Daily Life in the United States, 1940-1959: Shifting Worlds

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DAILY LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES, 1940-1959 SHIFTING WORLDS

EUGENIA KALEDIN

The Greenwood Press "Daily Life Through History" Series
GREENWOOD PRESS

Westport, Connecticut · London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Timeline xiii
  • Part I - The 1940s: the War Years and Beyond 1
  • 1 - Introduction to the 1940s: an Old-Fashioned World 3
  • 2 - Community and Family in the 1940s 15
  • 3 - Movies Define Wartime America 28
  • 4 - Science and Technology 45
  • 5 - Changing Social Attitudes 59
  • Part II - The 1950s: the Postwar Years and the Atomic Age 73
  • 6 - 1950: a Brand-New World 75
  • 7 - Changing Institutions 91
  • 8 - The Cold War and the Consumer 117
  • 9 - Television Defines Postwar America 133
  • 10 - Postwar Cultural Changes 149
  • 11 - The Eye of the Camera 169
  • 12 - Conclusion 181
  • Appendix A 185
  • Select Bibliography 197
  • Index 203
  • About the Author 224
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