Language: English Brand New Book. This Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History surveys the richly layered dimensions of American life in a format that clarifies the many issues, ideas, movements and places that constitute the American experience. How is the West defined as a cultural region? What did the notions of secession and union mean to Americans living in the 1860s? How does Disney pervade and influence perceptions about America today? In more than 200 articles written by scholars and enriched with illustrations, boxed biographies and documentary excerpts from primary sources, American thought and culture is thoroughly explored. The Encyclopedia covers not only historic periods such as the Colonial era and the Reagan era, but also looks at cultural groups such as the working class and cultural institutions and forms such as the university and cinema. For a list of some of the topics covered in this product click here. N° de réf. du libraire
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In this unique encyclopedia, the editors do not attempt to cover or revise the social history topics treated in their complementary works on American history and life, especially the Encyclopedia of American Social History (LJ 6/1/93), an LJ Best Reference. Containing 221 essays, this encyclopedia includes a remarkable range of entries, including "Africa and America," "Jews," "Monuments and Memorials," "Architecture," "New York City," "Literary Reviews and Little Magazines," and "Libraries," to name only a few. The editors explain that these eclectic essays fit into their broad definitions of both intellectual and cultural history. Each essay concludes with a bibliography listing both primary and secondary sources, and most include sidebars and/or illustrations. A chronology lists contemporaneous historical events as well as the cultural and intellectual accomplishments of that year or decade. An excellent introductory essay notes that even though many contributors a diverse group of academics and independent scholars may have demonstrated their own political or cultural biases, the essays still aim to be "fair and complete enough" to offer accurate representations of opposing viewpoints. A random sampling of essays confirms their intentions. Finally, a subject, name, and title index in the last volume provides easy access to the contents. This work is highly recommended for students and researchers seeking an overview of major issues in American cultural and intellectual history. Libraries possessing earlier Scribner encyclopedias in this area should also obtain this set. The steep price, however, may limit purchase to large public and academic libraries. Donald Altschiller, Boston Univ. Libs.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titre : Encyclopedia of American Cultural and ...
Éditeur : Cengage Gale
Date d'édition : 2001
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Description du livre Charles Scribners & Sons, 2001. Hardcover. État : Good. 2001. A good 3-volume ex-library hardcover set with usual library markings. Pages have the occasional crease and stray marks. Covers are smudged and shallowly scratched. Corners and edges are bumped and rubbed. No dust jackets. No expedited or international shipping due to weight/size. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000192412
Description du livre Charles Scribners & Sons 2001-03-26, 2001. Hardcover. État : good. 1. 0684805618. N° de réf. du libraire 525289
Description du livre Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, ET AL, 2001. Hardcover. État : Very Good-. Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket. Ex-library. Ex-library copies. Ezch copy has a blind stamp on the title page and a withdrawn ink stamp on the copyright page. Covers are very slightly rubbed. ; In three volumes. ; 19.40 X 13.20 X 6.40 inches. N° de réf. du libraire 279282
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Description du livre Charles Scribners & Sons, 2001. Hardcover. État : Very Good+. 3 Volumes, complete set. Large quarto. Very good+. No dust jackets issued. Barely used, Very good+. NOT ex-library. Belonged to one of the contributors to the volumes, Dr. Hamilton Cravens. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Due to the size/weight of this book it is not available for expedited delivery; extra charges may apply for international shipping. N° de réf. du libraire 217956
Description du livre Charles Scribners & Sons. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 0684805618 3 Volumes. Ex-reference library hardbacks with a stamp and previous owner s name inscription to ffep. Light wear to extremities. Very good condition. N° de réf. du libraire D10D10064
Description du livre Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, New York, 2001. Hard Cover. État : Near Fine. 1st Edition, 2d Printing. Ex Library with some markings. With 733, 830 and 873pp with some illustrations and maps. Bindings show no wear or use. Very clean and tight. Good Packing, Fast Shipping. N° de réf. du libraire 046682
Description du livre Charles Scribners & Sons, 2001. Hardcover. État : New. 1. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0684805618