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The Resource America in the fifties, Andrew J. Dunar ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene

America in the fifties, Andrew J. Dunar ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene

Label
America in the fifties
Title
America in the fifties
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Dunar ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1950s evoke images of prosperity, suburbia, a smiling President Eisenhower, cars with elaborate tail fins, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and the 'golden age' of television--seemingly a simpler time in which the idealized family life of situation comedies had at least some basis in reality. A closer examination, however, recalls more threatening images: the hysteria of McCarthyism, the shadow of the atomic bomb, war in Korea, the Soviet threat manifested in the launch of Sputnik and the bombast of Nikita Khrushchev, and clashes over the integration of public buses in Montgomery, Alabama, and a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Andrew J. Dunar successfully shows how the issues confronting America in the late twentieth century have roots in the fifties, some apparent at the time, others only in retrospect: civil rights, environmentalism, the counterculture, and 'movements' on behalf of women, Chicanos, and Native Americans. The rise of the 'Beats,' the continuing development of jazz, the emergence of rock 'n' roll, and the art of Jackson Pollock reveal the decade to be less conformist than commonly portrayed. While the cold war rivalry with the Soviet Union generated the most concern, Dunar skillfully illustrates how the rise of Nasser in Egypt, Castro in Cuba, and Communist regimes in North Korea, Vietnam, and China signaled new regional challenges to American power."--p. [4] of cover
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DLC
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Dunar, Andrew J
Dewey number
973.921
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E813
LC item number
.D86 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America in the twentieth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen fifties
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America in the fifties, Andrew J. Dunar ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins : postwar America and the roots of the Fifties -- Fair deal to farewell : the domestic tribulations of Truman's second term -- The Korean War -- Liking Ike : domestic politics in Eisenhower's first term, 1953-1956 -- The uneasy mantle of a major power : foreign policy, 1953-1956 -- People of plenty : the transformation of American society -- Other Americans : the rights and plights of citizens -- The tube and the big screen : television and movies -- The nonconformist fifties : the arts and popular culture during the Cold War -- Foreign policy at the dawn of the Space Age, 1957-1960 -- The end of the Ike age
Control code
70830936
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780815631286
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
America in the fifties, Andrew J. Dunar ; with a foreword by John Robert Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins : postwar America and the roots of the Fifties -- Fair deal to farewell : the domestic tribulations of Truman's second term -- The Korean War -- Liking Ike : domestic politics in Eisenhower's first term, 1953-1956 -- The uneasy mantle of a major power : foreign policy, 1953-1956 -- People of plenty : the transformation of American society -- Other Americans : the rights and plights of citizens -- The tube and the big screen : television and movies -- The nonconformist fifties : the arts and popular culture during the Cold War -- Foreign policy at the dawn of the Space Age, 1957-1960 -- The end of the Ike age
Control code
70830936
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780815631286
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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