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The Resource Moment of grace : the American city in the 1950s, Michael Johns

Moment of grace : the American city in the 1950s, Michael Johns

Label
Moment of grace : the American city in the 1950s
Title
Moment of grace
Title remainder
the American city in the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Michael Johns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Moment of Grace tells the story of the American city in its remarkable heyday. Urban culture was at its peak in the 1950s: it was vital, urbane, conformist, and generating rebellion all at once. Capturing the mood of the '50s in superb historical photographs and mining myriad delectable sources - including novels, songs, magazines, newspapers, writings of well-known urban critics, and interviews with city residents - Moment of Grace brings alive the era's downtowns, neighborhoods, and suburbs. A rich reflection on a singular decade, the book also portrays the '50s as a critical turning point in American culture and economy. Michael Johns shows us exactly why city life never could or would be the same again." "Giving a vivid sense of the lived experience of the day, Johns explores the '50s in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Oakland, writing about fashion (which demanded the highest heels and pointiest breasts in history), nightlife, architecture, literature, business and economic trends, and teenage culture. He tells us what was for sale in the stores, who lived in the neighborhoods, what life was like for women in the brand-new suburbs, and much more. And he confronts difficult issues head-on: What did the loss of city jobs and the simultaneous success of the civil rights movement mean for black neighborhoods? What were the profound consequences of the rise of the suburbs for family life?"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johns, Michael
Dewey number
307.76/4/09730904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.J59 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Metropolitan areas
Label
Moment of grace : the American city in the 1950s, Michael Johns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-146) 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
1. The City at Its Peak -- 2. The Downtown -- 3. The Neighborhoods -- 4. The Suburbs
Control code
48851482
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 148 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520234352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Moment of grace : the American city in the 1950s, Michael Johns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-146) 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
1. The City at Its Peak -- 2. The Downtown -- 3. The Neighborhoods -- 4. The Suburbs
Control code
48851482
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 148 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520234352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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