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"Carefully compiled and clearly organized, this 4-volume reference offers students and the general reader a thorough overview of the various parts of daily life in America from its founding through 2005."
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"This encyclopedia is an absorbing read and a solid reference work for undergraduate and public libraries. Extensive bibliographies make it a useful purchase for schools with graduate programs in American social history. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
"This excellent resource effectively compiles into one product the narrative information on U.S. daily life widely scattered in books, journal articles, and documents. Covering the entire span of American history, the multivolume work is arranged chronologically and within each time period is subdivided into seven thematic sections covering domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life. Although there are internal coverage variations among the four volumes, the parameters of the set are lucidly described in the preface. Attractively designed with an easy-to-read typeface and black-and-white illustrations interspersed throughout, the work contains a helpful, comprehensive index in each volume, unannotated bibliographies, primary documents with web source citations, and some sidebars and brief appendixes."
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"Organized chronologically, each of the four volumes covers a different period in America's history, providing insight on how the events of these periods shaped the day-to-day lives of its citizens. . . . Although there are other encyclopedias on American social history, there are none as extensive in coverage or, even more importantly, as current as The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America. This reference resource is a much-needed addition to academic and large public libraries."