Ike's America 2011

Ike's America 2011 - IKE'S AMERICA: PROSPERITY AND FEAR...

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IKE’S AMERICA: PROSPERITY AND FEAR Suburbia Leonard Bernstein, “Trouble in Tahiti” Norman Rockwell Four Freedoms “I Love Lucy” Dwight David Eisenhower Senator Joseph McCarthy Edward R. Murrow Extra Points: GNP grew 250% between 1945 and 1960 1950s 60% of Americans middle class Industrial to post industrial economy More white collar than blue collar workers Tremendous consumer growth- 75% own a car, 87% a tv, 75% a washing machine-Changed daily lives GI bill-loans, education, etc Growth of Subrubia-housing for the new middle class. Schools etc. (Levittown, NY)-American dream of mid 20 th century. Baby boomers Lead to a sense of fear of conformity. Leonard Bernstein, “Trouble in Tahiti”, 1952—criticizes suburbia, unfulfilling life. Norman Rockwell—Artist of post war America. Benign world, adults are caring, children are innocent etc. Four Freedoms-Freedom of speech, of religion, from want, from fear.
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course AMST 101 taught by Professor Kasson during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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