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This is Who We Were: In The 1970s


This is Who We Were: In the 1970s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in America from 1970 to 1979. 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: 28 in-depth Personal Profiles examine the lives of individuals and families who lived during the 1970s. Each profile details life at home, at work, and in the community.  Profiles also include original tables from the 1970 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 the Vietnam War 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. Figures for Annual Income and Selected Prices are included, as well as a Value of a Dollar Index that compares the rate of $1 for every year between 1970 and 2014. This is a fascinating look at the economic picture of the 1970s 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 1970s. This section offers 39 original articles, excerpts, speeches, and advertising copy that influenced American thought from 1970-1979. 

1970 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 1970 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 1970-1979, 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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Pub. Date: January 2016
Softcover: 502 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-749-8
Price: $160
Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press Platform
e-ISBN: 978-1-61925-750-4
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