1950s Awakenings

For young men in the 1950s, the future held almost limitless possibilities, but society did not see as much promise for young women. The ideal for middle-class American women was to get married and then to cheerfully assume their proper place in the home as wives and mothers.

The number of women in the workplace was rising in the 1950s, but their jobs were almost always low-paying and dead-end.

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