b'10G rey HouseP ublishing This is Who We WereThis is Who We Were provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in America during HISTORYa particular decade. This popular series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up Americas family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study each unique decade in American history.Personal Profiles: Over 25 in-depth Personal Profiles examine the lives of individuals and families wholived during the decade. Each profile details life at home, at work, and in the community. Profiles also include original tables from the Census, reprinted exactly as they appeared during the decade covered.Historical Snapshots: This section includes lists of important firsts for America, from technicaladvances and political events to new products and top-selling books. Combining serious American historywith fun facts, these snapshots present, in chronological categories, an easy-to-read overview of what happened in that decade.Economy of the Times: This section looks at a wide range of economic data, including food, clothing,transportation, housing, and other selected prices, with reprints of actual advertisements for products andservices of the time. A fascinating look at the economic picture of the time and how the engine that drives our economy has changed.All Around UsWhat We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To: This section includes reprints of newspaperand magazine articles, letters, posters, and others items designed to help the reader focus on what was on the minds of Americans in each decade. These printed pieces show how popular opinion was formed, Profiles of 34 families across theand how American life was affected in each decade.socioeconomic spectrum take up half the book, with descriptions of their lives at homeCensus Summary & Comparison Data: This section includes actual Census material, including aand work and in their community. Shortercomprehensive U.S. report that summarizes individual responses along with a Comparison of Principalmiddle sections provide context and includeCities that charts over 26 population characteristics for many cities.a listing of historic milestones, an economic overview, and a collection of representativeThis dynamic series will benefit a wide range of academic and personal research and curriculum needs.media. A substantial demographic analysis,A truly unique and interesting look at what American life was like, these volumes will be an important drawing on U.S. census data, concludes the work. VERDICT: AN ENGAGING SNAPSHOTacquisition for high school, public and academic libraries as well as social science and history reference FOR NOSTALGIA BUFFS AND SERIOUScollections.RESEARCHERS ALIKE. Library JournalThis TERRIFIC book looks at life in the1880s and 1890s by enabling the reader to understand the average American citizenwho went through, among other events,the industrial revolution, labor strikes,an influx of immigrants, and the growth of cities and the railroad This wonderfulstudy of what America was like in the 20 years leading up to the 20th century belongs in libraries with extensive holdings in social science and history. It will interest the individual scholar and general reader alike.Library JournalEach Volume IncludesFREE ONLINE ACCESS on the SALEM PRESS PLATFORM!(800) 562-2139 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.greyhouse.com'