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History of Radio: Video Didn’t Kill the Radio Star After All

How radio reinvented itself and built new audiences. Continue reading

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Wide Boys and V-Girls: A Glossary of Historical Teen Personas

During WWII with men off to war and women off to the factories Victory Girls made their contribution to the war effort by entertaining soldiers and sailors. Continue reading

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The History of Teens as Told Through Their Music

The history of teen personas, of teenage style and teenage lifestyle, is always associated with if not defined by the music of the era. Continue reading

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The Western World Loses a Generation

By 1945 the generation of 1920 had reached full adulthood. They had experienced little of the fun and carefree existence that we have come to associate with youth Continue reading

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How Teens Won the War Between the Generations

Each iteration of emerging teen culture was looked down upon with scorn by adults. Continue reading

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The Invention of the Teenager

For most of our history, society didn’t recognize 13-19 year olds as a distinct group. Instead you went from childhood to adulthood. Continue reading

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Riding the Rails, A Multimedia Review

How a generation of American teens became hoboes. Continue reading

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