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Milestone Documents in American History

Milestone Documents in American History
REF 973 M598

This set offers an innovative approach to historical reference. It covers more than 130 of the most important primary source documents in history, from Revolutionary era standards to Bush's address on September 11, 2001.

Among the documents included in the set are Revolutionary era standards such as Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Important presidential sources include Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Franklin Roosevelt's speech following the attack on Pearl Harbor, John F. Kennedy's 1963 address on integration, and George W. Bush's address on September 11, 2001. Influential decisions of the Supreme Court are also included, from Marbury v. Madison to Brown v. Board of Education to Bush v. Gore. Critical documents related to minority rights are also present: Andrew Jackson's message "On Indian Removal," the Seneca Falls Declaration, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and the Equal Rights Amendment.


The Fifties in America


The Fifties in America
REF 973.92 F466

The 1950's are often portrayed as an uneventful era in North American history--a period of political and cultural conservatism. The decade was in fact a period of political turbulence, mounting world conflict, and cultural change. The 1950's experienced the Cold War, McCarthyism and a trend toward the suppression of civil liberties.



The Sixties in America

The Sixties in America
REF 973.92 Si97

The set provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of the three major events of the 1960's that give the decade its distinctive character — the Civil Rights movement, the social revolution, and the Vietnam War. It also surveys important developments in the arts, science and technology, business and the economy, government and politics, and gender issues.

The Seventies in America

The Seventies in America
REF 973.924 Se82

This encyclopedia appears at a time when many people are reevaluating the 1970's, realizing that it was not a superficial, throwaway era but actually a time of dynamic political, social, and cultural change. The Seventies in America is also a much-needed source of reliable information for today's students, all of whom were born after the decade ended.

Great Lives from the 19th century

Great lives from history. The 19th Century, 1801-1900
REF 920.009 G798

Major world leaders as well as movers and shapers of the Industrial Age, from engineers to entrepreneurs.

Great Lives from History - the 20th Century

Great lives from history. The 20th Century, 1901-2000
REF 920.02 G798 2008

Great Lives from History: The 20th Century, 1901-2000 is the culminating set in Salem's Great Lives series. It is also a key element in the launch of Salem History, the new online database available free to purchasers of the print edition.

Notorious Lives

Great lives from history. Notorious lives
REF 364.1092 G798

More than 600 biographies of notorious personages, from the merely controversial to extremely negative. Ranging from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events, their impact on law enforcement or popular culture.

Great Events from History - The Ancient World

 

Great events from history.
The Ancient World, prehistory-476 C.E

REF 930 G798

Events covered are from prehistory to 476 C.E.. Included are the population of South America, the Upanishads, Acupuncture, the Parthenon, Nero's persecution of Christians and St. Augustine's writing the City of God.

Great Events from History - the middle ages

Great events from history.
The Middle Ages, 477-1453

REF 909.07 G798

Events covered begin after the fall of Rome through 1453, selected because it is the year in which several important developments occurred, notably the proliferation of documents issuing from the newly invented printing press, the end of the Hundred Years' War, and the fall of Constantinople.

Great Events from History - the Renaissance

Great events from history.
The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600

REF 909.5 G798

The century and a half covered in this set was marked by the height of the Renaissance in Europe; the rise of the Ottomans; the Wars of the Roses in Britain; European colonial expansion into Africa, Asia, and the Americas and major changes in world economics and demographics.

Great Events from History - the 17th Century

Great events from history. The 17th Century, 1601-1700
REF 909.6 G798

Included in this set are milestones in the geopolitics of the era - from the Thirty Years’ War to the War of the League of Augsburg; from Europeans’ arrival in Australia to the establishment of the Louisiana Colony.

Great Events from History - the 18th Century

Great events from history. The 18th Century, 1701-1800
REF 909.7 G798

Events covered include the obligatory geopolitical events of the era - from the War of the Spanish Succession through the American and French Revolutions, from the collapse of the South Sea Bubble to the rise of Napoleon.

Great Events from History - the 19th Century

Great events from history. The 19th Century, 1801-1900

This installment, at four volumes, provides extended coverage of hundreds of major events worldwide between 1801 and 1900. The focus includes not only core Western curricula but also coverage of Middle Eastern, Asian, African and Latin American events.

NOTE: This text is currently only available online.

Great Events from History - the 20th Century 1901-1940

Great events from history. The 20th Century, 1901-1940
REF 909.82 G798t

A unique resource. No other comparable reference work includes much depth or that covers so many twentieth century events. Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940, is the sixth installment in Salem Press's ongoing Great Events from History series.

Great Events in History - the 20th Century - 1941-1970

Great events from history. The 20th Century, 1941-1970

The events covered include the geopolitical events of the era--from World War II (1939-1945) and the Holocaust to the formation of the United Nations and the start of the Cold War in 1945, from the Korean War (1950-1953) to the war in Vietnam (1959-1975).

NOTE: This text is currently only available online.

Great Events from History: GLBT Series

Great events from history. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Events.
REF 306.7609 G798g

Great Events from History: GLBT Series chronicles important historical events that have identified, defined and legally established the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities from 1855 to the present.