Rocky Marciano - The Epitome Of The American Dream And An Era Of Simplicity (On this day in 1947, Rocky Marciano made his professional boxing debut)

May 26, 2022 139

With the Great Depression and Second World War firmly in its rear-view mirror, the 1950s saw the United States of America finally transition into a state of normality. Poverty had evolved into prosperity, radios made way for TVs and most importantly, life, which had been rife with uncertainty, was simple again. 

It was an age that embodied the American Dream more than any other era in the history of the nation and within this time period, alongside the picturesque suburbs, immaculate lawns and white picket fences, stood a cultural icon who, better than anyone, understood the values of the so-called dream.

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