The other fifties: interrogating midcentury American icons

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University of Illinois Press, 1997 - History - 346 pages
From the Edsel to Eisenhower, from Mau Mau to Doris Day, and form Ayn Rand to Elvis, contributors to The Other Fifties topple the decade's already weakened image as a time of unprecedented peace, prosperity, and conformity.

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While many people's idea of the 1950s may come from reruns of Happy Days, this book explores forces lurking behind the visage of a grinning Ike. Although the 1960s stand out as a decade of social ... Read full review

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While many people's idea of the 1950s may come from reruns of Happy Days, this book explores forces lurking behind the visage of a grinning Ike. Although the 1960s stand out as a decade of social ... Read full review

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Introduction
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Fairfax M Cone and the Edsel
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Postwar White Girls Dark Others
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