The U·X·L Encyclopedia of U.S. History is an 8-volume set that introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. It explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.
Covered eras include: Pre-Colonial; Colonization and Settlement; the Revolution; Expansion and Reform; Civil War and Reconstruction; Industrialism; Emergence of Modern America and World War I; Great Depression and World War II; Cold War; Civil Rights Movement; Watergate to Iran-Contra; and Persian Gulf War to the War in Iraq.
Entries in the Encyclopedia are presented in an A-to-Z format. There are nearly 700 entries, 20 primary sources, and 450 images. Additional features include sources for further study and a general index.
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"An up-to-date encyclopedia designed specifically for middle school students, this unique set is an essential purchase for school and public libraries serving those students. "
"The encyclopedia contains some 700 alphabetical, cross-referenced entries geared towards a middle school audience that describe the historical significance of individuals, organizations and movements, legislative acts, places, events and issues and concepts. "
"The length of the entries and the language clearly target a middle school audience, this set could also be used effectively by struggling or second language readers at the high school level. Recommended for middle school and high school libraries. "
"the information that is included is generally accurate and suitable for reports. "