By James Stuart Olson

Today, americans glance again nostalgically on the Nineteen Fifties, an period while tv and rock and roll revolutionized pop culture, and Vietnam, race riots, drug abuse, and protest routine have been nonetheless sooner or later. With houses within the suburbs, new cars, and the most recent electric contraptions, many americans believed they have been the main filthy rich humans in the world. but the period was once tainted through the phobia of thermonuclear struggle with the Soviet Union, deepening racial tensions, and discontent with inflexible roles for ladies and the calls for of company conformity. a feeling of uprising had started to brew in the back of the facade. It manifested itself in rock and roll, the budding civil rights circulation, and the looks of a adolescence tradition, finally exploding within the 1960s.

Providing a accomplished evaluation, this e-book contains entries at the widespread humans, significant occasions, concerns, scandals, rules, pop culture, and proceedings of the last decade that gave upward push to the tensions of the 1960s.

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