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The Encyclopedia of the New American Nation. Vol. 3 [electronic resource]
Finkelman, Paul 1949- Author
imprint
Charles Scribner's Sons [Imprint] Oct. 2005 Farmington Hills : Cengage Gale
description
1600 p. ill
ISBN
0684313464 (Trade Cloth), 9780684313467
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imprint
Charles Scribner's Sons [Imprint] Oct. 2005 Farmington Hills : Cengage Gale
isbn
0684313464 (Trade Cloth)
9780684313467
standard identifier
9780684313467
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
Annotation The evolution of the United States from a diverse group of European colonies to a distinctive new nation is the focus of this three-volume set. Encompassing 75 years of American history, from the start of the Seven Years' War (1754) to the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829, the Encyclopedia covers key events of the era such as the Revolution, the development of the Articles of Confederation and the new Constitution, the organization of a new national government, the emergence of the party system, the Louisiana Purchase, the second war with Britain, and the assertion of national power through the Monroe Doctrine and the acquisition of Florida. With approximately 670 articles, this multidisciplinary title is the first comprehensive reference tool to focus specifically on the formative period of the United States. It provides essential information not only on history and politics but also on the development of the ideas, customs and institutions that constitute the American cultural identity.
catalogue key
10552620
target audience
Scholarly & Professional Cengage Gale
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Appeared in Choice on 2006-07-01:
This encyclopedia is the last in a four-part series that includes the Colonial period and the 19th and 20th centuries. In exploring how the 13 Colonies evolved into a single nation, the set aims to provide comprehensive access to the major social, political, cultural, and intellectual trends of the period. The 667 alphabetically arranged subject entries, written primarily by historians, succeed in being scholarly, approachable, and useful to a range of academic audiences. Each essay provides a list of recommended readings, including online resources and traditional print sources (generally the major historiographical works in the field). Overlapping subject entries are cross-referenced. A detailed chronology of events for the period is included, along with a synoptic outline that explains the conceptual scheme of the set, which is divided into 22 predictable major topics. Period documents and drawings, used as illustrations, further enhance this encyclopedia's appeal. Although this specialized set is certainly worth the expense, smaller academic libraries may find the cost prohibitive. Larger academic and research libraries, particularly those with strong history programs, will want to consider investing in this series. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers. L. K. Speer Southeast Missouri State University
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The evolution of the United States from a diverse group of European colonies to a distinctive new nation is the focus of this three-volume set. Encompassing 75 years of American history, from the start of the Seven Years' War (1754) to the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829, the Encyclopedia covers key events of the era such as the Revolution, the development of the Articles of Confederation and the new Constitution, the organization of a new national government, the emergence of the party system, the Louisiana Purchase, the second war with Britain, and the assertion of national power through the Monroe Doctrine and the acquisition of Florida. With approximately 670 articles, this multidisciplinary title is the first comprehensive reference tool to focus specifically on the formative period of the United States. It provides essential information not only on history and politics but also on the development of the ideas, customs and institutions that constitute the American cultural identity.

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