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Research Resources

Docs Teach--a giant, thorough, extraordinary collection of Post War primary documents from the National Archives.

Postwar Life and the Baby Boom from Scholastic and Grolier.

The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) history, including the Affordable Housing Act of 1934.

The GI Bill History--from the American Legion.

The History Channel offers up some interesting information about the US Interstate Highway System.

How Did WWII Affect American Television? Read about the history here in this awesome explanation given by the people at How Stuff Works.

What Barbie Dolls Have to Say about Postwar American Culture--from the Smithsonian Museum.


Books We Have

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Shooting Star - Tom Wicker
ISBN: 015101082X
Publication Date: 2006-03-20
Joe McCarthy first became visible to the nation on February 9, 1950, when he delivered a Lincoln Day address to local Republicans in Wheeling, West Virginia. That night he declared, "I have here in my hand a list of 205 [members of the Communist Party] still working and shaping policy in the State Department." Anticommunism was already a cause embraced by the Republican Party as a whole; McCarthy tapped into this current and turned it into a flood. Little more than five years later, after countless hearings and stormy speeches and after incalculable damage to ordinary Americans and the nation itself, McCarthy's Senate colleagues voted sixty-seven to twenty-two to censure him for his reckless accusations and fabrications. We know today that not one prosecution resulted from McCarthy's investigations into communists in the U.S. government. Journalist Tom Wicker examines McCarthy's ambition and record, attempting to discover the motivation for his demagoguery.

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Life in America During the 1960s - Stuart A. Kallen
ISBN: 156006790X
Publication Date: 2001-03-01

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Woodstock - Louise Gerdes (Editor)
ISBN: 0737757981
Publication Date: 2011-10-07
Provides historical background and personal narratives on Woodstock, when in the summer of 1969, nearly half a million young people gathered on a farm in upstate New York to listen to a historic collection of American and British musicians.

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The 1950s from the Korean War to Elvis - Stephen Feinstein
ISBN: 0766026353
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Author Stephen Feinstein describes the triumphs, tragedies, fads, and fashions of the 1950s. From the Cold War to rock-n-roll, Feinstein examines the people and events that marked the 1950s as one of the most pivotal periods in American history.

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Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock - Colin Larkin
ISBN: 0823076970
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
- Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color photos of artists and classic album covers - Includes extensive sidebars throughout with artists' key recordings, influences, collaborators, connections, videos, and biographies - Billboard is reconized internationally as the information source for the music industry


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