Baby Boom: People and Perspectives (Perspectives in American by Rusty Monhollon

By Rusty Monhollon

This attractive selection of essays explores the various methods americans of each race, classification, gender, and political leaning skilled the newborn Boom.

• Separate bankruptcy of fundamental records delivering perception into the innovations and stories of daily americans, together with excerpts from Dr. Benjamin Spock's The good judgment e-book of child and baby Care, journal ads, and significant social activities of the 1960s

• A complete chronology of occasions throughout the child growth, tracing the new release from 1945 to the present

• stories and oral histories from participants of the infant growth generation

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Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006. Jones, Landon Y. Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1980. Keyssar, Alexander. ’’ In The Reader’s Companion to American History, edited by Eric Foner and John Arthur Garraty, 858–862. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Light, Paul C. Baby Boomers. New York: Norton, 1988. Marty, Myron A. Daily Life in the United States, 1960–1990: Decades of Discord. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997. May, Elaine Tyler.

Schempp. Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique. 1964 4,027,000 million babies are born; the Baby Boom ends. S. population is 191,888,791. The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. SNCC organizes Freedom Summer, and 1,000 white college students participate; three civil rights workers are murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters take their first Magic Bus trip, which Tom Wolfe recounts in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Congress approves The Tonkin Gulf Resolution, giving President Johnson broad authority to direct the war in Vietnam.

1981 Americans held hostage in Iran are freed moments after Reagan takes office. Reagan appoints Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court, the first woman to sit on the court. President Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt. Scientists discover the virus that causes AIDS. S. history. 1982 The banking industry is deregulated. Reagan breaks the strike by air traffic controllers. AIDS recognized as a disease. S. invades Grenada, a small island in the Caribbean, and overthrows its Communist-backed government.

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