The Fear and the Dream (1997)

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  • America in the Fifties 1: Fear and the Dream Alternative

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Looks at American society, culture and history in the late 1940s/early 1950s, including: the death of Roosevelt and the end of the Second World War; the cultural and ideological conflicts and contradictions surfacing in society; economic expansion and prosperity; a baby boom; the building of Levittown; the beginnings of the Cold War; the development and testing of the hydrogen bomb; the McCarthy Communist witch-hunts; the start of the Korean War; and, the election of Eisenhower.

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