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The Resource This is who we were, In the 1940s, [edited by] Grey House Publishing

This is who we were, In the 1940s, [edited by] Grey House Publishing

Label
This is who we were, In the 1940s
Title
This is who we were
Title part
In the 1940s
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Grey House Publishing
Title variation
In the 1940s
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A companion resource to the 1940 Census just released by the US National Archives, This is Who We Were, provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1940 and how it compares statistically to life today. Using both original material from the 1940 Census (reprinted here in a different color), readers will find richly-illustrated Personal Profiles, Economic Data, and Current Events to give meaning and depth to what life was like in 1940 America as the country was emerging from depression, but on the verge of war. Next, a wide range of data from the 1940 and 2010 Census are put side-by-side so users can quickly and easily see differences and similarities over these past 70 years. Background Information - Then & Now: Provides the reader with a framework to explore this interesting text including the Media Response to the 1940 Census and State Ranking Tables that compare the 1940 to the 2010 Census by 16 different data points. Individual cities are also ranked at the back of the volume. Personal Profiles: This section profiles 26 Americans whose lives were sandwiched between the Great Depression and World War II, undeniably a fascinating time in America's history. Each profile also offers interesting detail on the individual's community, not only where he or she worked, but where they lived, shopped, and schooled their children. When possible, profiles include original tables from the 1940 Census. For example, the story of an autoworker in Detroit, Michigan includes nine original tables from the 1940 Census, which are specific to Detroit in 1940. They are reprinted exactly as they appeared 73 years ago, and provide population statistics about Detroit's citizens including age, education, country of birth, and employment. Historical Snapshots: Examines the decade leading up to 1940 through a historical lens. What was going on in America? What new products were invented? What movies were popular? What clothing styles were fashionable? This fun, easy-to-read section also offers the "facts" in politics, social action and more. These snapshots bring to mind when Social Security checks were first distributed (late 1930s), when McDonald's first opened (1940), and hundreds more facts that help paint a picture of America in the years leading up to, thus influencing, results of the 1940 Census. Economy of the Times: Presents a wide range of economic data, including the prices of food, clothing, transportation and housing, typical salaries for dozens of jobs and so much more. This section provides a fascinating look at the economic picture of 1940 and how the engine that drives our economy has changed. For example, Economy of the Times shows that the average utility bill in 1939 was $23.66 A YEAR! All Around Us -What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To: There is no better way to put your finger on the pulse of a country than to read its magazines and newspapers. This sections offers 50 original pieces - articles, comic strips, advertisements, and book excerpts - that influenced those Americans who made up the 1940 Census. This section offers a fascinating look at the current trends and issues facing the average American family from 1930-1940."--Publisher website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DON
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
This is who we were, In the 1940s, [edited by] Grey House Publishing
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Edition statement supplied by publisher
  • "Based on material from Grey House Publishing's Working Americans Series by Scott Derks."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Profiles -- Historica snapshots -- Economy of the times -- All around us: what we saw, wrote, read & listened to -- Census data
Control code
ocn922373455
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 579 pages
Isbn
9781619257412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922373455
Label
This is who we were, In the 1940s, [edited by] Grey House Publishing
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Edition statement supplied by publisher
  • "Based on material from Grey House Publishing's Working Americans Series by Scott Derks."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Profiles -- Historica snapshots -- Economy of the times -- All around us: what we saw, wrote, read & listened to -- Census data
Control code
ocn922373455
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 579 pages
Isbn
9781619257412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922373455

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