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Life & Times in 20th-Century America [5 volumes] (Hardback)
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Life & Times in 20th-Century America [5 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 720 Pages / Published: 30/09/2003
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While newspapers, radio, television, and later the Internet reported astounding national and world events such as World War I and II, the moon landing, and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, daily life continued apace for most Americans. How did the century's various discoveries, inventions, and events affect everyday Americans? Greenwood's five-volume Life & Times in 20th-Century America traces in detail the ups and downs of this political and social history, helping students to see how historical events impacted citizens' daily lives. Each volume includes chapters on the following topics: America during the period (overview and chronology) Family Life Social and Political Attitudes Education The Economy Work Religion Health, Science and Technology Leisure, Sports, and Entertainment Fashions and Fads. Readers can trace each topic from the beginning of the century to its end, and can compare and contrast how various people and events influenced the topic over time. Volume 1: Becoming a Modern Nation: 1900-1920 Volume 2: Boom Times, Hard Times: 1921-1940 Volume 3: Hot and Cold Wars: 1941-1960 Volume 4: Troubled Times at Home: 1961-1980 Volume 5: Promise and Change: 1981-2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313325700
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 2912 g
Dimensions: 262 x 185 x 74 mm


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"This reference set will fill a homework need for many students seeking information on the events, popular culture, scientific achievements, and politics in America during the twentieth century."-VOYA
"This reference work is well illustrated with black and white pictures, graphs, and charts....It is best suited for middle school and public libraries, but might be useful to high schools as well."-VOYA
"Life & Times in 20th-Century America would be an excellent addition to both public and school lobraries and will provide both context and a solid bibliography for students."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Meets it goal of reaching patrons reading at a grade six to eight level....appropriate for school and public libraries. In some states, it would tie in more with the high-school than the middle school curriculum."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?Life & Times in 20th-Century America would be an excellent addition to both public and school lobraries and will provide both context and a solid bibliography for students.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly
?This reference set will fill a homework need for many students seeking information on the events, popular culture, scientific achievements, and politics in America during the twentieth century.?-VOYA
?This reference work is well illustrated with black and white pictures, graphs, and charts....It is best suited for middle school and public libraries, but might be useful to high schools as well.?-VOYA
?Meets it goal of reaching patrons reading at a grade six to eight level....appropriate for school and public libraries. In some states, it would tie in more with the high-school than the middle school curriculum.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?For United States history, this set is appealing as an introduction to each of the 20-year segments....[a] great deal of introductory information for the student who is looking for a topic or needs a brief introduction to the period....Recommended.?-Reference Reviews-Reference for Students
"For United States history, this set is appealing as an introduction to each of the 20-year segments....[a] great deal of introductory information for the student who is looking for a topic or needs a brief introduction to the period....Recommended."-Reference Reviews-Reference for Students

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