Fences: The Role of Women
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The Role of Husbands in the 1950s

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Gender roles dictate how a person behaves, particularly when in a relationship. Gender roles are determined by society, cultural influences and a person's own experiences. Gender roles have changed throughout the years.
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The Roles of Southern Women, Black and White, in Society

In the 1950s black women typically took care of their own family and also the family of their white employer. She serves as the cook, housekeeper, mursemaid, and often times all three.  

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American Experience | The Pill | People & Events

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In the 50s, Americans were geared toward family. The Nuclear family helped make Americans "superior to the communists". The norm was to get married early (out of high school, in college) and start a family.

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Gender Roles of Men in the 1950s

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After World War II ended and veterans returned home in 1945, it ushered in a new era in American history. Prosperity took an upswing and the traditional family unit set idealistic Americans apart from their Soviet counterparts.
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"Black Matriarchy and the Argument of the African-American Family Deconstruction" by Rochelle Spooner

Black Matriarchy- Women "emasculated" men in the household...

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Gender Roles 1950s

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This link is about the role of genders in the 1950s. Women were typical housewife figures, whereas men were the strong, working figures.

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