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For many, the 1950s are the “bad old days.” This was the time of the Cold War, McCarthyism, racial segregation, self-satisfied prosperity, and empty materialism. These failings are coupled with ignoring poverty and other social problems, complacency, conformity, the suppression of women, and puritanical attitudes toward sex. In all, the conventional wisdom sees the decade as bland and boring. “Bad Old Days” shows that this view of the 1950s stands in opposition to the reality of the decade. Far from being the dismal prelude to a glorious period of progress, this was an era of unprecedented progress and prosperity.
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Alan J. Levine is a historian and adjunct assistant professor of history at Borough of Manhattan Community College. He specializes in twentieth century international relations and the history of World War II and the Cold War, and has written eleven books
“In this short, wise work Levine chronicles the successes of the 50s . . . In contrast to what would come in the next few decades there was much that remains worthy of praise.” —Dennis Williams, Southern Nazarene University
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