This is Who We Were: In the 1960s explores American life in the 1960s – a truly tumultuous and pivotal decade in our nation. Readers will uncover what life was like for ordinary Americans as they lived through a Social Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War, all in the span of 10 short years. This new 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: 30 in-depth Personal Profiles examine the lives of individuals and families who lived during the 1960s. Each profile details life at home, at work, and in the community. Profiles also include original tables from the 1960 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. In chronological order-Early 1960s, Mid 1960s, and Late 1960s-these include an amazing range of firsts and turning points in American history, from the signing of the Civil Rights Act into law to the famous "bed-in for peace" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, during which they recorded "Give Peace a Chance."
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—1963, 1965 and 1968—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 the 1960s 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 1960s. This section offers 48 original pieces-articles, book excerpts, and speeches-that influenced American though in the 1960s, from articles declaring "Negro Singer to Wed White Actress," "JFK IS ASSASINATED," and "In the Round, Viet Talks Resume," this section is the eyes and ears of America in the 1960s.
1960 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 1960 for many cities, in 26 different interesting population characteristics.
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 1960, 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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