The fifties in America, Volume 1
The Fifties in America surveys the events and people of all of North America during the 1950's. This three-volume publication, Salem Press's second reference set on a twentieth century decade, is modeled on the award-winning The Sixties in America (1999). The 1950's are often portrayed as an uneventful era in North American history - a period of political and cultural conservatism. The decade was in fact a period of political turbulence, mounting world conflict, and cultural change. The 1950's experienced the Cold War, McCarthyism and a trend toward the suppression of civil liberties.
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Similar to its predecessor, The Sixties in America (1999), only larger by 20 percent and covering Canada, this three-volume set provides 640 A-to-Z essay entries on the relevant topics, terms, personalities, and events of the era that saw the rise of Elvis Presley, James Dean, and the Civil Rights Movement. Owing to its simple writing style, aimed mostly at students and less-informed lay readers, the entries are not exactly endlessly fascinating stories about a subject; they do, on the other hand, inform and supply extensive further reading lists.
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