United States Encyclopedia

America's People, Places, and Events

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Author: National Geographic Kids,Jimmy Carter

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426320922

Category: U.S. states

Page: 272

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The richness of America in all its grandueur and diversity is captured in this comprehensive, authoritative, and lively United States Encyclopedia. With a team of experts and talented writers, this book will be the definitive United States reference resource for kids, and an indespensible tool for home and school. Every state in the union is showcased in a spectacular way in this big, beautiful book of the U.S. Awesome to look at, fun to read, and easy to use, it includes an unparalleled amount of information that is both intriguing and useful. Beginning with a lush thematic section covering topics from early America to civil rights, population, and the new millennium, the United States Encyclopedia then delves into vibrant essays on each state and the U.S. territories. Fun facts about people, places, and events are sprinkled throughout. Also included: U.S. facts and figures, a listing of the presidents, and overviews of important historical American documents.

Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present

An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present

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Author: Patrick J. Hayes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695992

Category: Religion

Page: 478

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Miracles give hope to the hopeless and exemplify the intersection of the divine and the mundane. They have shaped world history and continue to influence us through their presence in films, television, novels, and popular culture. This encyclopedia provides a unique resource on the philosophical, historical, religious, and cross-cultural conceptions of miracles that cut across denominational lines. • Provides the most authoritative exposition of miracles across history currently available in English—a highly useful resource for inquirers on miraculous phenomenon • Goes far beyond discussions of specific miracle stories to explore their provenance, cultic aspects, philosophical underpinnings, and psychological roots • Covers some of the major aspects of miraculous phenomena through entries drawn from the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and the hard sciences, particularly physics and natural biology • Presents accounts of miracles with a range of expert interpretations of those events, thereby supporting the Common Core State Standards for History and English Language Arts, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3 • Supplies more than a dozen primary documents—each introduced by a headnote—that give students historic accounts of miracles and related texts for in-depth analysis

The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History

The People, Places, and Events That Shaped Christianity

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Author: Edward E. Hindson,Daniel R. Mitchell

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736948074

Category: RELIGION

Page: 400

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Announcing the newest release in our well-received Popular Encyclopedia series-The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History, an ideal resource for anyone who want a clear, user-friendly guide to understanding the key people, places, and events that shaped Christianity. General editors Ed Hindson and Dan Mitchell have extensive experience with producing reference works that combine expert scholarship and popular accessibility. Together with a broad range of well-qualified contributors, they have put together what is sure to become a standard must-have for both Bible teachers and students. With nearly 300 articles, readers will enjoy... a comprehensive panorama of church history from Acts 2 to today a clear presentation of how the church and its teachings have developed concise biographies of major Christian figures and their contributions fascinating overviews of key turning points in church history This valuable resource will enrich believers' appreciation for the wonderful heritage behind their Christian faith.

United States History

A Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Guide to Information Sources

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Author: Anna H. Perrault,Ron Blazek

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088742

Category: History

Page: 661

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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.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Military Interventions in Latin America [2 volumes]

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Author: Alan McPherson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842609

Category: History

Page: 804

View: 1863

This unique reference shows how the United States has intervened militarily, politically, and economically in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from the early 19th century to the present day. • Covers all acts of involvement by the United States in Latin American affairs, including proxy wars, spying, and economic coercion • Contributions from leading military experts and historians from across the globe • Presents a timeline of significant events involving the region • Includes important tables and charts for additional reinforcement

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Author: Steven R. Serafin,Alfred Bendixen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1305

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

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Author: Barney Warf

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761988580

Category: Reference

Page: 616

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With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.

Encyclopedia of North American Immigration

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Author: John Powell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811012X

Category: United States

Page: 464

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Presents an illustrated A-Z reference containing more than 300 entries related to immigration to North America, including people, places, legislation, and more.

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

Bible Based Homeschooling

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Author: Robin Sampson

Publisher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780970181671

Category: Education

Page: 508

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Details the Bible-based homeschool teaching approach for parents, and discusses Christian education, learning styles, unit studies, bible study, and more.

Knights Templar Encyclopedia

The Essential Guide to the People, Places, Events, and Symbols of the Order of the Temple

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Author: Karen Ralls

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1564149269

Category: History

Page: 301

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Historian Ralls has written an authoritative source book on the fascinating history behind the most famous military religious order of the Crusades--the Knights Templar. This encyclopedia also includes a wealth of information on the key Templar people, places, events, and more.

Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in America

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Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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This ready-reference encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of the economic, political, and social developments of the Industrial Revolution in the United States from 1750 to 1920. More than 200 substantial entries cover key individuals, significant technologies, inventions, court cases, companies, political institutions, economic events, and legislation. Highlights of the work include numerous entries on developments in water and rail transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, mass production, the labor movement, big government, and the key inventions that changed the American economy. More than 50 historical illustrations and photos enliven the text.

The Underground Railroad

An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations

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Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Offers more than fifteen hundred alphabetically arranged entries covering the key people, routes, events, documents, organizations, and publications related to slave liberation, along with genealogical histories of participating families, passenger data,and detailed passenger maps.

The Reader's Companion to American History

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Author: Eric Foner,John A. Garraty

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547561342

Category: History

Page: 1248

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An A-to-Z historical encyclopedia of US people, places, and events, with nearly 1,000 entries “all equally well written, crisp, and entertaining” (Library Journal). From the origins of its native peoples to its complex identity in modern times, this unique alphabetical reference covers the political, economic, cultural, and social history of America. A fact-filled treasure trove for history buffs, The Reader’s Companion is sponsored by the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to promoting literary excellence in the writing of biography and history. Under the editorship of the eminent historians John A. Garraty and Eric Foner, a large and distinguished group of scholars, biographers, and journalists—nearly four hundred contemporary authorities—illuminate the critical events, issues, and individuals that have shaped our past. Readers will find everything from a chronological account of immigration; individual entries on the Bull Moose Party and the Know-Nothings as well as an article on third parties in American politics; pieces on specific religious groups, leaders, and movements and a larger-scale overview of religion in America. Interweaving traditional political and economic topics with the spectrum of America’s social and cultural legacies—everything from marriage to medicine, crime to baseball, fashion to literature—the Companion is certain to engage the curiosity, interests, and passions of every reader, and also provides an excellent research tool for students and teachers.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

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Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War

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Author: Stanley I. Kutler

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 711

View: 7122

More than five hundred entries cover the people, places, military actions, policies, strategies, tactics, weapons, domestic politics, and diplomacy of the war

Native Peoples of the Americas

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Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1615353658

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 3624

Rich with photos, maps, and sidebars, Native Peoples of the Americas covers native peoples from the past and present. Readers will learn about early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America

Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections

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Author: Larry Sabato,Howard R. Ernst

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109946

Category: Political Science

Page: 561

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This new volume contains all the material a reader needs to understand the American election process and its political parties. This complete A-to-Z reference guide covers the people, events, and terms involved in the electoral process. It also provides the history of elections in the United States, focusing primarily on the presidential elections. Appendix material includes the results for every presidential election.

Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History

An Encyclopedia

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Author: Steven Laurence Danver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842218

Category: History

Page: 1210

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This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. * 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories * Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources * Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines * One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents * Illustrations and photographs show events discussed

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History

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Author: Edward E. Curtis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438130406

Category: Muslims

Page: 628

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A two volume encyclopedia set that examines the legacy, impact, and contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. history.