The third edition of the Dictionary of American History (Stanley I. Kutler, ed. in chief) is the first comprehensive revision of the classic Scribner reference source, originally published in 1940. Entries from previous editions have been updated and revised in light of historical developments and current scholarship, and over 800 entirely new entries have been commissioned to cover recent events ("Bush v. Gore") and topics neglected by previous editions ("Harlem Renaissance"). For the first time, illustrations and maps will be incorporated into the main body of the work, illuminating the text of the Dictionary and thereby enriching the reader's experience. This work will serve students, scholars, and the interested general reader in search of a quick and authoritative reference covering a wide range of topics in American history-from the well-studied ("Louisiana Purchase") to the obscure ("Camels in the West").
Some highlights of this new 10 volume set are:
"Gr 9 up This updated version of a standard reference tool is a vast improvement over the 1976 edition. The set is now illustrated with more than 1200 black-and-white photos and 250 maps. Equal attention is given to America¿s diverse population and various socioeconomic classes. The volume of period maps and primary-source documents is completely new, while the index volume now includes a somewhat brief guide to historical writing. Throughout, the entries include specifically American topics as well as broader subjects as they apply to the U.S."
-- School Library Journal (June 2003)
Price: US $1653.00