3-26-13 1950s America outline

3-26-13 1950s America outline - The Cold War and 1950s...

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The Cold War and 1950s American Society Rosie the Riveter: recap and discussion popular images of the 1950s family the novelty of the 1950s family the “atomic honeymoon” Life 1959 the home as a cold war weapon the 1950s family as containing sexuality the family as the site of private consumption postwar affluence; Keynesian economics economic growth as answer to socialism J. K. Galbraith: “Production has eliminated the more acute tensions associated with inequality… Increasing aggregate output is an alternative to redistribution.” ( The Affluent Society , 1958) the state: protecting mass purchasing power private purchaser as public citizen in a “consumers republic” 1959 Kitchen Debate: Nixon and Khrushchev
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Nixon: “To us, diversity, the right to choose,…is the most important thing. We don’t have one decision made at the top by one government official… we have many different manufacturers and many different kinds of washing machines so that the housewives have a choice… Would it not be better to
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