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Table of Contents Publisher's Note Contributors Complete list of contents ARTICLES Abstract expressionism Academy Awards Acheson, Dean Actors Studio Adams, Sherman THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET The ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN Advertising Affluence and the new consumerism THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY AFL-CIO merger African Americans Agriculture in Canada Agriculture in the United States Ailey, Alvin, Jr. Air pollution Aircraft design and development Alaska statehood AMERICAN BANDSTAND American Dream AMOS AND ANDY ANDREA DORIA sinking Antarctic Treaty of 1959 Archaeology Architecture Armour, Richard Army-McCarthy hearings AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS Art movements Asian Americans Asian flu epidemic Astronomy ATLAS SHRUGGED Atomic bomb Atomic Energy Act of 1954 Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd. Automobiles and auto manufacturing Avro Arrow B-52 bomber Baby boomers Banks, Ernie Barbie dolls Bardot, Brigitte Barkley, Alben W. Baseball Baseball's exemption from antitrust laws Basketball Basketball point-shaving scandal Beat generation Belafonte, Harry Bellow, Saul Bell's swim across Lake Ontario BEN-HUR BENNINGTON explosion Berle, Milton Bernstein, Leonard Berra, Yogi Berry, Chuck Betty Crocker cookbooks Birth control BLACKBOARD JUNGLE Boeing 707 BOLLING V. SHARPE Bomb shelters Book publishing Boone, Pat Bowden, Don Bowles, Chester Bowling Bracero program Bradley, Omar Brando, Marlon Brinkmanship Brink's robbery British Empire Games Broadway musicals Brown, Jim BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION Brubeck, Dave Bunche, Ralph Burroughs, William Business and the economy in Canada Business and the economy in the United States Caesar, Sid California's Alien Land Laws Campanella, Roy Canada and Great Britain Canada and U.S. investments Canada as a middle power Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Canadian Labour Congress Canadian regionalism Cancer Capp, Al CAPTAIN KANGAROO CAPTAIN VIDEO Carnegie, Dale Castro, Fidel CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Celler-Kefauver Act of 1950 Censorship Central Intelligence Agency Chamberlain, Wilt Chevrolet Corvette Chiang Kai-shek China Chrysler autoworkers strike THE CISCO KID Civil defense programs Civil Rights Act of 1957 Civil Rights movement Cliburn, Van Clift, Montgomery Cold War Cole, Nat King Comic books Commission on Civil Rights Communications in Canada Communications in the United States Communist Party of the U.S.A. Computers CONFIDENTIAL Conformity, culture of Congress, U.S. Congress of Racial Equality Connolly, Maureen Connolly, Olga Conservatism in U.S. politics Continentalism Cooke, Sam Corso, Gregory Cousy, Bob CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Cuban Revolution Cyclotron DAMN YANKEES Dance, popular Davis, Benjamin O., Jr. Davis, Sammy, Jr. DAVY CROCKETT Day, Doris THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Dean, James De Kooning, Willem Demographics of Canada Demographics of the United States DENNIS V. UNITED STATES DESTINATION MOON DEW Line Diamond synthesizing Diddley, Bo Diefenbaker, John G. Diggs, Charles C., Jr. DiMaggio, Joe Disarmament movement Disneyland DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Dodgers and Giants relocation Domino, Fats DRAGNET Drive-in theaters Dulles, John Foster DuMont network Economic Stabilization Agency Edsel Education in Canada Education in the United States Einstein, Albert Eisenhower, Dwight D. Eisenhower Doctrine Eisenhower's heart attack Elections in Canada Elections in the United States, midterm Elections in the United States, 1952 Elections in the United States, 1956 Eliot, T. S. Elizabeth II's coronation Elizabeth II's visit to North America Emmy Awards ENIAC computer Espionage and Sabotage Act of 1954 EXPLORER I Fads FAHRENHEIT 451 Famous Artists School Farm subsidies Fashions and clothing Fast-food restaurants FATHER KNOWS BEST Faubus, Orval Faulk, John Henry Federal Aviation Administration Federal Bureau of Investigation Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Film in Canada Film in the United States Fitzgerald, Ella Flying saucers Food for Peace Football FORBIDDEN PLANET Ford Thunderbird Foreign policy of Canada Foreign policy of the United States Formosa Resolution FORTRAN Freberg, Stan Freed, Alan FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Gaines, William M. Gallup polls General Motors Genetics Geneva Summit Conference GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES Geodesic dome Germany's postwar occupation Getty, J. Paul G.I. Bill GIANT Gibson, Althea Ginsberg, Allen Gobel, George GOD AND MAN AT YALE GOD'S COUNTRY AND MINE THE GOLDBERGS Golden, Harry Golf Gonz les, Pancho Goren, Charles Graham, Billy Grand Canyon airliner collision Great Books movement Greco, José Gross national product of Canada Gross national product of the United States Guatemala invasion Guggenheim Museum GUNSMOKE Gunther, John Hairstyles Haley, Bill Harlem Globetrotters Hawaii statehood Health care systems in Canada Health care systems in the United States Health, Education, and Welfare, Department of Hearing aids Hemingway, Ernest Herblock HERNþNDEZ V. TEXAS Hersey, John Hitchcock films Hockey Hoffa, Jimmy Hogan, Ben Holiday Inn Holly, Buddy Home appliances Home furnishings Homosexuality and gay rights THE HONEYMOONERS Hoof-and-mouth epidemic Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover Commission Hope, Bob House Committee on Un-American Activities Housing in Canada Housing in the United States HOWDY DOODY SHOW Hudson, Rock Hula hoops Human growth hormone Hungarian revolt Hydrogen bomb I LED THREE LIVES I LOVE LUCY Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 Immigration to Canada Immigration to the United States "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency Inco strike Income and wages in Canada Income and wages in the United States Indian Act of 1951 Inflation in Canada Inflation in the United States INHERIT THE WIND Instant photography Institute of Pacific Relations Internal Security Act of 1950 International Business Machines Corporation International Geophysical Year International trade of Canada International trade of the United States Interracial marriage laws Interstate highway system INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Inventions INVISIBLE MAN Isolationism Israel I'VE GOT A SECRET Japan Jazz Jewish Americans John Birch Society Johns, Jasper Jorgensen, Christine Kazan, Elia Kefauver, Estes Kefauver Committee Kelly, Grace Kennan, George F. Kennedy, John F. Kerouac, Jack Khrushchev's visit to the United States King, Martin Luther, Jr. Kingston Trio Kinsey Report Kline, Franz KON-TIKI Kono, Tommy Korean War Kovacs, Ernie Kramer, Jack Kroc, Ray Ku Klux Klan KUKLA, FRAN AND OLLIE LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER LaLanne, Jack Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959 Larsen's perfect game LASSIE Latin America Latinos LEAVE IT TO BEAVER Lebanon occupation Lehrer, Tom Levittown Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, John L. Liberalism in U.S. politics LIFE Linkletter, Art Literature in Canada Literature in the United States Little Richard Little Rock school desegregation crisis Lodge, Henry Cabot LOLITA THE LONE RANGER THE LONELY CROWD LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Long-playing records LOOK LOOK BACK IN ANGER "Louie Louie" Loyalty oaths MacArthur, Douglas McCarthy, Mary McCarthy, Joseph McClellan Committee McDonald's restaurants Mackinac Bridge opening MACLEAN'S McLuhan, Marshall MAD THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM Mantle, Mickey Marciano, Rocky Marshall, George C. Martin and Lewis Marx, Groucho Mathias, Bob MAVERICK Mays, Willie Meany, George Medicine Mercury space program Mexico Michener, James MICKEY MOUSE CLUB Military conscription Military-industrial complex Miller, Arthur Mills, C. Wright Mindszenty, Cardinal József Minorities in Canada Miss America pageants Monroe, Marilyn Montgomery bus boycott Morse, Wayne Motels Motherwell, Robert Motorcycle gangs Mr. Potato Head Murrow, Edward R. Music Mutual Broadcasting System scandal MY FAIR LADY NAKED LUNCH National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE V. ALABAMA National Defense Education Act of 1958 Native Americans Natural disasters Natural resources NAUTILUS, USS New York Yankees Newport Jazz Festival News magazines Newspapers in Canada Newspapers in the United States Niagara Treaty Nielsen ratings Nixon, Richard M. Nixon's "Checkers" speech Nixon's "kitchen debate" Nixon's Latin America tour Nobel Prizes North American Aerospace Defense Command North Atlantic Treaty Organization Oerter, Al Oklahoma football team Olympic Games of 1952 Olympic Games of 1956 ON THE BEACH ON THE ROAD ON THE WATERFRONT Operation Wetback Oppenheimer, J. Robert O'Ree, Willie THE ORGANIZATION MAN Organization of American States Organized crime Packard, Vance Paint-by-numbers movement Painters Eleven Parker, Suzy Parks, Rosa Patterson, Floyd Pauling, Linus Pay television Peale, Norman Vincent PEANUTS Pearson, Drew Pearson, Lester B. PERRY MASON PETER PAN Peterson, Oscar PEYTON PLACE Photography Photovoltaic cell PLAYBOY Pledge of Allegiance POCHO Poetry POGO Poitier, Sidney Polaris missiles Polio Pollock, Jackson Postage stamps Pound, Ezra Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. Presidential press conferences Presley, Elvis PROFILES IN COURAGE Puerto Rican nationalist attack on Congress Puerto Rico as a commonwealth Pulp magazines Racial discrimination Radio Radio Free Europe Railroad seizure Rapid eye movement (REM) Rauschenberg, Robert Rayburn, Sam READER'S DIGEST Reagan, Ronald REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE Recession of 1957-1958 Red Monday Release time Religion in Canada Religion in the United States Revised Standard Version of the Bible Rexroth, Kenneth Ribonucleic acid (RNA) Ridgway, Matthew B. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Sugar Ray Rock and roll ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals Rosenberg, Julius and Ethel ROTH V. UNITED STATES Rowan, Carl T. Roy, Gabrielle Sahl, Mort St. Laurent, Louis St. Lawrence Seaway San Francisco Renaissance SATURDAY EVENING POST SAVANNAH School desegregation Science and technology Scientology Scrabble THE SEA AROUND US Seaborg, Glenn THE SECOND SEX SERGEANT PRESTON OF THE YUKON Serling, Rod Seuss, Dr. Sex and sex education Sheen, Fulton J. Sheppard, Samuel Shulman, Max Silly Putty Silvers, Phil Sinatra, Frank SKY KING Small Business Administration Smith, Margaret Chase Smoking and tobacco Snead, Sam Snider, Duke Soccer Soil Bank Act of 1956 Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Southern Christian Leadership Conference Southern Manifesto Space race Spillane, Mickey Sports SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SPUTNIK I Steel mill closure Steelworkers strike Steinbeck, John Stengel, Casey Stevenson, Adlai Stravinsky, Igor A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Suez Crisis Sullivan, Ed Sumac, Yma SUNSET BOULEVARD Superconductivity research Supreme Court decisions, U.S. Surfing and beach culture SWEATT V. PAINTER Taylor, Elizabeth Teamsters Union Telephones Television for children Television game shows Television in Canada Television in the United States Television soap operas Television Westerns Teller, Edward Tennis Theater in Canada Theater in the United States THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD Thomas, Danny Thomson, Bobby 3-D movies Tidelands oil controversy Till lynching TONIGHT SHOW Top 40 radio Tranquilizer chlorpromazine Trans-Canada Highway Transistors Tripartite Security Treaty TROP V. DULLES Truman, Harry S. Truman assassination attempt Truman Doctrine Trumbo, Dalton Tupperware Turner-Stompanato scandal TV dinners TV GUIDE Twenty-second Amendment U-2 spy planes THE UGLY AMERICAN Unemployment in Canada Unemployment in the United States Unionism in Canada Unionism in the United States Unitas, Johnny United Fruit Company United Nations United States Air Force Academy United States Information Agency UNIVAC computer Urbanization in Canada Urbanization in the United States Uris, Leon Valens, Ritchie Van Allen radiation belts Velikovsky, Immanuel Veterans organizations Vietnam Vinson, Fred M. Volkswagen Walcott, Jersey Joe War brides War films THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Warren, Earl Warsaw Pact Water pollution Watson, James D. West Point honor code scandal WEST SIDE STORY White Citizens' Councils WHY JOHNNY CAN'T READ Wide-screen movies THE WILD ONE Williams, Tennessee Wilson, Edmund Women and the roots of the feminist movement Wood, Ed World Council of Churches Convention Wouk, Herman YATES V. UNITED STATES Yerby, Frank Young, Loretta YOUR HIT PARADE Youth culture and the generation gap APPENDICES Drama: Major films Drama: Major Broadway Plays and Awards Drama: Most-Watched U.S. TV Shows Legislation: Major U.S. Legislation Legislation: U.S. Supreme Court Literature: U.S. Best-Sellers & Prizes Music: Popular Musicians Music: Top-Selling U.S. Recordings Sports: Winners of Major Events Time Line Bibliography Web Sites Glossary INDEXES Category Index Personage Index Subject Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- Civilization -- 1945- -- Encyclopedias.
United States -- History -- 1945-1953 -- Encyclopedias.
United States -- History -- 1953-1961 -- Encyclopedias.
Nineteen fifties -- Encyclopedias.