Historical Dictionary of the 1940s

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Routledge, Mar 26, 2015 - Business & Economics - 648 pages
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The only available historical dictionary devoted exclusively to the 1940s, this book offers readers a ready-reference portrait of one of the twentieth century's most tumultuous decades. In nearly 600 concise entries, the volume quickly defines a historical figure, institution, or event, and then points readers to three sources that treat the subject in depth. In selecting topics for inclusion, the editors and authors offer a representative slice of life as contemporaneous Americans saw it - with coverage of people; movements; court cases; and economic, social, cultural, political, military, and technological changes. The book focuses chiefly on the United States, but places American lives and events firmly within a global context.
 

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Contents

The Dictionary
3
Chronology
433
Appendices
445
Selected General Bibliography
545
About the Contributors
547
Guide to Contributors Entries
553
Index
555
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Leonard C. Schlup, a professional historian who lives in Akron, Ohio, has written numerous articles and essays for historical dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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