People's Century - Boomtime: Post-War Prosperity
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People's Century - Boomtime: Post-War Prosperity
This video is part of a series that considers some of the trends and movements that shaped the 20th century. In this volume, the subject is the prosperity boom that took place after World War II. The United States experienced unprecedented economic growth and saw the rise of materialism, advertising, and consumerism. The population swelled with the advent of the Baby Boom. There was a mass migration to the suburbs with money for houses provided by the G.I. Bill. America headed postwar reconstruction overseas with the Marshall Plan. Archival film footage and interviews are used to tell the… More
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