"We Gotta Go and Never Stop Going!" The Modern American Year of 1948


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The Elvis before Elvis. Making stores out of jukebox technology. World human rights. What a concept? From sending simian astronauts (read monkeys) into space, to the writing of Jack Kerouac - his roadtrip to Cassidy which will beget On the Road begins this year. And of course, there's Truman's election surprise.. We scour the My History Can Beat Up Your Politics archives to look at post war America in the year 1948. Knowing the atmosphere around 1948 in culture and in economics can shed light on Truman's surprise win.

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