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HIST 361: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Dr. Andrew Nolan

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Just looking for an introduction or information about something? Try a historical dictionary or encyclopedia.

Dictionaries

Online Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America
Covers the human rights and civil liabilities that are legally recognized in the United States. Entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion and many others.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modern era. Some of the articles address broad theoretical topics that have helped to shape modern ideas about race and racism; others address more specific subjects in the larger...

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History
Presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiles, geographic profiles, and more in relation to US business and economic history.

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