“Serpents in the Cold” by Professor Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy
The 1950s seems a familiar decade, nestled in a buoyant post-war economy that expanded the middle class and generated an avid consumer society. But before the Princess phones, Eldorado tailfins and backyard Weber grills, there was a short, but sharp, recession. By 1951, Boston was still struggling.
On a cold fall evening in November students and professors gathered in Sanborn Library for a reading of student work published in Mouth Magazine, a three year old arts & literature journal now on its nineteenth issue.