eBook Historic Events for Students: The Great Depresssion, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787692778
  • ISBN-13: 9780787692773
  • DDC: 973.917
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1237 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released September 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002
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Overview

These comprehensive volumes give students and researchers a detailed look at the actions and impact of key events in world history. Combining basic facts and background with global perspectives, each one to three-volume set is dedicated to a single major world event and includes primary source documents that bring history to life for students. Each volume includes 15-20 entries, ranging from 15 to 20 pages each, covering a specific issue or incident related to the event. Entries follow a standard format to facilitate comparison between entries and typically include:

  • Bibliography and sources for further research
  • Chronology
  • Historic forces -- a summary of the key political, social and economic forces that influenced the event
  • Introduction
  • Issue/Incident summary -- an explanatory essay explaining the key causes, historical context and implications of the event
  • Notable people
  • Perspectives -- an exploration of different perspectives on the event, including local, national and international perspectives
  • And more

In addition, entries also include statistical information, definitions of vocabulary words, brief mentions of movies, television shows and fictional works related to the event and suggested research topics. Each set also includes 100-300 black-and-white photographs, illustrations and/or maps, a glossary, a general bibliography, a geographic/ethnicity index and a cumulative general index. Future topics include the American Revolution, the Cold War, the Holocaust, the Industrial Revolution, World War II and others. New sets will be published at a rate of approximately two per year.

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787657018 | ISBN-13: 9780787657017

Reviews

"...This set examines in great detail an important period in U.S. history, offering social, cultural, and ideological as well as historical perspective. It is recommended for public and high-school libraries." -- Booklist (December 2002)

— Booklist

"This is the inaugural set of a new reference series tracing "...the social, cultural, political, religious, and ideological threads that combined to create an historic event." ...Informative, easy to read, and exceptionaly well organized, this resource is a useful addition." -- School Library Journal (June 2003)

— School Library Journal

"Truly an encyclopedic work, this set covers The Great Depression from 1929 till 1941, occasionally going out of that era to cover connected events, such as "Effects of the Great Depression¯LBJ's Great Society." -- Catholic Library World (March 2003)

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"...This set examines in great detail an important period in U.S. history, offering social, cultural, ad ideological as well as historical perspective. It is recommended for public and high-school libraries." -- Booklist (December 2002)

— Booklist

"The Great Depression was marked by a single devastating event, the Crash of 1929, and an ongoing wave of economic problems that reached well into the 1960's. This three-volume history covers the years 1920-1968, from the causes of the 1929 Crash to the Depression's effects as much later as the Great Society of President Lyndon B. Johnson... The table of contents gives the user easy access to information, both alphabetically and chronologically. Each entry has an introduction, chronology, topic summary, key issue section, historical perspective, consequences, and list of notable people relevant to the topic. A section of primary sources includes excerpts from speeches, newspaper, and memoirs, but does not list sources for further research... Despite its lacks, this reference set is thorough and would be useful for American History students seeking more than the basic information on the Great Depression. Recommended." -- Library Media Connection (March 2003)

— Library Media Connection