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The Future Revisited: Jules Verne On Screen In 1950s America - Francoise Schiltz

The Future Revisited examines Hollywood adaptations of Jules Verne stories and is an interdisciplinary study that offers a fresh perspective on film history, French literature, science fiction and America in the 1950s. It is a fascinating and auth......

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Let's Rock!: How 1950s America Created Elvis And The Rock And Roll Craze - Richard Aquila

Based on years of research and interviews, this book offers new information and fresh perspectives about the rise of rock & roll and 1950s America, arguing that rather than rebellion and liberalism, the musical craze supported centrist politics, t......

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Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway And My Search For America - Jay Atkinson

Noted writer Jay Atkinson recreates Jack Kerouac's legendary On the Road journeys in contemporary North AmericaJack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road is a Beat Generation classic, chronicling the adventures and misadventures of Kerouac's tr......

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What Women Watched: Daytime Television In The 1950s - Marsha F. Cassidy

In this pathfinding book, based on original archival research, Marsha F. Cassidy offers the first thorough analysis of daytime television's earliest and most significant women's genres, appraising from a feminist perspective what women watched bef......

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Sticky Reputations: The Politics Of Collective Memory In Midcentury America

Sticky Reputations focuses on reputational entrepreneurs and support groups shaping how we think of important figures, within a crucial period in American history - from the 1930s through the 1950s. Why are certain figures such as Adolf Hitler, Jo......

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Gay Bar: The Fabulous, True Story Of A Daring Woman And Her Boys In The 1950s - , Helen P. Branson

Vivacious, unconventional, candid, and straight, Helen Branson operated a gay bar in Los Angeles in the 1950s—America's most anti-gay decade. After years of fending off drunken passes as an entertainer in cocktail bars, this divorced grandmo......

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The Myth Of America's Decline: Politics, Economics, And A Half Century Of False Prophecies - Josef Joffe

A provocative and contrarian work—filled with great lessons from history—that challenges the pervasive notion that America is on the decline. Once every decade, it is "decline time" in America. In recent years, it has been the unstoppa......

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International Finance And Latin America - Stephany Griffith-jones

This reissue, initially published in 1984, examines the evolution of international financial flows to Latin America since 1945, along with their implications for National Development . The book describes how, in each of the first three decades sin......

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Distortions To Agricultural Incentives In Latin America

The vast majority of the world's poorest households depend on farming for their livelihood. During the 1960s and 1970s, most developing countries imposed pro-urban and anti-agricultural policies, while many high-income countries restricted agricul......

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Open Wound: The Long View Of Race In America - William Mckee Evans

In this boldly interpretive narrative, William McKee Evans tells the story of America's paradox of democracy entangled with a centuries-old system of racial oppression. _x000B__x000B_Before English colonization, Spanish and Portuguese conquerors e......

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Channeling The Past: Politicizing History In Postwar America - Erik Christiansen

After the turmoil of the Great Depression and World War II, Americans looked to the nation's more distant past for lessons to inform its uncertain future. By applying recent and emerging techniques in mass communication-including radio and televis......

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Containing Coexistence: America, Russia, And The "finnish Solution," 1945-1956 - Jussi M. Hanhimaki

Containing Coexistence: America, Russia, and the "Finnish Solution," 1945-1956, is the first full-scale study of Finland's role in Soviet-American relations during the onset of the cold war. Cold war Finland was an enigma. Defeated by the Soviet U......

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Just Chevys: True Tales & Iconic Cars From America's No. 1 Automaker - Brian Earnest

Salute to the "bow tie"Louis Chevrolet was a well-known race car driver and builder/designer in the early 1900s, but it's doubtful ol' Louis himself could ever have imagined that his French surname would eventually be as purely American as "baseba......

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Designing Modern America: Broadway To Main Street - Christopher Innes

From the 1920s through the 1950s, two individuals, Joseph Urban and Norman Bel Geddes, did more, by far, to create the image of "America" and make it synonymous with modernity than any of their contemporaries. Urban and Bel Geddes were leading Bro......

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The Color Of Law: A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein

A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Best Books of 2017 Long-listed for the National Book Award "Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforc......

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Invasion Of The Mind Snatchers: Television's Conquest Of America In The Fifties - Eric Burns

When the first television was demonstrated in 1927, a headline in The New York Times read, “Like a Photo Come to Life.” It was a momentous occasion. But the power of television wasn’t fully harnessed until the 1950s, when the med......

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