Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414431171
  • ISBN-13: 9781414431178
  • DDC: 355.00973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects---and is affected by---political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

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

  • Conflicts with Northeastern Tribes: 18th Century
  • American Revolution
  • Conflicts with Tribes to the West and South: Tecumseh's War, Creek War, First Seminole War
  • War of 1812
  • Mexican American War
  • Civil War
  • Conflicts with Western Tribes
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean Conflict
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
  • War on Terrorism - Section 1: Afghanistan, Section 2: Iraq
  • Other Military Operations and Peace-Keeping Missions (treated as sidebar boxes) - U.S. Relations and Operations in Asia, U.S. Relations and Operations in Africa, U.S. Relations and Operations in the Caribbean and Central and South America, U.S. Relations and Operations in the Middle East, U.S. Relations and Operations in Europe

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

  • Causes
  • Major Figures
  • Major Battles
  • The Home Front
  • International Context

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War consists of approximately 400 entries, including subject entries and biographies that average about 1,000 words; 300 images, including maps; a chronology; a glossary; sources for further study; and a general index.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414431147 | ISBN-13: 9781414431147


"This two-volume work for students and generalist readers presents a broadly chronological examination of US military history." --Reference & Research Book News, May 2008

— Reference & Research Book News

"Recommended. Undergraduate and public libraries; lower- and upper-level undergraduates, and general readers." --CHOICE, October 2008

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"This is another in the Encyclopedia of U.S. History series that high school librarians may consider acquiring in the eBook version, as it provides an outstanding supplement to U.S. history texts. Highly recommended for public and high school libraries." --Doug's Student Reference Room, July 2008

— Doug's Student Reference Room