The Fifties

  • Leonard Quart
  • Albert Auster
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Part of the The Contemporary United States book series

Abstract

Though the fifties began on a dark, ominous note with the US (as part of a nominally UN force) becoming involved in a war in Korea, and the repressive and paranoid investigations of Senator McCarthy and company in full throttle, the decade utlimately evolved into one permeated by a broad political and cultural consensus.1

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© Leonard Quart and Albert Auster 1984

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