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American Identities is a blinding array of basic records and important essays culled from American heritage, literature, memoir, and pop culture that discover significant currents and developments in American background from 1945 to the current. The textbook charts the wealthy multiplicity of yankee identities as refracted throughout the diverse lenses of race, type, and gender, and formed through universal historic social approaches similar to migration, households, paintings, and struggle. instead of easily instructing historical past, American Identities actively engages scholars within the history-making strategy whereas constructing the talents an important to studying significant and enduring cultural texts.

Substantial editorial subject and the accompanying instructor’s advisor supply assets for lecture room use and for pupil initiatives, together with:

Headnotes and research advisor questions for every examining routines for person and workforce studying and viewing Time-lines Interview questions Bibliographies to steer scholars into changing into readers of yank tradition and historians in their households

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14. On lengthening commutes, see ‘‘It’s Taking Longer to Get to Work,’’ Olympian, December 6, 1995. The figures in this and the following paragraph come from Levy, ‘‘Incomes and Income Inequality,’’ pp. 1–57; May and Porter, ‘‘Poverty and Income Trends, 1994’’; Reynolds Farley, The New American Reality: Who We Are, How We Got Here, Where We Are Going (New York: Russell Sage, 1996), pp. 83–85; Gelles, Contemporary Families, p. : Rand, 1994), p. 106. William Chafe, The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986), pp.

Teenage birth rates were almost twice as high in 1957 as in the 1990s, but most teen births were to married couples, and the effect of teen pregnancy in reducing further schooling for young people did not hurt their life prospects the way it does today. High school graduation rates were lower in the 1950s than they are today, and minority students had far worse test scores, but there were jobs for people who dropped out of high school or graduated without good reading skills – jobs that actually had a future.

To do this, government put public assets behind housing lending programs, created two new national financial institutions to facilitate home loans, allowed veterans to put down payments as low as a dollar on a house, and offered tax breaks to people who bought homes. The National Defense Education Act funded the socioeconomic 24 ? 15 Unlike contemporary welfare programs, government investment in 1950s families was not just for immediate subsistence but encouraged long-term asset development, rewarding people for increasing their investment in homes and education.

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