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A Guide to History: U.S. History

U.S. History

    • Dictionary of American History
      New York: Scribner's 2003 3rd ed. edition
      An encyclopedia of political, cultural, social, economic, and military history in the United States. The ninth volume contains historical maps and primary documents.
      • Location(s): Ref E 174 .D52 2003 (9 vols.)
    • Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States
      Danbury: Grolier 2005
      Covers Latinos in the United states in over 650 essays that tackle topics from baseball to Zorro, significant places, groups of people, event, and more. The fourth volume includes significant primary source documents.
      • Location(s): Ref E 184 .S75 E587 2005
    • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: the Black Experience in the Americas
      New York: Simon and Schuster Macmillan 2006 2nd edition
      A wide-ranging encyclopedia covering people, places, events, concepts, and topics of all sorts. Articles are written by specialists and have useful bibliographies.
      • Location(s): Ref E 185 .E54 2006
    • Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
      New York: Scribner's 2001
      Provides in-depth articles on American thought and culture. Topics covered include historical approaches, cultural groups, major cultural regions, and political thought.
      • Location(s): Ref E 169 .E624 2001 (3 vols.)
    • Encyclopedia of American Social History
      New York: Scribner's 1993
      Filling in the holes left in conventional political/biographical history sources, this set covers topics such as religion, class, gender, race, popular culture, regionalism, and everyday life from pre-Columbian to modern times in lengthy and well-documented articles.
      • Location(s): Ref HN 57 .E58 1993 (3 vols.)
    • Encyclopedia of American Social Movements
      Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference 2004
      Organized by topic rather than alphabetically, this set covers the antislavery movement, civil rights, the women's movement, labor, Native American, religious and Utopian, antiwar and student movements, LGBT, environmental, and global justice movements, each with in-depth chronological coverage and analysis.
      • Location(s): Ref HN 57 .E594 2004
    • Encyclopedia of American Studies
      New York: Grolier Educational 2001
      Published under the auspices of the American Studies Association, this est covers concepts key to the interdisciplinary field, issues related to class, race and ethnicity, cultural institutions, popular culture, social history and more.
      • Location(s): Ref E 169.1 .E625 2001 (4 vols.)
    • Encyclopedia of the American Civil War
      Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio 2000
      Subtitled "A Political, Social, and Military History," this source attempts to "fashion a comprehensive source for a boundless subject." It offers over 1,600 articles on topics related to the war and its context, events leading up to the war and its consequences. There is a special section devoted to primary sources, as well as photographs, drawings, and maps.
      • Location(s): Ref E 468 .H47 2000 (5 vols.)
    • Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War
      Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio 2006
      Covers the causes and results of the American Revolution in over 900 articles addressing people, events, organizations, and key ideas.
      • Location(s): Ref E 208 .E64 2006 (5 vols.)
    • Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
      New York: Scribner's 2001
      Covers major ideas and issues in American social, political, and military history with articles as specific as "The Chinese Exclusion Act" and as broad as "Domestic Life."
      • Location(s): Ref E 169.1 .E626 2001 (3 vols.)
      1800s
    • Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century
      New York: Scribner's 1996
      An ambitious survey of American cultural, social and intellectual history in broad articles arranged topically. Each essay/article is followed by a thorough and very useful bibliography for further research.
      • Location(s): Ref E740.7 .E53 1996 (4 vols.)
      1900s
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
      Oxford: Oxford UP 2001
      Solid, scholarly articles on a part of the world that has been the site of significant cultural developments in archaeology, history and the arts.
      • Location(s): Ref F 1218.6 .O95 2001
      2001
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
      Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press 2000
      A compendium of short articles on figures and ideas that were a common part of the American experience in the twentieth century.
      • Location(s): Ref E 169.1 .S764 2000 (5 vols.)

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