This week we look at the changes that occurred in society in the postwar decade. In the Lecture, Professor Mayer focuses on changes to the economy and education, as well as the effects of suburbanization, the baby boom, and the space race.
Maps & Cityscapes deals with pre- and postwar population changes in regional states and cities, and also presents photographs showing changing skylines. Tribal Perspectives features the flooding of Celilo Falls fishing sites when the Dalles dam was completed.
In People and the Humanities, we discuss writers Dorothy Johnson and Mildred Walker and the different visions of America presented by the musicals The Music Man and West Side Story. The Research section presents our top reading and viewing picks for this week’s topics.
Assignment suggestions for this week’s content include: