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The Resource Cold War America, 1946 to 1990, Ross Gregory ; Richard Balkin, general editor

Cold War America, 1946 to 1990, Ross Gregory ; Richard Balkin, general editor

Label
Cold War America, 1946 to 1990
Title
Cold War America, 1946 to 1990
Statement of responsibility
Ross Gregory ; Richard Balkin, general editor
Title variation
  • Almanacs of American life
  • Facts on File library of American history
Title variation remainder
  • Cold War America, 1946 to 1990
  • Cold War America, 1946 to 1990
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examining a time of immense change that called into question some of the most accepted and honored standards, principles, and institutions in the United States, this new volume in the Almanacs of American Life series provides a detailed look at everyday life during the second half of the 20thcentury. Cold War America chronicles all aspects of society during this tumultuous era: changes in the economy, from banking and finance to prices and inflation; trends in entertainment, from popular music to college sports; politics, from policy to scandal; the telecommunications revolution, from the post office to the internet; and much more. Tables provide detailed statistics and information on such things as Academy Award[registered] winners, per capita amount of meat consumed, average cost of college tuition, Vietnam casualties, blizzards, and methods of birth control. Excerpts from important documents of the time include the Twenty-second through Twenty-eighth Amendments to the Constitution; Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas; President Elsenhower's explanation of the origins of the Domino Theory; JFK's inaugural address; and Roe v. Wade. This thorough compilation of information on American life covers the major events of the forty-five year period that was the cold war. -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E741
LC item number
.G76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Almanacs of American life
  • Facts on File library of American history
Label
Cold War America, 1946 to 1990, Ross Gregory ; Richard Balkin, general editor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Facts on File library of American history series statement from book jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 606-608) and index
Contents
  • 1. The Americans: population and immigration -- 2. Weather and climate -- 3. Chronology, 1946-1990 -- 4. The American economy -- 5.Transportation -- 6. Communications -- 7. Vital statistics and health care -- 8. Religion -- 9. Politics and government -- 10. Military forces and wars: hot and cold -- 11. States -- 12. Cities of the United States (The most, and least, promising metropolitan counties, 1990 ; New York City ; Los Angeles ; Chicago ; Houston ; Philadelphia ; San Diego ; Detroit ; Dallas ; Phoenix ; San Antonio)--
  • 13. Prominent and representative Americans (Rachel Carson ; Cesar Chavez ; Vine Deloria, Jr. ; Clint Eastwood ; Chris Evert ; Ella Fitzgerald ; Betty Friedan ; Billy Graham ; Bob Hope ; Hubert H. Humphrey ; Daniel K. Inouye ; Lyndon B. Johnson ; Barbara Jordan ; George F. Kennan ; John F. Kennedy ; Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Henry Kissinger ; Ray Kroc ; Nancy Lopez ; Malcolm X ; Thurgood Marshall ; Joe McCarthy ; James Michener ; Marilyn Monroe ; Richard M. Nixon ; Sandra Day O'Connor ; I.M. Pei ; Jackson Pollock ; Colin Powell ; Elvis Presley ; Ronald Reagan ; Jackie Robinson ; Jonas Salk ; Charles M. Schulz ; William B. Shockley ; Frank Sinatra ; Harry S. Truman ; Werner von Braun ; George C. Wallace ; Ryan White)-- 14. Education -- 15. Science and technology -- 16. Art and architecture -- 17. Entertainment -- 18. Sports -- 19. Crime and punishment -- 20. Selected documents
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xv, 670 p.
Isbn
9780816038688
Lccn
2001051136
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Cold War America, 1946 to 1990, Ross Gregory ; Richard Balkin, general editor
Publication
Note
Facts on File library of American history series statement from book jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 606-608) and index
Contents
  • 1. The Americans: population and immigration -- 2. Weather and climate -- 3. Chronology, 1946-1990 -- 4. The American economy -- 5.Transportation -- 6. Communications -- 7. Vital statistics and health care -- 8. Religion -- 9. Politics and government -- 10. Military forces and wars: hot and cold -- 11. States -- 12. Cities of the United States (The most, and least, promising metropolitan counties, 1990 ; New York City ; Los Angeles ; Chicago ; Houston ; Philadelphia ; San Diego ; Detroit ; Dallas ; Phoenix ; San Antonio)--
  • 13. Prominent and representative Americans (Rachel Carson ; Cesar Chavez ; Vine Deloria, Jr. ; Clint Eastwood ; Chris Evert ; Ella Fitzgerald ; Betty Friedan ; Billy Graham ; Bob Hope ; Hubert H. Humphrey ; Daniel K. Inouye ; Lyndon B. Johnson ; Barbara Jordan ; George F. Kennan ; John F. Kennedy ; Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Henry Kissinger ; Ray Kroc ; Nancy Lopez ; Malcolm X ; Thurgood Marshall ; Joe McCarthy ; James Michener ; Marilyn Monroe ; Richard M. Nixon ; Sandra Day O'Connor ; I.M. Pei ; Jackson Pollock ; Colin Powell ; Elvis Presley ; Ronald Reagan ; Jackie Robinson ; Jonas Salk ; Charles M. Schulz ; William B. Shockley ; Frank Sinatra ; Harry S. Truman ; Werner von Braun ; George C. Wallace ; Ryan White)-- 14. Education -- 15. Science and technology -- 16. Art and architecture -- 17. Entertainment -- 18. Sports -- 19. Crime and punishment -- 20. Selected documents
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xv, 670 p.
Isbn
9780816038688
Lccn
2001051136
Other physical details
ill., maps

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