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The 1970s
  • Authored by: Neil A. Hamilton
  • From the Series: Eyewitness History
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816057788
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5778-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $80.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 909.82
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 512


An essential resource for those interested in learning about this era, The 1970s chronicles a time of change and adjustment for the United States. From the rippling aftereffects of the Vietnam War to the civil unrest between the Arabs and the Israelis in the Middle East, this volume explores a period of great uncertainty for the United States and the world. Coverage includes the resignation of President Richard Nixon and his involvement with the Watergate scandal, the deep distrust in the government by the American people, and President Jimmy Carter’s struggle against a demoralized society and his failure to pick up the pieces left behind. This volume also documents the many U.S. advancements in space exploration, women’s rights, nuclear treaties, provocative literature, and artful movies. In a single, illuminating reference, The 1970s provides a unique look at this decade.

The 1970s, a new volume in Facts On File’s acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the decade—from diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts—that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. In addition to the firsthand accounts, each illustrated chapter also provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book will also include critical documents related to this decade, as well as capsule biographies of key figures, a bibliography, an index, 98 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, and 12 maps and graphs.


98 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. 12-13 maps and graphs. Index. Appendixes of documents and biographies. Bibliography. Notes.

About the Author(s)

Neil A. Hamilton holds a B.A. and an M.A. in history from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Tennessee. He is currently a professor of history at Spring Hill University in Mobile, AL. Hamilton also serves as adjunct professor of American history at the University of South Alabama. A member of the Author’s Guild and the Organization of American Historians, Hamilton is the author or coauthor of nine nonfiction books, including The ABC-CLIO Companion to the 1960s Counterculture in America, Militias in America: A Reference Handbook, and for Facts On File, and Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary, Second Edition.

Reviews and Awards

“…makes for a unique historical documentation of America’s history in the twentieth century.”
American Reference Books Annual

"A useful addition to public, high school, and lower-division undergraduate collections needing introductory resources on the 1970s..."

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