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Illuminates not only America's political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends; science, technology, & medicine; the arts; & religion. Includes familiar heroes, as well as scientists, writers, radicals, sports figures, & religious leaders. Illuminates events, Supreme Court decisions, landmark legislation, social movements, influential books, ideologies & natural disasters that have shaped the U.S. Addresses the totality of the American experience.
This three volume print encyclopedia provides excellent coverage to the cultural and intellectual history of the United States, including the "issues, ideas, movements and places that constitute the American experience".
Contains over 800 entries that offer information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. Covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration.
A 6-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others.
Library database that covers the most important and controversial issues of the day. Contains the full text of CQ Researcher, a weekly publication. Each issue provides a comprehensive overview and background essay, data tables and graphs, chronology, pro-con starter, and list of major research and advocacy groups. Includes extensive lists of sources and hot-linked footnotes throughout.
This keystone reference work is the place to start researching any topic in any field of history. Hundreds of historians from around the world have selected and provided commentary on the best and most useful works in their fields--almost 27,000 annotated citations--to provide unprecedented bibliographic guidance of extraordinary breadth, from prehistory to the twentieth century. It is divided into sections arranged by chronology and national and regional history, with each section introduced by a brief historiographical essay. Each bibliographic citation is identified by a unique reference number and includes all essential data, along with a brief critical annotation written by a specialist in the field. Also included are guides to the contributors of annotations and complete author and subject indexes.
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
An early, but very important, digital library project which provides access to a core collection of 19th century books and periodical articles. It is divided into two sections, one at Cornell and one at the University of Michigan, which should be searched separately.
One the best and earliest online digital library projects. This site provides primary documents from two 19th century counties - one Northern (Franklin County, PA) and one Southern (Augusta, VA) - for the years from John Brown's raid in 1859 through the reconstruction era (1870).