American Domestic History

Busse Library provides these titles and websites for students and faculty seeking information about American domestic history -- what it was like to live in each decade of the twentieth century. Books listed here are a sampling available in the library and elsewhere. Websites reflect selected topics. All decade categories can be found on this page.

Scroll down the desktop to view selected titles or move to the desired section:

Nineteenth Century

1900s: The Edwardian Age

1910s: The World War I Era

1920s: The Jazz Age and Financial Collapse

1930s: The Great Depression and Recovery

1940s: World War II and Prosperity

1950s: Korea and the Rise of Middle Class America

1960s: Civil Rights and Unrest

1970s: Vietnam, Watergate, and the Aftermath

1980s: The Decade of Greed

1990s: The Technology Revolution

Busse Library Resources

  • Adams, John. Housing America in the 1980s / c1987. HD7293 .A625 1987
  • Carroll, Peter N. It seemed like nothing happened: the tragedy / c1982. E169.12 .C29 1982
  • Cayton, Mary Kupiec. Encyclopedia of American social history / 1993. HN 57 .E58 1993, Ref.
  • Glennon, Lorraine. Our times: the illustrated history of the 20th century / c1995. D422 .O89 1995, Ref.
  • Grenville, J.A.S. A history of the world in the twentieth century / 1994. D421 .G65 1994
  • Hayden, Dolores. Redesigning the American dream: the future of housing, work / c1984. HD7293 .H39 1984
  • Johnson, Haynes Bonner. Divided we fall: gambling with history in the nineties / c1994. E885 .J65 1994
  • Layman, Richard. American decades / c1994-. E169.12 .A42, Ref.
  • Meltzer, Ellen. Day by day, the eighties / 1995. D848 .M45 1995, Ref.
  • Mintz, Steven. Domestic revolutions: a social history of American family life / c1988. HQ535 .M46 1988
  • Morgan, Edward P. The 60s experience: hard lessons about modern America / 1991. E841 .M64 1991
  • Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. Violence: America in the sixties / [1968] HN58 .S33
  • Shifflett, Crandall A. Victorian America, 1876-1913 / c1996. E174.5 .A5x 1996, Ref.
  • Spain, Tom. America in the '40s: a sentimental journey / c1997. Video E 169.A494


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