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Retrospectacle: The Suburbs

After World War II, communities started springing up across the country that were designed for the young affluent postwar generation as places to raise their families. These communities were touting the sophistication of city life with the wide open spaces of the country. They were called the “suburbs.” It was the ideal blueprint for American society and would become a mythology that defined the 1950s and would lead to counter-culture in the decades that followed.

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