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Subject: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: d90 on 05/04/18 at 9:22 am

Early 1940s: 1939-December 6 1941
Mid 1940s: December 7 1941-1945
Post war 1940s: 1945-1952. This ends with the election of Ike Eisenhower. 


Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 9:30 am


Early 1940s: 1939-December 6 1941
Mid 1940s: December 7 1941-1945
Post war 1940s: 1945-1952. This ends with the election of Ike Eisenhower. 


...but 1952 is not in the 1940s!

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: Don Carlos on 05/04/18 at 12:24 pm


Early 1940s: 1939-December 6 1941
Mid 1940s: December 7 1941-1945
Post war 1940s: 1945-1952. This ends with the election of Ike Eisenhower.


And?

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: 90s Guy on 05/05/18 at 2:29 pm

I agree with Don Carlos. I look at 1946 to 1954 as one long dreary era. The "How Much is that Doggy in the Window" era.

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/08/18 at 8:06 am


Early 1940s: 1939-December 6 1941
Mid 1940s: December 7 1941-1945
Post war 1940s: 1945-1952. This ends with the election of Ike Eisenhower.


I tend to differ on the post-war phase. Even after the election of Ike, this "Grease/Elvis '50s" didn't fully form until 1955-56. If anything, I sort of see September 1945-1948 as the proper late 1940s, with the original hipster, bebop jazz, and war-torn nations still cleaning up. This was when my late paternal grandmother went to high school, and she still dressed in the fashion of this era when she was still alive. There were LOTS of singles in the immediate post-war period before everyone got hitched, it just took a few years for it to really settle down for the "housewife era". The early 1950s brought us things like the Korean War, the initial rise of television, the beginning of the end of Hollywood's studio system Golden Era, jet aircraft replacing railroads and steamships for long haul travel en masse, the mini dark age between the Golden and Silver Age of comic books, the recovery and reconstruction in many war-ravaged communities in full swing, the Cold War now a harsh reality, and a much more conservative culture, with Christianity as dominant as it has ever been in developed nations. 1949-54 was its own era which ended after the McCarthy-Army hearings, and Rock Around The Clock and James Dean. The late '40s and early '50s were more similar than both of their adjoining periods, with both part of the "greater fifties" that also includes the early 1960s, but still distinct nonetheless.

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: Don Carlos on 05/08/18 at 10:39 am


I agree with Don Carlos. I look at 1946 to 1954 as one long dreary era. The "How Much is that Doggy in the Window" era.


Agree on what?  All I posted was a "?", meaning "what's the point

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: Wobo on 05/08/18 at 2:18 pm

1945-1949 Post WW2 Era.

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: Don Carlos on 05/08/18 at 6:16 pm


1945-1949 Post WW2 Era.


No, it lasted through the implementation of the Marshall Plan, but please tell me what the hell is the point of these posts?  they make NO BLOODY SENSE.  You are just listing dates, which is worse than decadeology.  What is interesting about these period in our history?  What do you want to discus about them?  And I would include in this all those other "date" threads.  If you have nothing interesting to post about these periods stop using up band space.  Any idiot can list a bunch of dates

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: d90 on 05/08/18 at 7:22 pm


No, it lasted through the implementation of the Marshall Plan, but please tell me what the hell is the point of these posts?  they make NO BLOODY SENSE.  You are just listing dates, which is worse than decadeology.  What is interesting about these period in our history?  What do you want to discus about them?  And I would include in this all those other "date" threads.  If you have nothing interesting to post about these periods stop using up band space.  Any idiot can list a bunch of dates

It was the period when World War II occurred and in my opinion what makes decades like the 40s, 30s, 20s and 10ss interesting to me is how different the world was back then, and compared with decades like the 50s and 60s the pop culture of this decade Is a lot more obscure

Subject: Re: Eras of the 1940s

Written By: Don Carlos on 05/09/18 at 8:23 am


It was the period when World War II occurred and in my opinion what makes decades like the 40s, 30s, 20s and 10ss interesting to me is how different the world was back then, and compared with decades like the 50s and 60s the pop culture of this decade Is a lot  more obscure


Then say so and explain what is interesting.  Sure, there were major events in the 10's, 20's, 30's and 40's, but just listing the decades says nothing.  There  is nothing "obscure" about pop culture before WWII even though you may be ignorant about it, it's all there, just check out the music of those years

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