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2,768 words, approx. 10 pages
1970s: the Me Decade When journalist Tom Wolfe (1931–) surveyed the changes that had swept America in the past few years, he gave the decade a label that has stuck: "The Me Decade.&#x002... Read more
1,622 words, approx. 6 pages
1970s: Fashion Despite the bell-bottom and platform-shoe revival of the early 2000s, it is unlikely that anyone will remember the 1970s for the quality of its innovations in fashion. In fact, many of ... Read more
3,189 words, approx. 11 pages
1970s: Print Culture Serious readers in the 1970s had good reason to be confused. Critics surveyed a publishing world that seemed no longer to be producing great works of literature, and they proclaim... Read more
9,450 words, approx. 32 pages
1970s: the Way We Lived In 1976, journalist Tom Wolfe (1931–) coined the term "The Me Decade" to describe the 1970s. It was not a compliment. In the eyes of many, Americans in the... Read more
13,462 words, approx. 45 pages
Meeting Ground. The decade of the 1970s was a meeting ground for two opposing attitudes about science and technology: optimism that science could bring progress and prosperity and radical mistrust of... Read more
19,630 words, approx. 66 pages
Decline of the Mainline Churches. The decline of membership and influence of Mainline Protestant denominations continued in the 1970s. Conservatives charged that these denominations had lost their fi... Read more
18,262 words, approx. 61 pages
The Worst of Times, the Best of Times. After the social and cultural upheavals of the 1960s, the 1970s in general seemed a less exciting decade. In the media, however, things were definitely exciting... Read more
22,565 words, approx. 76 pages
1960s Legacy. The decade of the 1970s was in many ways a continuation of the late 1960s. The liberals and radicals of the 1960s inspired the social-justice crusades or liberation movements of the 197... Read more
17,548 words, approx. 59 pages
Society and the Law. Law, courts, and lawyers played increasing roles in the central social and political conflicts of the 1970s. Concerns about rising crime rates, the rights of the accused, and the... Read more
34,731 words, approx. 116 pages
The Limits of American Power. The 1970s demonstrated, more clearly than in any other postwar decade, the limits of American power abroad. After the longest war in American history, the United States ... Read more
11,535 words, approx. 39 pages
Calming Down. The 1970s began where the 1960s left off: restless, critical of the status quo, questioning traditional authority and social hierarchies, and flamboyantly expressive. The social upheava... Read more
26,170 words, approx. 88 pages
A Decade of Transformations. Activism in the 1960s may have been conducted by fewer than 5 percent of college students nationwide, but the principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity these pr... Read more
15,030 words, approx. 51 pages
Crisis. During the 1970s business conditions and the economy began to disappoint the expectations that Americans had built up during the post—World War II years. International events — the most i... Read more
7,946 words, approx. 27 pages
31 May World Events of the 1970s 7 June 8 June 19 June 24-27 June 29 June 21 July 27 July Read more