Cold War Culture

Arts and Entertainment

Reading

What? American children and adults picked up on reading as a leisure activity.

Time Period: The Cold War

Location: The United States

Cause: Appliances like the dishwasher, the lawnmower, etc. made daily tasks easier, resulting in more free time.

Result: Book production became a big market in the US, creating jobs.

Significance: Job opportunities opened up along with entrepreneur opportunities for creating things like 3D books.

To Whom: Families in the United States who could afford appliances and others looking for jobs.

Little Richard

What? Little Richard, a musician, created a new genre of rock and roll.

Time Period: The Cold War

Location: The United States

Cause: People were looking for new ways to express themselves through music and attract the public so they came up with ideas like rock and roll.

Result: A new genre of rock and roll was created.

Significance: Rock and roll is still here today.

To Whom: Rock and roll fans back then, and today.