Boomers: The Cold-War Generation Grows Up by Victor D. Brooks

By Victor D. Brooks

The unforeseen surge within the birthrate among 1946 and 1964 reworked American society. A state that had projected a inhabitants peaking at one hundred fifty million, and feared a renewal of the good melancholy within the wake of global conflict II, came across itself facing a booming financial system and 70 million young ones straining the means of every little thing from colleges to new suburban housing. In Boomers, Victor Brooks chronicles the peaceable children's "invasion" of the United States that happened from Dr. Spock to Woodstock. He identifies the problem of parenthood in an period of huge households and overcrowded houses, and explores the house lifestyles, rest actions, and faculty atmosphere of kids who grew up through the chilly struggle years. an enormous subject matter of Boomers is the impact on youngsters of a newly energized American pop culture, together with tv, movie, well known song, and toys.

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