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  • The Civil War Era and Reconstruction: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

    The Civil War Era and Reconstruction: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

    This work focuses on non-military aspects of life from the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861 to the end of Reconstruction in 1877, addressing themes and day-to-day events from multiple perspectives--Northerners and Southerners, slaves and freedmen; plantation owners and abolitionists; frontier settlers and factory workers; Native Americans, women, children, and immigrant groups--in politics, business, science, technology, medicine

  • The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

    The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

    This reference work provides coverage of the struggles of the fledgling nation, including the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the War of 1812 and burning of Washington, the Indian Wars and Trail of Tears, the California Gold Rush, the rise of abolitionists and the Underground Railroad, and more.

  • World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence from Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

    World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence from Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

    This reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, diet, cuisine, and culinary exchange from primitive human society to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this resource covers the evolution of food production, distribution, trade, nutrition, and health, as well as such contemporary global issues as famine and food aid, farm subsidies, food safety, genetic engineering, an

  • World Terrorism, ed. 2: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era

    World Terrorism, ed. 2: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era

    This reference offers the most complete and authoritative resource on one of the most critical issues in the world today. Articles cover the broad sweep of political violence throughout history; groups, causes, and incidents in countries and regions across the globe; underlying issues of definition and viewpoint; the tactics, methods, and aim of modern terrorists; and approaches to counter-terrorism.