Class in America  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes  Book

Class in America An Encyclopedia 3 volumes


  • Author : Robert E. Weir
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2007-06-30
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 1088
  • ISBN : 9780313068355

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In the United States, social class ranks with gender, race, and ethnicity in determining the values, activities, political behavior, and life chances of individuals. Most scholars agree on the importance of class, although they often disagree on what it is and how it impacts Americans. This A-Z encyclopedia, the first to focus on class in the United States, surveys the breadth of class strata throughout our history, for high school students to the general public. Class is illuminated in 525 essay entries on significant people, terms, theories, programs, institutions, eras, ethnic groups, places, and much more. This useful set is an authoritative, fascinating source for in-demand information on key aspects of our culture and society and helps researchers to narrow down a broad topic. Class is revealed from angles that often intersect: through history, with entries such as Founding Fathers, the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion; through economics, with entries such as Dot.com Bubble, Robber Barons, Chicago School of Economics, Lottery, Wage Slaves, Economic Equal Opportunity Act, Stock Market, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, Welfare; through social indicators such as Conspicuous Consumption, the Hamptons, WASP, Homelessness, Social Climbing; through politics with entries such as Anarchism, Braceros, Heritage Foundation, Communist Party, Kennedy Family; and through culture through entries such as Country Music, The Great Gatsby, Television, and Studs Terkel. Class is also approached from ethnic, sexual, religious, educational, and regional angles. Special features include an introduction, timeline, suggested reading per entry, cross-references, reader's guide to topics, and thorough index. Sample entries: Immigration, Education, Labor Movement, Pink-Collar Workers, AFL-CIO, Strikes, Great Depression, Jacob Riis, Literature, the Rockefellers, Slavery, Music, Academia, Family, Suburbia, McMansions, Taxation, Segregation, Racism, Ivy League, Robber Barons, Philanthro

Food and Drink in American History Book

Food and Drink in American History


  • Author : Andrew F. Smith
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2013-10-28
  • Category : COOKING
  • Pages : 1475
  • ISBN : 9781610692335

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This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.

American Political Culture  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes  Book

American Political Culture An Encyclopedia 3 volumes


  • Author : Mark J. Rozell
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 1311
  • ISBN : 9781610693783

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American Political Culture An Encyclopedia 3 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

This all-encompassing encyclopedia provides a broad perspective on U.S. politics, culture, and society, but also goes beyond the facts to consider the myths, ideals, and values that help shape and define the nation. • Offers approximately 225 entries covering U.S. politics, culture, society, and beliefs • Includes an introductory overview of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape American political culture and a concluding essay that gathers key thematic threads and looks toward the future • Covers the myriad ways in which American political culture influences other aspects of American society • Examines how cultural symbols and beliefs are manipulated to advance political interests and establish government authority • Connects new issues such as social media and sexual politics with the political culture

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature  3 volumes  Book

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature 3 volumes


  • Author : Guiyou Huang
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2008-12-30
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 1256
  • ISBN : 9781567207361

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Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

Movies in American History  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes  Book
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Movies in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes


  • Author : Philip C. DiMare
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2011-06-17
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 1232
  • ISBN : 9781598842975

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Movies in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. • Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema • Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history • Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

American Religious History  Belief and Society through Time  3 volumes  Book

American Religious History Belief and Society through Time 3 volumes


  • Author : Gary Scott Smith
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2020-12-07
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 1150
  • ISBN : 9781440861611

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American Religious History Belief and Society through Time 3 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

A mix of thematic essays, reference entries, and primary source documents covering the role of religion in American history and life from the colonial era to the present. Often controversial, religion has been an important force in shaping American culture. Religious convictions strongly influenced colonial and state governments as well as the United States as a new republic. Religious teachings, values, and practices deeply affected political structures and policies, economic ideology and practice, educational institutions and instruction, social norms and customs, marriage, and family life. By analyzing religion's interaction with American culture and prominent religious leaders and ideologies, this reference helps readers to better understand many fascinating, often controversial, religious leaders, ideas, events, and topics. The work is organized in three volumes devoted to particular periods. Volume one includes a chronology highlighting key events related to religion in American history and an introduction that overviews religion in America during the period covered by the volume, and roughly 10 essays that explore significant themes. These essays are followed by approximately 120 alphabetically arranged reference entries providing objective, fundamental information about topics related to religion in America. Each volume presents nearly 50 primary source documents, each introduced by a contextualizing headnote. A selected, general bibliography closes volume three. Timelines in each volume highlight key events in American religious history Some 30 essays survey broad themes central to American religious history Roughly 360 reference entries provide fundamental information about specific topics related to religion in American history Excerpts from around 150 primary source documents provide first-hand accounts of how religion has shaped American history Entry bibliographies and a selected, general, end-of-work bibliography direct users to additional information

Encyclopedia of African American History  3 volumes  Book

Encyclopedia of African American History 3 volumes


  • Author : Leslie M Alexander
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2010-02-09
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 1136
  • ISBN : 9781851097746

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Encyclopedia of African American History 3 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad

The American Middle Class  An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty  2 volumes  Book

The American Middle Class An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty 2 volumes


  • Author : Robert S. Rycroft
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2017-05-12
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 1053
  • ISBN : 9781610697583

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The American Middle Class An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty 2 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

What is the "American Dream"? This book's author argues that contrary to what many believe, it is not achieving the wealth necessary to enter the top one percent but rather becoming members of the great middle class by dint of hard work and self-discipline. • Includes content related to all the themes of the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and the Common Core requirements for primary documents and critical thinking exercises • Focuses on the intersections of middle class society to current issues of interest and policy debates, including diversity, gender, taxation, race, minimum wage, unions, student loan interest rates, school closings, and labor issues • Documents the perspectives of the major economists of each era on the middle class

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3 Volume Set Book

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3 Volume Set


  • Author : Ian Aitken
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2013-10-18
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 1968
  • ISBN : 9781135206277

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The Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumière brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). This Encyclopedia provides a resource that critically analyzes that history in all its aspects. Not only does this Encyclopedia examine individual films and the careers of individual film makers, it also provides overview articles of national and regional documentary film history. It explains concepts and themes in the study of documentary film, the techniques used in making films, and the institutions that support their production, appreciation, and preservation.

Revolts  Protests  Demonstrations  and Rebellions in American History  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes  Book

Revolts Protests Demonstrations and Rebellions in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes


  • Author : Steven L. Danver
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2010-12-17
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 1138
  • ISBN : 9781598842227

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Revolts Protests Demonstrations and Rebellions in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. • 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories • Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources • Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines • One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents • Illustrations and photographs show events discussed

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature Book

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature


  • Author : Frederick Burwick
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Date : 2012
  • Category : English literature
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN : 9781405188104

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Asian Americans  An Encyclopedia of Social  Cultural  Economic  and Political History  3 volumes  Book
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Asian Americans An Encyclopedia of Social Cultural Economic and Political History 3 volumes


  • Author : Xiaojian Zhao
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2013-11-26
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 1401
  • ISBN : 9781598842401

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Asian Americans An Encyclopedia of Social Cultural Economic and Political History 3 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction Book

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction


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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Date : 2010-12-08
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 1536
  • ISBN : 9781405192446

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography  3 Volume Set Book

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography 3 Volume Set


  • Author : Lynne Warren
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2005-11-15
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 2042
  • ISBN : 9781135205362

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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

World Literature in Spanish  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes  Book

World Literature in Spanish An Encyclopedia 3 volumes


  • Author : Maureen Ihrie
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2011-10-20
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 1294
  • ISBN : 9780313080838

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World Literature in Spanish An Encyclopedia 3 volumes in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day • Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia • Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals • Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo" • Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date