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Decades of American History

  • Decades of American History
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Format: eBook
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America in the 1900s and 1910s
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America in the 1920s
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America in the 1930s
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America in the 1940s
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America in the 1950s
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America in the 1960s
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America in the 1970s
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America in the 1980s
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America in the 1990s
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Chronology of 20th-Century America
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Specifications

Decades of American History, an exciting new set, encourages young readers to explore each decade of the 20th century in all its colorful history. Each inviting and user-friendly volume includes 100 or more photographs, box features, pull-out quotations and facts in the margin, a glossary, a further reading list, and an index.

Reviews and Awards

"This set will ignite the interest in young readers about the history of the United States. The text is engaging and the photographs and layout will provide much insight into the time being discussed. Although the volumes can be bought separately, [these books] work best as a set as each volume ties in nicely with the next in the series. This series is highly recommended for middle and high school libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

"The series provides an excellent source for students working on timeline projects, or those who need to study major events of a certain period...high school libraries may want to purchase the [set] to allow students a broad source to choose topics to research further."
VOYA

Summary

Each decade in 20th-century America was defined by the people, events, and trends that combined to infuse it with its own distinct personality. In the 1920s there were flappers and the Charleston, in the 1950s bobby-soxers and hula hoops, in the 1970s hippies and disco, and in the 1990s Lilith Fair and the World Wide Web. Studying these decades one by one gives readers a true feel for the character and events of the time. Decades of American History, an exciting set, encourages young readers to do just that, exploring each decade of the 20th century in all its colorful history.

In addition to coverage of each presidential administration, important events, and historical trends, these compelling books include information on what was happening in the arts, sciences, popular culture, fashion, and music. Each inviting and user-friendly volume includes 100 or more photographs, box features, pull-out quotations and facts in the margin, a glossary, a further reading list, and an index. Designed to be accessible to young readers, these volumes provide a fascinating history of 20th-century America.