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Post WWII optimism and the rise of the late 1940′s American suburb

Post WWII optimism and the rise of the late 1940′s American suburb

The post World War II era marked a sharp change in the United States compared to the years preceding the war, years that were dominated by the Great Depression. Changes that America underwent during the war years ushered in a new, modern era of which we still feel the effects of today. The effects of the war were very different on the United States compared to most countries that participated heav... Read More »

1940′s Christmas On The Home Front

In the 1940’s, while America was in the midst of World War II, the way Christmas was celebrated was a lot different than today. Decorating for Christmas involved the idea of simplicity, mostly out of necessity. While the men were off fighting World War II, moms at home would try to make things as normal as they could for their children, and would often encourage their children to write Christmas c... Read More »

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