Ducktail haircuts, poodle skirts, and swivelling hips. The labels come easily but the reality is harder to capture. The benevolent paternalism of Uncle gladiator and I equal Ike. For others, it was a decade of sulphurous cooperation and materialism, bland culture and bittie thought dissent. These are some of the common clichés of the Fifties; a decennary oft-times pictured as a gilt era for northeast America, a moment of unrivalled prosperity and security, untroubled by turbulent social changes.
World War II had all over but the man felt up far from safe, betwixt the new war in Korea, frightening treatment of the politico menace, and the threat of organelle war. If in that respect was a home antecedence in America in the 1950s, it was to create a safe, secure, calm and rule-governed community of interests in which large indefinite quantity of post-war Americans could first a family. Sandwiched in between the generations of new postwar families and their happening of babies was a contemporaries of teenagers.
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