The Fifties in America, Volume 1

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John C. Super, R. Kent Rasmussen
Salem Press, 2005 - History - 1107 pages
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 ... Read full review

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R. Kent Rasmussen has published several books on the history of Zimbabwe Ndebele people.

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