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America of the fifties

Fredrika Bremer

America of the fifties

letters of Fredrika Bremer

by Fredrika Bremer

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by The American-Scandinavian foundation, [etc., etc.] in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Description and travel.,
    • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1783-1865.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesLetters of Fredrika Bremer
      Statementselected and edited by Adolph B. Benson.
      SeriesScandinavian classics ;
      ContributionsBenson, Adolph B. 1881-1962., Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947, former owner., National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE166 .B837
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx p., 1 l., 344 p.
      Number of Pages344
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6684550M
      LC Control Number25026021

        The book unfolds in the third person as four family members move through the different phases of their internment. Wherever There Is Light by Peter Golden. A sweeping, panoramic tale of twentieth-century America, chronicling the decades-long love affair between a Jewish immigrant and the granddaughter of a slave. Author: Rachel Manwill. The Fifties World War II is fought to its bitter end in the Pacific and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Professor Miller continues the story as veterans return from the war and create new lives for themselves in the '50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, civil rights, the Cold War, and rock 'n' roll are discussed.

      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 . Posts should be relevant to America in the ’s. No pin-up pictures will be allowed. This group is not a place to complain about anything, but to enjoy a time we all so dearly loved!

      The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in , is the first fantasy written by an American to enjoy an immediate success upon powerful was its effect on the American imagination, so evocative its use of the forces of nature in its plots, so charming its invitation to children of all ages to look for the element of wonder in the world around them that author L. Frank Baum was.   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 Price: $


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I enjoyed reading Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties. It had a lot of insight, but there was irony in the writing; a thought provoking point would be made and then dismissed with more information. Some parts of the book were slightly confusing, but the interesting coverage of Cited by: 2.

This vivid New York Times bestseller about s America from a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an engrossing sail across a pivotal decade” (Time). Joe McCarthy. Marilyn Monroe. The H-bomb. Ozzie and Civil rights. It’s undeniable: The fifties were a defining decade for America, complete with sweeping cultural change and political s: Buy this book and absorb it.

As an Englishman this book provided me with a fascinating insight into America in the 50s. I came to find it through the excellent Bill Bryson book, "Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" (I'm not sure the Bryson is that well known in the US) and I was utterly s: 9.

" America in the Fifties succeeds in capturing the hopes, promise and temperament of an era. Chapters cover a range of topic, from the influence of business and economic growth and changes to political figures who made a lasting impact on American society."The Midwest Book Review.

This is a delightful and encyclopedic survey of the major events and personalities in the United States in the s. The title is, therefore, a bit of a misnomer.

The book is not about the decade on a global scale, but merely the fifties in America.5/5(5). “From the pages and archives of LOOK magazine, a publication that defined the Fifties in images and words, comes this handsome photographic celebration of the complicated, often contradictory era that transformed America’s identity through an unprecedented confluence of socio-economics, culture and politics at the end of World War II.

With color and black and white photos, it’s a /5(7). The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today.

Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc/5(). The American Dream in the Fifties Settled into her brand new house near San Diego, California, Carol Freeman felt very fortunate.

Her husband Mark had his own law practice, and when their first baby was born, she became a full-time homemaker. She was living the American dream, yet Carol felt dissatisfied—as if there were “something. Selections from the author's The homes of the new world; impressions of America, translated by Mary Howitt, published in 2 volumes, New York, Advertising matter: p.

Also available in digital form from the Library of Congress Web site. The Fifties in America surveys the events and people of all of North America during the '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 ().

The 's are often portrayed as an uneventful era in North American history - a period of political and cultural conservatism. Jeffrey Hammond’s Little Big World: Collecting Louis Marx and the American Fifties is the story of a middle-aged man’s sudden compulsion to collect the toys of his childhood: specifically themed playsets produced by the Louis Marx Toy Company.

Hammond never made a conscious decision to become a collector of any kind, so he was surprised when his occasional visits to web sites turned into. With Edward Herrmann, David Halberstam, John Chancellor, Jack Anderson. An in depth documentary of all aspects of life in the s/10(97).

trajectory the book is describing. Made aware ofthe intent, the reader wonders what exactly Halberstam finds in the fifties that explains why the sixties happened. The Fifties commences with America's anxious response to entering the atomic age.

"It was a mean time. The nation was ready for a witch hunt" (9). Halberstam uses the career of]. What was it really like behind the haze of nostalgia.

According to Oakley in this massively researched work, there's a good case for believing that 50's America was indeed the best of times (and the worst), depending on who was making the judgment. Harry S. Truman's term of office was drawing to a close in a climate of bitterness over the ""loss of China"" and the Korean War.

Get this from a library. God's country: America in the fifties. [J Ronald Oakley] -- Nostalgia for the fifties depicts it as a golden time: Ike in the White House, peace and prosperity, jobs, education, and the good things in life for all. But it wasn't only "happy times" and Hula. INTRODUCTION.

Show me the dress of a country and I can tell you its history—Anatole France. To leaf through the pages of a s Sears catalog is to be transported into a Norman Rockwell vision of middle-class America with "clean-cut" young men, "ladylike" women, and "girl next door" teens. Check out this great listen on The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the 10 years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today.

Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower, Dulles, Opp. Fifties Society. Many Americans in the s considered their era as a time of affluence, community, and unity. Today—a half century later—many people still see those years as a golden era that has now been lost.

Even the most sophisticated chroniclers of its time believed in the great successes of the s. The Fifties book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Fifties book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Start your review of The Fifties: Photographs of America.

Write a review. Kevin Summers rated it liked it. Shelves: adult. Some of the photo topics are unique (e.g. the drive 4/5. Fiction Bestsellers.

Henry Morton Robinson, The Cardinal 2. Frances Parkinson Keyes, Joy Street 3. The United States in the s experienced marked economic growth – with an increase in manufacturing and home construction amongst a post–World War II economic Cold War and its associated conflicts helped create a politically conservative climate in the country, as the quasi-confrontation intensified throughout the entire decade.

Fear of communism caused public.An engaging, casual history of librarians and libraries and a famous one that burned down.

In her latest, New Yorker staff writer Orlean (Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend,etc.) seeks to “tell about a place I love that doesn’t belong to me but feels like it is mine.”It’s the story of the Los Angeles Public Library, poet Charles Bukowski’s “wondrous place,” and what.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm.

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, --The uneasy mantle of a major.