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Postwar Suburbia

Postwar Suburbia

Postwar Suburbia Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?

The Feminine Mystique

The full text of the first chapter of Betty Friedan's influential feminist manifesto, The Feminine Mystique (1963).

Transcript of the "Kitchen Debate"

A partial transcript of the famous 1959 "kitchen debate" in Moscow between Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev.

President Truman on TV

President Harry Truman's statement to the nation in the first ever televised presidential press conference, held on 9 October 1947.

Budgeting for Highways

Annual budget submitted by President Harry Truman to Congress, 9 January 1950; Truman's recommendations include significant allotments for "developing an adequate national highway system."

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