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
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bill of Rights
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Stamp Act
The Trail of Tears
The Wall Street Crash
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.