eBook American Decades: 2000-2009, 2009 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414437099
  • ISBN-13: 9781414437095
  • DDC: 973.931
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 621 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

A comprehensive survey of the first decade of the American 21st century, covering both famous people and major events that shaped American history from 2000 to 2009 in more than a dozen historical categories. This volume extends the popular and critically acclaimed series and provides coverage of the day-to-day experiences of Americans living during the decade. Topics include: headline makers, topics in the news, arts and entertainment, business and the economy, education, government, politics and law, lifestyles and social trends, medicine and health, science and technology, and sports.

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Features and Benefits

  • At the end of the volume will be a subject index and a "Where to learn More" section with bibliographical citations.
  • Student-Friendly Features include: Readers Guide; chronology of the decade for each of the topic areas; an overview entry about the decade; sidebars for interesting facts and more in depth coverage of the topics; and a further reading section for each topic area.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414436068 | ISBN-13: 9781414436067

Reviews

"Teachers can use these books to stimulate interest in neglected aspects of social history. Recommended for school, college, and public libraries." -- CHOICE (June 1995)

— Choice

"Entertaining vignettes impart perspective within the decade, enliven the text, and contribute to our understanding of the forces, movements, and developments in the decade." -- LPCA Insights (Library of Congress Professional Association, Nov/Dec 1994)

— LPCA Insights

"Captures the culture and the mood of the times. Library patrons who want to know what life was like then can find a multifaceted answer in this well-organized, informative volume." -- Wilson Library Bulletin (June 1995)

— Wilson Library Bulletin

"Superb. Anyone interested in this nation’s growth and development during the past 95 years may want to own the complete series." -- Don DeNevi, The Town Crier (January 1995)

— Town Crier, The

"Can be recommended to a wide audience. The information is accurate and well presented . . . and everything is nicely packaged in sturdy, attractive volumes. Recommended for public, academic, and high school libraries." -- American Reference Books Annual [1997]

— ARBA

"This comprehensive, unbiased coverage of the decade’s major issues is organized such that readers can find both minutiae and broad trends in American culture... Definitely a must-have resource for both school and public libraries. Highly Recommended." -- The Book Report (May/June 2001)

— Book Report

"Brief, easily understood sections that will be useful to lower reading-level students." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

— Booklist

"Gale adds to its popular American Decades series with this volume surveying the people and events that defined the period, from O.J. and Oprah to the Starr Report, the bull market, and the explosion of the Internet." -- Booklist (February/March 2001)

— Booklist

"This is by far one of the most interesting ’decade’ books I have read. An attractive and readable format. Because of the wealth of information, it serves as an excellent research tool. Because of the depth of information, it is just fun to browse. I highly recommend this book." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (February 1995)

— VOYA

"This useful, well-organized work offers terse insights into what happened during the decade as well as chronologies; lists; and information on trends, people in the news, awards, deaths, and publications... A clear and concise resource." -- School Library Journal (May 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Gale adds to its popular American Decades series with this volume surveying the people and events that defined the period, from O.J. and Oprah to the Starr Report, the bull market, and the explosion of the Internet." -- Reference Books Bulletin (March 2001)

— Reference Books Bulletin

"Exhaustive and enthralling." -- Arizona Republic (06/19/94)

— Arizona Republic