eBook This Is Who We Were: A Companion To 1940 Census, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161925008X
  • ISBN-13: 9781619250086
  • DDC: 330.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1940 and how it compares statistically to life today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Dedication.
Introduction.
Background Information: Then & Now.
Preface.
Media Response.
1: 1940 and 2010 Census Data: State by State Comparisons & Rankings.
2: Profiles.
3: Family of Four Depend on Ford Motor Company Job.
4: Family Life in a Planned Community.
5: Farmer Finds Second Career Creating Insurance Just for Farmers.
6: Family Wiped Out by Stock Market Crash.
7: America Repatriates its Own Citizens to Mexico.
8: African American Couple Emigrate from Rural South to Urban North.
9: Tennessee Farmer Finds Success as Welder for TVA.
10: The Fight for Equality and Civil Rights is Vibrant.
11: Civil Unrest Sweeps Across America.
12: Speedboat Champion Strives to Create the Ultimate Machine.
13: Boxer Claims the Role of Villain to Achieve Success.
14: South Carolina Family Endures Death, Debts and Selling the Farm.
15: Microphone Innovations Usher in Popular Crooners.
16: Judge Takes the Road Less Travelled.
17: Government Work Program Strengthens American Music Scene.
18: Methodist Minister Tames Troubled Churches.
19: The Fight to Make America Liquor-Free Continues.
20: The Man who Made the Electric Light Bulb Affordable.
21: Newspaper Sportswriter is Best Job in the World.
22: Discovering the Power of Technicolor.
23: New York Bond Trader Sees a Rebounding Economy.
24: Keeping up with the “Swingingest Female Alive”.
25: RCA-Victor Researcher Works in Secret on Inventing Television.
26: How Wheaties Became “Breakfast of Champions”.
27: Tobacco Heiress Continues to Live the Good Life.
28: Frozen Food Innovator Focuses on Portable Food for Soldiers.
29: Historical Snapshots.
30: Early 1930s.
31: Mid 1930s.
32: Late 1930s.
33: 1940.
34: Economy of the Times.
35: 1930.
36: 1931.
37: 1932.
38: 1933.
39: 1934.
40: 1935.
41: 1936.
42: 1937.
43: 1938.
44: 1939.
45: 1940.
46: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To.
47: 1940 Census Summary & Comparison Data.
48: United States Summary from the 1940 Census.
49: 1940 Census Comparison of Principal Cities.
Index.