The encyclopedia of American political history

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CQ Press, Mar 2, 2001 - Reference - 494 pages
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Particularly helpful to anyone hoping to understand the evolution and intricacies of the modern American political process, The Encyclopedia of American Political History identifies the most significant personalities, trends, campaigns and elections, protests and rebellions, laws, statutes, and policies in American political history.Alphabetically organized for easy access to include: -- A complete chronology and an at-a-glance timeline of American political history, which helps establish a context for key figures, events, and concepts-- More than 240 signed, original articles by prominent scholars o American political history, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by subject for easy access-- A glossary of frequently used abbreviations and their meanings as well as historical summaries of presidential election results for quick lookup-- Thorough historical coverage beginning with the late 1700s.-- Over 150 photographs, illustrations, maps, and tables to provide a rich visual presentation-- Detailed index for easy searching and reference plus bibliographic references with most articles.High school and beginning college students (most of them born in the mid-1980s) will find it invaluable in their struggle to understand the history of modern political events.

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In one slim volume, editors Finkelman (The Encyclopedia of World Slavery) and Wallenstein (From Slave South to New South) provide a worthwhile reference tool for anyone interested in gaining a ... Read full review


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PAUL FINKELMAN is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. He is the author of many books, including Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson, Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents, and A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States (with Mel Urofsky).

Peter Wallenstein, professor of history at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is the author of "Cradle of America: Four Centuries of Virginia History" and "Tell the Court I Love My Wife: Race, Marriage and Law--An American History,

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