Dictionary of American History: From 1763 to the Present

Dictionary of American History: From 1763 to the Present

by Peter Thompson, Chris (Editor) Cook
     
 

Dictionary of American History covers the history of the United States from the period immediately preceding the American Revolution to the present day. It deals not only with key political, diplomatic, and military events and developments, but also with economic, social, and cultural matters. Entries provide biographical data, essential terms, and outlines ofSee more details below

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Dictionary of American History covers the history of the United States from the period immediately preceding the American Revolution to the present day. It deals not only with key political, diplomatic, and military events and developments, but also with economic, social, and cultural matters. Entries provide biographical data, essential terms, and outlines of battles and key legislation in U.S. history. Several thematic articles also examine important aspects of the period in question.
Among the people, topics, and events covered are : Abortion
Affirmative Action
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bill of Rights
Benjamin Franklin
The Confederacy
The Battle of Gettysburg
Alexander Hamilton
Prohibition
Babe Ruth
The Stamp Act
The Trail of Tears
Harriet Tubman
The Wall Street Crash
Yellow Journalism.

Dr. Peter has been the Sydney Mayer Lecturer in Early American History at Oxford University since January 1993. He earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and spent four years as Lecturer in American History at Princeton. He resides in England.

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Thompson (early American history, Oxford U.) has put together a comprehensive and well cross-referenced A-to-Z work covering key political, diplomatic, military, economic, social, and cultural events and developments. Representative entries include abortion, the Cold War, the Iran hostage crisis, the Lewinsky scandal, the Nation of Islam, Babe Ruth, the Trail of Tears, the Voting Rights Act, and yellow journalism. Intended for high school, college and general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816044634
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Facts on File Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.82(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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