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Fifties in America

The Fifties in America covers topics such as rock and roll, Elvis Presley, and the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, all of which continued to have an impact in the 1960s. These and many other topics, which range from half-column articles on individual personages, books, events, films, court cases, and other subjects, to 7-page overviews on such subjects as literature, economics, education, politics, medicine, music, science, film, and television. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, the articles present clear discussions of topics, explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar to contemporary readers.

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