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Popular culture in the fifties by Frank A. Salamone

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, MD .
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  • United States


  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Nineteen fifties,
  • United States -- Civilization -- 1945-,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementFrank A. Salamone.
LC ClassificationsE169.12 .S233 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3950523M
ISBN 100761821031
LC Control Number2001043084

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