The 1950s are often portrayed as a period of social cohesion, why is this misleading? This is very misleading because in society there wasn’t very much cohesion socially. The civil rights movement was starting and people we divided socially and racially. Also comic books where divided in concepts of what they can and cannot print. The comic code authority was instituted in 1948. This was a self regulated organization that significantly limited comic book creator’s thoughts, ideas and creations. Because of the CCA the age of very creative, free comics we over, because of crime comics and gruesome horror comics the code was instituted. This code continued through the 1950s. The 1950s was a time of recovery from World War 2 so it would seem that society was coming together after fighting the biggest war of all time. In some lights the 1950s is seen as America getting back to being one unified country again. But back in America many things were beginning to spark up and cohesion was not one of them.