Chronology of American History

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Library Journal

Containing almost 8000 entries, this four-volume work provides brief day-by-day summaries of events throughout most of U.S. history. Arranged in chronological order by year and date, the entries list topical categories: business, politics, military, religion, sports, and general events, among many other subjects. Sidebars highlight prominent individuals; some illustrations and photographs are interspersed throughout, including thematic maps for each time period. Although hundreds of book-length U.S. history chronologies have been published, this set appears to be one of the more comprehensive works. It also contains a good selection of military incidents often neglected in similar sources. The entries are briefer than those found in a few other chronologies, but these have more selective listings.
—Donald Altschiller

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up

This comprehensive time line begins with the human settlement of North America and ends with the closing days of 2007. Most of its nearly 8000 entries are a summary sentence or two, but some subjects are given a few paragraphs. Each entry is preceded by a topical subject heading in bold such as "Politics," "Science," "Military," "Economics," "Sports," or "Communication." The chronology is supplemented by more than 400 single-page biographical sketches of political and military figures, authors, athletes, scientists, and minority leaders. There are also more than 200 black-and-white reproductions of period illustrations and photographs, and each volume includes a well-chosen selection of maps. Although this work provides a day-to-day account of this country's past, the chronology is not cross-referenced, making it difficult for users to follow events, such as the establishment of Texas as an independent nation, Prohibition, and the Watergate scandal, that unfolded over a series of months or years. That problem is compounded by the indexing, which does not subcategorize those events. This is an attractive set but the aforementioned difficulties will significantly limit student use.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816068005
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 2592
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years

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