Life in America changed profoundly after World War II, with the birth of the modern suburb. In some ways, the Government planned for suburbia with FHA and VA loans encouraging home ownership, and the GI Bill making veterans upwardly mobile. Cars made the suburbs reachable; Levittown and other developments supplied desperately needed housing. Many women left the workplace and raised the generation of Baby Boomers. And there were always outsiders, African Americans and Bohemians trying to break into or out of the suburbia.
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INSTRUCTOR: David Nevard attended UMass-Amherst and worked as an IT professional for over 30 years. Since retirement, David has been an instructor at WISE and other organizations. His courses have included Europe’s Lost and Found: Displaced Persons after World War II; Jackie Robinson and the Integration of the Red Sox; A Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War; and The Berlin Wall.
OPTIONAL BOOK: The Fifties, by David Halbersta,; Villard 1993. ISBN: 9780679415596. Also available in Paperback, Kindle, and Audible.