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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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A Woman's Role in the 1950s

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The role of women in the 1950 was repressive and constrictive in many ways. Society placed high importance and many expectations on behavior at home and in public. Women were supposed to fulfill certain roles, such as a mother and an obedient wife.
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Analysis Of August Wilson's Fences

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           Rose becomes the strong archetype of the African American woman.  She has put her life and soul into Troy, and yet he has sought out the companionship of another

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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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Explain if the women in Wilson's Fences typify gender roles of the 1950s or defy them. - Fences Discussion

Explain if the women in Wilson's Fences typify gender roles of the 1950s or defy them. - Fences Discussion | Men and their many Women | Scoop.it

 Wilson shows women to be defiant of his vision It would be unrealistic to show the women in his work as being completely liberated from social constructions, so he shows them to be more complex than the reductive social vision that surrounds them.

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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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"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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