At a glance:
- Author: W. T. Lhamon, Jr.
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Cultural history
- Time of Work: The 1950’s
- Setting: The United States
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: 1950's, Civil rights, Family or family life, United States or Americans, Politics, Blacks, Music or musicians, Literature, Art or artists, Photography or photographers, Popular culture, Technology
- Locales: United States
American culture did not really start swinging until the tumultuous 1960’s. Throughout the sleepy Eisenhower years, the United States dozed under a mom-and-apple-pie sky, quietly embracing its traditional values, nurturing its families in the manner of Father Knows Best, and giving its naive allegiance to authority and the status quo. An accurate analysis? In Deliberate Speed: The Origins of a Cultural Style in the American 1950’s, W. T. Lhamon, Jr., answers with a resounding “No.” Far from being a sleepy decade, the 1950’s, according to Lhamon, were poised...
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