In over 600 pages, This is Who We Were: In the 1920s contains a wealth of detailed information on the 1920s, featuring:
Personal Profiles: Over 25 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 Community. Profiles also include original tables from the 1920 Census, reprinted exactly as they appeared 94 years ago.
Historical Snapshots: This 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 1920s.
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 and services of the time. It includes figures for three years-- 1923, 1925 and 1928 in the following categories: Consumer Expenditures, Annual Income, Selected Prices and a Value of the Dollar from 1860 to 2010. A fascinating look at the economic picture of 1920 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 others items designed to help the reader focus on what was on the minds of Americans in the 1920s. These printed pieces show how popular opinion was formed, and how American life was affected in this decade.
1920 Census Summary & Comparison Data: This section includes actual Census material, including a comprehensive U.S. report that summarizes individual responses along with a Comparison of Principal Cities charts population characteristics in 1920 for many cities, in 26 different interesting population characteristics.
This dynamic 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 1920, 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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