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History

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  • Encyclopedia of War Wiley
    Covers the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. (2012)

American History

  • American Civil War Reference Library
    American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. (2000)
  • 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)
  • Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds Gale
    Illustrates the extent and frequency of censorship in nearly every form of writing by tyrants, totalitarian states, church institutions, and democratic governments alike that have banned books that challenged their assumptions or questioned their activities. (2011)
  • Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds Gale
    Profiles the censorship of many religious works, including the frequently challenged Harry Potter series, which critics accuse of promoting witchcraft and anti-family themes. (2011)
  • Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds Gale
    Discusses the many works that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths. Topics include widely held assumptions, or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. (2011)
  • 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.
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography
    A collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, the Dictionary of Irish Biography 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 Gale
    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
    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 Classical Dictionary Oxford
    The 4th edition covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology. (2012)
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt Oxford
    Offers the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the pre-dynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. (2001)
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World Oxford
    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 breakaway 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, 1880-2015: Americans at War 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. (2015)
  • 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

  • American Revolution, 1763-1789 Gale
    This volume covers the American Revolution, a period of conflict from 1775 to 1783 during which significant political, constitutional, social, and economic changes occurred, offering critical perspectives on the roles of the Founding Fathers, King George III, the Loyalists, African Americans, as well as nationalism and slavery. (2003)
  • American Social & Political Movements, 1945-2000: Pursuit of Liberty Gale
    This volume covers American social and political movements, 1945-2000, offering different critical perspectives on such major historical events as the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, the War on Poverty, the space program, the Vietnam War, the feminist movement, Watergate, the rise of suburbs, and the influence of television. (2000)
  • American Social and Political Movements, 1900-1945: Pursuit of Progress. Gale
    This volume covers American social and political movements from 1900-1945, offering different critical perspectives on such major historical events as Prohibition, race relations, the labor movement, agriculture, anarchists, and technology, including new means of communication (the radio) and transportation (the airplane). (2000)
  • Classical Antiquity and Classical Studies Gale
    This volume covers the "classical" era ranging from 750 B.C. to the 5th century A.D., offering critical perspectives of the work of Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Caesar, Cicero, Demosthenes, Homer, Ovid, Plato, Plutarch, Sappho, and Virgil, as well as the Elgin Marbles and the Library at Alexandra, sports, and gladiators. (2005)
  • Cold War: First Series Gale
    This volume covers the Cold War that lasted nearly half a century following World War II, offering different critical perspectives on its impact on world politics, domestic politics, the threat of nuclear war, foreign policy, military policy, economic development, and social change. (2000)
  • Cold War: Second Series Gale
    This volume extends coverage of the Cold War, the absence of direct military engagement between the superpowers that lasted nearly half a century following World War II, offering different critical perspectives on the antinuclear and antiwar movements, McCarthyism, Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and American foreign policy. (2000)
  • Crusades, 1095-1291 Gale
    This volume covers the Crusades from 1095-1291, offering critical perspectives on the roles of the Papacy and Pope Gregory VII, Louis IX, the Jihad, the Mongols, and Western imperialism, as well as each individual Crusade, and related economics and missionary activities. (2003)
  • Holocaust, 1933-1945 Gale
    This volume covers the Holocaust, when some 15 million people, 6 million of whom were Jews, were murdered by the Nazi government between 1933 and 1945, offering critical perspectives on the roles of the Nazis, Jewish Councils, anti-Semitism, Israel, Allied intervention, and age and gender differences. (2003)
  • Middle East Since 1945: First Series Gale
    This volume covers events and issues in the Middle East since 1945, offering critical perspectives on the modern Middle East state system and the incipient problems that would evolve into, inter alia, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Algerian Revolution, Arab nationalism, and Islamic extremism. (2004)
  • Middle East Since 1945: Second Series Gale
    This volume extends coverage of events and issues in the Middle East since 1945, offering critical perspectives on controversial historical events from the formation of the League of Arab States in 1945, through with the Persian Gulf crisis and war of 1990-1991 and the Oslo and Madrid peace processes in the 1990s. (2004)
  • Red Scare after 1945 Gale
    This volume covers the Red Scare after 1945, offering critical perspectives on America's domestic policies, communism and anti-communism, U.S. national security, McCarthyism and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and the Hollywood blacklist. (2005)
  • Revolutionary Russia, 1890-1930 Gale
    This volume covers Revolutionary Russia from 1890 to 1930, offering critical perspectives of the political revolutions that overturned Russian governments and the long-term processes of political conflict, social change, cultural development, economic transformation, military fortunes, and other modern societal problems. It provides an enhanced understanding of events only summarized in history texts, stimulating critical thinking and providing ideas for discussion. (2005)
  • Slavery in the Western Hemisphere, circa 1500-1888 Gale
    Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers slavery in the Western Hemisphere, 1500-1888. (2003)
  • Spanish Civil War Gale
    This volume covers the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939, offering critical perspectives on Spain's past wars, the instability of the Republic, anarchism, fascism, Franco and his military strategy, the Soviet influence, and America's involvement. (2004)
  • Twentieth-Century European Social and Political Movements: First Series Gale
    This volume covers 20th-century European social and political movements, offering critical perspectives on political, diplomatic, and military affairs, particularly technological advances and changes in ideology as well as advances in health, travel, communications, information, and education, and their impacts. (2004)
  • Water and the Environment Since 1945: Global Perspectives Gale
    This volume covers water, our greatest renewable resource, and related environmental issues since 1945, including international water projects, droughts, the freshwater Great Lakes, water rights, agricultural irrigation, dams and hydroelectric power, water cleanliness and fishing, and community water supplies worldwide. (2001)
  • World War I: First Series Gale
    This volume covers World War I from 1914-1918, offering different critical perspectives on nationalism, militarism, imperialism, the Allies, Anglo-German naval race, Treaty of Versailles, East vs. West, political and economic repercussions, and technological advances. (2002)
  • World War I: Second Series Gale
    This volume extends coverage of World War I, offering critical perspectives on the roles of individual countries, the League of Nations, economic issues, maritime technology and U-boats, social issues, and Armistice Day. (2002)
  • World War II: 1939-1943 Gale
    This volume covers World War II from 1939-1943, offering different critical perspectives on such major historical events as Mussolini and the rise of Fascism, Hitler's rise to power in Germany, the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, the Sitzkrieg, the Jewish concentration camps, and U.S. relations with Europe and Russia. (2000)
  • World War II: 1943-1945 Gale
    This volume covers World War II from 1944-1945, offering different critical perspectives on such major historical events as the Axis powers, the D-Day invasion, chemical warfare and the atomic bomb, Japanese internment, the Holocaust, naval warfare and submarines, and resistance movements. (2000)

Timelines, Eras & Decades

  • 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)
  • World Eras: Ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E. Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E. (2002)
  • World Eras: Ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E. Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E. (2005)
  • World Eras: Classical Greek Civilization, 800-323 B.C.E. Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E. (2001)
  • World Eras: European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600 Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600. (2001)
  • World Eras: Imperial China, 617-1644 Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644. (2003)
  • World Eras: Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914 Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914. (2003)
  • World Eras: Medieval Europe, 814-1350 Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350. (2002)
  • World Eras: Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500 Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500. (2002)
  • World Eras: Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E. - 476 C.E. Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E. (2001)
  • World Eras: West African Kingdoms, 500-1590 Gale
    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590. (2004)

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