This is Who We Were: In The 1940s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in America from 1940 to 1949. This new volume in the This is Who We Were 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 America's family tree. The richly illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.
Personal Profiles: Over 25 in-depth Personal Profiles examine the lives of individuals and families who lived during the 1940s. Each profile details life at home, at work, and in the community. Profiles also include original tables from the 1940 Census, reprinted exactly as they appeared decades 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 intriguing facts, these snapshots present, in chronological categories, an easy-to-read overview of World War II on the home front and the fascinating years after.
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—1943, 1945 and 1948—in the following categories: Consumer Expenditures, Annual Income, Selected Prices, and the Value of the Dollar from 1860 to 2010. This is a fascinating look at the economic picture of the 1940s 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 1940s. These printed pieces show how popular opinion was formed and how American life was affected in this decade at war and at peace.
1940 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 1940 for many cities, in 26 different interesting population characteristics.
This dynamic new title will benefit a wide range of academic, personal research, and curriculum needs. A truly unique and interesting look at what American life was like from 1940-1949, this volume is an important acquisition for high school, public, and academic libraries, as well as social science and history collections.
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