Rebels without a Cause? Teenagers in the 50s | History Today

The United States emerged from the Second World War the most powerful and affluent nation in the world. This statement, bald but essentially accurate, is the given foundation for understanding matters foreign and domestic, the Cold War and the Age of Abundance in America. Yet the sense of confidence and triumph suggested by that firm phrasing and by our images of soldiers embracing women as confetti swirled through downtown streets obscures another post-war reality. Underlying and sometimes overwhelming both bravado and complacency were voices of uncertainty.

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