The third edition of the Dictionary Of America History (Stanley I. Kutler, ed. in chief) is the first comprehensive revision of the classic Scribner reference source, originally published in 1940. Entries from previous editions have been updated and revised in light of historical developments and current scholarship, and over 800 entirely new entries have been commissioned to cover recent events ("Bush v. Gore") and topics neglected by previous editions ("Harlem Renaissance"). For the first time, illustrations and maps will be incorporated into the main body of the work, illuminating the text of the Dictionary and thereby enriching the reader\'s experience. This work will serve students, scholars, and the interested general reader in search of a quick and authoritative reference covering a wide range of topics in American history---from the well-studied ("Louisiana Purchase") to the obscure ("Camels in the West"). This ten-volume set contains more than 4,400 A-Z articles, ranging in length from 100 to 8,000 words, and approximately 1,500 illustrations and 300 maps.