New Reference Book: The Eighties in America

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

The Eighties in America edited by Milton Berman, Salem Press, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.927 B45E

Almost 700 essays span this 3-volume set.  Essays focus on important people, ideas, and innovations of the 1980s.  Volume three also contains several lists pertinent to the 1980s including: Major films, Academy Awards, Broadway plays, TV Shows, Legislation, and Best-Selling Books.  Following this selection of  lists is a year-by-year breakdown of key events that occurred during this decade.

Read about: Fax machines, The Empire Strikes Back, Cyberpunk literature, Nintendo and the 1980’s Environmental Movement.

Helpful for research and fun for browsing!

Access the online version of this Reference set  (and the 1960’s decade version as well) by clicking  HERE.

Helpful for: Humanities IV, Humanities IV Research Paper, Popular Culture, Topic Finding

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