American Pop [4 volumes]: Popular Culture Decade by Decade

American Pop [4 volumes]: Popular Culture Decade by Decade

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by Bob Batchelor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313344108

ISBN-13: 9780313344107

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own

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Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces.

Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation. In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories: Key Events in American Life, Advertising, Architecture, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, Sports and Leisure Activities, Travel, and Visual Arts. Coverage includes: How Others See Us, Controversies and scandals, Social and cultural movements, Trends and fads, Key icons, and Classroom resources. Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference or research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313344107
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Pages:
1712
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.60(h) x 5.90(d)

Table of Contents

Volume One, 1900-1929

Series Foreword

Preface

Introduction

1900-1909

Timeline of 1900-1909

Overview of 1900-1909

Advertising of the 1900-1909

Architecture of 1900-1909

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of 1900-1909

Entertainment of 1900-1909

Fashion of 1900-1909

Food of 1900-1909

Music of 1900-1909

Sports and Leisure of 1900-1909

Travel of 1900-1909

Visual Arts of 1900-1909

1910s

Timeline of the 1910s

Overview of the 1910s

Advertising of the 1910s

Architecture of the 1910s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1910s

Entertainment of the 1910s

Fashion of the 1910s

Food of the 1910s

Music of the 1910s

Sports and Leisure of the 1910s

Travel of the 1910s

Visual Arts of the 1910s

1920s

Timeline of the 1920s

Overview of the 1920s

Advertising of the 1920s

Architecture of the 1920s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1920s

Entertainment of the 1920s

Fashion of the 1920s

Food of the 1920s

Music of the 1920s

Sports and Leisure of the 1920s

Travel of the 1920s

Visual Arts of the 1920s

Notes

Resource Guide

Volume Two, 1930-1959

Introduction

1930s

Timeline of 1930s

Overview of the 1930s

Advertising of the 1930s

Architecture of the1930s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1930s

Entertainment of the 1930s

Fashion of the 1930s

Food of the 1930s

Music of the 1930s

Sports and Leisure of the 1930s

Travel of the 1930s

Visual Arts of the 1930s

1940s

Timeline of the 1940s

Overview of the 1940s

Advertising of the 1940s

Architecture of the 1940s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1940s

Entertainment of the 1940s

Fashion of the 1940s

Food of the 1940s

Music of the 1940s

Sports and Leisure of the 1940s

Travel of the 1940s

Visual Arts of the 1940s

1950s

Timeline of the 1950s

Overview of the 1950s

Advertising of the 1950s

Architecture of the 1950s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1950s

Entertainment of the 1950s

Fashion of the 1950s

Food of the 1950s

Music of the 1950s

Sports and Leisure of the 1950s

Travel of the 1950s

Visual Arts of the 1950s

Notes

Resource Guide

Volume Three, 1960-1989

Introduction

1960s

Timeline of the 1960s

Overview of the 1960s

Advertising of the 1960s

Architecture of the 1960s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1960s

Entertainment of the 1960s

Fashion of the 1960s

Food of the 1960s

Music of the 1960s

Sports and Leisure of the 1960s

Travel of the 1960s

Visual Arts of the 1960s

1970s

Timeline of the 1970s

Overview of the 1970s

Advertising of the 1970s

Architecture of the 1970s

Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and Comics of the 1970s

Entertainment of the 1970s

Fashion of the 1970s

Food of the 1970s

Music of the 1970s

Sports and Leisure of the 1970s

Travel of the 1970s

Visual Arts of the 1970s

1980s

Timeline of the 1980s

Overview of the 1980s

Advertising of the 1980s

Architecture of the 1980s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1980s

Entertainment of the 1980s

Fashion of the 1980s

Food of the 1980s

Music of the 1980s

Sports and Leisure of the 1980s

Travel of the 1980s

Visual Arts of the 1980s

Notes

Resource Guide

Volume Four, 1990s - 2000s

Introduction

1990s

Timeline of the 1990s

Overview of the 1990s

Advertising of the 1990s

Architecture of the 1990s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 1990s

Entertainment of the 1990s

Fashion of the 1990s

Food of the 1990s

Music of the 1990s

Sports and Leisure of the 1990s

Travel of the 1990s

Visual Arts of the 1990s

2000s

Timeline of the 2000s

Overview of the 2000s

Advertising of the 2000s

Architecture of the 2000s

Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics of the 2000s

Entertainment of the 2000s

Fashion of the 2000s

Food of the 2000s

Music of the 2000s

Sports and Leisure of the 2000s

Travel of the 2000s

Visual Arts of the 2000s

Appendixes

Cost of Products from 1900-2000s

Classroom Resources

Notes

Resource Guide

Bibliography

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American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bjneary More than 1 year ago
This four volume set gives students a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the many and varied aspects of pop culture across America from 1900 to the present. The volumes cover the following chronological periods: V 1. 1900-1929, V 2. 1930-1959, V 3. 1960-1989 and Vol. 4. 1990-Present. There is an Introduction for each volume focusing on the major issues during that period. There is a Timeline of events for the decade which gives extra oversight and content to the study of the period and an Overview of each deacde. Chapters focus on specific areas of pop culture (Advertising, Books, Entertainment, Fashion, Food Muisc and much more) supplemented with sidebars containing stories, photos, illustrations and Notable information. There are endnotes for each decade and a Resource Guide and Index. Volume 4 also contains a Cost of Products from 1900-2000, and an Appendix with Classroom Resources for teachers and students and a Cumulative Index. Students, teachers and the general reader will love sifting through the experiences of Americans as they easily follow the crazes, technological breakthroughs and the experiences of art, entertainment, sports and other cultural forces and events that influenced each generation. Reference- Popular Culture