Encyclopedia of American History, Volumes 1-11 (Revised Edition)

Encyclopedia of American History, Volumes 1-11 (Revised Edition)

Gary B. Nash, Allan M. Winkler, Charlene Mires, John W. Jeffries

Language: English

Pages: 5195

ISBN: 2:00244251

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This book presents a thorough revision of the Award-winning set. Facts On File is proud to announce the revision of its award-winning 11-volume "Encyclopedia of American History", the landmark reference to American history from prehistoric times to the modern day. This extensive revision features more than 1,000 new and revised entries, as well as a thorough update of existing entries to reflect current research. In addition, a new insert of full-color maps has been added to each volume. Continuing to offer unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage, "Encyclopedia of American History, Revised Edition" provides a balanced presentation of the political, social, economic, and cultural events that have shaped the land and the nation. Each volume editor is a distinguished scholar of American history who has drawn upon the expertise of scores of specialists in writing individual, signed entries of outstanding quality. It meets National Standards for United States History. Ideal for students, teachers, and librarians, the first 10 expertly researched volumes in this authoritative set are arranged chronologically in accordance with the National Standards for United States History. The 11th volume contains the comprehensive set Index. It features content that is clear and easy to understand. Written in accessible language to facilitate students' understanding of each era, the easy-to-read text is enhanced by 750 photographs and 250 full-color and black-and-white maps. Detailed entries cover key events, movements, historical figures, trends, and political developments that define each particular era in American history. Addressing the need for historical literacy, the set is truly inclusive, casting a wide historical net across topics and eras and comprising many lesser-known but still influential figures and events. Key features enhance the set's reference value. It features accessible text and more than 3,300 detailed, fully cross-referenced entries; biographies of significant Americans in each era; a further reading section at the end of many of the signed entries; approximately 1,000 illustrations, including full-color and black-and-white maps, photographs, cartoons, and advertisements, that visually document each era; topical entries in each volume on related subjects such as art and architecture, business, economy, literature, and science and technology; a chronology and bibliography at the end of each volume; an appendix in each volume that contains excerpts of key documents of the era, an individual volume indexes, and a comprehensive set index.


Washington's Circle: The Creation of the President

After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace

Thomas Jefferson: Writings (Library of America, Volume 17)

Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America

One-Night Stands with American History (Revised and Updated Edition): Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents











of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon (New York: Harper, 1990); John Hemming, Amazon Frontier: The Defeat of the Brazilian Indians (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987); Alex Shoumatoff, The Rivers Amazon (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1978). —Scott Chamberlain Andes Mountains An extensive mountain range running the length of South America that is one of the continent’s most important geographical features. The Andes form one of the largest mountain

the indigenous architecture evolved in such a way as to effectively resist earthquakes. Several smaller ranges make up the greater Andean system: the southern Andes, which run the length of modern Chile; the central Andes, from Ecuador to northern Argentina; and the northern Andes, in Colombia and Venezuela. Additionally, there is a large plateau region called the Altiplano in Bolivia that forms the largest flat area of the Andean system. Of these regions, only the central zone is densely

Central America. Linguistically related to Caribbean groups, ArawAkan speakers lived in the Amazonian forests of South America and followed a hunting and gathering subsistence along the banks of the upper Amazon, the Rio Negro, and the headwaters of the Orinoco Rivers. They supplemented their food resources by sometimes raising turtles in pens and practicing slash-and-burn horticulture, but the limited fertility of these jungle areas forced groups located away from the major river systems to

men who ate captured men and also any of their children they did not want to take captive. Caribs took these women and kept them as concubines, and they also took boys but did not eat them quickly because, Chanca claimed he had heard, they did not taste very good. But the Carib, so Chanca’s informants claimed, still captured boys; once in the Carib settlements, they would “remove their organs, fatten them until they grow up and then, when they wish to make a great feast, they kill and eat

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