The Eighties in America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587654482
  • ISBN-13: 9781587654480
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1178 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

This fully illustrated, three-volume encyclopedia is a companion set to The Sixties in America, The Fifties in America, and The Seventies in America. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada.

The set's 663 articles discuss people, books, films, television series, musical groups, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 1980's-for this work, defined as January 1, 1980, through December 31, 1989-in order to explore what made the decade unique.

Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, The Eighties in America presents clear discussions of its topics, explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar. Entries fall into the following general categories: arts and literature, business and economics, crime and punishment, disasters, education, environmental issues, film and television, health and medical issues, international relations, journalism, military and war, politics and government, popular culture, popular music, religion and spirituality, science and technology, sexuality, social issues, sports, and transportation.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Contributors.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Aboriginal rights in Canada.
2: Abortion.
3: Abscam.
4: Academy Awards.
5: ACT UP.
6: Action films.
7: Adams, Bryan.
8: Advertising.
9: Aerobics.
10: Affirmative action.
11: Africa and the United States.
12: African Americans.
13: Age discrimination.
14: Agriculture in Canada.
15: Agriculture in the United States.
16: AIDS epidemic.
17: AIDS Memorial Quilt.
18: Air India Flight 182 bombing.
19: Air pollution.
20: Air traffic controllers' strike.
21: Airplane!.
22: Aliens.
23: Alternative medicine.
24: America's Most Wanted.
25: Anderson, Terry.
26: Androgyny.
27: Apple Computer.
28: Archaeology.
29: Architecture.
30: Arena Football League.
31: Art movements.
32: Artificial heart.
33: Asian Americans.
34: Aspartame.
35: Astronomy.
36: AT'T breakup.
37: Atlanta child murders.
38: Atwater, Lee.
39: Auel, Jean M..
40: Baby Fae heart transplantation.
41: Baby Jessica rescue.
42: Back to the Future.
43: Bakker, Jim and Tammy Faye.
44: Ballet.
45: Baseball.
46: Baseball strike of 1981.
47: Basketball.
48: Basquiat, Jean-Michel.
49: Beattie, Ann.
50: Beirut bombings.
51: Beloved.
52: Bennett, William.
53: Bentsen, Lloyd.
54: Berg, Alan.
55: Berlin Wall.
56: Big Chill, The.
57: Bioengineering.
58: Biological clock.
59: Biopesticides.
60: Bird, Larry.
61: Black Monday stock market crash.
62: Blade Runner.
63: Blondie.
64: Bloom County.
65: Blue Velvet.
66: Boat people.
67: Boitano, Brian.
68: Bon Jovi.
69: Bonfire of the Vanities, The.
70: Bonin, William.
71: Book publishing.
72: Bork, Robert H..
73: Bourassa, Robert.
74: Bowers v. Hardwick.
75: Nadon.
76: Boy George and Culture Club.
77: Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
78: Brat Pack in acting.
79: Brat Pack in literature.
80: Brawley, Tawana.
81: Break dancing.
82: Breakfast Club, The.
83: Brett, George.
84: Bridges, Jeff.
85: Broadway musicals.
86: Broderick, Matthew.
87: Brokaw, Tom.
88: Bush, George H. W..
89: Business and the economy in Canada.
90: Business and the economy in the United States.
91: Cabbage Patch Kids.
92: Cable television.
93: CAD/CAM technology.
94: Caffeine.
95: Cagney and Lacey.
96: Camcorders.
97: Canada Act of 1982.
98: Canada and the British Commonwealth.
99: Canada and the United States.
100: Canada Health Act of 1984.
101: Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement.
102: Canadian Caper.
103: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
104: Cancer research.
105: Car alarms.
106: Cats.
107: Cell phones.
108: Central Park jogger case.
109: Cerritos plane crash.
110: Challenger disaster.
111: Cheers.
112: Cher.
113: Children's literature.
114: Children's television.
115: China and the United States.
116: Chrétien, Jean.
117: Chrysler Corporation federal rescue.
118: Claiborne, Harry E..
119: Clancy, Tom.
120: Classical music.
121: Close, Glenn.
122: Closing of the American Mind, The.
123: CNN.
124: Cold Sunday.
125: Cold War.
126: Color Purple, The.
127: Colorization of black-and-white films.
128: Comedians.
129: Comic Relief.
130: Comic strips.
131: Compact discs (CDs).
132: Computers.
133: Conch Republic.
134: Confederacy of Dunces, A.
135: Congress, U.S..
136: Congressional page sex scandal.
137: Conservatism in U.S. politics.
138: Consumerism.
139: Cosby Show, The.
140: Cosmos.
141: Costner, Kevin.
142: Country music.
143: Crack epidemic.
144: Craft, Christine.
145: Crime.
146: Cruise, Tom.
147: Cyberpunk literature.
148: Dallas.
149: Dance, popular.
150: Davies, Robertson.
151: Day After, The.
152: Decker, Mary.
153: Deconstructivist architecture.
154: De Lorean, John.
155: Demographics of Canada.
156: Demographics of the United States.
157: Designing Women.
158: Devo.
159: Diets.
160: Disability rights movement.
161: Disposable cameras.
162: DNA fingerprinting.
163: Do the Right Thing.
164: Domestic violence.
165: Doppler radar.
166: Douglas, Michael.
167: Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.).
168: Dukakis, Michael.
169: Dupont Plaza Hotel fire.
170: Duran Duran.
171: Dworkin, Andrea.
172: Dynasty.
173: École Polytechnique massacre.
174: Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.
175: Education in Canada.
176: Education in the United States.
177: El Niño.
178: Elections in Canada.
179: Elections in the United States, midterm.
180: Elections in the United States, 1980.
181: Elections in the United States, 1984.
182: Elections in the United States, 1988.
183: Elway, John.
184: Empire Strikes Back, The.
185: Environmental movement.
186: Epic films.
187: Erdrich, Louise.
188: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.
189: Europe and North America.
190: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
191: Exxon Valdez oil spill.
192: Facts of Life, The.