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Inhaltsangabe: Moment of Grace tells the story of the American city in its remarkable heyday. Never before or after the 1950s were downtowns so exciting, neighborhoods so settled, or suburban dwellers so optimistic. Urban culture was at its peak: it was vital, urbane, conformist, and generating rebellion all at once. Capturing the mood of the '50s in superb historical photographs and mining delightfully varied sources—including urban critics, interviews with city residents, novels, songs, magazines, and newspapers— Moment of Grace brings alive the downtowns, the neighborhoods, and the suburbs of the era. A rich historical reflection on a singular decade, the book also portrays the '50s as a critical turning point in American culture and economy. Michael Johns shows us exactly why city life never could or would be the same again.
Giving a vivid sense of the lived experience of the day, Johns explores the '50s in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Oakland, writing about fashion (which demanded the highest heels and pointiest breasts in history), nightlife, architecture, literature, business and economic trends, and teenage culture. He tells us what was for sale in the stores, who lived in the neighborhoods, what life was like for women in the brand-new suburbs, and much more. And he confronts difficult issues head-on. What did the loss of city jobs and the simultaneous success of the civil rights movement mean for black neighborhoods? What were the profound consequences of the rise of the suburbs for family life?
In contrast to the vibrant cities of the '50s, the streets of today's downtowns are often empty if not suffused with melancholy. Johns uncovers the seeds of the transformation from the '50s to today, and at the same time, he paints a memorable picture of the American past.
Umschlagtext: "An exceptionally wide-ranging and balanced examination of American culture in the 1950s. Johns spans the cultural horizon from food and clothing to music, literature, art, architecture and politics. In highly readable prose, he transmits his enthusiasm for the subject and conveys the sights, sounds, and smells of ordinary everyday life in America a generation ago. His book will be important to anyone seriously studying this crucial and largely misunderstood period in American life."--Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues of Community in America."
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3955389
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Buchbeschreibung University of California Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2610539746
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0520234359
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2002. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 148 pages. Line in magic marker on bottom edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 11261
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Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, Berkeley, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-library from a university library with the usual stampings, markings, and barcodes. Very slight rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine. Interior is clean, and binding is firm and straight. No dust-jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PASTPAGE079466I
Buchbeschreibung UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Americana>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978052023435204. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 02978052023435204
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Fine condition hardcover book and jacket. Clean and tight.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001453
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. 0.78 x 9.26 x 6.38 Inches; 221 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1000058872