+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
A Dictionary of American History : Blackwell History Dictionaries - Thomas L. Purvis

A Dictionary of American History

Blackwell History Dictionaries

Paperback

Published: 5th May 1997
Ships: 5 to 9 business days
5 to 9 business days
RRP $76.95
$73.75

This book answers the need for fully up-to-date essential information on the history of public life, social and cultural change, scientific and artistic achievement, and religious diversity. The book includes concise histories for every state, biographies of leading figures in all fields of endeavor, and accounts of all the wars and conflicts in which the country has been involved. Particular attention is paid to the history of the American Indian peoples and full coverage of political, constitutional, and foreign affairs is complemented by a wide range of entries on gender and rights issues and on minority history.A Dictionary of American History is designed to be of maximum use to the widest range of individuals needing facts about the past on short notice. Anyone armed with the book can swiftly discover the essential elements of who, what, when, and where about a subject, check dates or spelling, and have an invaluable aid in trouble-shooting for tests or checking accuracy. Casual readers who browse through it will find it a fascinating source of innumerable surprises and curiosities about a rich and vibrant past.

"It is fascinating, satisfying and richly informed. Each entry is abrilliant piece of American history or biography in ruthlesslysummarized form." Contemporary Review


"The selection of entries seems judicious and more helpful thanthat in Martin and Gelber and other similar works; an up-to-dateone-volume reference for office and home use." Reference forBooks Bulletin


"This dictionary will surely become a stand-by for a generation ofstudents, teachers and researchers." Reference Books


"Immensely useful to all engaged in the study of the American past.It will save them many hours of frustration in the search foressential but often elusive information." ReferenceBooks

Preface vii

Abbreviations viii

Dictionary 1

ISBN: 9781577180999
ISBN-10: 1577180992
Series: Blackwell History Dictionaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 5th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.2  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1