Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the New American Nation (GVRL)
Description
Coverage begins just prior to the American Revolution, including the Revolution, the framing of the American Constitution, the organization of a new national government, the development of the party system, the Louisiana Purchase, the second war with Britain, the acquisition of Florida and the Monroe Doctrine. Chronologically, this period is roughly from 1754 (beginning of the Seven Years' War) to the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson (1829). Woven among this set of political markers and milestones are entries outlining the cultural development of the new nation, including entries on art, music, literature, dress and daily life. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1600-1865
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9723
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Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (GVRL)
Description
With nearly 600 new entries and 1,000 updates, this second editon reflects the far-reaching changes the Middle East has undergone in recent years, making it more relevant and necessary than ever before. Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations' involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9721
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Encyclopedia of Russian History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Russian History (GVRL)
Description
Providing a comprehensive discussion of the people, politics, economics, religion, culture, and social systems of Russia, this work spans the time from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation (among the ancient Eastern Slavic tribes) to the end of czarist Russia and on through the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. It provides the necessary information for readers to obtain a greater understanding of and appreciation for Russia in all of its many spheres. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9719
Access
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Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia (GVRL)
Description
Nearly 700 contributors from around the world, including 25 Asian countries, provide 3,000 articles on Modern Asia from a global perspective. Historical articles emphasize people, places, events, and developments that have had a lasting influence on Asia. Articles also cover Asian relations with Western nations, the relations between nations within Asia, and also the flow of people, goods, and ideas within Asia and globally. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9717
Access
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Encyclopedia of European Social History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of European Social History (GVRL)
Description
This six-volume reference on European social history includes more than 230 articles on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9703
Access
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Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (GVRL)
Description
This broad-based set surveys clothing, body adornment, and examines the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress. It also presents information on representative costumes from a wide variety of historical eras, which are frequently the topic of student research. Topics range from the bustle, sari, and toga to Polyester and body piercing. The short entries explain the history of garments (necktie, codpiece, cocktail dress, bathing suit, burqua, Nehru jacket), techniques and manufactures (batik, dry cleaning, zipper, stone washing), body adornment (makeup, mask, tattoo, wig), and important persons and institutions (Coco Chanel, Edith Head, Yves Saint-Laurent, Fashion Institute of Technology). The longer essays provide cultural context: class, gender, sumptuary laws, costume design for stage and screen, advertising; fashion careers; ecclesiastical dress; military uniforms; etc. The set includes a comprehensive general index in the last volume, a timeline, and a topical outline. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1st edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9701
Access
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Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of American Immigration (GVRL)
Description
Encyclopedia of American Immigration traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Colonial period to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9699
Access
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Dictionary of American History

Alternative Titles
Dictionary of American History (GVRL)
Description
The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Dictionary
Coverage
3rd. Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9697
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Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

Alternative Titles
Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World (GVRL)
Description
This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
8000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9695
Access
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Alternative Titles
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices (GVRL)
Description
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices presents detailed information on current religious practices around the world, with an emphasis on how religion impacts the daily lives of its followers. Entries cover everything from central doctrines and sacred texts to dietary customs and significant holidays. The three-volume set explores 13 major religions, plus 28 denominations, and spans 193 countries in Asia and Oceania, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Also includes 300 illustrations, belief tables showing how individual religions are unique and what they share with other religions, a calendar of holy days, a glossary, maps, a cumulative index, and much more. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9691
Access
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