Covering significant historical and cultural moments, public figures and celebrities, art and entertainment, and technology that influenced life during the decade, this book documents the 1950s through the lens of popular culture.
• Presents a balanced perspective on the decade that debunks the popular myth that the 1950s was uniformly a happy, carefree time of wholesome fun and "the good old days"
• Documents the suburban transformation that drastically changed American society
• Provides data that shows television viewing statistics and viewer ratings that helps readers see the influence of television media in the 1950s
• Includes a section that explores how the changes within the 1950s have a legacy that continue to affect our current cultural climate
About the Author
Ralph G. Giordano is a professional architect, a full-time teacher at Monsignor Farrell High School, and an adjunct college professor at Kean University in New Jersey.