More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 7/5/2011.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
- The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.
Snapshots of the U.S.'s last nine generations?from the creators of the Mindset List media sensation Just as high school graduates in 1957 couldn't imagine life without zippers, those of 2009 can't imagine having to enter phone booths and deposit coins in order to call someone from the street corner.?Every August, the Mindset List highlights the cultural touchstones that have shaped the lives of that year's incoming college class. Now this fascinating book extends the Mindset List approach to dramatize what it was like to grow up for every American generation since 1880, showcasing the remarkable changes in what Americans have considered "normal" about the world around them. Expands Tom McBride and Ron Nief's popular annual Mindset Lists to explore the mindset of nine generations of Americans, from 1880 to the future high school graduates of 2030 Offers a novel and absorbing way to understand the frame of reference of Americans through history, whether it's the high school grads of 1918, who viewed riding an elevator as a thrill second only to roller coasters, or those of 2009, who have always thought of "friend" as an active verb Puts a human face on the evolution of historical changes related to technology, the struggle for rights and equality, the calamities of war and depression, and other areas The annual Mindset List garners extensive media attention, including on Today, The Early Show, the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and Fox as well as in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, and hundreds of international publications Whatever your own generational mindset, this book will give you an entertaining and important new tool for understanding the unique perspective and experience of Americans over more than a hundred and fifty years.
Tom McBride is a professor of English and Keefer Professor of Humanities at Beloit College, where he was also the longtime director of the first-year students' program. Ron Nief is the former public affairs director of Beloit College who developed the Mindset List in 1998.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Generations Have Always Had Mindsets||p. 1|
|Class of 1898: Women Have Always Ridden Bicycles||p. 7|
|Class of 1918: Rum Has Always Been Demonic||p. 31|
|Class of 1931: They've Always Been Spoiled by Zippers||p. 57|
|Class of 1944: The Shadow Has Always Known||p. 79|
|Class of 1957: Fluoride Has Always Been Controversial||p. 101|
|Class of 1970: Magazines Have Always Been Mad||p. 127|
|Class of 1983: There Has Always Been the Grateful Dead||p. 153|
|Class of 1996: Michelangelo Has Always Been a Turtle||p. 181|
|Class of 2009: They've Never Dialed a Telephone||p. 207|
|Class of 2026: They've Never Needed a Key for Anything||p. 231|
|Conclusion: We Have Always Bent-But Have Never Been Broken||p. 257|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|