1. S

    Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show American Life In The Mid-20th Centur

  2. wigglywaffles

    "Medievael" condition in southern Italy pre 1950s

    I often read that southern Italy pre 1950s had medievael conditions for it's peasent inhabitants what does that mean exactly?
  3. Futurist

    The causes of Latvia's and Estonia's low total fertility rate in the early 1950s?

    Based on this map: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/Total_Fertility_Rate,_1950_-_2100,_World_Population_Prospects_2015,_United_Nations.gif It appears that both Latvia and Estonia (as well as a few other countries) have a low total fertility rate in the early 1950s. Anyway...
  4. Carolus

    German rearmament in the 1950s

    When in the 1950s the new West German Federal Forces (Bundeswehr) was established, how was the public opinion in Western Europe? Only 10 years before German forces were defeated. People in Western Europe remembered pretty well the German occupation and might be fearful of a new Wehrmacht. How...
  5. P

    Corruption in the American 1950s

    Hello. I apologize if this thread is too....topical? (and is partially answered in the later threads) But, were the 1950s more corrupt than often surmised? Whether due to deep southern politics, overspendng, underspending, or something else? Or the fact that negotation (as opposed to...
  6. VHS

    China vs India from 1950s on

    In spite of similar population size, today's China has an edge over India as far as socio-economic indicators are concerned. During the Cultural Revolution time, India considered its slow but stable progresses as more desirable than the great disruptions and chaos in China. On the other...
  7. Recusant

    1950s: The US Government Turned Away From Religion?

    The idea that the government of the US turned away from religion in the 1950s is intriguing, and I think it merits its own thread. It comes from this post in the latest "Christian Nation?" thread. Zheng He cites the change made in 1954 by the US government to the Pledge of Allegiance of the...
  8. E

    What was the comic book hysteria like in the 1950s?

    I would like to know, what was it like back in the 1950s when comic books were seen as the bad influence instead of today which most people are concerned about video games? Were things worse back then or what?
  9. Naomasa298

    Black entertainers in the 1950s

    I've been listening to a lot of 1950s radio show The Goon Show lately. One of the show's regulars was musician Ray Ellington, who was African-American. Although Ellington normally played one of the musical interludes, he also had fairly regular (although minor) speaking lines. A lot of the...
  10. E

    What would you do if you had to live in 1950s America?

    You receive a knock at your door. Opening up, a man in a very out of fashion suit and hairstyle walks in and introduces himself as "Rob", insisting you write it in all capital letters and tells you have important news. Taking a seat, he informs you that in one week you will be forced through...
  11. A

    Were the 1950s the ''golden age'' of the US?

    Many people in America, from many parts of the political spectrum and the average Joe's seem to acknowledge the 1950's as the best era in US history, because of the economic progresses that happened and the growth of American industries and few being unemployed and the strong streak of social...
  12. S

    Middle Class Suburbs 1950s

    I wrote a paper about life in the California suburbs toward the end of World War II. I talked about the idea of falsity (suburbs falsely made its residents feel safe from the cold war, the idea that they were advertised as being better than they were, the idea that they were free from the...
  13. J

    1950s Interracial Relationships

    Hello I'm new to the forum (but decided to skip over the intro post and get straight into the good stuff). I'm writing an outline for a screenplay, which I anticipate a romance blooming between an African-American woman and a white male, and although this is more of a sub-plot for the story I...
  14. J

    Describe how the pop culture of the 1960s related to the pop culture of the 1950s?

    The 1950s or The Fifties was the decade that began on January 1, 1950 and ended on December 31, 1959. This was the sixth decade of the 20th century. By its end, the world had largely recovered from World War II and the Cold War developed from its modest beginning in the late 1940s to a hot...
  15. J

    Describe how the pop culture of the 1960s related to the pop culture of the 1950s?

    Describe it in an essay form. If any question or help needed, I will be glad to return the favor as best as I can.
  16. J

    Describe how the pop culture of the 1960s related to the pop culture of the 1950s?

    Describe it in an essay form. If any question or help needed, I will be glad to return the favor as best as I can.
  17. HistoryFreak1912

    Treatment of disabled people in 1950s America.

    I'm writing a teen mystery series set in 1950s Georgia. My protagonist is a thirteen-year-old boy who's blind. (He and a few neighborhood kids solve mysteries.) I'm curious about something: Would my protagonist be living in a boarding home/school for the blind? Or would he be living with his...
  18. Bam Bas Bat

    Why was Israel so unpopular in the Middle East in the 1950s?

    Hi, I'm writing an essay on the Middle East, focusing on Suez in 1956. My knowledge of the region is shaky at best and I'm finding it very difficult to come up with a concise statement to explain Israel's unpopularity in the Middle East at the time and how/whether this linked to their good...