This is Who We Were: In the 1990s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in America from 1990 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 1990s. Each profile details life at home, at work, and in the community. Photographs and original advertisements support each chapter, and many include industry or social timelines and contemporary articles. Profiles also include original tables from the 1990 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 1990s—the Gulf War, the launch of the World Wide Web, the Los Angeles Riots, the Lewinsky scandal, the Y2K scare—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 1990s and how the engine that drives our economy has changed. There is a Value of a Dollar Index that compares the buying power of $1.00 in 2016 to the buying power in every year prior, back to 1860, helping to put the economic data into context.
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 1990s. This section offers 50 original articles, book excerpts, speeches, and advertising copy that influenced American thought from 1990-1999.
1990 Census Summary & Comparison Data: This section includes invaluable data to help define the 1990s such as State-by-State comparative tables, and actual reprints from the 2000 Census, including 27 Census Briefs and three Special Reports. Here you will find detailed population, social and economic characteristics. This section also includes dozens of maps and charts for easy analysis.
This is Who We Were In The 1970s ends with a Further Reading section and a detailed Index.
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 1990-1999, 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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