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The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000 / Theodore Caplow, Louis Hicks, Ben J. Wattenberg.

By: Caplow, Theodore.
Contributor(s): Hicks, Louis | Wattenberg, Ben J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, c2001Description: xv, 308 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 084474137X (alk. paper); 9780844741376 (alk. paper); 0844741388 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780844741383 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Statistics | United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- StatisticsDDC classification: 306/.0973/0904 Other classification: 15.85 | MG 70010
Contents:
Preface -- Chap. 1. Population -- Chap. 2. Work -- Chap. 3. Education -- Chap. 4. Family -- Chap. 5. Living arrangements -- Chap. 5. Religion -- Chap. 6. Active leisure -- Chap. 7. Health -- Chap. 9. Money -- Chap. 10. Politics -- Chap. 11. Government -- Chap. 12. Crime -- Chap. 13. Transportation -- Chap. 14. Business -- Chap. 15. Communications -- Notes -- Index -- About the authors -- Supplementary resources.
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Companion v. to the PBS television documentary "The first measured century."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-296) and index.

Preface -- Chap. 1. Population -- Chap. 2. Work -- Chap. 3. Education -- Chap. 4. Family -- Chap. 5. Living arrangements -- Chap. 5. Religion -- Chap. 6. Active leisure -- Chap. 7. Health -- Chap. 9. Money -- Chap. 10. Politics -- Chap. 11. Government -- Chap. 12. Crime -- Chap. 13. Transportation -- Chap. 14. Business -- Chap. 15. Communications -- Notes -- Index -- About the authors -- Supplementary resources.

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Library Journal Review

With this tie-in to a PBS documentary that aired in December, Caplow (Recent Social Trends in the United States), Louis Hicks (Systems of War and Peace), and Ben J. Wattenberg (Values Matter Most) have created a handbook of historical statistics covering such categories as "population," "work," and "health." They also include statistical information from Robert and Helen M. Lynd's famous sociological study, Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture (1927), which addresses attitudes and trends. The text, which generally covers the 20th century, presents a narrative introduction on one page and the statistics in chart form on the opposing page. A Statistical Portrait of the United States: Social Conditions and Trends (Bernan, 1998) and the Datapedia of the United States: America Year by Year 1790-2005 (Bernan, 2000) cover the same areas in much greater detail. They are much higher priced, however, making the title under review an inexpensive and helpful historical reference for libraries needing only one such title. Substantial collections with other historical statistical titles will find it an optional complement only.ÄCharlie Cowling, SUNY at Brockport Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Joseph Ben Zion Wattenberg (August 26, 1933 - June 28, 2015), known as Ben J. Wattenberg, was an American author, commentator and demographer. He was an aide and speechwriter to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968, and served as an adviser to Hubert Humphrey's 1970 Senate race. Wattenberg was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to various committees and commissions by Presidents Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, as well as by then-Speaker Tom Foley. Wattenberg died on June 28, 2015 from complications following surgery. <p> Wattenberg's written works included: The First Universal Nation, 1991; Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future, 2004; Values Matter Most, 1995; and Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism, 2008. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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