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About This Series

Each volume begins with a chronology of world events covering the entire decade. Each volume provides subject chapters covering "the Arts"; "Business & the Economy", "Education" "Fashion & Design" "Government & Politics" Law & Justice" "Lifestyles & Social Trends", "The Media" "Medicine & Health" "Religion" "Science & Technology" "Sports" Each chapter provides explanatory background essays, chapter-specific chronologies and alphabetically arranged items depicting the people, ideas, and facts important during that decade.

Included are explanations of concepts and events; term definitions; sidebars highlighting high-interest subjects; and almanac-style charts, lists, and statistics covering popular culture indicators such as awards, results of opinion polls, quotations, slang, commercials, prices, and much more.

Instructions For Searching American Decades Series: Advanced Search

  •   Click on "Adavnced Search".
  •   Choose "American Decades" from the publication title list.


Instructions For Searching American Decades Series: Browse By Decade

  •  Search the table of contents
  •  Select a decade
  •  Select a topic

Example: Clothing for youth in the 1980s

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