How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life (For Better Of Worse)

How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life (For Better Of Worse)

by David Frum
     
 

A Rip van Winkle who nodded off in the 1940s and woke up today would be astonished by middle-aged men going to work in khaki pants and baseball caps, millions of children in daycare, and the crumbling of the mainline Protestant churches. If asked when and how these changes came about, most people would probably point to the 1960s. But David Frum argues that it was the… See more details below

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A Rip van Winkle who nodded off in the 1940s and woke up today would be astonished by middle-aged men going to work in khaki pants and baseball caps, millions of children in daycare, and the crumbling of the mainline Protestant churches. If asked when and how these changes came about, most people would probably point to the 1960s. But David Frum argues that it was the supposedly quiescent 1970s that created modern America, and altered the American personality forever. The decade left behind a country that was less self-confident, less literate, less polite, less economically equal, more competitive, more expressive and more sexual. Frum examines this metamorphosis through political events, popular opinion polls, films, music, advertising and more to describe the most total social transformation the United States has lived through since the coming age of industrialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679311003
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
05/08/2001
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.91(h) x 1.13(d)

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