Purchasing the American Dream

photo:  white family

It is 1960 and you are the head of a white family looking to move out of the city and into a suburban home. You are 29 years old and went to school through the eleventh grade. You work in manufacturing. You are a veteran of Korea. Your wife works part-time as a secretary. You have two children, the youngest born a year ago. You'd like to find a home with at least three bedrooms so each child can have its own room. Your family income is $6,200 a year.

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