The Seventies in America

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3 Volumes
1,159 Pages
672 Articles
300 Photographs
60 Sidebars and Tables
Ready-Reference Top Matter
Illustrations Maps/Charts
Bibliography in Every Article
General Bibliography
Personages Index
Annotated Organization List
Annotated Website List
Time Line
Category List
Subject List

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The Nineties in America
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Editor: John C. Super,
West Virginia University 

December 2005 · 3 volumes
1,159 pages · 8"x10"

Combines Print & Online Access
ISBN: 978-1-58765-228-8
# of Pages: 1220
# of Volumes: 3
Print List Price: $395

The Seventies in America
Some 650 articles on a wide range of subjects provide comprehensive coverage of the impact of the 1970's on the United States and Canada. With free, unlimited online access to all the "Decades" titles in your collection.

Three volumes, including 1,159 pages
672 articles and 60 sidebars and tables
Hundreds of photos, illustrations and graphs
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings

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Watergate, the Vietnam War, the environmental movement, the energy crisis, the women's movement, disco. The Seventies in America brings this controversial decade to life by examining these topics and many more. This encyclopedia appears at a time when many people are reevaluating the 1970's, realizing that it was not a superficial, throwaway era but actually a time of dynamic political, social, and cultural change. The Seventies in America is also a much-needed source of reliable information for today's students, all of whom were born after the decade ended. 

This illustrated three-volume encyclopedia is a companion set to The Sixties in America (1999) and The Fifties in America (2005). It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in the United States and Canada.The Seventies in America features both longer overviews and shorter entries discussing people, books, films, television series, musical groups, and other important topics. Every entry focuses on that topic or person during the 1970's (1/1/70 to 12/31/79) in order to explore what made the decade unique. Topics that span several decades may provide some background and aftermath information to help place the 1970's in perspective.

The Seventies in America contains 672 essays, in alphabetical order, ranging from 500 to 3,000 words in length. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, the essays present clear discussions of their topics, explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar. 

The Seventies in America contains 300 photographs of the decade's people and events and numerous graphs, charts, and sidebars highlighting interesting facts and trends from the era.

Organization & Format
Every essay begins with a clear, concise title followed by a brief description of the person, organization, work, concept or event covered. Further headings attribute authorship, establish a date for the subject, and assign a place or location where appropriate. Every essay includes a heading called "Significance," which offers a brief assessment of what made the topic important during the 1970s.

Within the text, boldfaced subheads show readers the overall organization of the essay at a glance. Every essay features an "Impact" section, which examines the subject's broader importance. Longer overviews include a section called "Subsequent Events" that sums up later developments. Cross-references at the end of each essay direct readers to additional entries in the encyclopedia on related subjects. Every entry, regardless of length, offers bibliographical notes in order to guide readers to additional information about the topic. Annotations are provided in essays of 1,000 words or more. Every essay includes an author byline.

Volume 3 of The Seventies in America contains sixteen appendices that provide additional information about selected aspects of the decade in quickly accessible formats. 

The five entertainment appendices list major films, Academy Award winners, major Broadway plays and theatrical awards, most-watched television shows, and Emmy Award winners. The two literature appendices list the best-selling U.S. books and the winners of major literary awards.Two music appendices list the decade's most popular musicians and Grammy Award winners. A sports appendix provides a quick glance at the winners of major sporting events of the 1970's. The two legislative appendices look at the U.S. Supreme Court and its major decisions and important legislation passed by Congress during the decade. The other appendices are a glossary of new words and slang from the 1970's, a detailed time line of the decade, an annotated general bibliography, and an annotated list of Web sources on 1970's subjects.