Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Part of the People's Century series, Boomtown -- Post-War Prosperity documents how America and much of the world enjoyed a financial boom after the end of WWII. Utilizing archival footage and new materials, the film illuminates such events as the development of the American auto industry, the Marshall Plan, and the creation of Levittowns. This is a fine, informative film for those with an interest in the subject matter, as well as for teachers who may find it useful in a classroom setting.
advertising, baby-boom, consumerism, materialism, post-war, prosperity, suburbs