Sexual Freedom in the 1950s

John Bodnar talks about the idea of “sexual freedom” in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values. Professor… read more

John Bodnar talks about the idea of “sexual freedom” in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values. Professor Bodnar talked about how American in the 1950s was portrayed as a morally righteous nation, and how virtue was seen as an integral part of patriotism. He cited the publication of the Kinsey reports on male and female sexuality, the creation of Playboy, and the development of the birth control pill as factors that promoted a revolt against prevailing cultural norms. close

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Sexual Freedom in the 1950s

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321114-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 2014 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 31, 2016 | 5:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 22, 2014 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 23, 2014 | 12:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2014 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 01, 2014 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2016 | 8:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2016 | 1:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2016 | 5:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2016 | 8:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2016 | 1:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2016 | 5:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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