Many sources used in writing this volume are identified in the chapter notes. The more significant among them are listed also here, as are other sources that were consulted but not cited in chapter notes. They are organized here by category or general topic as representative of works that will be useful to readers seeking further information.
These works provide overviews, chronologies, and specific information:
Glennon Lorraine, ed. Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th Century. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1995.
Gordon Lois, and Alan Gordon. The Columbia Chronicle of American Life, 1910- 1992. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
Jonas Susan, and Marilyn Nissenson. Going Going Gone: Vanishing Americana. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.
Trager James. The People's Chronology: A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.
World Book Year Books. Chicago: World Book, 1961- 1991.
Two multi-volume encyclopedias are particularly valuable for identifying themes, placing events in historical context, amplifying facts and judgments, and finding leads to additional sources:
Cayton Mary Kupec, Elliott J. Gorn, and Peter W. Williams, eds. Encyclopedia of American Social History, 3 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993.
Stanley I. Kutler, ed. Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century, 4 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996.