"Volume 1: The Ancient World" contains articles about people important in the ancient world up to 450 CE.
Vols. 5 & 6 of this set cover the 19th century and include excellent 2,000-3,000 word biographies of prominent persons, including many Americans. There is a geographic index that can help determine who those Americans were.
Essays present the political, economic, and diplomatic developments of the nineteenth century in America, and explore the impact of changes in the social construction of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and culture.
Good background information on American culture during the period you are studying. See the articles “Women in the public sphere 1838-1877” on pp. 435+ and “Gender and political activism” on pp. 543+ in v. 1. Use the index in v. 3 to search for specific topics or people.
An alphabetical arrangement of articles that are accompanied by bibliographies. Volume 9 contains maps and primary source documents. Volume 10 is an index for the set. The set does not include biographies.
The chronology provides year by year account of the following areas in American history: international, national, business/industry/inventions, science/medicine, education, religion, and literature/journalism. In addition, there are overview essays that cover over 20 themes in American history and some primary documents. See pages 511-567 for important events that occurred in the decade
A three volume work which treats periods and process of social change as well as topics such as ethnicity, work and labor, popular culture, etc. Each article has its own bibliography. Use the Contents or the Index to find articles of interest.
Each of the 16 sections in these volumes covers one of the major social movements in American history with an introduction; articles on the critical themes and events of the social movement(s); biographical portraits of key figures; excerpts from historical documents; references and illustrations.
Contains over 2400 entries with subject entries ranging from the labor movement and women's suffrage to music about the region. Bibliographic citations, illustrations, maps and an index complement the set.
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A three-volume work with bibliographical references at the end of the sketches. There is a classified list of biographies at the end of volume 3. Includes only women who died before 1951.
Available in print and electronic formats.
Biographical sketches including many from the 19th century. Volume 3 has a list that identifies women by occupation or life work.
This authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia is a rich source of information about many characteristics of the American West, real and imaginary, old and new, stretching from coast to coast and throughout the country's history and culture.
Over 72,000 articles from the encyclopedia and Britannica Book of the Year. Over 10,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, flags and more. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary with over 75,000 definitions and pronunciation guides. Continuously revised.
The people profiled in these 2 volumes include many people currently active in environmental leadership, but historical figures are also included. The people included display a wide range of environmental interests – from farmers to poets to grassroots activists.
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