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This is Who We Were: In The 1910s


Readers will get an inside look at what American life was like leading up to and during World War I, the Titanic Sinking, Henry Ford's Assembly Line, the Panama Canal opening, and so much more. 

In over 600 pages, This is Who We Were: In The 1910s contains a wealth of detailed information on the 1910s, featuring:

Personal Profiles: Each of the 28 in-depth Personal Profiles examines the lives of families who lived during the decade. Each profile is arranged into three categories, all detailing thorough information about the person profiled: Life at Home, Life at Work, and Life in the CommunityProfiles also include original tables from the 1910 Census, reprinted exactly as they appeared over 100 years ago.

Historical SnapshotsThis section includes lists of important "firsts" for America, from technical advances and political events, to new products and top selling books. Combining serious American history with fun facts, these snapshots present, in chronological categories, an easy-to-read overview of what happened in the 1910s. "Can you believe it?" facts, such as:

  • $700 tuition at Harvard
  • discovery of the ozone layer
  • adoption of daylight savings time
  • first successful blood transfusion using stored blood
  • and many more!

Economy of the TimesThis 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 and services of the time. It includes figures for three years-- 1913, 1915 and 1918 in the following categories: Consumer Expenditures, Annual Income, Selected Prices and a Value of the Dollar from 1860 to 2013. A fascinating look at the economic picture of 1910 and how the engine that drives our economy has changed.

All Around Us -What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To: This section includes reprints of newspaper and magazine articles, letters, posters, and other items designed to help the reader focus on what was on the minds of Americans in the 1910s. These 60 original articles, books excerpts, speeches and advertising copy show how popular opinion was formed, and how American life was affected in this decade.

1910 Census Summary & Comparison Data: This section includes two elements, both invaluable in helping to define the decade. First, 10 state-by-state comparative tables that rank data from the 1910,1920, and 2010 census. Topics include Population, Foreign-Born, and Homeownership Rate. Second, actual reprints from the 1920 Census of Population, including a United States Summary and detailed statistics on various topics, such as color or race, marital condition, mother tongue of the foreign-born white population, inability to speak English, and dwellings and families.

This is Who We Were: In the 1910s ends with a comprehensive Bibliography, arranged by 13 topics from African Americas to World War I, and a detailed Index.

This dynamic new title will benefit a wide range of academic and personal research and curriculum needs. A truly unique and interesting look at what American life was like in 1910, this volume will be an important acquisition for high school, public and academic libraries as well as social science and history reference collections.


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Pub. Date: October 2014
Softcover: 694 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-177-9
Price: $160
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