America in the 1990s

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What were Americans doing in the 1990s? Watching Seinfeld, listening to Nirvana and Snoop Dogg, shopping on eBay, and much more. Americans also faced polarizing controversy, from race to right-to-life issues. Medical breakthroughs, immigration, religious cults, and the president's personal affairs all created much debate among political and religious leaders as well as the general public. The decade's headliners included President Bill Clinton, Microsoft mogul Bill Gates, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, singer Kurt...

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Overview

What were Americans doing in the 1990s? Watching Seinfeld, listening to Nirvana and Snoop Dogg, shopping on eBay, and much more. Americans also faced polarizing controversy, from race to right-to-life issues. Medical breakthroughs, immigration, religious cults, and the president's personal affairs all created much debate among political and religious leaders as well as the general public. The decade's headliners included President Bill Clinton, Microsoft mogul Bill Gates, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, singer Kurt Cobain, and golfer Tiger Woods. They helped to make the nineties a time of innovation, controversy, and prosperity. From grunge to Google, from sitcoms to the Hubble Space Telescope, read about this fascinating decade from start to finish.

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Gr 7-10–This well-written, appealing series provides glimpses into life in the United States during the 20th century. Chapters discuss the politics, science and technology, economy, social issues, literature and entertainment, sports, and music of the time and analyze how those factors affected this country's history. The texts are enlivened with quotes and excerpts from primary sources, period photos, and two sets of sidebars. “Profiles” provides biographical sketches of important people and “Turning Points” explains the significance of important events. Both the main texts and the sidebars offer extensive coverage of women and minority groups. A solid choice for readers and researchers.
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Marlene Targ Brill has written a number of books for young readers, among them Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor, Diary of a Drummer Boy, Tourette Syndrome, and Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad.

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