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This is Who We Were: In The 1980s

Table of Contents

Essay on the 1980s



Introduction



Section One: Profiles



1980: Alberto Enriquez, Sergeant First Class, Desert One Mission: Iran



1981: Elizabeth Putnam, 15-Year Old Migrant Worker from New York



1982: Brad Lawson, Sound Assistant for Austin City Limits TV Show



1982: Greg Tilsner, Software Company Executive from California



1983: Anna Delgado, Anti-Nuclear Weapons Movement Protestor



1983: Maggi Taylor, 23-year-old Boom Operator in New York



1983: Alicia Burack, Civilian (Medical Student), Invasion of Grenada



1983: Jim Rosser, National Football League Referee



1984: Stephen Hessenfeld, Fine Tuned Hasbro’s GI Joe



1984: Rigo Garcia, 23-year-old Construction Worker from Costa Rica



1985: James Krenov, Master Woodworker and College Professor



1985: Paul Howe, Professional Football Player



1985: Edwidge Dominique, 23-year-old Artist from Haiti in Miami



1985: Valerie Jaffen, 12-year-old Cellist from Connecticut



1985: Alex Behr, Corporate Director of European Operations



1985: Carleen Cahill, Classical Music Singer



1986: Jake Szmanda, Timber Industry Worker and Animal Conservationist



1986: James Kennedy Jarrett, Super Accurate Rifle Guru



1986: Maria Knapp, Scientist from California



1987: Aaron Slayton, Brainy Kid Turned Tutor



1987: Adam Quigley, Lawyer from New York



1988: Ahmed Waltari, Cell Phone Magnate from Williamstown, New York, and Monaco



1989: Bill Reindollar, Created Cash Register Repair Service



1989: Carlos Piccolo, Cross-Country Runner



1989: Sergeant Luella Sprague, Invasion of Panama



1989: Charles Coughlin Myers, Anti-Abortion Protestor



1989: An Dung and Nguyet Nguyen, Vietnamese Immigrants in Chicago



1989: Irby Hipp, Teenage Video-Game Player from West Virginia



Section Two: Historical Snapshots



Early 1980s



Mid 1980s



Late 1980s



Section Three: Economy of the Times



Consumer Expeditures



Annual Income



Selected Prices



Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2015



Section Four: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To



All Around Us—1980s



Section Five: Census Data



We the Americans: Women



We the Americans: Blacks



We the Americans: Hispanics



We the Americans: Asians



We the Americans: Pacific Islanders



We the Americans: First Americans



We the Americans: Foreign Born



We the Americans: Elderly



We the Americans: Children



We the Americans: Our Education



We the Americans: Our Homes



General Population Characteristics



General Social and Economic Characteristics



General Housing Characteristics



Detailed Ancestry Groups for States



Detailed Occupation and Other Characteristics



Further Reading