America History and Life

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133520721
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Canada

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Elektronische Informationsressourcen f r Historiker

Author: Klaus Gantert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110234985
Release Date: 2011-08-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume provides review of the increasing availability of electronic information resources for historians. The most important types and classes are presented with central examples. A more detailed look is taken at bibliographies and databases of articles, virtual specialist libraries and portals, e-books and digital libraries, reference works and information resources on literary source material, as well as the various areas of the auxiliary historical sciences.

Finding History

Author: Christine Bombaro
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810883802
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In today’s world of modern research methods, the irony is that even though more materials are readily available now than ever before, this proliferation of sources has actually made the process more difficult for the novice researcher. In addition, today’s professors expect high-quality sources to be used in students’ undergraduate research precisely because so much information is available; however, without instruction, many students are not even aware of the standard history sources that they should be using routinely for history research projects. Finding History is a practical and modern guide to research for history projects, helping to sort through the available resources and technology for students, scholars, and librarians. Finding History includes practical, step-by-step instructions for discovering historical evidence using library catalogs, databases, and websites. It simplifies and clarifies the research process so that students new to the experience may locate appropriate research material with the same skill as seasoned historians. This book addresses the information literacy skills defined by the American Library Association and the American Historical Association, which include recognizing the need for scholarly historical information; defining and identifying the need for primary, secondary, and tertiary sources; knowing what finding tools are available to help locate historical sources; using history research tools efficiently and effectively; learning research vocabulary as well as the vocabulary of the historical profession; making evaluative judgments about the scholarly value of materials once they are located; physically acquiring research materials; using research material effectively to support a thesis or argument; and using research material ethically and responsibly. Including search samples and tables, Finding History is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to ensure their research draws from the best available sources and those needing instruction in locating, obtaining, evaluating, and using scholarly sources efficiently, directly, and ethically.

Sense of History

Author: David Glassberg
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 155849281X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

AS AMERICANS enter the new century, their interest in the past has never been greater. In record numbers they visit museums and historic sites, attend commemorative ceremonies and festivals, watch historically based films, and reconstruct family genealogies. The question is, why? What are Americans looking for when they engage with the past? And how is it different from what scholars call "history"? In this book, David Glassberg surveys the shifting boundaries between the personal, public, and professional uses of the past and explores their place in the broader cultural landscape. Each chapter investigates a specific encounter between Americans and their history: the building of a pacifist war memorial in a rural Massachusetts town; the politics behind the creation of a new historical festival in San Francisco; the letters Ken Burns received in response to his film series on the Civil War; the differing perceptions among black and white residents as to what makes an urban neighborhood historic; and the efforts to identify certain places in California as worthy of commemoration. Along the way, Glassberg reflects not only on how Americans understand and use the past, but also on the role of professional historians in that enterprise. Combining the latest research on American memory with insights gained from Glassberg's more than twenty years of personal experience in a variety of public history projects, Sense of History offers stimulating reading for all who care about the future of history in America.

Die USA vor 1900

Author: Willi Paul Adams
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783486700961
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: History

Von den überseeischen Siedlergesellschaften der Europäer gelang es zuerst einem Teil der britischen Kolonien in Nordamerika, sich gewaltsam die staatliche Unabhängigkeit zu erkämpfen. Der faszinierende Aufstieg von einer Kleinstkolonie 1607 am Rande des von den Eingeborenen beherrschten "Virginia" zur um 1900 größten Industriemacht wird in acht Phasen skizziert. In jedem der Zeitabschnitte steht zwar die nationale Politikgeschichte im Vordergrund, sie wird jedoch zu den gleichzeitigen sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Entwicklungen in Beziehung gesetzt.

Handbook for Research in American History

Author: Francis Paul Prucha
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803287313
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: History

When the Handbook for Research in American History was first published, reviewers called it "an excellent tool for historians of all interests and levels of experience . . . simple to use, and concisely worded" (Western Historical Quarterly) and "an excellent work that fulfills its title in being portable yet well-filled" (Reference Reviews). The Journal of American History added, "It is not easy to produce a reference work that is utilitarian and enriching and does not duplicate existing works. Professor Prucha has done the job very well." This second, revised edition takes account of the revolution that is occurring in bibliographic science as printed reference works extend to electronic databases, CD-ROMs, and online networks such as the Internet. Focusing on and expanding the major section of the original Handbook, it provides information on traditional printed works, describes new guides and updated versions of old ones, notes the availability of reference works and of some full-text sources in electronic form, and discusses the usefulness to researchers of different kinds of material and the forms in which they are available. Extensive cross-referencing and a detailed index that includes authors, subjects, and titles enhance the book's usefulness.

Geschichte der USA

Author: Manfred Berg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783486737417
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: History

Manfred Berg offers a concise and expert presentation of the ‘classical’ themes of US history: cultural contact and conflict with indigenous peoples, westward expansion, slavery, race relationships and ethnic diversity, immigration, religious pluralism, the founding and growth of the federalism, the expansion of democracy, the development of the modern industrial and consumer society, and the US ascension to a global superpower.

United States History

Author: Anna H. Perrault
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563088746
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

Erfolgreich recherchieren Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Author: Jochen Haug
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110271119
Release Date: 2012-07-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Der Band Erfolgreich recherchieren – Anglistik und Amerikanistik bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über die Informationsressourcen zu allen Teilgebieten der Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Vorgestellt werden nicht nur die zentralen Rechercheinstrumente wie Internetsuchmaschinen, Bibliothekskataloge, Nachschlagewerke, Fachdatenbanken und Volltextsammlungen, sondern auch Strategien für die erfolgreiche Literatur- und Informationsrecherche. Abgerundet wird der Band durch Hinweise zur Literaturbeschaffung und zum richtigen Zitieren. Ob für das erste Referat oder die Abschlussarbeit - hier bekommen Sie einen kompetenten Leitfaden für die erfolgreiche anglistische und amerikanistische Recherche an die Hand.

Coming to America

Author: Katharine Emsden
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781878668233
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

Tells the stories of Russian, Lithuanian, Italian, Greek, Swedish, and Irish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island

Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture

Author: Valerie Burnham Oliver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313294127
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Provides a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically. Discusses subjects from jeans to wedding dresses.

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents

Author: Randall M. Miller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610690324
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: History

With this book, students, teachers, and general readers get a most important look at primary documents—essentially history's "first draft"—revealing rare insights into how American life in past eras really was, and also about how professional historians begin their work. * More than 200 selected primary documents drawn from more than four centuries of American life * General overviews for each broad topic and analytical introductions to each specific document by the editor * A chronological presentation of American history from colonial times to the present * Brief biographical information on the author and historical context for each document

Witness to America

Author: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061990281
Release Date: 2010-07-20
Genre: History

"A classic collection of primary source accounts covering the history of the United States, now in a new format, abridged, and brought up to the present day"--

The Presence of the Past

Author: Roy Rosenzweig
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231500483
Release Date: 1998-11-05
Genre: History

Some people make photo albums, collect antiques, or visit historic battlefields. Others keep diaries, plan annual family gatherings, or stitch together patchwork quilts in a tradition learned from grandparents. Each of us has ways of communing with the

Encyclopedia of African American History

Author: Leslie Alexander
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851097692
Release Date: 2010-02-28
Genre: Social Science

Encyclopedia of African American History introduces readers to the significant peopoe, events, sociopolitical movements, and ideas that have shaped African American life from earliest contact between African peoples and Europeans through the late 20th century. The encyclopedia places the African American experience in the context of the entire African diaspora, with entries organized in sections on African/European cnontact and enslavement, culture, resistance and identity during enslavement, political activism from the Revolutionary War to Southern emancipation, political activism from Reconstruction to the modern Civil Rights movement, black nationalism and urbanization, and Pan-Africanism and contemporary black America. Based on the latest scolarship and engagingly written, there is no better go-to reference for exploring the history of African Americans and their distinctive impact on American society, politics, business, literature, art, food, clothing, music, language, and technology.