The Road to the Sixties (1997)

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  • America in the Fifties 7: Road to the Sixties Alternative


The seventh and final volume of a television history of America in the 1950s. Chronicles the trend towards consumerism and the growth of fast food chains, ever more brash and extravagant car designs, the role of advertising and growing prosperity. Also relates the shock when the Russians beats the Americans into space with the successful launch of Sputnik, the coming to power of Fidel Castro in Cuba and the election to the White House of John F. Kennedy.

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