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.


The Limits of Dissent: Clement L. Vallandigham and the Civil War

Tragic Encounters: A People's History of Native Americans

Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites

James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928 (The Working Class in American History)

Missions of San Diego (Images of America)





















in sedentary villages and practiced intensive horticulture of a variety of crops with a primary reliance on corn. They supplemented their diet by hunting and gathering wild plants and various aquatic resources. Most villages were palisaded and centered on a grouping of temple and funeral mounds built around a ceremonial square. The people in southern Florida lived in similarly organized towns. They did not practice horticulture on any significant scale, and they depended more upon the gathering

colonization of North America during the late 16th century. Inhabiting a world that stretched from Bristol to Paris and centered on Oxford and London, the Hakluyts were members of an elite community of explorers and authors who constructed the Elizabethan policy of overseas expansion. Before the Hakluyts appeared on the scene, English efforts to understand North America were limited and disorganized, and English foreign policy paid little attention to America. As a result of the Hakluyts’ efforts

cowardly, corrupt, decadent, indolent, and authoritarian,” and many of them held to such prejudices for centuries. When the Flemish engraver Theodor de Bry created illustrations to accompany translations of Las Casas’s work in the late 16th century, he managed to solidify, in the most graphic possible ways, the link between Spanish expansion and horrendous treatment of indigenous peoples. Such illustrations, like the text that inspired them, came to serve specific political ends. The black legend

mixed-race marriages, in contrast to the prohibitions on intermixed marriage that prevailed in most British colonies in North America. Further reading: Casta Paintings: Images of Race in Eighteenth-Century Mexico (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2005); Ilona Katzew, “Casta Painting: Identity and Social Stratification in Colonial Mexico,” in Katzew, et al., New World Orders: Casta Painting and Colonial Latin America (New York: America’s Society Art Gallery, 1996). castas The term used

shrewd Malinche quickly learned Spanish herself and became Cortés’s mistress, making Aguilar’s skills as an interpreter redundant. He continued to play an active role in the conquest of Mexico but did not particularly distinguish himself in the fighting. In 1526, five years after the fall of the Aztecs, Cortés rewarded Aguilar with a small group of encomiendas, spe- cifically in Molango, Malia, and Sochicoatlan. He died in 1531 without an heir, and his encomiendas reverted to the Crown. Further

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