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Happy Days: America in the 1950s   

1950s America is remembered for the booming post war economy, automobiles with big fins, the Golden Age of TV, and the birth of Rock n’ Roll. Happy Days indeed! However, underneath the surface there were stirrings of unrest. The Cold War was brewing, and the Civil Rights movement was about to begin. Teenagers were starting to flex their independence through music and the early stages of activism, which would explode in a big way in the 1960s. In this class we’ll cover the news, politics, fashion, and, of course, the incredible music of the 1950s. We’ll explore the forces that made this one of the most memorable and happiest decades in American history. So, dig those poodle skirts and Brylcreem out of storage and let’s get ready to “Rock Around the Clock”!


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