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US History-20th Century Decades: Print Reference Books

Reference Books

 Here are several reference  and circulating books to get you started in your research:

  • 20th century Day by Day - R 909.82 T971 2000  (1 volume)
  • All American ads - R 659.132 A4161 - Multiple volumes - each volume covers a different decade.
  • American Foods By the  Decade - R 641.5973 A51213 2011 (1 volume)
  • American Presidents Year By Year - R 973.099 N424a 2004 (3 volume set)
  • Beacham's encyclopedia of social change : America in the twentieth century - R 306.0973 B3655 2001 ( 4 volume set)

Set contains 42 articles (25 to 135 pages each) which  traces the evolution of key indicators of American social thought through the decades of the 20th century.  Key indicators include: immigration, the economy, fashion, housing, sports, family life, race, gender, religion, science, transportation and others.

  • Everyday fashions of the fifties as pictured in Sears catalogs -  391.0973904 E936 2002
  • Everyday fashions of the Sixties : as pictured in Sears catalogs - 391.09739046 E936 1999
  • Historical Statisics of Black America - R 973.0496 H67431 1995 - (2 volume set)

Volume 1-Chapter 1-Agriculture-Chapter 2-Business and Economics-Chapter 3-Crime, Law Enforcement, and Legal Justice-Chapter 4-Education-Chapter 5-Family-Chapter 6-Health, Disabilities, and Health Care-Chapter 7-Housing-Chapter 8-Income, Spending, and Wealth-Chapter 9-Labor and Employment.

Volume 2-Chapter 10-Media-Chapter 11-Military and Military Affairs-Chapter 12-Miscellany-Chapter 13-Politics and Elections-Chapter 14-Population-Chapter 15-The Professions-Chapter 16-Religion-Chapter 17-Slavery and the Slave Trade-Chapter 18-Sports and Leisure-Chapter 19-Vital Statistics-Reference Resources-Subject Index-Index by Year.

  • Historical statistics of the United States : earliest times to the present - R 317.3 H673 2006 (5 volume set)
  • Latino chronology : chronologies of the American mosaic - R 973.046872 F4755L 2007 -1 volume
  • Millennium, year by year - R 902.02 M646 2000 - 1 volume
  • The Native North American almanac - R 970.004 N39 (4 volume set)

Provides a chronology of Native North American history from 1500 to 1992

  • The Oxford encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States - R 973.0468 O97 2005 (4 volume set)
  • Reference library of Hispanic America - R 973.0468 R332 (3 volume set)

Contents:v. 1. A historical overview. Spanish explorers and colonizers. Significant documents. Historic landmarks. The family. Relations with Spain and Spanish America. Population growth and distribution. Language -- v. 2. Law and politics. Education. Business. Labor and employment. Women. Religion. Organizations. Scholarship. Literature. Art -- v. 3. Theater. Film. Music. Media. Science. Sports. Prominent Hispanics.

  • The Timetable of technology - R 609.04 T55, 1982 (1 volume)

Chronological listings, from 1900 through 1981, of significant discoveries and developments in medicine, communications, transport, energy, food technology, and other fields.

  • Timetables of world history - R 902.02 T2587t 2006 - 1 volume