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Derks, Scott

Overview
Works: 85 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 14,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Military history  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Census data 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HB235.U6, 338.520973
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Most widely held works by Scott Derks
Working Americans ... by Scott Derks( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at what kind of work Americans did, the homes they lived in, the goods they bought, the entertainment they sought, and the society and history that shaped their world
The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-1999( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of a dollar : colonial era to the Civil War, 1600-1865 by Scott Derks( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the format of the widely acclaimed, The Value of a Dollar, The Value of a Dollar 1600- 1865, The Colonial Era to The Civil War records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased, from the Colonial Era to the Civil War. Our editorial department was flooded with requests from users of our Value of a Dollar for the same type of information, just from an earlier time period. This volume was created to fill that important need"--Publisher website (September 2009)
The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2004 by Scott Derks( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This statistical summary presents the history of the Ameri can people through the prices they paid for a wide variety of products and services over the years
The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-1989( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides prices paid for various goods and services in the U.S. in a given year, including average salaries for several occupations and professions. Covers food and beverages, housing, apparel, public and private transportation, medical care, entertainment, and a miscellaneous goods and service group
The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2009 by Scott Derks( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fourth edition of The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities. --from publisher description
Constitutional amendments : an encyclopedia of the people, procedures, politics, primary documents, campaigns for the 27 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States by Mark Grossman( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In two volumes, [this work] not only defines the 27 amendments in comprehensive chapters with detailed narratives on the process behind each amendment, but includes in each chapter a valuable collection of supportive material, such as biographies of individuals significant to the amendment's passage, reprints of actual political debates, newspaper articles, government reports, and Supreme Court cases"--Introduction and User's Guide
The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2014 by Scott Derks( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: New Beginnings is what Derks terms the period 2010-14, coverage of which is included in this fifth edition of a straightforward reference. Certainly there are free cost-of-living comparison tools online, but this collection of price history tables for goods, salaries, investments, and various side matter yields riches not to be encountered in single-query searches. For example, while many prices dropped during the recent economic downturn, this reference demonstrates in aggregate how they are now "recovering" upward. VERDICT An illuminating compendium for money-crunching history buffs
This is who we were : a companion to the 1940 Census by Scott Derks( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A companion resource to the 1940 Census just released by the US National Archives, This is Who We Were, provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1940 and how it compares statistically to life today. Using both original material from the 1940 CEnsus (reprinted here in a different color), readers will find richly-illustrated Personal Profiles, Economic Data, and Current Events to give meaning and depth to what life was like in 1940 America as the country was emerging from depression, but on the verge of war. Next, a wide range of data from the 1940 and 2010 Census are put side-by-side so users can quickly and easily see differences and similarities over these past 70 years."--Publisher's website
Working Americans, 1880-1999 by Scott Derks( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brand new reference work focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families and looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 1999. From the wealth of government surveys, social worker histories, economic data, family diaries and letters, newspaper and magazine features, this unique reference assembles a remarkably personal and realistic look at the lives of ordinary working Americans
The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States( )

in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is who we were, in the 1950s by Scott Derks( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the decade in America when optimism was high and confidence was strong and presents American history through the eyes and ears of everyday Americans. Representing all classes, dozens of occupations, and all regions of the country, this book includes 34 family profiles -- their life at home, at work, and in their community -- with lots of photos and images of the time, including an immigrant just learning the ropes, a physician whose family lived a comfortable middle class life in Southern comfort, and an heiress to a family fortune
Working Americans, 1880-2003 by Scott Derks( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working Americans 1880-2003 Volume V: Americans At War is divided into 11 chapters, each covering a decade from 1880-2003 and examines the lives of Americans during the time of war, including declared conflicts, one-time military actions, protests, and preparations for war. Each decade includes several personal profiles, whether on the battlefield or on the homefront, that tell the stories of civilians, soldiers, and officers during the decade. The profiles examine: Life at Home; Life at Work; and Life in the Community. Each decade also includes an Economic Profile with statistical comparisons, a Historical Snapshot, News Profiles, local News Articles, and Illustrations that provide a solid historical background to the decade being examined
Working Americans, 1880-2005 by Scott Derks( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the very nature of their gender, women's working environment is often intertwined with their social environment. A woman's choice of her life work -- much more then a man's -- can result from societal restraints or specific family situations; hence you'll find suppressed women gravitating toward creative outlets and childless women caring for the world's impoverished children. There are women whose work is not about choice, such as a farmer's wife, and the "juggler" balancing her roles as minister's wife, mother of two, teacher and full time student. Then there are women whose career rivals that of any successful man, such as a surgeon, judge, or successful publisher
Working Americans, 1880-1999 by Scott Derks( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a decade-by-decade examination of the work, homes, and lifestyles of middle-class Americans from 1880 through 1999, featuring family and economic profiles for each ten year period, and includes information about the society and history of the age
Working Americans, 1880-2007 by Scott Derks( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the lives of first and second generation immigrants with a focus on their journey to Americam their search for identity and the emotions they experienced in a new land. Along the way, we experience the joy of a seven-year-ld Swedish girl when greeted by her father for the first time and the struggles of a Chinese photography assistant in 1884 San Francisco. His study profiles both the coming-to-America experience of a dutch resistance fighter from World War II and the adjustments required of a Hmong family who arrived following the Vietnam War. The immigrant's experience is as unique as each individual. What does emerge is the universality of the immigrant's desires for a better life
Working Americans, 1880-2006 by Scott Derks( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the focus is on the men and women who initiated or participated in social movements. These people include those willing to participate in a silent Negro protest march against lynching, a physician who violated the law and strictures of his community to offer birth control information, a mother's feverish attempts to ban action comics and a businessman willing to raise money to aid the post-World War Jewish refugees of Poland
Working Americans, 1880-2012 by Scott Derks( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The updated Second Edition of this important reference work focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families and looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012. From the wealth of government surveys, social worker histories, economic data, family diaries and letters, newspaper and magazine features, this unique reference assembles a remarkably personal and realistic look at the lives of ordinary working Americans. Each chapter opens with an overview of important events to anchor the decade in its time frame. The working class is then explored by examining the lives of three to five working class families. These Family Profiles include important, real data on: Income & Job Descriptions; Selected Prices of the times; Annual Income; Annual Budget of Individuals; Family Finances; Family Budget; Life at Work; Life at Home; Life in the Community; Working Conditions; Cost of Living; Amusements; National Current events; Local News; and much more. Each chapter also includes an Economic Profile. This series of statistical comparisons is designed to put the family's individual lifestyles and decisions in perspective. These charts include the average wages of other professions during the year being profiled, a selection of typical pricing and key events and inventions of the time. Enhancing some of the chapters are examinations of important issues faced by the family, such as how Americans coped with war. In addition to the detailed economic and social data for each family, each chapter is further enriched with historical snapshots, news profiles, articles from local media and illustrations derived from popular printed materials of the day, such as clippings from cereal boxes, campaign buttons, political cartoons, postcards, and posters. This rich economical and social compilation of facts, figures, and graphs will enhance a wide range of curriculums and meet multiple research needs. - Publisher
Working Americans, 1880-1999 by Scott Derks( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a decade-by-decade examination of the work, homes, and lifestyles of middle-class Americans from 1880 through 1999, featuring family and economic profiles for each ten year period, and includes information about the society and history of the age
Working Americans, 1770-1869 by Scott Derks( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive examination of the social and economic lives of working Americans between 1770 and 1869, and profiles lives of thirty families that were affected by the various military actions
 
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Working Americans, 1880-2006
Alternative Names
Derks, Scott

Languages
English (127)

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The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-1999The value of a dollar : colonial era to the Civil War, 1600-1865The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2004The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-1989The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2009The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2014Working Americans, 1880-1999Working Americans, 1880-2003