Baby Boom: People and Perspectives

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Rusty L. Monhollon
ABC-CLIO, 2010 - 246 pages

This engaging collection of essays explores the many ways Americans of every race, class, gender, and political leaning experienced the Baby Boom.


This revealing new work goes inside the Baby Boom generation to look at how everyday people within the boomer demographic changed--and were changed by--the course of American history.

Baby Boom: People and Perspectives does not focus on one single historic moment, but rather follows different groups within the Baby Boom generation as they move through history. From the generation gap of the 1950s to the civil rights movement, from Vietnam and the counterculture of the 1960s to Watergate and the Reagan era, and from the Clinton years to September 11th and the recent resurgence of conservatism, this insightful social history shows how Baby Boomers across the breadth of American society experienced and impacted the same historic events differently.


  • Separate chapter of primary documents offering insight into the thoughts and experiences of everyday Americans, including excerpts from Dr. Benjamin Spock's The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, magazine advertisements, and major social movements of the 1960s
  • A comprehensive chronology of events during the Baby Boom, tracing the generation from 1945 to the present
  • Testimonies and oral histories from individuals of the Baby Boom generation

 

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Table des matières

Series Introduction
ix
Introduction
xiii
Acknowledgments
xxxiii
About the Editor and Contributors
xxxv
Chronology
xxxvii
1 Baby Boomers and the Family
1
2 Women and the Baby Boom
19
3 Students and the Baby Boom
37
6 Poverty and the Baby Boom
91
7 Religion and the Baby Boomers
105
8 The Counterculture
117
9 The Organization Man
133
10 Suburbanites and Suburbia
149
Primary Documents
165
Reference
209
Bibliography
223

4 African Americans
55
5 Hispanic Americans
73

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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Rusty Monhollon is associate professor of history and director of Masters in Humanities at Hood College, Frederick, MD.

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