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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: 1403

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 the American Revolution

A Daily Life Encyclopedia

Author: Merril D. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9781440830273

Category: History

Page: 970

View: 6190

This two-volume set brings to life the daily thoughts and routines of men and women—rich and poor, of various cultures, religions, races, and beliefs—during a time of great political, social, economic, and legal turmoil. * Provides summaries of what people ate, wore, and read and also includes topics such as apprenticeships, camp life and military training * Covers ordinary routines of daily life, such as cleanliness, use of privies, and menstruation * Starts each thematic section with a brief introduction * Includes primary documents that bring the past to life and are an important resource for students * Offers further reading suggestions after each entry as well as a bibliography of print books, online sources, and relevant films

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

Author: Alexandra Kindell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837112

Category: History

Page: 1100

View: 1565

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 Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829608

Category: History

Page: 797

View: 6869

Students of the Italian Renaissance who wish to go beyond the standard names and subjects will find in this text abundant information on the lives, customs, beliefs, and practices of those who lived during this exciting time period. • Synthesizes the latest research and publication in the Italian Renaissance era by the top scholars in their respective historical fields • Covers a range of types of people and issues rarely covered in other books on the Italian Renaissance and supplies detailed coverage that adds a social dimension to traditional topics such as art, religion, and war • Authored by a prolific and highly regarded author of history texts, Joseph P. Byrne, PhD, who is expert in the Italian Renaissance • Appropriate for advanced high school and undergraduate college students as well as general readers interested in the Renaissance period in Italy

Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World [2 volumes]

Author: Jill Condra

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376379

Category: Art

Page: 813

View: 8060

This two-volume set presents information and images of the varied clothing and textiles of cultures around the world, allowing readers to better appreciate the richness and diversity of human culture and history. • Contributions from over 50 experts in their field • Dozens of photographs • A bibliographic listing of further reading and references with each section

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: 1657

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 Book that Made Your World

How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization

Author: Vishal Mangalwadi

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1595554009

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 8922

Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind. Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover: What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families The role of the Bible in the transformation of education How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements: “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion) “In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

History of American Cooking

Author: Merril D. Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313387117

Category: Cooking

Page: 188

View: 1425

Covers five hundred years of cooking in what is now the United States, documenting the cooking methods used throughout history and how techniques and tastes have evolved over time.

The Kingfisher Book of the Ancient World

From the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome

Author: Hazel Mary Martell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780753453971

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4591

Richly illustrated with maps and reconstruction of everyday life, this resource book explores the geography, culture and history of the ancient world. Full-color illustrations.

Africana

The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : the Concise Desk Reference

Author: Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780762416424

Category: History

Page: 1135

View: 8369

Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271574

Category: Religion

Page: 1122

View: 7322

The rapid growth of Christianity in the global south is not just a demographic shift—it is transforming the faith itself. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South traces both the history and the contemporary themes of Christianity in more than 150 countries and regions. It includes maps, images, and a detailed timeline of key events.

Jewish Women in America: A-L

Author: Paula Hyman,Deborah Dash Moore,Phyllis Holman Weisbard,American Jewish Historical Society

Publisher: New York : Routledge

ISBN: 9780415919340

Category: History

Page: 1770

View: 708

This encyclopedia provides the first standard reference work on the lives, history and activities of Jewish women in the United States. Covering a period which extends from the arrival of the first Jewish women in North America in 1654 to the present, this two-volume set presents the most comprehensive and detailed portrait of American Jewish women ever published, and brings together for the first time the wealth of recent scholarship on this subject. Includes: * Biographical entries on over 800 individual women. * 128 topical articles on organizations such as Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women, Mizrachi, and the Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. * Major essays on Jewish women's participation in the movement for women's suffrage, social reform, civil rights, and the recent women's movement. * The activities of Jewish women in politics, business, education, the arts, and religion. * A readable, inviting format with over 500 large photographs. * Bibliographies at the end of each entry which include overviews of major scholarship in the field, complete citations of more general works and citations of additional bibliographical and reference sources. * The comprehensive index includes citations to every substantive discussion in the entries as well as all proper names appearing in the text, such as organizations, book, song and film titles, schools, and individuals. The "Encyclopedia" provides information on American Jewish women in all fields of endeavor, and pays special attention to the work of women in the arts, academics, law, the labor movement, education, science, medicine, journalism and publishing, and on the lives of ordinary Jewish women during all time periods and in all regions of the United States.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life: 19th century

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313325465

Category: Great Britain

Page: 576

View: 676

Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.

The Concise Encyclopedia of World War II

Author: Cathal J. Nolan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330506

Category: History

Page: 1322

View: 545

The editor gratefully acknowledges the many other Foundation Center staff who contributed support, encouragement, and information that was indispensable to the preparation of this volume. Special mention should also be made of the staff members of the New York, Washington, DC, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Atlanta libraries who asslsted in tracking changes in foundation information. We would like to express our appreciation as well to the many foundations that cooperated fully in updating information prior to the compilation of The Foundation Directory.

Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847198

Category: History

Page: 920

View: 3822

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

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: 653

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 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: 9412

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.

Triumph and Tragedy

The Second World War

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795311478

Category: History

Page: 760

View: 4794

In the final volume of the six-volume series The Second World War, the tide of war has turned in the Allies' favor--and Japan's surrender is imminent. Even so, the Allies find themselves powerless to halt the advance of Russia and lay the groundwork for lasting peace--and Churchill himself is seeing his time of leadership come to a close. In this book, Churchill provides us a glimpse not only of his own political diminishment at the end of the war, but of his predictions on the state of relations between Russia and the West--later fulfilled by the advent of the Cold War. Churchill's definitive history of World War II is extraordinary--both for the breadth and depth of its historical scope and the personal perspective of its writer, a man who not only lived in these times, but shaped them.

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend: M-Z

Author: Anthony S. Mercatante

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816073115

Category: Folklore

Page: 1241

View: 6447

Provides an extensive survey of myths, legends, and folklore. Explores the folkways and beliefs of ancient, medieval, and modern cultures from around the world.

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 6786

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

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