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        Boomtime, Full Program Description

        This text discusses the content of the WGBH production People's Century: "Boomtime." Boomtime refers to the effect postwar prosperity, or economic boom, had on lifestyles and cultural values in the United States and abroad. This introduction touches upon the mass construction of suburbs and urban development, the ruin of European economies, and the thirteen-billion dollar Marshall Plan implemented due to the fear of communism.

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