America, history and life

Author: ABC-Clio Information Services,American Bibliographical Center
Publisher: N.A
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Page: N.A
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing

International Encounters
Author: Helena Grice
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136604855
Category: History
Page: 166
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The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China’s one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.

W. E. B. Du Bois

A Life in American History
Author: Gerald Horne,Charisse Burden-Stelly
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440864964
Page: 268
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This book provides a new interpretation of the life of W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the most important African -American scholars and thinkers of the twentieth century. * Provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times of W. E. B. Du Bois * Takes an interdisciplinary approach to his life and works * Traces his radicalization over time * Pays particular attention to the effects of the Cold War and anticommunism on his philosophy * Provides key primary documents with explanations of their significance

Elektronische Informationsressourcen für Historiker

Author: Klaus Gantert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311023498X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 437
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This volume provides review of the increasing availability of electronic information resources for historians. The most important types and classes are presented with central examples. A more detailed look is taken at bibliographies and databases of articles, virtual specialist libraries and portals, e-books and digital libraries, reference works and information resources on literary source material, as well as the various areas of the auxiliary historical sciences.

Finding History

Research Methods and Resources for Students and Scholars
Author: Christine Bombaro
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883805
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 254
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Finding History is a practical and modern guide to research for history projects. It simplifies and clarifies the research process so that students new to the experience may locate appropriate research material with the same skill as seasoned historians. Written primarily for undergraduate history students and as a guide for reference librarians, the book provides instruction in locating, obtaining, evaluating, and using scholarly sources efficiently, directly, and ethically.

Handbook for Research in American History

A Guide to Bibliographies and Other Reference Works
Author: Francis Paul Prucha
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803287310
Category: History
Page: 214
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When the Handbook for Research in American History was first published, reviewers called it "an excellent tool for historians of all interests and levels of experience . . . simple to use, and concisely worded" (Western Historical Quarterly) and "an excellent work that fulfills its title in being portable yet well-filled" (Reference Reviews). The Journal of American History added, "It is not easy to produce a reference work that is utilitarian and enriching and does not duplicate existing works. Professor Prucha has done the job very well." This second, revised edition takes account of the revolution that is occurring in bibliographic science as printed reference works extend to electronic databases, CD-ROMs, and online networks such as the Internet. Focusing on and expanding the major section of the original Handbook, it provides information on traditional printed works, describes new guides and updated versions of old ones, notes the availability of reference works and of some full-text sources in electronic form, and discusses the usefulness to researchers of different kinds of material and the forms in which they are available. Extensive cross-referencing and a detailed index that includes authors, subjects, and titles enhance the book's usefulness.

The Facts on File Guide to Research

Author: Jeff Lenburg
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110405
Category: Information retrieval
Page: 593
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The Facts On File Guide to Research is a comprehensive guide to doing thorough and accurate research. It includes a detailed listing of available resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. An invaluable reference, this book helps researchers make use of the many new resources available today. Divided into four sections, this easy-to-use guide helps students and general readers prepare for research papers and class studies. Step-by-step guides, detailed explanations, and valuable appendixes covering style guides, such as APA. MLA, and The Chicago Manual of Style, combine to create an incredibly authoritative accessible reference.

Black History and Black Identity

A Call for a New Historiography
Author: William D. Wright
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275974428
Category: History
Page: 244
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Argues that conventional analyses have failed to recognize the significance of ethnicity, as opposed to race, in understanding Black history in America.

Die USA vor 1900

Author: Willi Paul Adams
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486700960
Category: History
Page: 308
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Von den überseeischen Siedlergesellschaften der Europäer gelang es zuerst einem Teil der britischen Kolonien in Nordamerika, sich gewaltsam die staatliche Unabhängigkeit zu erkämpfen. Der faszinierende Aufstieg von einer Kleinstkolonie 1607 am Rande des von den Eingeborenen beherrschten "Virginia" zur um 1900 größten Industriemacht wird in acht Phasen skizziert. In jedem der Zeitabschnitte steht zwar die nationale Politikgeschichte im Vordergrund, sie wird jedoch zu den gleichzeitigen sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Entwicklungen in Beziehung gesetzt.

Erfolgreich recherchieren - Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Author: Jochen Haug
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110271117
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 138
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Der Band Erfolgreich recherchieren – Anglistik und Amerikanistik bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über die Informationsressourcen zu allen Teilgebieten der Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Vorgestellt werden nicht nur die zentralen Rechercheinstrumente wie Internetsuchmaschinen, Bibliothekskataloge, Nachschlagewerke, Fachdatenbanken und Volltextsammlungen, sondern auch Strategien für die erfolgreiche Literatur- und Informationsrecherche. Abgerundet wird der Band durch Hinweise zur Literaturbeschaffung und zum richtigen Zitieren. Ob für das erste Referat oder die Abschlussarbeit - hier bekommen Sie einen kompetenten Leitfaden für die erfolgreiche anglistische und amerikanistische Recherche an die Hand.

Geschichte der USA

Author: Manfred Berg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486737414
Category: History
Page: 247
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Das Buch informiert konzise und kompetent über die Geschichte der USA von der Kolonialzeit bis zur Gegenwart sowie über die prägenden Entwicklungen der neueren US-Geschichtswissenschaft. Im Mittelpunkt dieser Einführung stehen die „klassischen“ Themen der amerikanischen Geschichte: der Kulturkontakt und Konflikt mit den Ureinwohnern, die Westexpansion, die Sklaverei, Rassenbeziehungen und ethnische Vielfalt, die Einwanderung, der religiöse Pluralismus, die Gründung und Entwicklung der föderalen Republik, die Ausbildung der Demokratie, die Entwicklung der modernen Industrie- und Konsumgesellschaft sowie der Aufstieg der USA zur globalen Supermacht.

United States History

A Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Guide to Information Sources
Author: Anna H. Perrault,Ron Blazek
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088742
Category: History
Page: 661
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This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture

A Reference Guide
Author: Valerie Burnham Oliver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294129
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 279
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Provides a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically. Discusses subjects from jeans to wedding dresses.