This is who we were. In the 1940s

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  • Creator based on material from Grey House Publishing's Working Americans series by Scott Derks
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc., [2015] ©2015
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 579 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
  • ISBNs 9781619257412, 1619257416, 9781619257429, 1619257424
  • OCLC ocn922373455


  • A companion to the 1940 Census, 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 material from the 1940 Census, readers will find richly-illustrated personal profiles, economic data, and national events to give meaning and depth to what life was like in 1940 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 easily see differences and similarities over these past 70 years.


  • "World War II: How we prepared, fought, and recovered -- How we worked -- How we dressed -- How we spent money -- How we relaxed -- How we traveled -- U.S. Census comparisons & rankings and state-by-state census data"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-573) and index.


  • Profiles -- Historical snapshots -- Economy of the times -- All around us: What we saw, wrote, read & listened to -- Census data
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