American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive
reference on American pop culture ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s
up through today.
Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time
bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the
bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll
revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today,
each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the
qualities define our lives. American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is
the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever
assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set
examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on
the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the
influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces.
Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop
provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into
discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal
movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation.
In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories:
* Key Events in American Life,
* Magazines and Comics,
* Sports and Leisure Activities,
* and Visual Arts.
* How Others See Us,
* Controversies and scandals,
* Social and cultural movements,
* Trends and fads,
* Key icons,
* and Classroom resources.
Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study
American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides
readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects
of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and
often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and
contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference
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