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America in the Fifties: The Beat

Synopsis
Looks at the beginnings of pop music and pop culture, strongly influenced by Elvis Presley and Beat poet Jack Kerouac. However, the country’s underlying racist disregard for civil rights comes to international notice.
Series
America in the Fifties, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
2001
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £12.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
History; Media studies
Keywords
history of the 20th century; human rights; Kerouac, Jack; United States of America

Credits

Producer
Nancy Button
Contributor
Michael Ontkean

Production Company

Name

CS Associates

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
Ceased trading in 2018.
 

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