World War II & Postwar Years In America: A Historical & Cultural Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • William H. Young
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  • ISBN-10: 031335653X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313356537
  • DDC: 973.91
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 720 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released February 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

The "Greatest Generation" fought in Europe and the Pacific; women staffed production lines, the first Baby Boomers were born, and Studebaker led the postwar design change in automobiles. What was everyday life like in the 1940s? What did people watch, read, play? What inspired them and brought them joy?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Abc (American Broadcasting Company).
2: Abstract Expressionism.
3: Acuff, Roy.
4: Advertising.
5: All-Girl Orchestras.
6: Andrews Sisters, The.
7: Architecture.
8: Art (Painting).
9: Ascap Vs. Bmi Radio Boycott and the Afm Recording Ban.
10: Atomic Bomb, The.
11: Automobiles and the American Automotive Industry.
12: Autry, Gene, and Roy Rogers.
13: Aviation.
14: Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose.
15: Baby Boom.
16: Baseball.
17: Basie, Count.
18: Basketball.
19: Bebop (Bop).
20: Berlin Airlift, The.
21: Best Sellers (Books).
22: Best Years of Our Lives, the (William Wyler).
23: Beverages.
24: Black Market.
25: Blackouts, Brownouts, and Dim-Outs.
26: Bogart, Humphrey.
27: Boogie-Woogie.
28: Book Clubs.
29: Bowling.
30: Boxing.
31: Boyd, William (Hopalong Cassidy).
32: Broadway Shows (Comedy and Drama).
33: Broadway Shows (Musicals).
34: Canteens.
35: Cartoons (Film).
36: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz).
37: Children's Films.
38: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles).
39: Civil Defense.
40: Classical Music.
41: Cold War, the.
42: Cole, Nat King.
43: Comedies (Film).
44: Comic Books.
45: Comic Strips.
46: Copland, Aaron.
47: Costume and Spectacle Films.
48: Country Music.
49: Crime and Mystery Films.
50: Crosby, Bing.
51: Crosley Automobiles.
52: Dance.
53: D-Day.
54: Design.
55: Desserts, Candy, and Ice Cream.
56: Disney, Walt.
57: Drama (Film).
58: Drive-Ins: Movie Theaters, Restaurants, and Banks.
59: Dumont Network.
60: Edgar Bergen/Charlie Mccarthy Show, the.
61: Education.
62: Eisenhower, General Dwight David.
63: Ellington, Duke.
64: Fads.
65: Fashion.
66: Fast Food.
67: Film Noir.
68: Fm Radio.
69: Folk Music.
70: Food.
71: Football.
72: Frozen Foods.
73: Games.
74: Gi Bill (Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944).
75: Godfrey, Arthur.
76: Golf.
77: Grocery Stores and Supermarkets.
78: Health and Medicine.
79: Hobbies.
80: Hockey.
81: Hope, Bob.
82: Horror and Thriller Films.
83: Horse Racing.
84: Hot Rods and Drag Racing.
85: House Un-American Activities Committee (Huac).
86: Howdy Doody Show, The.
87: Illustrators.
88: Internment Camps (Relocation Centers).
89: It's A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra).