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The value of a dollar : prices and incomes in the United States, 1860-2014

Author: Scott Derks
Publisher: Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Derks
ISBN: 9781619252547 1619252546
OCLC Number: 870095297
Notes: "A universal reference book"--Cover.
Description: xix, 738 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Value of a Dollar, 1860-2012 (table) --
1860-1899: Age Of Endeavor: --
Background & dollar conversions --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1900-1919: Progressive Era And World War I: --
Background & dollar conversions --
1900-1904: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1905-1909: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1910-1914: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1915-1919: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1920-1939: Return To "Normalcy," The Great Depression, And Recovery: --
Background & dollar conversions --
1920-1924: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1925-1929: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany 1930-1934: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1935-1939: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1940-1959: World War II, Recovery, And The Cold War: --
Background & dollar conversions --
1940-1944: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1945-1949: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1950-1954: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1955-1959: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1960-1979: Vietnam War And The Global Economy: --
Background & dollar conversions --
1960-1964: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1965-1969: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1970-1974: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1975-1979: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1980-1999: From Recession To The Era Of Possibilities: --
Background & dollar conversions --
1980-1984: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1985-1989: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1990-1994: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1995-1999: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany. 2000-2009: 9/11, The War On Terror, And The Aftermath: --
Background & dollar conversions --
2000-2004: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
2005-2009: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
2010-2014: New Beginnings: --
Background & dollar conversions --
2010-2014: --
Historical snapshot --
Selected income --
Consumer expenditures --
Investments --
Standard jobs --
Food basket --
Selected prices --
Miscellany --
1920-2012: Trends: --
Pricing trends --
Around the house: --
Bath towel --
Chicago Daily Tribune: daily paper --
Electric iron --
Eureka vacuum cleaner --
Flashlight battery --
Ladies Home Journal --
Electric washing machine --
New home --
New York Times-daily paper --
New York Times-Sunday paper --
Postage stamp for 1oz first class mail --
Superman comic book --
Sunbeam toaster --
Time magazine --
Vogue magazine --
Atlantic Monthly: yearly rate --
Zippo standard brush chrome lighter --
Fashion: --
Brooks Brothers white button down shirt --
Men's dress (overcoat/trench) coat --
Men's black leather dress shoes --
Men's two-piece suit --
Men's dress shirt --
Men's dress slacks --
Men's sweater --
Women's black purse --
Women's dress suit --
Women's high heel shoes --
Women's one piece dress --
Women's shirt --
Women's swimsuit --
Help wanted: --
Average Major League Baseball player's salary --
Average US National annual salary --
Bookkeeper annual salary --
Coal miner annual salary --
Boston Red Sox Baseball Team payroll --
Domestic annual salary --
Durable goods manufacturer annual salary --
Federal hourly minimum wage --
Gas & electric worker annual salary --
Golf master champions earnings --
Medical/health service provider annual salary --
Playboy playmate modeling fee --
New York Yankees baseball team payroll --
President of the United States annual salary --
Public school teacher annual salary --
Pulitzer Prize Award amount --
Railroad worker annual salary --
State & Local government worker annual salary --
University of South Carolina yearly tuition --
United States Federal civilian annual salary --
Winning player's share of football championship game --
Items in the refrigerator: --
Bread (1 loaf) --
Butter (1 pound) --
Cheese (1 pound) --
Chicken (1 pound) --
Coffee (1 pound) --
Dr Pepper (per serving) --
Eggs (1 dozen) --
Hershey's milk chocolate bar --
Margarine (1 pound) --
McDonald's hamburger --
Milk (1 quart) --
Outdoors: --
Basketball --
Bicycle --
Fishing reel --
Hiking boots --
Golf ball --
Fishing rod --
Golf clubs (1 set) --
Hammock --
Harley-Davidson motorcycle --
Lawn mower --
Shotgun --
Sports page: --
Average ticket price for baseball --
World series game --
Average ticket price for Chicago Cubs --
Baseball game --
Average ticket price for Denver Broncos football game --
Average ticket price for football Super Bowl Game --
Kentucky Derby winners --
National Basketball Association's network TV contracts --
Travel & Entertainment: --
Adult ticket to Disneyland --
Airline ticket from New York City to Chicago --
Average movie ticket price --
Average price of Ford automobile --
Bottle of Beaulieu Vineyard Wine --
Hotel nightly rate --
Ocean cruise from New York City to Bermuda --
Rail fare from New York City to San Francisco --
Suitcase --
Roll of film --
Ticket to Broadway Show --
General sources --
Pricing trends sources --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Scott Derks.

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