This ten-volume encyclopedia explores the social history of 20th-century America in rich, authoritative detail, decade by decade, through the eyes of its everyday citizens.


• Entries covering the lives and contributions of ordinary citizens, social movements, religion, culture, the arts, economic and labor issues, and other aspects of American life across the 20th century

• Contributions by accomplished researchers in the field of American social history

• Sidebars providing additional emphasis on important issues and less well-known personalities

• Detailed timelines for every decade, incorporating famous events with pivotal moments that changed the lives of everyday citizens

• A thematically organized index for each of the encyclopedia's ten volumes