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The Fifties: A Women's Oral History
The Fifties A Women's Oral History
Author: Brett Harvey
ISBN-13: 9780060924614
ISBN-10: 0060924616
Publication Date: 4/1994
Pages: 256
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Many think of America in the 1950s as our last happy decade, with every family just like the one in "Leave it to Beaver" and every woman living just like Donna Reed. In fact, it was a time of great fear, especially for women, and especially the fear of not fitting in. As a woman, you were odd if you graduated from college without being married; if you were married you were odd if you didn't immediately have children; if you had children you were odd if you also wanted to work. Before the feminist movement, women were treated as second-class citizens whose roles were utterly restricted, and The Fifties: A Women's Oral History fully explores those roles, the women who lived them, and the women who broke the molds.