eBook Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 141443121X
  • ISBN-13: 9781414431215
  • DDC: 973.003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Overview

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects---and is affected by---social change.

In two volumes, the set is organized chronologically, by era, into chapters. Chapters include:

  • Precolonial Era
  • Colonial Era
  • American Revolution
  • Expansion to the Mississippi
  • Civil War Era
  • Gilded Age
  • Progressive Era
  • Great Depression and World War II
  • Postwar Era
  • Watergate Era
  • Internet Age

Each chapter features an introductory essay on the era followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads:

  • Introduction
  • How They Were Governed
  • Important Figures of the Day
  • Political Parties, Platforms, and Key Issues
  • Current Events and Social Movements
  • Legislation, Court Cases, and Trials

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics consists of approximately 400 entries, including subject entries and biographies that average about 1,000 words; 350 images, including maps; a chronology; a glossary; sources for further study; and a general index.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 141443118X | ISBN-13: 9781414431185

Reviews

"The thorough explanations of complicated events and detailed descriptions of the important people of the day (and why they were significant) provide a rich context for the development of U.S. government and politics...highly recommended for public, high school, and undergraduate academic library collections." --ARBA, March 2009

— ARBA

"Designed to be compatible with the National Council for Social Studies High School U.S. History Curriculum Standards (and textbooks and lessons based on those standards), the encyclopedia presents 400 entries divided in eleven chronological chapters." --Book News, November 2008

— Booknews.com

"Living up to Gale’s standards, the thorough explanations of complicated events and detailed descriptions of the important people of the day provide a rich context for the development of U.S. government and politics. These highly readable and accessible volumes make them a priority choice for high school libraries. Highly recommended." --Library Media Connection, November 2008

— Library Media Connection

"The thorough explanations of complicated events and detailed descriptions of the important people of the day (and why they were significant) provide a rich context for the development of U.S. government and politics...highly recommended for public, high school, and undergraduate academic library collections." --ARBA, June 2008

— ARBA

"This is a good introductory reference work that touches on the salient events, personalities, and idiosyncrasies of American politics and government. Recommended. Undergraduate and public libraries; lower- and upper-division undergraduates and general readers." --CHOICE, October 2008

— Choice

"This two-volume set provides overviews of major periods in American government and politics, from the pre-colonial to the Internet eras. Recommended for public and high school libraries." --Doug’s Student Reference Room, July 2008

— Doug’s Student Reference Room