Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
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Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest
LIBRARY JOURNAL 'BEST REFERENCE' 2012
Music, Politics, Fashion, Youth Culture – the period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society. There was the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation. All around the world there were challenges to authority.
By focussing on substantial collections of original archival material – manuscript, typescript and ephemera – from key libraries in Britain and America – we provide the primary sources that will enable students and scholars to examine these issues in detail and at first hand:
- Changing Lifestyles, 1950-1975
- Youth Culture
- Student Protests
- Mai ‘68
- Popular Culture; TV; Music; Movies
- Civil Rights; Women’s Liberation; Minority Groups
- The Space Race
- Consumerism; Credit Cards; Computers
- Vietnam War
- Nuclear Disarmament
Key Feature: Video Clips
We include video clips from ITN Source and Huntley Film Archive.
Key Feature: Chronology
We also include a massive, multi-faceted chronology of the period – with embedded articles and images – that helps to contextualise all of the issues discussed.
Comparison to Other Collections:
Three key aspects that differentiate Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 from all others are:
- It covers a much broader period from 1950 to 1975
- It offers international coverage
- It includes original archival materials that will facilitate in-depth research and project work.
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