Following the tumultuous years of the Great Depression and World War II, the 1950s found an America populace yearning for a sense of stability and national and personal security. But despite the decade's veneer of middle class affluence and cultural conformity, there was a subversive undercurrent lurking just beneath the surface. And despite the safety of the suburbs, fall-out shelters, civil defense training, and "duck and cover" drills, the psychic impact and international tensions of the atomic age persisted. Join a preeminent social historian as she recreates family life in the post-war era and traces the continuing legacy of the Cold War in post-9/11 America.
Event Id: 186273, , 07/24/2012 - 07/24/2012, Continuing Ed & Conference Ctr, Room 83 - 1890 Buford Ave, St Paul, M