Historical Dictionary of the 1950s, 1st Edition

  • James S. Olson Sam Houston State University
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  • ISBN-10: 0313032351
  • ISBN-13: 9780313032356
  • DDC: 909.82
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 353 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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Overview

Includes essays about the prominent people, issues, scandals, fads, events, ideas, films, radio and television programs, and court cases of the decade.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: The Abbott and Costello Show.
2: Acheson, Dean.
3: The Adventures of Ellery Queen.
4: The Adventures of Kit Carson.
5: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
6: The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.
7: The Adventures of Robin Hood.
8: The Adventures of Superman.
9: The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok.
10: The Affluent Society.
11: AFL-CIO.
12: Airline Industry.
13: The Aldrich Family.
14: Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
15: Algeria.
16: Allen v. Merrill (1957).
17: American Bandstand.
18: American Communications Association v. Douds (1950).
19: American Friends of Vietnam.
20: Amos ’n’ Andy.
21: And God Created Woman.
22: Andrea Doria.
23: Anka, Paul.
24: Annie Oakley.
25: Antarctic Treaty of 1959.
26: Arden, Eve.
27: The Arthur Murray Party.
28: Asian Flu.
29: Atomic Bomb.
30: Auntie Mame.
31: Automobile Industry.
32: Avalon, Frankie.
33: Baby Boom.
34: Bachelor Father.
35: Baghdad Pact.
36: Baldwin, James.
37: Beat the Clock.
38: Beats.
39: Bellow, Saul.
40: Benedetto, Anthony Dominick (Tony Bennett).
41: Ben-Hur.
42: Benny Hooper Incident.
43: Bergen, Edgar.
44: Bernstein, Leonard.
45: Berry, Chuck.
46: Betsy McCall Doll.
47: Beulah.
48: The Big Show.
49: The Big Story.
50: Big Town.
51: The Blackboard Jungle.
52: The Blob.
53: Bob and Ray.
54: The Bob Cummings Show.
55: Bogart, Humphrey.
56: Bomb Shelters.
57: Bonanza.
58: Bond, James.
59: Boone, Pat.
60: Boston Blackie.
61: Boston Celtics.
62: Brando, Marlon.
63: Break the Bank.
64: Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick.
65: Brennan, William.
66: Bridge on the River Kwai.
67: Brink’s Robbery.
68: Broken Arrow.
69: Brooklyn Dodgers.
70: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954).
71: Buckley, William F., Jr..
72: Burton Abbott Trial.
73: Calypso.
74: Cambodia.
75: Can-Can.
76: Cantor, Eddie.
77: Castro (Ruz), Fidel.
78: The Cat in the Hat.
79: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
80: Catcher in the Rye.
81: Censorship.
82: Chambers, Whittaker.
83: The Chantels.
84: Charles, Ray.
85: Cheryl Crane Inquest.
86: Chessman, Caryl.
87: Cheyenne.
88: The Chipmunks.
89: Cinemascope.
90: The Cisco Kid.
91: Civil Rights Act of 1957.
92: Civil Rights Movement.
93: Clark, Tom C(ampbell).
94: Cliburn, Van.
95: The Coasters.
96: Cold War.
97: Cole, Nat King.
98: College Basketball Scandals.
99: Common Market.
100: Conant, James Bryant.
101: Consumer Culture.
102: Containment Policy.
103: Cook, Sam.
104: Cooper, Gary.
105: Cooper v. Aaron (1958).
106: Credit Card.
107: The Crucible.
108: Cuba.
109: Cuban Americans.
110: Cushing, Richard Cardinal.
111: Damn Yankees.
112: The Danny Thomas Show.
113: Davis, Miles.
114: Davy Crockett.
115: Dean, James.
116: “Dear Ann,” “Dear Abby.”.
117: Death of a Salesman.
118: Death Valley Days.
119: Dennis v. United States (1951).
120: Desegregation.
121: The Diary of Anne Frank.
122: Dien Bien Phu, Battle of.
123: The Dinah Shore Show.
124: Diner’s Club.
125: Disneyland.
126: Divine, Father.
127: DNA.
128: Doctor Zhivago.
129: Domino, Fats.
130: Domino Theory.
131: The Donna Reed Show.
132: Doo-Wop.
133: Douglas, William O(rville).
134: Dragnet.
135: Drive-in Theater.
136: Duffy’s Tavern.
137: Dulles, John Foster.
138: The Ed Sullivan Show.
139: Edsel.
140: Einstein, Albert.
141: Eisenhower, Dwight D(avid).
142: Eisenhower, Mamie Doud.
143: Election of 1950.
144: Election of 1952.
145: Election of 1954.
146: Election of 1956.
147: Election of 1958.
148: Emmett Till Case.
149: The Everly Brothers.
150: Fabian.
151: “The Family of Man.”.
152: Father Knows Best.
153: Faubus, Orval.
154: Federal Bureau of Investigation.
155: Fibber McGee and Molly.
156: The Fly.
157: Fonda, Henry.
158: Four-Minute Mile.
159: Francis, Connie.
160: Frankfurter, Felix.
161: Freed, Alan.
162: Frisbee.
163: From Here to Eternity.
164: Gable, Clark.
165: Gangbusters.
166: Gathings Committee.
167: The Gene Autry Show.
168: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
169: Giant.
170: Gibson, Althea.
171: Ginsberg, Allen.
172: Go Tell It on the Mountain.
173: Godfrey, Arthur.
174: Graham, Billy.
175: Grand Ole Opry.
176: The Great Gildersleeve.
177: “Great Leap Forward.”.
178: The Green Hornet.
179: Guatemala.
180: Gunsmoke.
181: Guys and Dolls.
182: Haley, William.
183: Hammerstein, Oscar, II.
184: Harriman, William Averell.
185: Hauser, Gayelord.
186: Have Gun, Will Travel.
187: Helsinki Olympic Games.
188: Hemingway, Ernest.
189: Hepburn, Katharine.
190: The Hidden Persuaders.
191: Higgins, Marguerite.
192: High Noon.
193: Highway Patrol.
194: Hiss, Alger.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James S. Olson

James Olson has been chair of the history department at Sam Houston State University since 1988. Recipient of the university's Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research awards in past years, Dr. Olson last year was named Distinguished Professor, the highest academic rank in the university. He currently teaches courses on the Vietnam War, World War II, and a variety of other topics in twentieth-century American history. Dr. Olson is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books, including THE ETHNIC DIMENSION IN U.S. HISTORY; SAVING CAPITALISM: THE RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION AND THE NEW DEAL, 1933-1940; CATHOLIC IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA; WINNING IS THE ONLY THING: SPORTS IN AMERICA SINCE 1945; and WHERE THE DOMINO FELL: AMERICAN AND VIETNAM, 1945 to 1990. His most recent book, JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN, co-authored with Randy Roberts, has attracted major public as well as scholarly attention and recently won the National Book Award of the Popular Culture Association. He is currently finishing a history of breast cancer.