Cold War America, 1946 to 1990 (Almanacs of American Life) by Ross Gregory

By Ross Gregory

Reading a time of significant swap that known as into query probably the most authorized and commemorated criteria, ideas, and associations within the usa, this new quantity within the Almanacs of yank existence sequence offers a close examine daily life throughout the moment 1/2 the 20thcentury. chilly battle the US chronicles all points of society in this tumultuous period: adjustments within the financial system, from banking and finance to costs and inflation; developments in leisure, from well known track to varsity activities; politics, from coverage to scandal; the telecommunications revolution, from the publish workplace to the web; and masses extra. Tables offer designated data and knowledge on things like Academy Award[registered] winners, in keeping with capita volume of meat ate up, typical price of school school, Vietnam casualties, blizzards, and strategies of contraception. Excerpts from very important records of the time contain the Twenty-second via Twenty-eighth Amendments to the structure; Brown v. Board of schooling of Topeka, Kansas; President Elsenhower's rationalization of the origins of the Domino thought; JFK's inaugural handle; and Roe v. Wade. This thorough compilation of knowledge on American existence covers the key occasions of the forty-five yr interval that was once the chilly battle.

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6 Source: Wright, Universal Almanac 1995, 315. 37 16,709 ... 1,761 1,380 476 Europe 34,764 75,007 27,189 10,339 29,602 Canada & Newfoundland Mexico Caribbean Cuba Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica Other Caribbean Central America El Salvador Other Central America 1951– 1960 1961– 1970 1971– 1980 1,555 107 4,691 798 ... 9,551 46,250 6,231 19,307 3,519 335 21,572 39,988 34,526 98,376 10,142 4,340 63,369 49,775 267,638 354,987 13,399 172,820 244,783 354,804 996,944 1,716,374 1,982,735 171,718 60,589 49,725 26,313 377,952 299,811 123,091 78,948 413,310 453,937 470,213 208,536 169,939 640,294 741,126 264,863 5,627 911 ...

8. 9. 10. –Va. MSA San Diego, Calif. MSA Seattle–Tacoma,Wash. CMSA Houston–Galveston–Brazoria,Tex. –Md. 7 Source: Wright, New York Times Almanac 1998, 274. The territory includes Mexico, Central and South America (except for Brazil, which belonged to a Portuguese empire), and the Caribbean islands (except Haiti). Hispanic Americans have their roots in all the countries of this area, although people of different national origin congregated in different parts of the United States. Large numbers of Mexican Americans, who constituted more than half of all Hispanics, lived in California and Texas, where by 1990 they made up one-fourth of the population of each state.

This index is a measure of what hot weather “feels like’’ to the average person for various temperatures and relative humidities. bDegrees Fahrenheit. , World Almanac and Book of Facts 1996 (New York, 1995), 186. 3 State NORMAL DAILY MEAN TEMPERATUREa—SELECTED CITIES Station Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual Avg. Ala. Alaska Ariz. Ark. Calif. 0 Calif. Calif. Calif. Colo. Conn. 9 30 Cold War America, 1946 to 1990 Station Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep.

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