American Decades of the 20th Century

General Websites
 
The 20th Century - Decade by Decade: www.wtps.org/wths/imc/Pathfinders/twentieth_century.htm

American Cultural History - The Twentieth Century: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decades.html

American History Timeline: http://www.animatedatlas.com/timeline.html

America's Story - The Modern Era:
www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/modern

Cinema History (films arranged by decade): http://www.tc.umn.edu/~ryahnke/film/cinema.htm

eHistory at OSU - Timeline of the the 20th Century: http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/timeline/timeline.cfm?Era_id=16
 
Media History Timeline - 20th Century:  http://www.mediahistory.umn.edu/timeline/19thcent.html

National Museum of American History: http://americanhistory.si.edu/explorer/index.cfm

Post WWII American Literature and Pop Culture Database: http://english.berkeley.edu/Postwar/pop.html

Stories of the Century: http://www.newseum.org/century/#
 
Web Generation: www.wgeneration.com/
 
 
1900-1909
 
 
American Cultural History - 1900-1910
 
 
 
 
 
1910-1019
 
American Cultural History - 1910 - 1999: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade10.html
 
America's Best History - U.S. Timeline 1910s: http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1910.html
 
 
 
 
1920-1929
 
American Cultural History - 1920 - 1929: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade20.html
 
Digital History - The Jazz Age; The American 20s: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/subtitles.cfm?TitleID=67

Eyewitness to History - America in the 1920s: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snpmech.htm

The Roaring 20s a Historical Snapshot of Life in the 1920s (see links at bottom of page) : http://www.1920-30.com/

The Roaring 20's - Jazz Age Music (audio clips): http://alephnull.net/20s/cds.html

WWW Virtual Library - History - USA - 1920-1929: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1920s.html
 
 
 
1930-1939
 
American Cultural History - 1930 - 1939: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade30.html 
 
America From the Great Depression to World War II (photographis): http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html  
 
 
 
 
1940-1949
 
 
American Cultural History - 1940-1949: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html 
 
Formation of Modern American Culture - 1940s: https://webspace.yale.edu/amst191/1940.htm
 
 
 
1950 - 1959
 

American Cultural History - 1950 - 1959: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade50.html

Fifties Web: www.fiftiesweb.com

Formation of Modern American Culture - 1950: https://webspace.yale.edu/amst191/1950.htm

The Literature and Culture of the American 1950s: http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/home.html

WWW - VL: History: USA: 1950-1959: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1950s.html

Yahoo Links to the 1950s: http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/By_Time_Period/20th_Century/1950s/
 

1960 - 1969
 
American Cultural History - 1960 - 1969: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html

Formation of Modern American Culture - 1960: https://webspace.yale.edu/amst191/1960.htm

The Psychedelic 60s: www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/sixties/

The Sixties Project Archive of Online Resources: http://lists.village.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/resources.html

WWW - VL: History: USA: 1960-1969: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1960s.html

Yahoo Links to the 1960s: http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/By_Time_Period/20th_Century/1960s/
 

1970 - 1979
 
American Cultural History - 1970 - 1979: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade70.html

Formation of Modern American Culture - 1970: https://webspace.yale.edu/amst191/1970.htm

Hit TV Shows of the 70s: http://www.tvparty.com/70hit.html

Problems Facing America in the 1970s: http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/2010/anxiety.htm

WWW - VL: History: USA: 1970-1979: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1970s.html

 
 
1980 - 1989

The 80s Nostalgia Site: http://www.inthe80s.com/index.shtml

American Cultural History - 1980 - 1989: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade80.html

Formation of Modern American Culture - 1980: https://webspace.yale.edu/amst191/1980.htm#1980

CNN - The Reagan Years: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/reagan.years/

WWW - VL: History: USA: 1980-1989: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1980s.html

 
 
1990 - 1999
 
American Cultural History - 1990 - 1999: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade90.html

Formation of Modern American Culture - 1990: https://webspace.yale.edu/amst191/1990.htm#1990

A Reminiscence of the 90s: http://library.thinkquest.org/18220/

WWW - VL: History: USA: 1990-1999: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1990s.html

 
 
 
2000 - 2009
 
BBC Portrait of the Decade: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8409040.stm
 
WWW - VL: History: USA: 2000 -2009: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/2000s.html

 
 

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