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Working Americans Vol. 2: The Middle Class

Table of Contents

1880–1899 INTRODUCTION



1883 Family Profile: Railroad Construction Engineer from Pennsylvania



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Historical Snapshot 1883–1884



1883 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Railroad Passenger Traffic



1888 Family Profile: Cattle Ranchers from Texas



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: San Antonio, Texas



Historical Snapshot 1888–1889



1888 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Disappearing Buffalo



Key Dates in Texas History



1896 Family Profile: Irish Cannery Manager from California & Alaska



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Sitka, Alaska



Historical Snapshot 1896–1897



1896 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Alaskan Salmon Industry



1896 News Profile



1900–1909 INTRODUCTION



1903 Family Profile: English Factory Manager from Connecticut



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Lakeville, Connecticut



Historical Snapshot 1903–1904



1903 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1904 News Profile



1908 Family Profile: Bank Vice President from North Carolina



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Gastonia, North Carolina



Historical Snapshot 1908



1908 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Banking Industry



1909 Family Profile: Irish Department Store Manager from Ohio



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Cleveland, Ohio



Historical Snapshot 1909



1909 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1910–1919 INTRODUCTION



1911 Family Profile: Filmmaker from Colorado



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Denver, Colorado



Historical Snapshot 1911



1911 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



U.S. Average Selected Salaries & Savings



1913 Family Profile: French Construction Engineer from New Hampshire



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Manchester, New Hampshire



Historical Snapshot 1913



1913 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1917 News Profile



1919 Family Profile: German Dress Manufacturer from Illinois



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Chicago, Illinois



Historical Snapshot 1919



1919 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Selected Advertised Positions in Chicago



Sears, Roebuck & Company



1920–1929 INTRODUCTION



1923 News Profile



1924 Family Profile: Irish Dentist from South Carolina



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Columbia, South Carolina



Historical Snapshot 1924–1925



1924 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1926 Family Profile: Jewish Cartoonist from California



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: San Francisco, California



Historical Snapshot 1926



1926 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Development of Comics



1929 Family Profile: Female Automotive Engineer from New Jersey



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Plainville, New Jersey



Historical Snapshot 1929



1929 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



America’s Candy Bar Obsession



Truck Development Milestones



1930–1939 INTRODUCTION



1931 Family Profile: Inventor from New Jersey



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Camden, New Jersey



Historical Snapshot 1931



1931 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Television in 1931



1937 Family Profile: Church Superintendent from West Virginia



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Huntington, West Virginia



Historical Snapshot 1937



1937 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Coal Mines



1937 News Profile



1939 Family Profile: Bond Trader from New York



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: New York, New York



Historical Snapshot 1939



1939 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Financial Review of 1939



1940–1949 INTRODUCTION



1944 Family Profile: Securities Analyst from Illinois



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Chicago, Illinois



Historical Snapshot 1944



1944 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1946 Family Profile: African-American Reporter from Pennsylvania



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Historical Snapshot 1946



1946 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Black Press



1949 Family Profile: Harbor Pilot from Florida



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Tampa, Florida



Historical Snapshot 1949



1949 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Early Development of Florida



1949 News Profile



1950–1959 INTRODUCTION



1950 News Profile



1953 Family Profile: Air Force Captain from Kansas



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Wichita, Kansas



Historical Snapshot 1953



1953 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Korean War



1955 Family Profile: Physician from South Carolina



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Charleston, South Carolina



Historical Snapshot 1955



1955 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Key Events in Charleston History



1958 Family Profile: Sales Manager from New York



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Westfield, New York



Historical Snapshot 1958



1958 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Welch’s Grape Juice



1960–1969 INTRODUCTION



1961 Family Profile: Television Programmer from Los Angeles



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Los Angeles, California



Historical Snapshot 1961



1961 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Television in 1961



1965 News Profile



1966 Family Profile: African-American Baseball Player from Washington, DC



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Washington, DC



Historical Snapshot 1966



1966 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1968 Family Profile: Ski Lodge Operators from Colorado



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Winter Park, Colorado



Historical Snapshot 1968



1968 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Winter Park Ski Industry



1970–1979 INTRODUCTION



1971 Family Profile: Life Insurance Agent from Nebraska



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Omaha, Nebraska



Historical Snapshot 1971



1971 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Insurance Industry



1973 News Profile



1975 Family Profile: Physician from Florida



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Fort Myers, Florida



Historical Snapshot 1975



1975 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1977 Family Profile: Attorney from Georgia



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Smyrna, Georgia



Historical Snapshot 1977



1977 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



Retail Food Prices



1980–1989 INTRODUCTION



1982 Family Profile: Software Company Executive from California



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Los Angeles, California



Historical Snapshot 1982–1983



1982 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1985 Family Profile: Corporate Director of European Operations



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Geneva, Switzerland



Historical Snapshot 1985



1985 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1986 News Profile



1990–1999 INTRODUCTION



1991 Family Profile: Airline Captain & Underwriting Manager from Illinois



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Chicago, Illinois



Historical Snapshot 1991



1991 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1992 News Profile



1993 Family Profile: Business Executive from Connecticut



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: New Britain, Connecticut



Historical Snapshot 1993



1993 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



1997 Family Profile: Department of Transportation Administrator from Iowa



Annual Income



Annual Budget



Life at Home



Life at Work



Life in the Community: Ames, Iowa



Historical Snapshot 1997



1997 Economic Profile



Income, Standard Jobs



Selected Prices



The Interstate System



1999 News Profile



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