Daily Life in the United States, 1960-1990: Decades of Discord (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life in the United States, 1960-1990: Decades of Discord (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Myron A. Marty

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Overview

Daily Life in the United States, 1960-1990: Decades of Discord (Daily Life Through History Series) by Myron A. Marty

Students, teachers, and interested readers can use this important resource to examine the evolution of the everyday lives of ordinary people in the United States from 1960 to 1990. The volatility of the civil rights movement; the impact of the baby boom generation; the influences of television, advertising, and other media; the emergence of environmental and consumer-protection movements; and the effects the Vietnam War and Watergate had on the American public are just a few of the issues examined and outlined. From the space age to the computer age, the user can explore how change-induced discord and adjustment to "postmodern times" led to cultural standoffs, affecting everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313090424
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Series: Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

MYRON A. MARTY is the Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor and Professor of History at Drake University. His other works include Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You (1982), Your Family History: A Handbook for Research and Writing (1978), Retracing Our Steps: Studies in Documents from the American Past (1972), and Lutherans and Roman Catholicism: The Changing Conflict: 1917-1963 (1968).

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Modern Times Flourish and Fade: 1960-1966

Family Life

Changing Population Patterns

Private and Public Lives

Consumers in the Material World

The Other America

Mind and Spirit

Technology in Daily Life

Cultural Transformations

Troubled Times: 1967-1974

Changing Families

Civil Rights and Group Identities

Securities Shaken

Cultural Reflections/Cultural Influences

Material Aspects of Life

Environmental and Consumer Protection

Technology's Small Steps and Giant Leaps

Hard Knocks for Schools

Spiritual Matters

Not Ready for New Times

The Times of Adjustment: 1975-1980

Family Changes Continue

The Peoples of America

Security Concerns

Television, Movies, and More

Cares of Daily Life

Arenas of Discord

Pulling Together

Crossing the Postmodern Divide: 1981-1990

Family Variations

People at the Margins

Security Issues Continue

Diversions

Concerns of Daily Life

Technology

More Discord

Prospects

Selected Bibliography

Index

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