1) The Eighties in America – Milton

1) The Eighties in America – Milton Berman
Salem Press | 2008 | PDF

This encyclopedia is a much-needed source of reliable information for today’s students, all of whom were born after the decade ended. It features long overviews and short entries discussing people, books, films, plays, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 1980s in order to explore what made the decade unique.

Reagan, AIDS, the Challenger disaster, MTV, Yuppies, “Who Shot J.R.?” . . .The Eighties in America examines the iconic personalities and moments of this pivotal decade. This title serves as a valuable information source and offers keen insights for today’s students.

This fully illustrated, three-volume encyclopedia covers many topics in the United States and Canada during this decade, including:
• Arts & Literature
• Business & Economics
• Crime & Punishment
• Disasters
• Education
• Environmental Issues
• Film & Television
• Health & Medical Issues
• International Relations
• Journalism
• Military & War
• Politics & Government
• Popular Culture
• Popular Music
• Religion & Spirituality
• Science & Technology
• Sexuality
• Social Issues
• Sports
• Transportation

The set’s 663 articles discuss people, books, films, television series, musical groups, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 1980’s – for this work, defined as January 1, 1980, through December 31, 1989 – in order to explore what made the decade unique. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, The Eighties in America presents clear discussions of its topics, explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar.

Over 300 photographs of the decade’s people and events, as well as numerous graphs, charts, and sidebars highlighting facts and trends from the era further enhance this remarkable set.

Organization & Format:
Essays are 1-6 pages long and begin with a concise title followed by a brief description of the person, organization, work, concept, or event. Further headings attribute authorship, establish a date for the subject, and assign a location.

Every essay features an “Impact” section, which examines the subject’s broader importance during the 1980’s. Overviews sometimes include a section called “Subsequent Events” that sums up later developments. Cross-references at the end of each essay direct readers to additional entries in the encyclopedia on related subjects. Every entry offers bibliographical notes, and annotations are provided in essays of 1,000 words or more.

Special Features:
Volume 3 contains 16 appendixes that provide additional information about selected aspects of the decade:
• Major Films
• Academy Award Winners
• Major Broadway Plays & Theatrical Awards
• Most-Watched Television Shows
• Emmy Award Winner
• Best-Selling U.S. Books & Major Literary Awards
• Grammy Award Winners and Notable Facts About Popular Musicians
• Winners of Major Sports Events
• Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions & Important Legislation
• Glossary of New Words & Slang
• Detailed Time Line

2) The Nineties in America – Milton Berman
Salem Press | 2009 | PDF

Comprehensive coverage of the impact of the 1990’s on the United States and Canada. With free, unlimited online access to all the “Decades” titles in your collection.

The Gulf War, dot-coms, impeachment, grunge, Y2K. . . The Nineties in America examines the iconic personalities and moments of this important decade. With more than 600 articles about films, books, political leaders, events, fads and technology, this three-volume encyclopedia serves as a valuable source of information and keen insights for today’s students.

Scope & Coverage:
This new three-volume set serves as a companion piece to the popular Decades series, which includes The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America and The Eighties in America. It features important events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada during the period of 1990-1999. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, The Nineties in America presents clear discussions of its topics. Entries fall into the following general categories: arts and literature, business and economics, crime and punishment, disasters, education, environmental issues, film and television, health and medical issues, international relations, journalism, military and war, politics and government, popular culture, popular music, religion and spirituality, science and technology, sexuality, social issues, sports, and transportation.

Organization & Format:
Essays are one to six pages long and begin with a concise title followed by a brief description of the person, organization, work, concept, or event. Further headings attribute authorship, establish a date for the subject, and assign a location. Every essay features an “Impact” section, which examines the subject’s broader importance during the 1990’s. Overviews often include a section called “Subsequent Events” that sums up later developments. Cross-references at the end of each essay direct readers to additional entries in the encyclopedia on related subjects. Every entry offers bibliographical notes and an author byline.

Special Features:
Volume 3 contains 16 appendixes that provide additional information about selected aspects of the decade: major films, Academy Award winners, major Broadway plays and theatrical awards, most watched television shows, and Emmy Award winners; best-selling U.S. books and major literary awards; Grammy Award winners and notable facts about popular musicians; winners of major sports events; major U.S. Supreme Court decisions and important legislation; a glossary of new words and slang; a detailed time line; an annotated general bibliography; and an annotated list of Web sources on 1990’s subjects.