Encyclopedia of American History, Volumes 1-11 (Revised Edition)

By Gary B. Nash, Allan M. Winkler, Charlene Mires, John W. Jeffries

This publication provides a radical revision of the Award-winning set. proof On dossier is proud to announce the revision of its award-winning 11-volume "Encyclopedia of yank History", the landmark connection with American heritage from prehistoric occasions to the fashionable day. This wide revision gains greater than 1,000 new and revised entries, in addition to an intensive replace of latest entries to mirror present examine. moreover, a brand new insert of full-color maps has been extra to every quantity. carrying on with to provide extraordinary intensity and breadth of insurance, "Encyclopedia of yank historical past, Revised Edition" offers a balanced presentation of the political, social, financial, and cultural occasions that experience formed the land and the kingdom. each one quantity editor is a extraordinary pupil of yankee background who has drawn upon the services of rankings of experts in writing person, signed entries of remarkable caliber. It meets nationwide criteria for usa historical past. perfect for college kids, academics, and librarians, the 1st 10 expertly researched volumes during this authoritative set are prepared chronologically in line with the nationwide criteria for usa historical past. The eleventh quantity includes the great set Index. It gains content material that's transparent and straightforward to appreciate. Written in available language to facilitate students' knowing of every period, the easy-to-read textual content is improved by means of 750 pictures and 250 full-color and black-and-white maps. exact entries hide key occasions, pursuits, old figures, developments, and political advancements that outline every one specific period in American heritage. Addressing the necessity for old literacy, the set is actually inclusive, casting a large old web throughout issues and eras and comprising many lesser-known yet nonetheless influential figures and occasions. Key gains improve the set's reference price. It beneficial properties available textual content and greater than 3,300 specified, totally cross-referenced entries; biographies of important american citizens in each one period; an extra analyzing part on the finish of some of the signed entries; nearly 1,000 illustrations, together with full-color and black-and-white maps, pictures, cartoons, and ads, that visually rfile every one period; topical entries in each one quantity on comparable matters akin to artwork and structure, company, economic climate, literature, and technology and know-how; a chronology and bibliography on the finish of every quantity; an appendix in each one quantity that includes excerpts of key records of the period, a person quantity indexes, and a entire set index.


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