Gale Encyclopedia Of Multicultural America contains original essays on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns.
The Reader's Companion to American History offers a fresh, absorbing portrait of the United States from the origins of its native peoples to the nation's complex identity in the 1990s. Covering political, economic, cultural, and social history, and combining hundreds of short descriptive entries with longer evaluative articles, the encyclopedia is informative, engaging, and a pleasure to read.
This Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific developments that shaped our country. Here is a masterful picture of America's achievements and failures, large-scale socio-historical forces, and pivotal events. Boyer sheds light on the colonial era, the Revolution and the birth of the new nation; slavery and the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, the two world wars and the Cold War that followed, the tragedy of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the epoch-making election of Barack Obama.
The American Yawp is a free, online, collaboratively built American history textbook. Over 300 historians joined together to create the book they wanted for their own students which is an accessible, synthetic narrative that reflects the best of recent historical scholarship and provides a jumping-off point for discussions in the U. S. history classroom and beyond.
Designed for all libraries, this large-format, full-color atlas is an authoritative guide to the history of the United States. From the formation of the continent up through current events and information based on the most recent census, this work uses the geography of the United States to portray the history of the land and its people. The 300-plus maps tell the engaging story of America with detailed, clear information; accompanying text highlights key information presented in each map. An indispensable tool for students and educators alike, the Historical Atlas of the United States is destined to become a classic in the field.
This book, originally published in 1919, is a telling of U.S. history from colonial times to Reconstruction. Written by a British soldier mostly from the battlefields of World War I, it provides a British perspective of U. S. history that was reflective of the authors time. Modern scholars take issue with this telling and have proven many inaccuracies in its pages, but the text still stands as a reflection of the sometimes rich and inspiring and sometimes base and unfortunate attitudes and perspectives of Americas birth and rise.
In A Peoples History of the U.S. Military, historian Michael A. Bellesiles draws from three centuries of soldiers personal encounters with combat, through fascinating excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, as well as audio recordings, film, and blog to capture the essence of the American military experience firsthand, from the American Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Devoted to the history of nineteenth century America. Includes slavery, race, the Civil War & Reconstruction. Also includes reassessments of historical controversies, & reappraisals of prominent events or individuals.
Dedicated to publishing original research on a broad range of topics. Organized with the goal of fostering research & scholarly inquiry into the histories & cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850.
Features a variety of pieces that deal with every aspect of American history, including state-of-the-field essays, broadly inclusive book reviews, and reviews of films, museum exhibitions, and Web sites
Presents original articles dealing with the North American West; expansion & colonization, indigenous histories, regional studies (including western Canada, northern Mexico, Alaska & Hawaii), and transnational comparative, and borderland histories.
Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories and has been designed to benefit history teachers and their students.