages ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents The myth and the problem -- The post-World War II era : its characteristics, achievements, and problems -- Race : the great American obsession -- The myth of McCarthyism -- Prosperity and poverty in the postwar era -- Men and women -- Conformity, the "silent generation," liberalism, and social criticism -- Postwar culture -- Seeds of disintegration? -- Post-Sputnik "declinism" -- Those suburbs--suburbia, disturbia, and the slurbs -- Cars : getting around, Gorp, and the "vaginal look" -- The economy and industry in the postwar era.
Summary "Bad Old Days" shows that the conventional view of the 1950s stands in opposition to the reality of the decade. Far from being the dismal prelude to a glorious period of progress, this was an era of unprecedented progress and prosperity"--page [4] of cover.
Subject Nineteen fifties.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Genre/Form Large type books.
ISBN 9781412855082 (large print)
141285508X (large print)
9781412807456 (cloth)
141280745X (cloth)

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