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The baby boomer encyclopedia.


The baby boomer encyclopedia.

Gitlin, Martin.

Greenwood Press


231 pages




This b&w photo-illustrated reference for students in high school and up presents about 100 cross-referenced entries on the Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1965). From the anti-war movement and "All in the Family" to the women's movement and Woodstock, the alphabetical entries cover key figures, trends, and events in politics, activism, music, entertainment, pop culture, literature, religion, sports, and lifestyles. Special emphasis is placed on the Civil Rights, anti-war, and environmental movements, and on rock and roll icons. Politically oriented entries focus on significant events such as assassinations, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Iraq War. There are also entries devoted to individual recreational drugs. Each entry ends with suggestions for books, articles, and websites. An introduction offers a brief overview of the generation. The book includes a chronology from 1945 to 2010. Gitlin, an award-winning newspaper journalist, has written other reference books for the publisher.

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Date:Jun 1, 2011
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