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The World of the American West: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828601

Category: History

Page: 943

View: 9819

Addressing everything from the details of everyday life to recreation and warfare, this two-volume work examines the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of the American "Old West," from the California Gold Rush of 1849 to the end of the 19th century. • Offers insights based on social history and the daily experience of the average person to engage students' interest and curiosity rather than focusing on the events, dates, and names of "traditional history" • Presents information within a thematic organization that encourages a more in-depth study of specific aspects of daily life in the Old West • Includes related primary documents that enable students to view history more directly and reach their own conclusions about past events • Examines a wide range of topics such as work, family life, clothing and fashion, food and drink, housing and community, politics, social customs, spirituality, and technology • Provides a general introduction per volume, individual topic introductions, numerous images and illustrations, a timeline of events, and a bibliography identifying print and nonprint resources

The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Alexandra Kindell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837112

Category: History

Page: 1100

View: 2154

This set provides insight into the lives of ordinary Americans free and enslaved, in farms and cities, in the North and the South, who lived during the years of 1815 to 1860. • Provides intimate details about the personal lives of Americans during the Antebellum Era • Demonstrates the diversity of the American experience in the years before the Civil War • Makes clear how hard Americans worked to build their lives while still participating in the democratic process • Explores how Americans dealt with the daily demands of life as national and regional issues created insecurity and instability • Includes 40 primary source documents with detailed introductions to realize Antebellum America

The World of the American Revolution

A Daily Life Encyclopedia

Author: Merril D. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781440830273

Category: History

Page: 970

View: 465

What was life really like for ordinary people during the American Revolution? What did they eat, wear, believe in, and think about? What did they do for fun? This encyclopedia explores the lives of men, women, and children--of European, Native American, and African descent--through the window of social, cultural, and material history. The two-volume set spans the period from 1774 to 1800, drawing on the most current research to illuminate people's emotional lives, interactions, opinions, views, beliefs, and intimate relationships, as well as connections between the individual and the greater world. The encyclopedia features more than 200 entries divided into topical sections, each dealing with a different aspect of cultural life--for example, Arts, Food and Drink, and Politics and Warfare. Each section opens with an introductory essay, followed by A-Z entries on various aspects of the subject area. Sidebars and primary documents enhance the learning experience. Targeting high school and college students, the title supports the American history core curriculum and the current emphasis on social history. Most importantly, its focus on the realities of daily life, rather than on dates and battles, will help students identify with and learn about this formative period of American history.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]

Author: Randall M. Miller Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313065365

Category: History

Page: 2664

View: 9633

The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005. Working under the editorial direction of general editor Randall M. Miller, professor of history at St. Joseph's University, a group of expert volume editors carefully integrate material drawn from volumes in Greenwood's highly successful Daily Life Through History series with new material researched and written by themselves and other scholars. The four volumes cover the following periods: The War of Independence and Antebellum Expansion and Reform, 1763-1861, The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrialization of America, 1861-1900, The Emergence of Modern America, World War I, and the Great Depression, 1900-1940 and Wartime, Postwar, and Contemporary America, 1940-Present. Each volume includes a selection of primary documents, a timeline of important events during the period, images illustrating the text, and extensive bibliography of further information resources—both print and electronic—and a detailed subject index.

The World of the Crusades [2 Volumes]

A Daily Life Encyclopedia

Author: Andrew Holt

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9781440854613

Category:

Page: 851

View: 301

Unlike traditional references that recount political and military history, this encyclopedia includes entries on a wide range of aspects related to daily life during the medieval crusades. * Provides a timeline that gives users a quick look at the most significant events related to the crusades * Presents topical sections as reference entries on important subjects related to daily life during the crusades * Incorporates an introductory essay into each topical section to give readers an overview of the section * Offers selections from primary source documents for critical insights into the crusades * Features suggestions for further reading and a bibliography

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

4 Volume Set

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195148908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2752

View: 3036

The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.

World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States

Author: Kym S. Rice,Martha B. Katz-Hyman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313349436

Category: Social Science

Page: 581

View: 897

This two-volume encyclopedia is the first to focus on the material life of slaves. • 178 A–Z entries on almost all aspects of the material culture of enslaved African Americans from the 17th century until 1865 • Contributions from a plethora of scholars, curators, artisans, and archaeologists in the field • Sidebars including quotations from former slaves in which they describe the use and meaning of material objects • Period paintings, watercolors, photographs, and drawings that illustrate the material world of enslaved blacks • Photos of buildings, archaeological assemblages, and modern-day reproductions to illustrate specific entries • A thematic guide that helps users easily find related topics • Includes a substantial selected bibliography, including vetted websites

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: The medieval world

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313325434

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 570

View: 712

Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.

Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847198

Category: History

Page: 920

View: 7191

This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. • Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources • A chronology of important labor highlights • 350 entries covering key topics

Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste

The Social Science of Garbage

Author: Carl A. Zimring,William L. Rathje

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412988195

Category: Science

Page: 1177

View: 3192

These volumes convey what daily life is like in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world.

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife: M-Z

Author: Liz Locke,Theresa A. Vaughan,Pauline Greenhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313340529

Category: Women

Page: 777

View: 9375

From the Publisher: From the Stone Age to the cyber age, women and men have experienced the world differently. Out of a cosmos of goddesses and she-devils, earth mothers and Madonnas, witches and queens, saints and whores, a vast body of women's folklore has come into bloom. The beliefs and traditions central to womanhood have colored a vast tapestry of literary, artistic, spiritual, and cultural achievements. International in scope, this massive encyclopedia explores the folklore at the heart of women's lives around the world. More than 260 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 130 expert contributors detail the world of women from girlhood to widowhood and everything in between. Topics covered include: Abortion; Banshee; Barbie Doll; Best Friend; Cinderella; Courtship; Cowgirl; Cyber culture; Erotic Folklore; Folk Photography; Glass Ceiling; Hair; Hip Hop Culture/Rap; Lesbian and Queer Studies; Marriage; Menstruation; Muslim Women's Folklore; Photocopy Lore; Quilt making; and many more. In addition, there are entries on women's folklore and folklife in 15 regions of the world, such as the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. Entries provide cross-references and cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources. Students learning about history, world cultures, religion and spirituality, healing and traditional medicine, and literature will welcome this companion to the daily life of women across time and continents. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: 4 substantial overview essays survey the present state of scholarship on women's folklore and folklife around the world. More than 260 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 130 expert contributors discuss a wide range of topics related to women's folklore and folklife. An alphabetical list of entries provides easy access to the contents of the encyclopedia. A guide to related topics groups entries in broad categories to help readers find related terms. Entry bibliographies list works for further reading. A selected bibliography lists the most important general print and electronic resources on women's folklore and folklife.

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

An Encyclopedia

Author: Andrea L. Stanton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141298176X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1976

View: 3328

These volumes convey what daily life is like in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

View: 8929

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The West in the World

Author: Joyce Salisbury,Dennis Sherman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073407036

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 322

The West in the World, Fifth Edition, prompts students to take an active, analytical approach to understanding history and historical change. Readers will come to appreciate that history does not happen in isolation but rather is the consequence of a complex set of intersecting events, forces, and human actions among which there are cause-and-effect links that extend into the present day. As it compellingly tells the story of Western civilization, The West in the World encourages a critical examination and analysis of major events and themes. The fifth edition retains the medium length of previous editions, long enough to present a comprehensive, rich narrative but concise enough to give instructors the flexibility to supplement reading with other sources and books. The fifth edition of The West in the World includes the exciting addition of LearnSmart and SmartBook, McGraw-Hill’s online adaptive learning and reading systems. LearnSmart and SmartBook are the only adaptive learning programs proven to improve performance. LearnSmart and SmartBook help students study more efficiently and retain more knowledge, allowing instructors to focus valuable class time on higher-level concepts.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Volume 35 - Supplement 20: Acquiring Task-Based Knowledge and Specifications to Seek Time Evaluation

Author: Allen Kent,James G. Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824722883

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 9195

Acquiring Task-Based Knowledge and Specifications to Seek Time Evaluation

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life: Africa

Author: Timothy L. Gall,Jeneen Hobby

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781414448831

Category: Reference

Page: 704

View: 9000

Provides information on more than five hundred cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Author: Timothy L. Gall,Jeneen Hobby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414448916

Category: Asia

Page: 576

View: 413

Provides information on the cultures of the world, covering different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language and religion.

The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature

Author: George Thomas Kurian,James D. Smith, III

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810872837

Category: Religion

Page: 732

View: 4243

Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.

A History of Western Society, Volume 2

From the Age of Exploration to the Present

Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312640609

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 887

Now from Bedford/St. Martin's, A History of Western Society is one of the most successful textbooks available because it captures students' interest in the everyday life of the past and ties social history to the broad sweep of politics and culture. The tenth edition has been thoroughly revised to strengthen the text's readability, heighten its attention to daily life, and incorporate the insights of new scholarship, including an enhanced treatment of European exploration and a thoroughly revised post-1945 section. With a dynamic new design, new special features, and a completely revised and robust companion reader, this major revision makes the past memorable and accessible for a new generation of students and instructors.

The History of Tom Jones

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140430097

Category: Canon (Literarature)

Page: 911

View: 9059

The romantic adventures of a reckless yet personable young man are chronicled in what is considered to be the forerunner of the modern novel.

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