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These heroes destroy the 50’s fitter cliché

Getty Images How did the boring and adaptable 1950s lead to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s? Civil rights, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, environmental movements, etc. all appeared in earnest in the 1960s, but according to journalist and historian James R. Gaines, his new book, The Fifties: An Underground. In History, everything is a struggle of the last decade, sometimes little known. “History didn’t seem to work that way. It’s usually not defined by decades,” Gaines told T.