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In the 1950s Elvis Presley's music and " suggestive " dancing was the subject of considerable controversy. Critics saw him as a dangerous influence on American teenagers, particularly if those teenagers were white, Northern, and middle class. © Bettman/CORBIS Full Text:  COPYRIGHT 2004 Macmillan Reference USA, COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning.

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Las Vegas. Casinos and hotels light up the night for gamblers and tourists in 1950s Las Vegas. The birth of "the Strip" in Las Vegas forever changed the face of legalized gambling in America and established a gambling Mecca that people from all walks of life could visit and enjoy. © Corbis Full Text:  COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning.

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Dick Clark (holding microphone) with 1950s teen idol Bobby Rydell on American Bandstand. Archive Photos. Reproduced by permission Full Text:  COPYRIGHT 2002 U*X*L, COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning.

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Heightened Cold War fears in the 1950s and 1960s prompted some Americans to build bomb shelters, which would protect them in the event of a nuclear attack. © Bettmann/Corbis. Reproduced by permission. Full Text:  COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning.

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Photographer: Esther Bubley. Date: June 1950. Heading: Pittsburgh. Human Interest. #: 169, P7054. From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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Downtown: Narrative

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In the beginning, rock and roll music was a provocation, an affront to parents and proper citizens. As rock critic Jim Miller put it, "It was the music you loved to have them [parents] hate."

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Lionel trains captivated baby boomers in the mid-1900s, and remain popular collectibles in the twenty-first century.

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Willie Mays was one of baseball's rising African American stars during the 1950s. Reproduced by permission of AP/Wide World Photos Full Text:  COPYRIGHT 2003 U*X*L, COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning.

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CAPTION: St. Mary's Cemetery, Memorial Day. Pittsburgh, PA. NOTES: PHOTOGRAPHER: Esther Bubley. DATE: July 1950. HEADING: #: [165]. From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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Lawrenceville: Narrative

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CAPTION: Irene Kaufmann Settlement--Art Class. NOTES: Center Ave., Hill District. PHOTOGRAPHER: Esther Bubley. DATE: June 1950. HEADING: Pittsburgh. Social Settlement. Irene Kaufmann Settlement.; Pittsburgh. Children. #: Neg. Number 65; A255. From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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The Hill District: Narrative

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