America in the 1970s

America in the 1970s

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Explores cultural, economic, and political events of the 1970s, and discusses personalities including Richard Nixon, Gloria Steinem, and Ruhollah Khomeini.

Facts on File
Although the 1970s may seem like a quiet decade compared to the 1960s, it was actually a time of violence and political unrest. It was also a decade of positive changes and many firsts. For example, the decade marked the first time both an African-American woman and a Jewish woman were elected to Congress. Three major cities elected their first African-American mayors. It was the first time human beings saw what the surface of Mars looked like when the Viking mission sent back digital pictures, and it was also the first time a U.S. president resigned from office.

This volume guides readers through a time when the country was emerging from one of the most turbulent decades in its history. Chapter-by-chapter coverage, enhanced by more than 100 photographs, explains the major events, people, and cultural changes of the time. Pull-out quotations and facts combine with a glossary, further reading list, and index to make this accessible volume the perfect choice for young readers.

Coverage includes:
  • The presidencies of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter
  • The end of the Vietnam War
  • Thurgood Marshall's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The women's movement
  • Roe v. Wade
  • The creation of Saturday Night Live
  • Howard Cosell hosting ABC's Monday Night Football
  • Disco.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2005
ISBN: 9780816056439
Characteristics: 128 p . : ill. ; 25 cm


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