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The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2009 / by Scott Derks.

By: Derks, Scott.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amenia, NY : Grey House Pub., 2009Edition: 4th ed.Description: xix, 690 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781592374038; 1592374034.Subject(s): Prices -- United States -- History | Wages -- United States -- History | Purchasing power -- United States -- History | Cost and standard of living -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Value of a dollar.DDC classification: 338.5/20973 LOC classification: HB235.U6 | D47 2009
Contents:
1860-1899: the age of endeavor -- 1900-1919: the Progressive Era and World War I -- 1920-1939: Return to "Normalcy," the Great Depression, and recovery -- 1940-1959: World War II, recovery and the Cold War -- 1960-1979: the Vietnam War and the global economy -- 1980-1999: From recession to the era of possibilities -- 2000-2009: 9/11, War on Terror, and the aftermath -- 1900-2007: Trends.
Summary: This fourth edition of The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities. --from publisher description.
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"A universal reference book"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 677]-685) and index.

1860-1899: the age of endeavor -- 1900-1919: the Progressive Era and World War I -- 1920-1939: Return to "Normalcy," the Great Depression, and recovery -- 1940-1959: World War II, recovery and the Cold War -- 1960-1979: the Vietnam War and the global economy -- 1980-1999: From recession to the era of possibilities -- 2000-2009: 9/11, War on Terror, and the aftermath -- 1900-2007: Trends.

This fourth edition of The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities. --from publisher description.

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This is an invaluable tool for all researchers or those simply curious about social history, commerce, and salaries of many occupations and careers in the arts, sports, and entertainment industries. Like its predecessors, this fourth edition is all about practical economics: what things cost and how much money people have to buy them. Previous spending habits could very well guide us into smarter spending in the years to come, 2009 included. The book contains currency-conversion charts by subject area, the key economic events of each period, and selected incomes of different classes for workers. Consumer expenditures, investments, and the national averages paid for representative jobs are also included in this large text of specialized and somewhat arcane information. Short clips from such publications as Time magazine, the New York Times, and BusinessWeek present the interesting range of items as they were advertised in these periodicals at various time periods. The "Pricing Trends" section illustrates prices from former times to today. Bar charts and numeric tables show that a first-class postage stamp was actually more expensive in 1900 (49 cents by today's standards) than in 2007 (41 cents). And that the salary of the President of the United States is worth considerably less today than in earlier years. Bottom LIne Both great-grandparents and serious students in historical research will benefit from this book. It will be an especially valuable study to students of American history, economics, and even mathematics. For all libraries.-Albert Vara, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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