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History

American History    History    Research Articles    Series:History in Dispute    Timelines, Eras & Decades    Websites   
  • Encyclopedia of War Wiley
    Covers the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. (2012)

American History

  • Americans at War Gale
    Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. (2005)
  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration Gale
    Offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history; covers events, laws and treaties, organizations and institutions, and Supreme Court rulings on immigration.(2010)
  • Movies in American History Gale
    Focus is on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States from the late 19th century through the present. (2011)

History

  • Ancient Greece and Rome
    Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.
  • Bosnian Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide Gale
    Providing a resource for students and policy makers investigating the Bosnian catastrophes of the 1990s, this book provides a comprehensive survey of the leaders, ideas, movements, and events pertaining to one of the most devastating conflicts of contemporary times. (2016)
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography
    A collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, the DIB is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. 2010
  • Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture Gale
    Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields. (2004)
  • Encyclopedia of Russian History
    Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. (2004)
  • Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes
    This set explores daily life in such totalitarian dictatorships as Nazi Germany, Stalin's Soviet Union, China under Mao, and North Korea. Entries focus on compelling personal histories detailing the experiences of individuals in these regimes. The personal experiences are conveyed in such first-hand accounts as memoirs, autobiographies, diaries, and letters. (2016)
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
    Offers the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. (2001)
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
    Articles on world events; countries; organizations; regions; ethnic groups; and themes such as social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture. It offers coverage of standard geographic and ethnic units—such as Scandinavia, Korea, or the Gypsies—in the modern period. (2008)
  • War in the Balkans Gale
    This reference traces the sociopolitical history of the Balkans, beginning with the break away from the Ottoman Empire, and continuing through the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s, and the subsequent war crimes still being investigated today. Additional coverage focuses on how these countries continue to play an important role in global affairs and international politics.(2014)
  • Working Americans (Wartime) 1880-2015 Gale
    This volume examines the lives of Americans during wartime, including declared conflicts, one-time military actions, protests, and preparations for war. For each decade, several personal profiles tell the stories of civilians, soldiers, and officers.
  • World History Encyclopedia
    Focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective. (2011)

Research Articles

Series:History in Dispute

Timelines, Eras & Decades

  • American Decades 2000-2009
    Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives (2011)
  • American Eras Gale
    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history. (1997)
  • Global Events:Milestone Events Throughout History Gale
    Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.(2014)
  • People's Chronology Gale
    Features not only political events and wars, but also events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, and social trends. (2005)

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