From the publisher:
How has the United States changed over the past century? Is life truly better now than it was in the past? Using statistical reports and other historical materials, Moore and Simon argue that for the most part people entering the new millennium are much better off than their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. The areas covered include health, economics, race relations, safety, environmental issues, and women’s rights. A number of charts and graphs, well complemented by an extensive index and a bibliography, shows the positive changes that have taken place over the past 100 years.