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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a society in which material wealth is widely distributed; often with allusion to the book of that title (1958...

Affluent Society, The

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Jennifer L. Kalish

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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(1958). In response to World War II, the Cold War, and the global economic preeminence of the United States during the 1940s and 1950s, many intellectuals reassessed the benefits ... More
Fifties, The.

Fifties, The.  

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated American life in the 1950s.The Korean War (1950–1953), a conflict formally fought under the flag of the ...
Lonely Crowd

Lonely Crowd  

(1950).This influential study by the Harvard sociologist David Riesman, with Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney, rests upon the premise that socioeconomic structure influences personality. Applying this ...
Other America, The.

Other America, The.  

The Other America: Poverty in the United States (1962) was written by Michael Harrington (1928–1989), a young socialist whose first encounter with poverty had come during the two years he ...

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