HIS reading response 11-13

HIS reading response 11-13 - Rachel Waguespack U.S History...

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Rachel Waguespack, November 13, 2009 U.S. History after 1865, MW 9-10 What compromises were necessary for American postwar couples to "stay together at all costs," according to Elaine Tyler May? To what extent was the ideal of domestic containment transformed by the end of the 1960s? In the years following the Cold War, the image of the ideal American couple underwent many changes. Initially, the value of domesticity was still highly encouraged and traditional roles of homemaker and breadwinner were still enforced. Men and women compromised in that the male would work hard at his job to earn money then be able to rest at home, while women would use the money for appliance to ease their consistent work in the house. Couples generally married early, and had children early, and women only took jobs if it was necessary to bolster the family income. Women in the workforce was not encouraged, but a woman holding a job was
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