Covers themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Includes historical (primary) documents, reference articles, journal citations and full-text journal articles.
This book gives a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world by mapping out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day. Includes the rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historical figures and landmarks in the drama of daily life around the world.
Intended as a reference source for American social history, this volume discusses the people, events and ideas of the period 1910-1919. After an introductory overview and chronology, subject chapters follow with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically arranged entries.
This text lists significant events in American history occurring on each day of the calendar year, beginning with the arrival of the first explorers and including events through the end of 2006. Listed chronologically within each day, the entries cover a broad range of topics, from politics to science to social science, and include births and deaths of major figures.
Chronicling over 1,500 of the most significant lives and events in world history, this volume highlights religious and national holidays and pivotal moments in the histories of over 125 countries. Substantive articles mark important anniversaries and birthdays of history-making individuals from Buddha to Boris Yeltsin. Cross-referencing to other articles in the book and to the indispensable companion volume, The American Book of Days, along with an extensive index, make finding information easy, and nearly 400 maps and photographs bring historical facts to life.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Each year's edition reviews the events of the previous year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs-from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.