The Myth of the Fifties: The Permissive Society

By |2016-07-26T15:48:35-05:00August 2nd, 2013|Categories: Books, Culture, History|Tags: , , |

The Permissive Society: America, 1941–1965 by Alan Petigny The era usually denoted as “the Fifties” generated a remarkable set of social indicators. For the one hundred years prior to 1941, the American marriage rate was in decline. The proportion of the adult population that was married also fell steadily, while the divorce rate began a seemingly [...]