American Cultural History 1950 – 1959

ABOUT THIS GUIDE   Facts about this decade — Population: 151,684,000 (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census)* Unemployed:  3,288,000 Life expectancy:   Women 71.1,  men  65.6 Car Sales:  6,665,800 Average Salary:  $2,992 Labor Force male/female: 5/2 Cost of a loaf of bread:  $0.14 Bomb shelter plans, like the government pamphlet You Can Survive, become […]
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