The Forties in America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587656639
  • ISBN-13: 9781587656637
  • DDC: 973.91
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1282 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

The set covers the full breadth of North American history and culture, with 654 alphabetically arranged, easy to understand articles. The essays in this set range from one half to six pages long, and follow a standard format. Each article begins with a concise title followed by a brief description of the person, organization, work, concept, or event. Every essay features an "Impact" section, which reviews the subject's broader importance during the 1940's. Every article concludes with "See Also" cross references, and bibliographical notes. Volume three contains 17 appendixes providing additional information about major films, Academy Award winners, major Broadway plays, major radio programs, bestselling books and major literary awards, popular musicians and top selling recordings, winners of major sports events, major U.S. legislation, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The appendixes also include a glossary of new words and slang, a detailed time line, and an annotated bibliography. Also included are three brand new appendixes never before seen in previous Decades sets: annotated lists of U.S. wartime agencies, major World War II battles, and top wartime military leaders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Contributors.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Abbott and Costello.
2: Academy Awards.
3: Acheson, Dean.
4: Advertising in Canada.
5: Advertising in the United States.
6: Aerosol Cans.
7: African Americans.
8: Agriculture in Canada.
9: Agriculture in the United States.
10: Air Force, U.S..
11: Air Pollution.
12: Aircraft Carriers.
13: Aircraft Design and Development.
14: Alaska Highway.
15: Aleutian Island Occupation.
16: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
17: All the King's Men.
18: America First Committee.
19: An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and American Democracy.
20: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
21: American Federation of Labor.
22: American Negro Exposition.
23: Amos ‘n’ Andy.
24: Andrews Sisters.
25: Andy Hardy Films.
26: Animated Films.
27: Antibiotics.
28: Anticommunism.
29: Appalachian Spring.
30: Arcadia Conference.
31: Arcaro, Eddie.
32: Archaeology.
33: Architecture.
34: Armistice Day Blizzard.
35: Army, U.S..
36: Army Rangers.
37: Arnold, Henry “Hap”.
38: “Arsenal of Democracy” Speech.
39: Art Movements.
40: Art of This Century.
41: Asian Americans.
42: Astronomy.
43: Atlantic, Battle of the.
44: Atlantic Charter.
45: Atomic Bomb.
46: Atomic Clock.
47: Atomic Energy Commission.
48: Auden, W. H..
49: Auto Racing.
50: Automobiles and Auto Manufacturing.
51: Baby Boom.
52: Ballard v. United States.
53: Ballet Society.
54: Balloon Bombs, Japanese.
55: Ballpoint Pens.
56: Barkley, Alben William.
57: Baseball.
58: Basketball.
59: Bataan Death March.
60: Baugh, Sammy.
61: Benét, Stephen Vincent.
62: Benny, Jack.
63: Bentley, Elizabeth.
64: Berle, Milton.
65: Berlin Blockade and Airlift.
66: Bernstein, Leonard.
67: The Best Years of Our Lives.
68: Biddle, Francis.
69: Big Bang Theory.
70: Bikini Bathing Suits.
71: Binary Automatic Computer.
72: Birth Control.
73: Black Dahlia Murder.
74: Black Market.
75: Bobby-Soxers.
76: Bogart, Humphrey.
77: Bombers.
78: Book Publishing.
79: Bourke-White, Margaret.
80: Boxing.
81: Bracero Program.
82: Bradley, Omar N..
83: Braun, Wernher von.
84: Brenda Starr.
85: Bretton Woods Conference.
86: Broadway Musicals.
87: Bulge, Battle of the.
88: Bunche, Ralph.
89: Bureau of Land Management.
90: Business and the Economy in Canada.
91: Business and the Economy in the United States.
92: Byrd, Richard E..
93: Byrnes, James.
94: Cabrini Canonization.
95: Cairo Conference.
96: Canada and Great Britain.
97: Canadian Citizenship Act of 1946.
98: Canadian Minority Communities.
99: Canadian Nationalism.
100: Canadian Participation in World War II.
101: Canadian Regionalism.
102: Cancer.
103: Cantwell v. Connecticut.
104: Capra, Frank.
105: Carbon Dating.
106: CARE.
107: Casablanca.
108: Casablanca Conference.
109: Casualties of World War II.
110: Censorship in Canada.
111: Censorship in the United States.
112: Central Intelligence Agency.
113: Chandler, Raymond.
114: Chaplains in World War II.
115: Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire.
116: China and North America.
117: China-Burma-India Theater.
118: Chips the War Dog.
119: Chuck and Chuckles.
120: Churchill, Winston.
121: Cisco Kid.
122: Citizen Kane.
123: Civil Defense Programs.
124: Civil Rights and Liberties.
125: Clifford, Clark.
126: Cloud Seeding.
127: Coast Guard, U.S..
128: Cochran, Jacqueline.
129: Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire.
130: Code Breaking.
131: Code Talkers.
132: Coinage.
133: Cold War.
134: Coles, Honi.
135: Comic Books.
136: Comic Strips.
137: The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care.
138: Communist Party USA.
139: Computers.
140: Congress, U.S..
141: Congress of Industrial Organizations.
142: Congress of Racial Equality.
143: Conscientious Objectors.
144: Conservatism in U.S. Politics.
145: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
146: Cowboy Films.
147: Credit and Debt.
148: Crimes and Scandals.
149: Crosby, Bing.
150: Curious George Books.
151: D Day.
152: Dance.
153: Davis, Benjamin O., Jr..
154: Davis, Bette.
155: Davis, Glenn.
156: Davis, Miles.
157: Daylight Saving Time.
158: Death of a Salesman.
159: Decolonization of European Empires.
160: De Kooning, Willem.
161: Demographics of Canada.
162: Demographics of the United States.
163: Department of Defense, U.S..
164: Desegregation of the U.S. Military.
165: Destroyers-for-Bases Deal.
166: Dewey, Thomas E..
167: Dieppe Raid.
168: DiMaggio, Joe.
169: Dim-Out of 1945.
170: Diners Club.
171: Disney Films.
172: DNA Discovery.
173: Doolittle Bombing Raid.
174: Dorsey, Tommy.
175: Double Indemnity.
176: Duncan v. Kahana-moku.
177: Duplessis, Maurice Le Noblet.
178: Economic Wartime Regulations.
179: Education in Canada.
180: Education in the United States.
181: Einstein, Albert.
182: Eisenhower, Dwight D..
183: Elections in Canada.
184: Elections in the United States: 1940.
185: Elections in the United States: 1942 and 1946.
186: Elections in the United States: 1944.
187: Elections in the United States: 1948.
188: Eliot, T. S..
189: Ellington, Duke.
190: Emergency Price Control Act of 1942.
191: ENIAC.
192: Enola Gay.