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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Philip C. DiMare
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2011
File: 1232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781598842968

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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Philip C. DiMare
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2011
File: 1232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781598842968

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This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. • 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories • Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources • Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines • One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents • Illustrations and photographs show events discussed

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Genre: History
Author: Steven L. Danver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2010-12-17
File: 1138 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781598842227

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From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

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Genre: History
Author: Rosanne Welch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2019-02-28
File: 1082 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610690942

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This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.

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Genre: COOKING
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2013-10-28
File: 1475 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610692335

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A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Leslie M Alexander
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2010-02-09
File: 1136 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781851097746

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The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States. * Over 300 A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories * Contributions from over 100 international scholars with a full range of historical expertise * Separate section containing about 100 illustrative extracts covering the full range of American history, each with a brief headnote placing it in context

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Genre: History
Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2003
File: 925 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781576078129

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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2014-12-16
File: 1163 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610695961

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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

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Genre: History
Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2012-05-04
File: 1096 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780313386718

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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.

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Genre: Electronic books
Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Schirmer Books
Release: 2007
File: 4 Pages
ISBN-13: 0028657942

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