eBook The Value of a Dollar, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619252929
  • ISBN-13: 9781619252929
  • DDC: 338.520973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

A century and a half of America’s consumer economy in one easy-to-use volume. This fifth edition of the highly successful The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities. The Value of a Dollar is for both the student engaged in historical research and the user who simply wants to know what life was like during the time of his or her ancestors.

Perfect for anyone curious about social history: students studying the topics that require knowledge about everyday life in America; teachers who seek information to enliven classroom discussions; writers who need access to the basic facts of America’s commerce; business historians seeking data to establish a framework of wage and price information during a specific period; and reporters seeking to enhance a story with economic details.

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Acknowledgement.
Introduction.
Contents.
1: The Value of a Dollar, 1860–2012.
2: 1860–1899: The Age of Endeavor.
3: 1900–1919: The Progressive Era and World War I.
4: 1900–1904.
5: 1905–1909.
6: 1910–1914.
7: 1915–1919.
8: 1920–1939: Return to “Normalcy,” the Great Depression, and Recovery.
9: 1920–1924.
10: 1925–1929.
11: 1930–1934.
12: 1935–1939.
13: 1940–1959: World War II, Recovery, and the Cold War.
14: 1940–1944.
15: 1945–1949.
16: 1950–1954.
17: 1955–1959.
18: 1960–1979: The Vietnam War and the Global Economy.
19: 1960–1964.
20: 1965–1969.
21: 1970–1974.
22: 1975–1979.
23: 1980–1999: From Recession to the Era of Possibilities.
24: 1980–1984.
25: 1985–1989.
26: 1990–1994.
27: 1995–1999.
28: 2000–2009: 9/11, The War on Terror, and the Aftermath.
29: 2000–2004.
30: 2005–2009.
31: 2010–2014: New Beginnings.
32: 2010–2013.
33: Pricing Trends: 1910–2012*.
34: Around the House.
35: Fashion.
36: Help Wanted.
37: Items in the Refrigerator.
38: The Outdoors.
39: The Sports Page.
40: Travel & Entertainment.
General Sources.
Pricing Trends Sources.
Bibliography.
Index.