Historical Dictionary Of The 1970s

Author: James Stuart Olson
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313305436
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The 1970s were difficult years for the United States, a time when long-held convictions were challenged and the nation experienced a collective identity crisis. Women and minorities called into question the belief that freedom and equality are the birthright of all Americans. Watergate and related scandals of the Nixon administration damaged the country's faith in politicians and the political system. The Arab oil boycott, the energy crisis, the environmental movement, and years of stagflation raised doubts about the future of the nation's economy, and in the jungles of Vietnam, many Americans began to doubt their ability to protect the world from Communism. This book includes entries on the prominent people, significant events, issues and controversies, and the culture of the decade.

Historical Dictionary Of The 1950s

Author: James Stuart Olson
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306198
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Presents essays dealing with the issues, people, movements, foreign affairs, politics, literature and intellectual life, popular culture, and events of the decade, and includes a chronology of events.

Historical Dictionary Of The Great Depression 1929 1940

Author: James Stuart Olson
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306181
Size: 12,90 MB
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Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate men standing in bread lines, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction; but this was the era when the federal government became a major player in the national economy and Americans bestowed the responsibility for maintaining full employment and stable prices on Congress and the White House, making the Depression years a major watershed in U.S. history. In more than 500 essays, this ready reference brings those hard times to life, covering diplomacy, popular culture, intellectual life, economic problems, public policy issues, and prominent individuals of the era.

Historical Dictionary Of Russian And Soviet Cinema

Author: Peter Rollberg
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810862685
Size: 16,86 MB
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Film lovers all over the world are familiar with the masterpieces of Eisenstein and Tarkovsky. These directors' unique achievements were embedded in a powerful process that began under Russia's last tsar and underwent several periods of blossoming: the bourgeois cinema in the 1910s, the revolutionary avant-garde in the 1920s, the Thaw in the 1950s, and the awakening of national cinemas in the 1960s and 1970s. The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema is the first reference work of its kind in the English language devoted entirely to the cinema of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet period, including both the cinematic highlights and the mainstream. The cinemas of the former Soviet republics, including Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Latvia, are also represented with their most influential artists. Through a chronology, an introduction essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on filmmakers, performers, cinematographers, composers, producers, studios, genres, and outstanding films, this reference work covers the history of Russian and Soviet filmmaking from 1896 to 2007.

Historical Dictionary Of Morocco

Author: Thomas K. Park
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810865112
Size: 12,43 MB
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction, which focuses on Morocco's history, provides a helpful synopsis of the kingdom, and is supplemented with a useful chronology of major events. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on former rulers, current leaders, ancient capitals, significant locations, influential institutions, and crucial aspects of the economy, society, culture and religion form the core of the book. A bibliography of sources is included to promote further more specialized study.

Historical Dictionary Of Spain

Author: Angel Smith
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538108836
Size: 19,73 MB
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Since Spain’s transition to democracy there has been rapid economic modernization, the establishment of a functioning liberal democracy, and a cultural renaissance. One area in which ordinary Spaniards have noted a massive change since the 1970s has been in the transformation of the road and rail networks, and also in local amenities—from sporting facilities to centers for the aged. Also impressive is the cleanliness of Spanish cities and the efforts put into town planning. And from the 1980s the country also built a successful public health system. As a result, for the first time since the 19th century Spaniards can largely look toward the West without any sense of inferiority (though, in recent years, confidence has been hit by the deep recession of 2008–2011 and the constant corruption scandals). This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Spain contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Spain.

Historical Dictionary Of The Carter Era

Author: Diane Kaufman
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810878224
Size: 20,42 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era covers the history of the Carter presidency through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders, and international leaders. This book is a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

Historical Dictionary Of Taiwan Cinema

Author: Daw-Ming Lee
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879220
Size: 10,97 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of Taiwan cinema during both the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945) and Chinese Nationalist period (1945–present). This is accomplished through a chronology, list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and more than a hundred cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios, and genres. The book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Taiwan cinema, as well as the social, political, financial, and creative intricacies of how at least one important national cinema developed.

Historical Dictionary Of Lesotho

Author: Scott Rosenberg
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879824
Size: 13,42 MB
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Lesotho covers the full scope of Lesotho’s ancient, colonial, and independence eras. It gives greater emphasis to the more recent period and brings the book fully up-to-date. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on civil society, key events, leaders, governmental, international, religious, and other private organizations, policies, political movements and parties, economic elements, and many other areas that have shaped the country’s trajectory. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Lesotho.

Historical Dictionary Of Yemen

Author: Charles Schmitz
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538102331
Size: 14,52 MB
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Yemen contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.