While other resources focus on different aspects of this century, such as the Civil War or immigration, this is the first truly comprehensive treatment to cover all aspects of 19th century history: population, politics and government, economy and work, society and culture, religion, social problems and reform, everyday life, and foreign policy are explored in more than 600 A-to-Z articles. Complete with more than 400 illustrations and maps, this set includes an exhaustive year-by-year chronology, original documents, tables and a complete index.
"This work serves as a valuable introduction to the complexity and significance of this pivotal period...It offers 600 fascinating articles, written by scholars, with bibliographic references, numerous useful maps and illustrations, a day-by-day chronology, and an extensive index...Its currentness, scholarship, and inclusion of topics covered in National Standards for US History make this work a welcome addition to the reference sections of larger public, high school, and academic libraries, even those already owning the less specific Encyclopedia of American History (HarperCollins, 1996)."
-- Library Journal (April 15, 2001)
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