This is Who We Were: In the 1980s, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619259354
  • ISBN-13: 9781619259355
  • DDC: 338.973
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This is Who We Were: In the 1980s explores American life in the 1980s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Essay on the 1980s.
Introduction.
Profiles.
1: 1980: Alberto Enriquez, Sergeant First Class, Desert One Mission: Iran.
2: 1981: Elizabeth Putnam, 15-Year Old Migrant Worker from New York.
3: 1982: Brad Lawson, Sound Assistant for Austin City Limits TV Show.
4: 1982: Greg Tilsner, Software Company Executive from California.
5: 1983: Anna Delgado, Anti-Nuclear Weapons Movement Protestor.
6: 1983: Maggi Taylor, 23-year-old Boom Operator in NYC.
7: 1983: Alicia Burack, Civilian (Medical Student), Invasion of Grenada.
8: 1983: Jim Rosser, National Football League Referee.
9: 1984: Stephen Hessenfeld, Fine Tuned Hasbro's GI Joe.
10: 1984: Rigo Garcia, 23-year-old Construction Worker from Costa Rica.
11: 1985: James Krenov, Master Woodworker and College Professor.
12: 1985: Paul Howe, Professional Football Player.
13: 1985: Edwidge Dominique, 23-year-old Artist from Haiti in Miami, Florida.
14: 1985: Valerie Jaffen, 12-year-old Cellist from Connecticut.
15: 1985: Alex Behr, Corporate Director of European Operations.
16: 1985: Carleen Cahill, Classical Music Singer.
17: 1986: Jake Szmanda, Timber Industry Worker and Animal Conservationist.
18: 1986: James Kenny Jarrett, Super Accurate Rifle Guru.
19: 1986: Maria Knapp, Scientist from California.
20: 1987: Aaron Slayton, Brainy Kid Turned Tutor.
21: 1987: Adam Quigley, Lawyer from New York.
22: 1988: Ahmed Waltari, Cell Phone Magnate from Williamstown, New York, and Monaco.
23: 1989: Bill Reindollar, Created Cash Register Repair Service.
24: 1989: Carlos Piccolo, Cross-Country Runner.
25: 1989: Sergeant Luella Sprague, Invasion of Panama.
26: 1989: Charles Coughlin Myers, Anti-Abortion Protestor.
27: 1989: An Dung and Nguyet Nguyen, Vietnamese Immigrants who Valued Education.
28: 1989: Irby Hipp, Teenage Video-Game Player from West Virginia.
Historical Snapshots.
29: Early 1980s.
30: Mid 1980s.
31: Late 1980s.
Economy of the Times.
32: Consumer Expenditures.
33: Annual Income of Standard Jobs.
34: Selected Prices.
35: The Value of a Dollar, 1860-2015.
All Around Us.
36: “Homecoming Album for a Hostage, the Year Jimmy Lopez Missed,” by Anne Fadiman, Life, December 1980.
37: “Education, A Case of Despair,” by Ronald L. Goldfarb, The Iowa State University Press, 1981.
38: “How Software Is Manufactured,” Inc., January 1982.
39: “Prab Robots Inc. Keeps It Simple,” Inc., June 1982.
40: “A Moon-Made Match, Two of the Reverend's Disciples Embark on a ‘Spiritual Blind Date,’” by Anne Fadiman, Life, August 1982.
41: “Country Balladeer to Give Acoustic Concert in SF,” Santa Fe New Mexican, December 24, 1982.
42: “Top 100,” Inc., 1982.
43: “Reagan's Case Against the Freeze,” excerpts from a speech by President Ronald Reagan to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, March 31, 1983.
44: “Cries of Plague for Mysterious AIDS,” by Loudon Wainwright, Life, July 1983.
45: “6-Month Surge in AIDS Reported,” UPI, August 5, 1983.
46: “107 Immigrants Arrested As Illegal in Jersey Raid,” Associated Press, August 20, 1983.
47: “The Battle for Grenada, American Troops Take Charge on the Island but Face Surprisingly Stiff Opposition,” Newsweek, November 7, 1983.
48: “Grenada Syndrome,” by Michael T. Klare, The Nation, November 12, 1983.
49: “Grenada's Gain, Our Loss,” Editorial in Commonweal, November 18, 1983.
50: “The Meaning of Grenada,” National Review, November 25, 1983.
51: “Defense Key in Playoffs,” The Capital (Annapolis, Maryland), December 26, 1984.
52: “The Lucrative Little LBO Shops: Who Needs Mega-Mergers?” by Solveig Jansson, Institutional Investor, August 22, 1985.
53: “High Blood Pressure? It May Be in Your Genes,” Business Week, April 3, 1985.
54: “Broncos, Saints Inspire Opposite in Fans,” The Capital (Annapolis, Maryland), November 15, 1985.
55: “Football Fanatics Set Record Straight,” Salina Journal (Kansas), December 12, 1985.
56: “Michael Jackson Inks Multimillion-Dollar Deal With Pepsi,” Rolling Stone, June 19, 1986.
57: “The Rod Stewart Concert Video, Video News,” Rolling Stone, June 19, 1986.
58: “0.5 Percent of Families Found to Hold 35 Percent of Wealth,” by Michael Wines, Los Angeles Times, July 26, 1986.
59: “Gold Medal Gear,” Popular Mechanics, March 1988.
60: “Great Expectations,” Forbes, April 18, 1988.
61: “Twins Scott and Stuart Gentling Sell off a High-Priced Audubon and Give Wing to Their Own Bird Book,” People, June 15, 1988.
62: “Dining on an Ancient Hilltop,” Bon Appetit, November, 1988.
63: “Looking for Dedication? Cross Country Sets the Pace,” by Bob Frisk, Chicago Daily Herald, November 11, 1988.
64: “Securing Participants Keeps Coaches on the Run,” by Ira Josephs, Doyleston Intelligencer (Pennsylvania), August 27, 1989.
Census Data.
65: State-by-State Comparative Tables: 1980, 1990 and 2010.
66: Total Population.
67: White Population.
68: Black Population.
69: American Indian/Alaska Native Population.
70: Asian Population.
71: Hispanic Population.
72: Foreign-Born Population.
73: Urban Population.
74: Rural Population.
75: Males per 100 Females.
76: Median Age.
77: High School Graduates.
78: College Graduates.
79: One-Person Households.
80: Homeownership.
81: Median Home Value.
82: Median Gross Rent.
83: Households Lacking Complete Plumbing Facilities.
84: We the Americans:.
85: We, the American Women.
86: We, the American Blacks.
87: We, the American Hispanics.
88: We, the American Asians.
89: We, the American Pacific Islanders.
90: We, the First Americans.
91: We, the American Foreign Born.
92: We, the American Elderly.
93: We, the American Children.
94: We, the Americans: Our Education.
95: We, the Americans: Our Homes.
96: 1990 Census of Population.
97: General Population Characteristics.
98: Social and Economic Characteristics.
99: General Housing Characteristics.
100: Detailed Ancestry Groups for States.
101: Detailed Occupation and Other Characteristics.
Further Reading.
Index.