This is Who We Were: In the 1980s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in America from 1980 to 1989. This new volume 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.
Personal Profiles: 28 in-depth Personal Profiles examine the lives of individuals and families who lived during the 1980s. Each profile details life at home, at work, and in the community. Profiles also include original tables from the 1980 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 iconic events in the 1980s, from the first cell phones and personal computers to the fall of the Berlin wall, and everything in between.
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. This is a fascinating look at the economic picture of the 1980s and how the engine that drives our economy has changed. At the end of this section is a Value of a Dollar Index that compares the buying power of $1.00 in 2015 to the buying power in every year, back to 1860.
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 1980s. This section offers 29 original articles, excerpts, speeches, and advertising copy that influenced American thought from 1980-1989.
1980 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 1980 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 1980-1989, 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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