This is Who We Were: This is Who We Were: In the 2010s

Editor: Mars, Laura
Publication Year: 2020
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-64265-478-3
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 236
Book Status: Available
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This is Who We Were: In the 2010s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in America from 2010 to 2019. This volume is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree.

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Table of Contents

  • Essay on the 2010s
  • Publisher’s Note
  • Preface
  • Section One: Profiles
  • This section contains 25 profiles of individuals and families living and working in the 2010s. It examines their lives at home, at work, and in their communities. Based upon historic materials, personal interviews, and diaries, the profiles give a sense of what it was like to live in the years 2010 to 2019.
  • 2011: Day Care Owner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 2011: Emergency Room Nurse in Tuscon, Arizona
  • 2011: Iraq War Soldier in Rural Kentucky
  • 2012: Hatian Immigrant & Hair Stylist in LaGrange, New York
  • 2013: Political Lobbyist in Washington D.C
  • 2013: Truck Driver in West, Texas
  • 2014: Farmer & Home Schooler in West Liberty, Pennsylvania
  • 2014: Technician at VA Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2015: Black Lives Matter Activist in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2015: Teach for America Teacher in Los Angeles, California
  • 2015: Couple Who Marries After Same-Sex Landmark Decision in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2016: Bernie Sanders Campaigner in Alliance, Ohio
  • 2016: Community Activist for Social Change in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2016: Family Therapist in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • 2016: Pakistani Immigrant & Retail Worker in Hopewell Junction, New York
  • 2017: Mother of Transgender Rights Activist in Blacksburg, North Carolina
  • 2017: Irish Bar Manager in Santa Clara, California
  • 2017: Circus Worker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2017: Manufacturing Plant Worker in Gary, Indiana
  • 2018: Self-Made Working Artist in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2018: Furniture Maker in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2018: First Women Mayor of Small Town in Harlow, Tennessee
  • 2018: Political Cartoonist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2019: From Prisoner to Bakery Worker in Yonkers, New York
  • 2019: Project Engineer in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Section Two: Historical Snapshots
  • This section includes lists of important “firsts” in America, from technical advances and political events to new products, books, and movies. Combining American history with fun facts, these snapshots present an easy-to-read overview of the 2010s.
  • Early 2010s
  • Mid 2010s
  • Late 2010s
  • Section Three: Economy of the Times
  • This section looks at a wide range of economic data, including prices for food, clothing, transportation, and housing. It includes comparable figures for expenditures, income, and prices, plus a valuable year-by-year listing of the value of a dollar.
  • Consumer Expeditures
  • Annual Income of Standard Jobs
  • Selected Prices
  • Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2019
  • Section Four: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To
  • This section offers selections from government statements, speeches, Supreme Court decisions, and other official documents designed to help readers focus on the primary political and social concerns of the 2010s. These 19 original pieces show how governmental and other official representatives framed these concerns and helped Americans make sense of the numerous issues-including race, immigration, gender and sexuality, among others-that helped to define the decade.
  • Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
  • Remarks by President Obama Awarding the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal
  • Remarks by President Obama on Immigration, the DREAM Act, and DACA
  • Testimony of Harpreet Singh Saini before the United States Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Committee
  • Remarks by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at Signing of the Violence Against Women Act
  • Press Conference by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Addressing SB 1062
  • Early Learning Council
  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores
  • Pennsylvania Act 196 (House Bill 1013)
  • Obergefell v. Hodges
  • The Political Revolution Continues
  • President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile
  • President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address
  • California State of the State Address
  • Virginia Celebrates First Women Veterans Weeks in the Commonwealth
  • Trump v. Hawaii
  • Massachusetts Senate Bill 2407 (An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination) and Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Initiative
  • History—Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Neighborhoods of Gary, Indiana
  • Section Five: Census Data
  • This section includes state-by-state comparative tables, American Community Survey Reports, Current Population Reports, and Economy-Wide Statistics Briefs.
  • State-by-State Comparative Tables: 2000, 2010 and 2018
  • Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2016
  • Health Insurance Coverage by Type of Coverage and State: 2018
  • Household Income: 2018
  • Population 65 Years and Older in the United States: 2016
  • Poverty: 2017 and 2018
  • Retail Workers: 2018
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt for Households: 2018
  • Those Who Served: America’s Veterans From World War II to the War on Terror
  • A Changing Nation: Population Projections Under Alternative Immigration Scenarios
  • Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2017
  • Demographic Turning Points for the United States: Population Projections for 2020 to 2060
  • Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018
  • Living Longer: Historical and Projected Life Expectancy in the United States, 1960 to 2060
  • Old Housing, New Needs: Are U.S. Homes Ready for an Aging Population?
  • Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2018
  • Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2018
  • E-Stats 2018: Measuring the Electronic Economy
  • State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2019
  • Further Reading