American Eras, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414432879
  • ISBN-13: 9781414432878
  • DDC: 973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 455 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 1997 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 1997

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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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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787614777 | ISBN-13: 9780787614775


"Details serve to make the book more real, immediate and personal." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999


"Heavily illustrated with period photos, the highly readable text will answet many reference quesitons about the era." -- Rettig on Reference (September 1997)

— Mary Ellen Quinn

"A convenient, easy-to-use resource on interesting periods of American history. Junior high school, high school and public libraries will find this series useful." -- Library Journal (09-01-97)

— Marsha S. hoden

"Whether looking for a particular fact through the index or seeking a sense of the age through browsing the varied chapters, American Eras won't disappoint." -- Rettig on Reference (January 1998)

— Mary Ellen Quinn

"An excellent series." -- School Library Journal (February 1999)

— Mary Ellen Quinn

"Filled with useful information and interesting trivia, this book is fun to read and detailed enough for serious research." -- School Library Journal (November 1997)

— Marsha S. hoden

"Filled with clearly presented, easy-to-find information, this is a fine reference source." -- School Library Journal (February 1999) (on American Eras: The Revolutionary Era)

— Marsha S. hoden

"Ideal for students at high-school level and above needing fuller treatment than they can find in standard chronologies." -- Booklist (January 2000)

— Mary Ellen Quinn

"American Eras would be an asset for helping high-school students and college underclassmen. The two volumes seen offer a wealth of information presented in an attractive, accessible format and bolstered by careful indexing and conscientious referencing of additional sources. Highly recommended." -- RBB/Booklist (10-15-97)

— Marsha S. hoden

"Does the service of bringing the history of the times together in a useful and understandable way. This set merits consideration as a source for hard core information as well as providing background from which more in-depth research can spring." -- Against the Grain (Dec '97/Jan '98)

— Marsha S. hoden

"A comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and cross-linked electronic guide. Interesting and useful. Entries throughout this lively work are concise and factual. Will help students to organize and broaden their understanding of U.S. society." -- ARBA 1998

— Marsha S. hoden