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Presents the social, political, economical, and technological changes in the United States during the 1950s, including school integration, the Cold War, and the popularization of rock and roll.
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Edmund Lindop has written many books for young adults, including several books in the Decades of Twentieth-Century America series.
Sarah DeCapua was born in Connecticut and graduated from Springfield College (BS) and Sacred Heart University (MAT). She is an editor and author for young readers. She lives in suburban Atlanta.From Booklist:
Gr. 6-10. This volume sets itself apart from other, more general encapsulations of the decade by introducing the intense personal concerns that originated with the Cold War. Early chapters discuss the Korean War and the political upheaval that escalated to world crisis because of the atomic bomb. These ideas segue into a section on the Red Scare, with particular attention paid to the Rosenberg trial and McCarthyism. Later chapters delve into lighter but no less compelling pop culture topics, including the pervasive influence of television, the advent of rock and roll, and the globalization of American sports. Well-selected photographs illustrate both the era's angst (families running toward bomb shelters, Little Rock desegregation) and innocence (a bubbly Mamie Eisenhower trying on 3-D glasses, crew-cut college students piling onto a motorbike). Additional information on space exploration, Elvis, Castro, and the advent of suburban life, with "modern" appliances and cars, round out this well-done overview. Chronology appended. Roger Leslie
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