From the explorers of the Americas to the gripping issues in today's headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation's evolution.
Undergraduate students and university level researchers require a deeper understanding of America’s complex historical story to advance their learning. They need materials that provide clear insight into our country's precontact origins, westward expansion, social movements, internal conflicts, and contemporary defining moments—in addition to a complete chronological treatment of events.
American History is a comprehensive source of information for college-level learners that provides far more than names, dates, and a timeline of events; it is a treasury of scholarly essays that illuminate the intricacies of American politics, science, culture, philosophy, and economics. From the Civil War to Woodstock, this authoritative database explores the ongoing development of the United States, putting past events in context with modern times to foster greater comprehension and make the subject as engaging and instructive as it should be.
Aligned with major textbooks and research-driven best practice, the latest version of ABC-CLIO's American History database stands alone as both a complete American history library collection and a dependable online resource for research projects. The Idea Exchange section offers informative, scholarly essays on topics that are often the basis for community college and undergraduate writing assignments. Created in collaboration with scholars, educators, and librarians, American History is specifically designed to enable the quickest access to the information needed, allowing researchers to learn more in less time.
• Over 16,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays; biographies; government, court, and cultural documents; photos; maps; audio/video clips; statistics; and more
• Exclusive Idea Exchange section offers thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays about complex quandaries such as "Was slavery the principal cause of the Civil War?" and "Was Socialism ever a real possibility for the U.S.?"
• Over 100 topical overviews and nearly 3,300 biographies of famous political and military figures such as John Locke, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Douglas MacArthur, as well as fascinating people from across American society, including Hank Aaron, Andrew Carnegie, Robert Redford, and Jonas Salk
• Features newly improved search capabilities, easier navigation, and permalink functionality
• A remarkable survey of American history from 1350 to the present, organized chronologically and thematically, linking reference, curriculum, and analysis of current events
• Unmatched scope and coverage, providing the content necessary to support different learning styles and a variety of approaches to American history while meeting all standards-based curriculum requirements