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This is who we were, in the 1950s / based on material from Grey House Publishing's Working American Series by Scott Derks.

Derks, Scott. (Author). Derks, Scott. (Added Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library REF 909.825 THIS (Text) 39206021198948 Reference Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781619251793
  • ISBN: 1619251795
  • Physical Description: x, 443 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Amenia, NY : Grey House Pub., [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Our jobs - Our clothes - Our leisure - Our day to day - What we paid for rent & food - What we read - What we watched - What we ate - How we traveled - Plus: U.S. Census comparisons & rankings"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-436) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Profiles -- Historical snapshots -- Economy of the times -- All around us, what we say, wrote, read & listened to -- Census data.
Summary, etc.:
Takes a look at the decade in America when optimism was high and confidence was strong and presents American history through the eyes and ears of everyday Americans. Representing all classes, dozens of occupations, and all regions of the country, this book includes 34 family profiles -- their life at home, at work, and in their community -- with lots of photos and images of the time, including an immigrant just learning the ropes, a physician whose family lived a comfortable middle class life in Southern comfort, and an heiress to a family fortune.
Subject: Nineteen fifties.
United States > Social conditions > 1945-
United States > Economic conditions > 1945-
United States > Civilization > 1945-
United States > History > 1945-1953.
United States > History > 1953-1961.
United States > Social life and customs > 20th century.

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