Judith Baughman, Richard Layman's American Decades: 1970-1979 (American Decades) PDF

By Judith Baughman, Richard Layman

ISBN-10: 0810388820

ISBN-13: 9780810388826

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As the decade neared its end, the tide turned, and the American public once again began to embrace commercialized culture, much of which had originated as highly personal or underground art but had eventually been absorbed into the mainstream. Blacks. The 1970s will rightly be remembered as the decade when black artists and entertainers first came into their own, fostering a sense of pride and identity in the black community. As the decade began, soul music was flourishing as a popular musical form, and black pop artists were creating socially relevant music for a largely interracial audience.

S. ambassador Adolph Dubs, and because of an increasing Soviet presence, the United States cuts aid to Afghanistan. 24 Feb. Fighting breaks out along the border of North and South Yemen. 5 Mar. China announces the withdrawal of its troops from Vietnam. 13 Mar. On the small Caribbean island of Grenada, Prime Minister Eric Gairy is ousted in a bloodless coup by Maurice Bishop, leader of the New Jewel Movement. 14 Mar. India and the Soviet Union sign treaties of economic and scientific cooperation.

24 Oct. The deposed shah of Iran is admitted to a New York hospital for a gallbladder operation and cancer treatments. 26 Oct. President Park Chung Hee of South Korea is assassinated by the head of the South Korean Central Intelligence Agency. 4 Nov. S. military presence in the Persian Gulf. 20 Nov. Several hundred armed Islamic extremists seize the Grand Mosque in Mecca. More than 150 people die when Saudi troops retake the mosque. 21 Nov. S. embassy in Islamabad. 3 Dec. Puerto Rican nationalists kill two American sailors outside the Sabana Seca naval communications center.

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