eBook This is Who We Were: In the 1950s, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619251809
  • ISBN-13: 9781619251809
  • DDC: 330.973
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This is Who We Were, provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day to day life in America in 1950. this new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Essay on the 1950s.
1: Phone Company Veteran.
2: Former Slave and Proud Matriarch.
3: Gi-Bill Navy Enlistee.
4: Italian Immigrant and Business Executive.
5: Olympic Hurdler.
6: Korean War Hero.
7: Family Life in the Military.
8: Jewish Immigrants from Poland.
9: Mothers Against Comic Books.
10: Father of Fm Radio.
11: Yale Scholar from Jackson Hole.
12: Family Doctor.
13: Wealthy Benefactor for New Jersey Girls.
14: French Fry Entrepreneur.
15: Las Vegas Casino Operator.
16: From Sugar Plantation to New York City.
17: Environmentalist in Utah.
18: Race Car Driver.
19: Single Mother Teaches in Florida.
20: Typical American Teenager—from Poland.
21: Television Fanatics.
22: Young Carpenter.
23: Actress in West Side Story.
24: Cotton Broker.
25: Mother and Phonics Advocate.
26: Hungarian Student Refugee.
27: Grape Juice Company Sales Manager.
28: Jazz Musician.
29: Competitive Bowler.
30: Single Young Hairdresser.
31: Science Teacher in the Age of Sputnik.
32: Rock ‘n’ Roll Careen from Prison.
33: Inventor of the Microchip.
34: Hospital Worker and Union Organizer.
Historical Snapshot.
35: Early 1950s.
36: Mid 1950s.
37: Late 1950s.
Economy of the Times.
38: Consumer Expenditures.
39: Annual Income, Standard Jobs.
40: Selected Prices.
All Around Us.
41: The Nature of the Enemy Editorial, Life, February 27, 1950 The Elemental Fact of 1950.
42: U.S. Will Base Road Building on War Needs New York Herald Tribune, November 11, 1950.
43: TOPS Take off Pounds Life Magazine, 1951.
44: Marriage Is a Way of Life, by Amy A. McGregor, Nautilus Magazine, March 1951.
45: The World of Children by Peter Cardozo, Good Housekeeping, February 1951.
46: The Grass Roots of Opera in America, Colleges and Universities Set the Pace in Creating Opera Centers Throughout the U.S. by H. W. Hinesheimer, The Etude, December 1951.
47: Teenomania by Marion Walker, Alcaro, September 1952.
48: Radio Aids Enforcement Troy Tribune (Illinois), February 14, 1952.
49: America’s Speed Classic by Wieand Bowman, Auto Sport Review, April, 1952.
50: Don’t Push Children Toward Success, by Amy Selwyn, Coronet, April 1952.
51: World’s Future Lies in Hands of GOP Newsweek, January 26, 1953.
52: Cover Photo, Frankie Albertson Coach and Athlete, April 1953.
53: The Week’s Mail, Think Machines Letter to the Editor, Collier’s, May 16, 1953.
54: 48 States of Mind, by Walter Davenport, Collier’s, May 16, 1953.
55: Desegregation’s Hot Spots Time, October 25, 1954.
56: Now the Dark Streets Shineth by Marilyn Parks Davis, American Home, December 1954.
57: Youth Forum: Youth Is Not Silent by Irene Dunne, Life Today, April-May 1954.
58: Computers in Business…Now Being Applied to the Automatic Handling of Entire Office Procedures Scientific American, January 1954.
59: The School Bus: What Happens in That Period between Home and School? This Week, September 17, 1955.
60: Teen-agers’ Biggest Problems in 1956 Woman’s Home Companion, January 1956.
61: Everyone Gets into the Act Sports Illustrated, November 26, 1956.
62: Desegregation Will Fail Speech by the Rev. Leon C. Burns of Columbia, Tennessee, February 19, 1956.
63: Forecasting of Weather Tough Task Denton Record-Chronicle (Texas), July 26, 1957.
64: Lyndon Pledges Satellite Probe The Paris News (Texas), October 18, 1957.
65: The Age of Psychology in the U.S. Less Than a Century Old Life Magazine, January 7, 1957.
66: Message to the Wives of McDonald’s Employees, by Ray Kroc, McDonald’s President, 1957.
67: Blows against Segregation Life Magazine, January 1957.
68: Washington Outlook Business Week, August 23, 1958.
69: French Car of the Future Needs No Gasoline Tank Popular Mechanics, June 1958.
70: Marketing: Big Appetite for Gourmet Foods Business Week, August 23, 1958.
71: Eight Mistakes Parents Make and How to Avoid Them Exerpt, Parents Association, 1958.
72: Questionnaire Writer Stirs Up Trouble by George E. Sokolski, The Appleton Post-Crescent (Wisconsin), March 16, 1959.
73: Don’t Smash the Profit Machinery by Malcolm S. Forbes, Forbes, May 14, 1959.
Census Data.
74: State-by-State Comparative Tables.
75: Total Population.
76: White Population.
77: Black Population.
78: American Indian/Alaska Native Population.
79: Asian Population.
80: Foreign-Born Population.
81: Urban Population.
82: Rural Population.
83: Males Per 100 Females.
84: High School Graduates.
85: College Graduates.
86: One-Person Households.
87: Homeownership.
88: Median Home Value.
89: Median Gross Rent.
90: Households Lacking Complete Plumbing.
91: Demographic Trends in the 20th Century.
92: Chapter Highlights Population Size and Geographic Distribution.
93: Chapter Highlights Age and Sex Composition.
94: Chapter Highlights Race and Hispanic Origin.
95: Chapter Highlights Housing.
96: Chapter Highlights Households.