American Eras: Reform Era & Eastern U. S. Development (1815-1850)

  • Volume 5
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787614823
  • ISBN-13: 9780787614829
  • DDC: 973.5
  • Shipping Weight: 2.80 lbs ( 1.27 kgs)
  • 408 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1998 | Published



Experience the history and events of distinct eras in America

American Eras is a fascinating, student-friendly reference that's patterned after the Gale's award-winning American Decades series. Like its predecessor, America Eras offers insightful essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to U.S. history, but reviews them in a broader scope of time.

American Eras is designed as an efficient and cost-effective alternative to maintaining a collection of widely variable, and often incomplete, chronologies, picture books, encyclopedias and statistical sources.

Each chapter in American Eras provides your students with a unique perspective on the ideas, individuals and events that made each period in American history unique. You'll discover sidebars and illustrations that highlight the norms and values of the day; biographical entries on featured individuals to help readers understand his or her political/social prominence; alphabetically arranged topical essays (covering important events, concepts, innovations, etc.); and charts, graphs, lists, and statistical information providing key social information, such as prices and population shifts.

Each volume contains a chronology of world events that sets a historical framework; a bibliography and a list of contributors for faster reference if more in-depth study is required; an index of photographs to help students quickly identify a person or place in historical context; and an easy-to-use subject index.

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"A wonderful resource for putting an era in perspective. The lively format is designed to pique the interest of even the most history-phobic student. Recommended for high school, undergraduate and public library collections." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Hope Yelich

"A thorough look at American society in a dynamic era." -- School Library Journal (February 1999)

— Claudia Moore