Children's Encyclopedia of American History

Author: David C. King,DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465428431

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Full-color maps, photographs, and paintings illustrate a comprehensive reference guide to American history.

Children's Encyclopedia of American History

Author: David C. King

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789483300

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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Full-color maps, photographs, and paintings illustrate a comprehensive reference guide to American history.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass Three-volume Set

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195167775

Category: History

Page: 1560

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Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass.

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Author: Carl Waldman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110103

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 385

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A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.

Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes]

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691660

Category: History

Page: 789

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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

Encyclopedia of American History

Seventh Edition

Author: Richard B. Morris

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780062700551

Category: History

Page: 1296

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The seventh edition of the Encyclopedia of American History updates this indispensable and classic reference book to cover the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times through the first year of the Clinton Administration. Unequaled in the amount of information contained within a single volume, and designed to be read as a narrative, the Encyclopedia chronicles all the essential facts of American history, from government and politics to science, thought and culture. The Encyclopedia is divided onto four parts: Part 1: "THE BASIC CHRONOLOGY" presents the main political and military events in the history of the United States, beginning with the era of discovery. It has been updated to reflect newly discovered facts and modern perspectives on domestic and foreign affairs. Part 2: "THE TOPICAL CHRONOLOGY" records the nonpolitical aspects of American life and has been extensively revised to include a newly titled section "Land, Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment," as well as updated sections dealing with the American economy. A few of the topics covered in this section are the fine arts, religion, medicine, education, television and radio, immigration, population, United States expansion and Supreme Court decisions. Part 3: "NOTABLE AMERICAN BIOGRAPHIES" contains profiles of 450 influential Americans from all walks of life and their outstanding achievements. Part 4:"THE STRUCTURE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT" includes tables of U.S Presidents and their cabinets, party strength in Congress from 1789, and Supreme Court justices, as well as the complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Jeffrey B. Morris, is professor of law at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College. Associate editor for the last two revised editions of the Encyclopedia of American History, Morris is the author of over a dozen books, including Federal Justice in the Second Circuit and To Administer Justice on Behalf of All the People: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1965-1990. He has been professor of political science at City College of the City University of New York and the University of Pennsylvania and visiting professor of law at the Brooklyn Law School. From 1976 to 1981 Morris served as the chief research associate to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger in Burger's role as head of the federal court system. Richard B. Morris, (1904-1989) was Gouverneur Morris Professor of History at Columbia University and past president of the American Historical Association. Morris wrote more than 40 books spanning legal, labor, diplomatic, political and social history, including The Peacemakers: The Great Powers and American Independence, The Forging of the Union 1781-1789, Witnesses at the Creation, Government and Labor in Early America and Studies in The History of American Law. He lectured throughout the world, serving as Fulbright Research Professor at the Sorbonne and Distinguished Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin.

Encyclopedia of American Education: A to E

Author: Harlow G. Unger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 1370

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The only comprehensive reference to the development and present state of American education, ""Encyclopedia of American Education, Third Edition"" includes more than 2,000 entries spanning the colonial period to the present. This authoritative three-volume reference provides a wealth of information on virtually every aspect of education, from the evolution of school curriculum, education funding, and church-state controversies to the latest debates on multiculturalism, prayer in school, and sex education. Author Harlow G. Unger, one of the country's foremost education experts, has substantially updated existing entries and added more than 40 new entries. Appendixes include significant federal legislation, important U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and lists of undergraduate majors and graduate school programs. More than 10 new photographs have been added to this edition, and more than half a dozen experts in education served as editorial consultants for this encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes]

Author: Leslie M Alexander,Walter C. Rucker Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097740

Category: Social Science

Page: 1136

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A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad

Encyclopedia of Women in American History

Author: Joyce Appleby,Eileen Chang,Neva Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317471628

Category: History

Page: 800

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This illustrated encyclopedia examines the unique influence and contributions of women in every era of American history, from the colonial period to the present. It not only covers the issues that have had an impact on women, but also traces the influence of women's achievements on society as a whole. Divided into three chronologically arranged volumes, the set includes historical surveys and thematic essays on central issues and political changes affecting women's lives during each period. These are followed by A-Z entries on significant events and social movements, laws, court cases and more, as well as profiles of notable American women from all walks of life and all fields of endeavor. Primary sources and original documents are included throughout.

The Vietnam War

The Definitive Illustrated History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465466010

Category: History

Page: 360

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Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War. Filled with more than 500 photographs, The Vietnam War tells the story of Vietnam through powerful images; profiles of the war's most influential figures, such as Henry Kissinger and Pol Pot; and a complete overview of the conduct, strategies, and events in this controversial war, including Ho Chi Minh's rise to power, the Geneva conference, America's intervention, and the Christmas bombings. Gallery spreads feature collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, and diagrams and maps show exactly where battles and key moments happened. A divisive and destructive event, the Vietnam War was the world's first televised war, and photographs from its front lines powerfully convey war's complex reality. Taking a global perspective, The Vietnam War remembers the people who served and features full spreads about prisoners of war, anti-war protest movements, and the significance of the war for black Americans as they struggled for civil rights. The Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism in America's longest and bloodiest conflict of the 20th century.

The Kids' Guide to American History

Who, What, When, Where, Why--From a Christian Perspective

Author: Tracy M. Sumner

Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781616266004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Presents a history of the U.S. from a Christian perspective, beginning with European explorations of North America that began nearly one thousand years ago.

United States Encyclopedia

America's People, Places, and Events

Author: National Geographic Kids,Jimmy Carter

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426320922

Category: U.S. states

Page: 272

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The richness of America in all its grandueur and diversity is captured in this comprehensive, authoritative, and lively United States Encyclopedia. With a team of experts and talented writers, this book will be the definitive United States reference resource for kids, and an indespensible tool for home and school. Every state in the union is showcased in a spectacular way in this big, beautiful book of the U.S. Awesome to look at, fun to read, and easy to use, it includes an unparalleled amount of information that is both intriguing and useful. Beginning with a lush thematic section covering topics from early America to civil rights, population, and the new millennium, the United States Encyclopedia then delves into vibrant essays on each state and the U.S. territories. Fun facts about people, places, and events are sprinkled throughout. Also included: U.S. facts and figures, a listing of the presidents, and overviews of important historical American documents.

History Year by Year

Author: Peter Chrisp,Joe Fullman,Susan Kennedy

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409323686

Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 320

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Go on an adventure along the timeline of history, year-by-year, from the stone age to the digital age History Year by Year is a children's history book like no other. It will take children on a stunning trip through time as they follow the history timeline that plots our life on Earth, from prehistoric man to how we live today. Over 1,500 pictures of artifacts, styles of dress, architectural triumphs and magnificent civilizations make this book a mini-history museum for kids, bringing history to life like no other. Learn even more about themes such as the Renaissance or the French Revolution with chapters that focus on specific movements. The 'child of the time' feature shows you how children would have lived during different historical periods. Ever wondered how children in Ancient Egypt got by? Or Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, or World War II? These informative chapters bring these periods of our history to life. History Year by Year is like no other history book for children. It combines facts, timelines and images and is perfect for any child looking to take an exciting visual journey through history (plus it's perfect for school projects). If you've ever had a question about history as a whole, History Year by Year joins the dots of history around the world, year by year, century by century.

The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465464581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Explore the lives of America's 45 presidents, as well as notable first ladies, famous speeches, and major constitutional events, with The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia. From George Washington to the new leader taking office in January 2017, this visual reference guide presents a unique insight into life in the White House. More than 150 easy-to-read entries cover the presidents, first ladies such as Eleanor Roosevelt, the Louisiana Purchase, the Gettysburg Address, and more, and over 200 fascinating photographs add to kids' knowledge of these leaders and the key moments that defined their time in office. The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect one-stop reference guide, teaching kids all they need to know about the history of the United States and the remarkable impact our country has had on the rest of the world.

Firearms: An Illustrated History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146543089X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

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Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Firearms: An Illustrated History charts the evolution of the gun, from the pistol and rifle to the machine gun and revolver. DK's trademark beautifully photographed catalogs of firearms and stunning close-up details of key weapons combine in this lavish history of the gun, tracing its development from early flintlocks and muskets to modern-day military guns.

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History

Author: Edward E. Curtis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438130406

Category: Muslims

Page: 628

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A two volume encyclopedia set that examines the legacy, impact, and contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. history.

DK Eyewitness Books: Cowboy

Author: David Murdoch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 075666909X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Here is an energetic and informative look at the workinglives of cowboys from around the world. Spectacular real-life photographs of horses, cattle, branding irons, and lariats offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life on the range. See what an authentic chuckwagon looks like, how an expert ropes a calf, a rodeo rider in action on a wild steer, how a saddle is made, and a Mongolian herdsman lassoing a wild horse. Learn where wild horses and bulls livein France, why cowboys wear chaps, how to tame a bucking bronco, and why a gaucho decorates his belt with silver coins. Discover how Annie Oakley got her nickname, why an Australian saddle has no horn, and how the cowboy''s romantic image influenced music and films, and much, much more! Discover the real-life world of working cowboys from longhorns and lariats to chuckwagons, chaps, rodeos, andranches

DK Readers L3: The Story of Civil Rights

Author: Wil Mara

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465475001

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Including Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, read the stories of the amazing men and women who fought for equality during the US Civil Rights Movement. Learn all about civil rights-what they are, and why they're important. This book covers the history of civil rights in the US, including slavery and the abolition of slavery, and segregation. It discusses the momentous Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins and protests, to marches and inspirational speeches, to legislation for equality. There's also information about modern-day issues, and how children can use their voices to become activists in their own communities. Perfect for 7-9 year olds starting to read alone, Level 3 titles include in-depth information presented through more complex sentence structure with increasing amount of text to expand the reader's general knowledge and confidence in reading. Additional information spreads are full of extra facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as quotes, lists, and statistics.

American Girl: the Story of America

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465456892

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Discover history with American Girl�. Step into key moments from America's history with the American Girl BeForever(tm) characters in American Girl: The Story of America. Travel back in time-from the 1750s to the groovy '70s. Find out how the Nez Perce tribe lived, what it was like to grow up on the wild frontier, how girls helped the war effort during WWII, and much more. Fascinating facts are paired with historically accurate items from the American Girl Doll collections to illustrate important eras in American history. Young readers will engage with history as they meet each character and discover her incredible story. � 2016 American Girl. All rights reserved. American Girl and associated trademarks are owned by and used under license from American Girl.