By Ross Gregory
Studying a time of great swap that known as into query essentially the most permitted and commemorated criteria, ideas, and associations within the usa, this new quantity within the Almanacs of yankee lifestyles sequence offers a close examine way of life throughout the moment 1/2 the 20thcentury. chilly warfare the USA chronicles all features of society in this tumultuous period: adjustments within the financial system, from banking and finance to costs and inflation; developments in leisure, from renowned song to school activities; politics, from coverage to scandal; the telecommunications revolution, from the publish place of work to the net; and masses extra. Tables supply unique facts and data on things like Academy Award[registered] winners, in keeping with capita volume of meat fed on, general fee of school university, Vietnam casualties, blizzards, and techniques of contraception. Excerpts from very important records of the time contain the Twenty-second via Twenty-eighth Amendments to the structure; Brown v. Board of schooling of Topeka, Kansas; President Elsenhower's clarification of the origins of the Domino conception; JFK's inaugural deal with; and Roe v. Wade. This thorough compilation of knowledge on American lifestyles covers the most important occasions of the forty-five 12 months interval that used to be the chilly warfare.
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CMSA San Diego, Calif. MSA El Paso,Tex. MSA Phoenix–Mesa, Ariz. 0 McAllen–Edinburg–Mission,Tex. MSA Fresno, Calif. Va. CMSA Denver–Boulder–Greeley, Colo. –Conn. –Md. Mex. MSA Brownsville–Harlingen–San Benito, Tex. MSA Corpus Christi,Tex. 0 Austin–San Marcos,Tex. MSA Sacramento–Yolo, Calif. CMSA Tucson, Ariz. MSA Bakersfield, Calif. MSA Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, Fla. MSA Laredo,Tex. 9 Visalia–Tulare–Porterville, Calif. MSA Salinas, Calif. MSA Stockton–Lodi, Calif. MSA Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint, Mich.
Reddy, Statistical Record of Hispanic Americans (Detroit, 1993), 162–163. 18 Cold War America, 1946 to 1990 These Hispanic migrant workers labor near Salinas, California. S. 32 METROPOLITAN AREAS WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF HISPANIC ORIGIN POPULATION, 1990 Metropolitan Area Number of Those with Percent of Hispanic Total Metro Origin (1,000) Area Hispanic Origin Los Angeles–Riverside–Orange County, Calif. –Pa. CMSA Miami–Fort Lauderdale, Fla. CMSA San Francisco–Oakland–San Jose, Calif. –Wis. 9 Houston–Galveston–Brazoria,Tex.
AThe heat index is a measure of the contribution that high humidity makes with abnormally high temperatures in reducing the body’s ability to cool itself. For example, the index shows that for an actual air temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 50 percent, the effect on the human body would be the same as 120 degrees. Sunstroke and heat exhaustion are likely when the heat index reaches 105. This index is a measure of what hot weather “feels like’’ to the average person for various temperatures and relative humidities.
Cold War America, 1946 to 1990 (Almanacs of American Life) by Ross Gregory