1950s Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach 1950s.

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  • 12 Encyclopedia Articles
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The 1950s Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (12)

5,663 words, approx. 19 pages
1950s: the Way We Lived The 1950s are sometimes thought of as America's bland decade, a decade when family life was stable and America's cities were safe. The economy was booming and mos... Read more
3,341 words, approx. 12 pages
The Fifties The 1950s were a time of rapid change and lock step conformity, of new forms emerging out of old, and technical innovations proceeding at a breakneck pace. For all the talk of traditional ... Read more
21,698 words, approx. 73 pages
Giant Steps. Great strides were made in American science during the 1950s. Major inventions and discoveries were almost daily events, and previously ignored technology improved upon and made commerci... Read more
12,681 words, approx. 43 pages
Surge in Affiliation Read more
22,255 words, approx. 75 pages
The Decade of Television. The stereotype that labels the 1950s as a sleepy, conformist decade is at no time less true than when discussing the media. The 1950s were revolutionary years in the media. ... Read more
19,384 words, approx. 65 pages
Baby Boom. The 1950s was a decade of unprecedented economic and population growth for the United States. The baby boom that had begun in the years immediately following World War II continued well in... Read more
19,366 words, approx. 65 pages
Who's Watching the Watchmen? Blind Justice? How Much Did Lawyers Make? Read more
25,692 words, approx. 86 pages
1950s Politics Sentimentalized. Current baby-boomer nostalgia has, for the most part, washed over — and sanitized — the political history of the 1950s. When compared to the turbulent deca... Read more
15,270 words, approx. 51 pages
Overview Women's Factory: Femininity is the Key Hair Imitates Art Dior and the Full-Figured Gal-Bosom Buddies No More? Men's Fashions: Gray Flannel Suits Who Cares? A Call to Bare Arms American Desig... Read more
16,183 words, approx. 54 pages
Even if some Americans in the 1950s still believed that "a little learnin' goes a long way," they became concerned during the decade that it took more than a little learning to face the chal... Read more
20,285 words, approx. 68 pages
Importance of the Economy. By 1950 people generally recognized that the nation's economy — the financial performance of its businesses — affects every American personally. The security of... Read more
6,736 words, approx. 23 pages
Plan of this Volume Read more