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By Richard M. Abrams

ISBN-10: 0521862469

ISBN-13: 9780521862462

The US has noticeable a large number of variations on the grounds that its very founding. This ebook examines the interval 1941-2001 within which time the nature of yank lifestyles replaced speedily, culminating within the shattering of the liberal Democratic coalition. Revolutions within the components of affluence, international coverage, the army, company process, racial kinfolk, gender roles, sexual habit and attitudes, and disrespect for privateness are mentioned. instead of cite historic evidence as they happened, the US remodeled analyzes them and provides a clean and infrequently arguable point of view. Abrams' attracts on a wealth of released resources to focus on his unique arguments on McCarthyism, the chilly battle, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, and Johnson, to call a couple of issues. The synthesis of knowledge and the intensity of perception are easily unheard of in the other publication of yank social heritage from 1941-2001.

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By 1950, they would likely own one car, which was probably used and probably the first car in their immediate family. Without hand-me-downs in baby equipment, clothes, toys, and the like, the family budget would be extremely tight. A single radio, perhaps a “hi-fi” set with a phonograph turntable, a 10-inch black-and-white television, and possibly a clothes washer (but not likely a dryer) would round out most of the household “luxuries” in the family’s possession. Most families that subsisted in such conditions typically considered themselves “comfortable” and belonging to the “middle class,” and their position near the middle of all income-earning families justified that consideration.

A typical family of four or more could still only hope to rent, or just possibly to own, an apartment or a house with more than two bedrooms – and almost never more than a single bath. By 1950, they would likely own one car, which was probably used and probably the first car in their immediate family. Without hand-me-downs in baby equipment, clothes, toys, and the like, the family budget would be extremely tight. A single radio, perhaps a “hi-fi” set with a phonograph turntable, a 10-inch black-and-white television, and possibly a clothes washer (but not likely a dryer) would round out most of the household “luxuries” in the family’s possession.

The proportion of American families with incomes substantially above the “comfortable” range increased by a factor of almost 6. 3 Even those figures showing the drop in the percentage of Americans living below “the poverty line” – nearly 50 percent in 1939, 32 percent in 1947, 20 percent in 1965, and 11 percent by the seventies – do not tell the full story, because in recognition of new standards of comfortable living the statisticians raised the poverty-line threshold by 30 percent during the two decades following the war.

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