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The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from the New York Times Photo Archives

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The Cold War, Sputnik, Joseph McCarthy, Fidel Castro, the Rosenbergs, Marilyn Monroe, Rosa Parks, Father Knows Best and Rebel Without a Cause are just a few of the events, people, and cultural phenomena that marked the decade of the 1950s. This stunning book, a collection of two hundred large-scale duotone photographs of the 1950s culled from the New York Times photo archi ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 11th 2000 by Yale University Press
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Matthew Hundley
Oct 17, 2015 Matthew Hundley rated it it was amazing
I get tired of the "Leave it to Beaver" perception of the 50s. While the media presented this decade in the US as Utopian and idyllic; under the surface things were much more...well...dystopian. The Korean war was raging as we stepped into the 50's. Nuclear tests lit up the Las Vegas sky on a regular basis as we tripped hard into the cold war. Gunmen fired upon our countries leaders. Soviet spies were everywhere...or so we were led to think. Racism was rampant - segregation was desired by whites ...more
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