The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History

The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History

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Baker & Taylor
A single-volume guide to American history covers such current issues as American women, African Americans, Native Americans, family life, urban history, and popular culture

McMillan Palgrave
Introducing the new standard in American history.

The most authoritative single-volume encyclopedia of American history in twenty-five years, this groundbreaking reference has been a major undertaking prepared under the guidance of an advisory board of six prominent historians from around the country and of General Editor John Mack Faragher of Yale University. More than 125 contributors, all experts in their fields, present the best in recent scholarship, spanning the pre-Columbian period through the 1990s.

The result is substantially different from anything that has come before.
* Nearly 3,000 alphabetically arranged entries and essays
* Complete and authoritative treatment of traditional subjects
* Full coverage of topics at the forefront of American history scholarship today--women, African Americans, Native Americans, family life, urban history, and popular culture
* 400 black-and-white illustrations throughout
* Appendixes and time charts of American history
* Comprehensive cross-references and index for ease of reference, as well as innovative "topic guides" to facilitate deeper exploration and study
* Sponsored by American Heritage magazine, the nation's premier history publication

Book News
The articles range from 2,100-word essays to 35-word identifications and reflect recent approaches to social history while retaining more traditional topics. They provide information on family life, community and urban history, popular culture, and the history of women and ethnic groups. Support material includes texts of defining documents, lists of officials, a chronology from the first European contacts to 1998, and over 400 black-and- white illustrations. Well referenced and cross-referenced. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

Assembled by prominent historians, a landmark encyclopedia of American history encompasses the pre-Columbian period through the 1990s and includes almost three thousand alphabetically arranged entries and essays on such topics as African Americans, women, and popular culture, and other extraordinary features. Lit Guild Main.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805044386
Characteristics: 1106 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Faragher, John Mack 1945-


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