Remembering the 40s: A Decade in Words and Pictures

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Remembering the 40's The 1940s saw the United States cast off the shadow of the Depression, mobilize against the greatest tyranny the world had ever seen, and, after victory in Europe and the Pacific, begin to build a new, more prosperous society for its citizens. Housing, shopping, transportation, and entertainment were all transformed in the postwar years; institutions that we now take for granted (from the United Nations to network television and McDonalds) made their first appearances; and a breathtaking ...
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Remembering the 40's The 1940s saw the United States cast off the shadow of the Depression, mobilize against the greatest tyranny the world had ever seen, and, after victory in Europe and the Pacific, begin to build a new, more prosperous society for its citizens. Housing, shopping, transportation, and entertainment were all transformed in the postwar years; institutions that we now take for granted (from the United Nations to network television and McDonalds) made their first appearances; and a breathtaking range of consumer goods brought convenience and luxury to millions at increasingly affordable prices. Remembering the 40's looks back over this extraordinary decade, examining the effect of these profound social and political life, and assessing their broader impact of the evolution of modern America.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760733585
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 144

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