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This is Who We Were In the 1970s

  • ID: 3667894
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 500 Pages
  • Grey House Publishing Inc
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This new addition to the This is Who We Were series provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in America in the 1970s.

Collecting information from government surveys, social worker histories, economic data, family diaries, letters, newspapers, and magazine features, This is Who We Were: In the 1970s assembles a remarkable personal and realistic look into America’s past. This new volume features nearly 30 profiles of people living and working in the 1970s, painting a complete picture of what it was like to live in America in this period. These stories portray both struggling and successful Americans from various economic classes, occupations, and regions across the country, capturing a wide range of thoughts and emotions.

This new reference source is divided into five major sections, preceded by a thorough Introduction and an essay titled “America, 1970s,” and followed by a detailed Bibliography and alphabetical Index.

Section I, Personal Profiles, contains 29 profiles of individuals and families from the time period, beginning with a brief introduction that anchors the text to the year provided. Then, each profile is arranged into three categories, all detailing thorough information about the person profiled: Life at Home, Life at Work, and Life in the Community.

Section II, Historical Snapshots, includes lists of important “firsts” for America, from technical advances and political events to new products and top-selling books. This section highlights significant turning points in American history.

Section III, Economy of the Times, 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.

Section IV, All Around Us - What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To, 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. These printed pieces show how popular opinion was formed, and how American life was affected.

Finally, Section V, Census Data, begins with state-by-state comparative tables from the 1900, 1970, and 2010 Censuses, all of which include table topics on Total Population, White Population, Black Population, American Indian/Alaskan Native Population, Asian Population, and Homeownership Rate. Following these tables are reprints from the original 1970 Census of Population.

This is Who We Were: In the 1970s is a dynamic new title built to fill many academic, personal research, and curriculum needs. This comprehensive look at the last 30 years of the 20th century presents American history through the eyes and ears of everyday Americans, not just the word of historians or politicians.
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- Essay on the 1970s

- Introduction

Section One: Profiles

This section contains 28 profiles of individuals and families living and working in the 1970s. It examines their lives at home, at work, and in their neighborhoods. Based upon historic materials, personal interviews, and diaries, the profiles give a sense of what it was like to live in the years 1970 to 1979.

- 1970: Co-creator of Sesame Street
- 1970: Earth Day Advocate
- 1971: Vietnam Veteran
- 1971: Life Insurance Agent
- 1972: Grateful Dead Fanatic
- 1972: Wrigly Family Engineer
- 1973: Vietnam POW
- 1973: Summer Intern at Family’s Coal Company
- 1973: Basketball Player & Coach
- 1975: Antique Dealers
- 1975: Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
- 1975: Jamacian Immigrant & Caregiver
- 1976: Music Writer & Critic
- 1976: Inventor of Liquid Paper
- 1977: Daughter of Single Mother
- 1977: Professional Hockey Player
- 1977: American in China Helps Refugees
- 1977: Elementary School Principal
- 1977: Real Estate Lawyer & Antique Store Owners
- 1978: Roumanian Immigrant & Photojournalist
- 1978: Champion Sailboat Crew Member
- 1978: Founder of Sunshine Orange Juice Company
- 1979: Boxing Cutman
- 1979: Hispanic Musician
- 1979: Vietnamese Immigrants
- 1979: Family Business Owner
- 1979: U.S. Marine
- 1979: Financial Whiz Kid

Section Two: Historical Snapshots

This section includes lists of important “firsts” in America, from technical advances and political events to new products and top-selling books. Combining American history with fun facts, these snapshots present an easy-to-read overview of what happened in the 1970s.

- Early 1970s
- Mid 1970s
- Late 1970s

Section Three: Economy of the Times

This section looks at a wide range of economic data, including prices for food, clothing, transportation, and housing, plus reprints of actual advertisements for products and services of the time. It includes comparable figures for expenditures, income, and prices, plus a valuable year-by-year listing of the value of a dollar.

- Consumer Expeditures
- Annual Income
- Selected Prices
- Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2014

Section Four: All Around Us - What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To

This section includes reprints of newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, and other items designed to help readers focus on what was on the minds of Americans in the 1970s. These 39 original pieces show how popular opinion was formed, and how American life was affected.

- All Around Us - 1970s

Section Five: Census Data

This section includes state-by-state comparative tables and reprints from the 1980 Census.

- State-by-State Comparative Tables: 1970, 1980 and 2010
- Twentieth Decennial Census of the United States
- 1980 Census of Population
- Volume 1: Characteristics of the Population
- Part 1: United States Summary
- Chapter B: General Population Characteristics
- Chapter C: General Social and Economic Characteristics
- 1980 Census of Housing
- Volume 3: Subject Reports
- Chapter 4: Structural Characteristics of the Housing Inventory

- Bibliography

- Index
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