The Oxford Companion to United States History

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Author: Paul S. Boyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199771103

Category: History

Page: 984

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Here is a volume that is as big and as varied as the nation it portrays. With over 1,400 entries written by some 900 historians and other scholars, it illuminates not only America's political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends; science, technology, and medicine; the arts; and religion. Here are the familiar political heroes, from George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, to Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. But here, too, are scientists, writers, radicals, sports figures, and religious leaders, with incisive portraits of such varied individuals as Thomas Edison and Eli Whitney, Babe Ruth and Muhammed Ali, Black Elk and Crazy Horse, Margaret Fuller, Emma Goldman, and Marian Anderson, even Al Capone and Jesse James. The Companion illuminates events that have shaped the nation (the Great Awakening, Bunker Hill, Wounded Knee, the Vietnam War); major Supreme Court decisions (Marbury v. Madison, Roe v. Wade); landmark legislation (the Fugitive Slave Law, the Pure Food and Drug Act); social movements (Suffrage, Civil Rights); influential books (The Jungle, Uncle Tom's Cabin); ideologies (conservatism, liberalism, Social Darwinism); even natural disasters and iconic sites (the Chicago Fire, the Johnstown Flood, Niagara Falls, the Lincoln Memorial). Here too is the nation's social and cultural history, from Films, Football, and the 4-H Club, to Immigration, Courtship and Dating, Marriage and Divorce, and Death and Dying. Extensive multi-part entries cover such key topics as the Civil War, Indian History and Culture, Slavery, and the Federal Government. A new volume for a new century, The Oxford Companion to United States History covers everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet--from Columbus to Clinton. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American experience, its triumphs and heroes as well as its tragedies and darker moments.

The Oxford Companion to American Law

The Oxford Companion to American Law

Author: President and Professor of History Kermit L Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002894005

Category: History

Page: 998

View: 202

The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

United States History

United States History

Author: Anna H. Perrault

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563088746

Category: History

Page: 661

View: 960

This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: IND:30000124208673

Category: Cooking

Page: 693

View: 397

A panoramic history of the culinary traditions, culture, and evolution of American food and drink features nearly one thousand entries, essays, and articles on such topics as fast food, celebrity chefs, regional and ethnic cuisine, social and cultural food history, food science, and more, along with hundreds of photographs and lists of food museums, Web sites, festivals, and organizations.

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

Author: Kermit L. Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015062867612

Category: Law

Page: 1284

View: 424

The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

Reference Sources in History

Reference Sources in History

Author: Ronald H. Fritze

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780874368833

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 202

Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 833

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Reading the Irish Woman

Reading the Irish Woman

Author: Gerardine Meaney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781846318924

Category: History

Page: 270

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The theme of this book is cultural encounter and exchange in Irish women's lives. Using three case studies: the Enlightenment, emigration and modernism, it analyses reading and popular and consumer culture as sites of negotiation of gender roles. It traces how the circulation of ideas, fantasies and aspirations which have shaped women's lives in actuality and in imagination and argues that there were many different ways of being a woman. Attention to women's cultural consumption and production shows that one individual may in one day identify with representations of heroines of romantic fiction, patriots, philanthropists, literary ladies, film stars, career women, popular singers, advertising models and foreign missionaries. The processes of cultural consumption, production and exchange provide evidence of women's agency, aspirations and activities within and far beyond the domestic sphere.

The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

Author: Steven W. Sowards

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440860621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

View: 971

Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject

Intercultural Education, Folklore, and the Pedagogical Thought of Rachel Davis DuBois

Intercultural Education, Folklore, and the Pedagogical Thought of Rachel Davis DuBois

Author: Jan Rosenberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030262228

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 821

This book provides a history of the Quaker educator and intercultural education pioneer Rachel Davis DuBois (1892-1993) that explores the period in which DuBois lived and the key works she created. The opening section establishes the disciplinary contexts of her work, education, and folklore, and the subsequent sections present DuBois' pedagogical methods as they were developed and exemplified by her programs. Throughout the narrative, Rosenberg includes reflections on her own experience as a practitioner of the intercultural and folklife education DuBois championed.

Historical Dictionary of the United States

Historical Dictionary of the United States

Author: Kenneth John Panton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538124208

Category: United States

Page: 783

View: 107

Historical Dictionary of the United States contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country's politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.