ABC-CLIO A fresh look at the everyday lives of Americans living in the shifting climates of the 1940s and 1950s. Examine the everyday lives of ordinary Americans from the 1940s and 1950s and discover how very different the two decades were. World War II affected Americans and the way they behaved, not only in the 1940s, but also in the years that followed when the depression that preceded the war was replaced with an economic boom. Explore how women's roles and lives changed during these two very distinct decades, how politics and political decisions impacted all walks of life, and what the advent of growing technology, much of it developed during the war, meant to the general population.
Book News From the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the Montgomery bus boycott, and the inventions of color TV and the birth control pill, the 1940s and 1950s were a time of tumultuous change in the United States. Kaledin, a scholar of American studies (affiliation not cited), presents a collection of connected essays about the details of people's lives during two very different decades. Includes 25 pages of photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)