The Gale Encyclopedia Of U.S. Economic History is an accessible "one-stop" resource that offers comprehensive coverage of American economic history from the arrival of Europeans to the present. Topics selected for inclusion by our distinguished board of 5 advisors have been chosen to support most textbooks on American history; this work should be a useful tool for juniors and seniors in high school, as well as college students who are beginning an investigation of the subject. The 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries range from one paragraph to several pages in length, and cover such things as company and industry profiles, biographies of important figures, key events and movements, critical issues in U.S. economic history, state and regional profiles, and the major eras in American economic development. Additional features include sidebars, primary source text excerpts, and entry-specific lists of further reading.
Features & Benefits
- A five-person advisory board of internationally recognized economic historians developed the topic list
- distinguished scholars in economic history worked closely with the writers to ensure entries are accurate and provide essential information on the topics.
- Text provides clear explanations on difficult topics so that high school students can understand the material.
- The set has a large number of entries, including topics such as the birth control pill - topics that might not come to mind as economic but that had an enormous effect on the U.S. economy.
- The set includes many types of entries, including company and industry profiles, biographies of important figures, key events and movements, critical issues in U.S. economic history, state and regional profiles, and the major eras in American economic development.
- These multiple approaches enable the student to try various intellectual strategies in considering almost any topic.
Features new to this edition include substantially updated and expanded entries, as well as the addition of over 250 new entries.