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An Annotated List of the Most Valuable Online Resources on Postwar Era

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  • The Interstate Highway System and Car Culture
    A historyof the Interstate Highway System during the 1950s that includes subsections on government policy, billboards, motels, diners, Levittown, and gas stations.
  • Levittown: Documents of an Ideal American Suburb
    This project includes photographs made by residents and visitors since the late '40s, written reminiscences and texts, and essays, but only a portion of the material is currently available on the Internet.
  • Literature and Culture of the American 1950s
    Extensive primary and secondary source readings on such aspect of life and culture in Cold War America as art, foreign policy, gender, jazz, the movies, and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as biographical material on major and minor figures of the era.
  • Project Whistlestop: Harry Truman
    A searchable collection of images and documents from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, this site contains personal letters, speeches, photographs, political cartoons, and official documents relating to The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb the recognition of Israel, the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, the desegregation of the Armed Forces, the 1948 Campaign, the Berlin Airlift, NATO, and the Korean War.


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