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By Gary B. Nash, Allan M. Winkler, Charlene Mires, John W. Jeffries

This e-book provides a radical revision of the Award-winning set. evidence On dossier is proud to announce the revision of its award-winning 11-volume "Encyclopedia of yank History", the landmark connection with American historical past from prehistoric instances to the trendy day. This wide revision positive factors greater than 1,000 new and revised entries, in addition to a radical replace of present entries to mirror present learn. moreover, a brand new insert of full-color maps has been extra to every quantity. carrying on with to provide unprecedented intensity and breadth of assurance, "Encyclopedia of yankee historical past, Revised Edition" offers a balanced presentation of the political, social, fiscal, and cultural occasions that experience formed the land and the state. every one quantity editor is a exceptional pupil of yankee historical past who has drawn upon the services of rankings of experts in writing person, signed entries of remarkable caliber. It meets nationwide criteria for usa heritage. excellent for college kids, academics, and librarians, the 1st 10 expertly researched volumes during this authoritative set are prepared chronologically in line with the nationwide criteria for usa historical past. The eleventh quantity includes the great set Index. It positive aspects content material that's transparent and straightforward to appreciate. Written in obtainable language to facilitate students' realizing of every period, the easy-to-read textual content is better via 750 images and 250 full-color and black-and-white maps. distinctive entries hide key occasions, routine, old figures, traits, and political advancements that outline each one specific period in American background. Addressing the necessity for ancient literacy, the set is actually inclusive, casting a large old internet throughout issues and eras and comprising many lesser-known yet nonetheless influential figures and occasions. Key positive factors increase the set's reference price. It beneficial properties available textual content and greater than 3,300 unique, absolutely cross-referenced entries; biographies of important american citizens in every one period; a different analyzing part on the finish of some of the signed entries; nearly 1,000 illustrations, together with full-color and black-and-white maps, photos, cartoons, and ads, that visually rfile every one period; topical entries in each one quantity on comparable topics reminiscent of paintings and structure, company, economic climate, literature, and technological know-how and know-how; a chronology and bibliography on the finish of every quantity; an appendix in every one quantity that includes excerpts of key files of the period, a person quantity indexes, and a entire set index.

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