New PDF release: The 1980s

By Elin Woodger, David F. Burg

ISBN-10: 0816058091

ISBN-13: 9780816058099

An important source for these drawn to studying approximately this period, ''The 1980s'' chronicles a decade of world transition. From the cave in of Jimmy Carter's idealistic view of the U.S. because the world's peacekeeper in 1980 to the autumn of the Berlin Wall, this quantity explores a interval full of political intrigue and gear shifts, together with President Reagan's view of yank peacekeeping that emphasised army power, more suitable weaponry, and safeguard platforms. furthermore, this quantity covers landmark developments in civil rights, legislation, area exploration, technology, know-how, drugs, literature, and artwork. This entire reference additionally files the U.S.' up-and-down financial system and the increase of a brand new and lethal affliction referred to as AIDS. In a compelling layout, ''The 1980s'' presents a distinct examine this decade. ''The 1980s'', a brand new quantity in evidence On File's acclaimed ''Eyewitness History'' sequence, presents a distinct examine this decade, illustrating how occasions seemed to those that lived via them. as well as the firsthand bills, each one bankruptcy offers an introductory essay and a chronology of occasions. The booklet additionally comprises serious records, in addition to tablet biographies of key figures, a bibliography, an index, ninety two black-and-white photos and illustrations, and thirteen maps and graphs.

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Doubtful but still hopeful, Carter responded with the announcement that he considered this development a “positive step” and would therefore delay imposing sanctions against Iran. Just two days later, though, the Iranian Revolutionary Council declared that the United States had failed to meet certain conditions to ensure the transfer; decisions clearly still rested with Ayatollah Khomeini, not Bani-Sadr. Negotiations were thus at a standstill. Iran was in disarray; no parliament had yet been elected, and it was possible the hostages would become pawns in the struggle between political factions.

Under pressure from white settlers, a second treaty, reducing the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota holdings to 20 million acres, was signed in 1868. After gold was discovered in the Black Hills in 1874, attempts to force the Lakota Sioux into selling their remaining land led to the War for the Black Hills (1876–77). ” Following this, the sacred Black Hills were extensively mined and logged; insult was added to injury when Mount Rushmore was carved in the late 1920s. In the 20th century the Sioux began filing lawsuits to reclaim their land.

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