Twentieth-Century Teen Culture by the Decades: A Reference Guide

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Decade by decade, this resource offers an overview of all aspects of American teenagers' lives from 1900 to 1999, as they evolved through the century. Using a variety of sources from sociological studies to popular magazines, this work shows how teens have responded to the political events that have characterized each decade. It also describes the patterns that have affected their home, work, and school lives, patterns of dating and sex, trends in alcohol and drug use, teen tastes in books and movies, and use of slang and fashion. Seventy illustrations make the personalities, interests, and media of each decade come alive for students of history, literature, and popular culture.

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