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Working Americans 1880-2015
Volume V: Americans At War

Pub. Date: June 2015
Hardcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-743-6
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-744-3 EBook Vendors

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Working Americans 1880-2015: Americans at War updates the fifth volume in the Working Americans series through 2015, profiling the lives of Americans in times of warfare—how they lived, how they worked, how they thought—decade by decade from the 1880s to today.

Like the other titles in the series, Working Americans: American at War observes the lives of various Americans, decade by decade. This new edition extends its period of examination to 2015, and includes the most recent conflicts America has faced, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq. Americans at War considers how war has affected past and present Americans of all economic levels—steamship magnate to inner-city teenager—and at all levels of participation—West Point graduate to a telephone engineer. By studying both those who have fought at the front lines and those at home who support (or oppose) war efforts, this title examines the pulse of the nation, its reaction, and its ability to adapt to the ever-changing face of the world under the shadow of strife.

Arranged in 13 chapters, this newest update to the Working Americans series features 38 Profiles of Americans from across the country, at home and abroad. Each profile offers detailed insight into the life of the featured individual, dividing focus into three categories: Life at Home, Life at Work, and Life in the Community. The Americans profiled in this volume represent all regions of the country, as well as a variety of ages and ethnic backgrounds, including:

Every chapter begins with an Introduction to the featured decade, highlighting important events, people, and places from the period. Chapters also contain Historical Snapshots that chronicle major milestones of a particular year; excerpts of News Features that place each profiled individual’s life and work in the context of the time; and Selected Prices that illustrate the economy of the era and act as statistical comparisons between decades. Numerous Illustrations also add insight and depth to each chapter and include photographs, news clippings, advertisements, postcards, posters, quotations, political cartoons, and more.

Finally, this brand-new edition additionally includes a Preface from Editor Scott Derks, a list of books for Further Reading on the topic, and an alphabetical Index for the reader’s convenience.

All Working Americans print purchases are eligible for free access to the Grey House Online Database (GOLD). Online access allows users to explore all the data each volume has to offer, in one easy-to-use online format. Visit or call (800) 562-2139 for more information.

In nearly 700 pages, this second edition of Working Americans: Americans at War offers a broad range of details intended to shed light on actual people living through actual conflicts. Offering first-hand experiences of what it truly means to be an American at war, this volume is perfect for high school and college classrooms, as well as high scool, public, and academic libraries across the country.

Additional Volumes:
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume I: The Working Class, Second Edition
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume II: The Middle Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume III: The Upper Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume IV: Their Children
Working Americans 1880-2005 Volume VI: Women at Work
Working Americans 1880-2006 Volume VII: Social Movements
Working Americans 1880-2007 Volume VIII: Immigrants
Working Americans 1770-1869 Volume IX: From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War
Working Americans 1880-2009 Volume X: Sports & Recration
Working Americans 1880-2010 Volume XI: Inventors & Entrepreneurs
Working Americans 1880-2011 Volume XII: Our History through Music
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume XIII: Educators & Education

Pub. Date: June 2015
Hardcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-743-6
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-744-3 EBook Vendors

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