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The Resource The Oxford companion to United States history, edited by Paul S. Boyer, (electronic book)

The Oxford companion to United States history, edited by Paul S. Boyer, (electronic book)

Label
The Oxford companion to United States history
Title
The Oxford companion to United States history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul S. Boyer
Title variation
United States history
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Features over 1,400 entries that illuminate not only America's political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends, science, technology, and medicine, the arts, and religion. Includes familiar political heroes, from George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, to Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as scientists, writers, radicals, sports figures, and religious leaders and such varied individuals as Thomas Edison and Eli Whitney, Babe Ruth and Muhammed Ali, Black Elk and Crazy Horse, Margaret Fuller, Emma Goldman, Marian Anderson, and even Al Capone and Jesse James. 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). Includes entries on 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. Features extensive multi-part entries on such key topics as the Civil War, Indian history and culture, slavery, and the federal government
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E174
LC item number
.O94 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boyer, Paul S.
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United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Oxford companion to United States history, edited by Paul S. Boyer, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
OROUK95082098
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xliv, 940 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780199891092
Lccn
00055801
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Oxford companion to United States history, edited by Paul S. Boyer, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
OROUK95082098
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xliv, 940 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780199891092
Lccn
00055801
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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