Following in the footsteps of Gale's award-winning American Decades series, U- X- L(R) American Decades covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume with features including 600 black-and-white photographs and illustrations; Words to Kw and Further Reading sections; and a general index. Chapters begin with a chrology of world events and a general overview of the decade. Chapters include the topics: Topics in the News, Headline Makers and Further Reading. Within each topic, alphabetically arranged entries discuss historically important events, issues, definitions of difficult concepts or terms, and other interesting trivia and sideline stories. U- X- L(R) American Decades may be purchased as a set or by individual volume; a volume-specific general index appears in each volume; and a separate, free cumulative index comes with the set.