Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History, 1st Edition

  • Ballard C. Campbell
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  • ISBN-10: 1438130120
  • ISBN-13: 9781438130125
  • DDC: 363.34
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 480 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Encompassing a broad array of events - hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods, epidemics, riots, assassinations, rebellions, shipwrecks, collisions, plagues, depressions, explosions, tornadoes, blizzards, poisonings, scandals, bombings, bridge collapses, dam failures, environmental calamities, and others - this volume covers 201 of the most significant calamities and crises in American history. Each chapter focuses on one major catastrophe, examining its cause, initial moment, the sensation of living through it, the immediate and long-range response, and its lasting impact and enduring legacy. Vividly capturing the most haunting and traumatic moments in our nation’s past, Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History provides a thrilling and informative account of U.S. history.