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Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Lgbtq Literature Of The United States 2 Volumes

Author : Emmanuel S. Nelson
ISBN : 9780313348600
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 73.74 MB
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In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature
Category: Literary Criticism

Slavery In The United States

Author : Junius P. Rodriguez
ISBN : 1851095446
Genre : History
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A comprehensive, contextual presentation of all aspects—social, political, and economic—of slavery in the United States, from the first colonization through Reconstruction.
Category: History

Latinas In The United States Set

Author : Vicki L. Ruiz
ISBN : 9780253111692
Genre : Reference
File Size : 60.52 MB
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Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic and cultural development of the United States. The encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, is the first comprehensive gathering of scholarship on Latinas. This encyclopedia will serve as an essential reference for decades to come. In more than 580 entries, the historical and cultural narratives of Latinas come to life. From mestizo settlement, pioneer life, and diasporic communities, the encyclopedia details the contributions of women as settlers, comadres, and landowners, as organizers and nuns. More than 200 scholars explore the experiences of Latinas during and after EuroAmerican colonization and conquest; the early-19th-century migration of Puerto Ricans and Cubans; 20th-century issues of migration, cultural tradition, labor, gender roles, community organization, and politics; and much more. Individual biographical entries profile women who have left their mark on the historical and cultural landscape. With more than 300 photographs, Latinas in the United States offers a mosaic of historical experiences, detailing how Latinas have shaped their own lives, cultures, and communities through mutual assistance and collective action, while confronting the pressures of colonialism, racism, discrimination, sexism, and poverty. "Meant for scholars and general readers, this is a great resource on Latinas and historical topics connected with them." -- curledup.com
Category: Reference

Encyclopedia Of The Industrial Revolution In America

Author : James Stuart Olson
ISBN : 0313308306
Genre : History
File Size : 36.54 MB
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This ready-reference encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of the economic, political, and social developments of the Industrial Revolution in the United States from 1750 to 1920. More than 200 substantial entries cover key individuals, significant technologies, inventions, court cases, companies, political institutions, economic events, and legislation. Highlights of the work include numerous entries on developments in water and rail transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, mass production, the labor movement, big government, and the key inventions that changed the American economy. More than 50 historical illustrations and photos enliven the text.
Category: History

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
ISBN : 9781625131720
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 75.84 MB
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Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2015, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Encyclopedia Of The New American Nation

Author : Paul Finkelman
ISBN : 0684313464
Genre : History
File Size : 80.85 MB
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An encyclopedia of early American history offers 667 entries accompanied by photographs, facsimiles, and maps exploring the people, events, social trends, politics, economics and innovations of the new nation.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Interest Groups And Lobbyists In The United States

Author : Immanuel Ness
ISBN : 9781317471745
Genre : History
File Size : 46.29 MB
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A comprehensive general reference on major American interest groups. This encyclopedia provides information on the lobbies and interest groups that dominate modern American politics. It provides descriptions of 13 categories of groups, followed by A-Z entries on the groups within that category.
Category: History

Student Encyclopedia Of African Literature

Author : G. D. Killam
ISBN : 031333580X
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 79.26 MB
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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on authors, works of poetry, drama, and fiction, recurrent themes, and literary theories in twentieth-century African literature.
Category: Literary Collections

Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author : Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN : 9781412926942
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.57 MB
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area
Category: Social Science

Student S Encyclopedia Of General Knowledge

Author : Azeem Ahmad Khan
ISBN : 9789380914190
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 70.77 MB
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This encyclopedia is the best source of information and reference in a single volume, particularly for students of classes III to VIII. It provides the best of GK to its readers. Every piece of information is authentic - culled together from several areas of knowledge ranging from encyclopedias, fact books, year books, official government releases, internet and other reliable sources - and verified for accuracy. Salient Features: • The best reference book for students, teachers and parents • Includes the most up-to-date facts & figures • Alphabetical order of entries in each chapter • Believe It or Not' boxes contain over 100 amazing facts • Quiz at the end contains 200 important questions • Over 100 lavish & spectacular illustrations • Index contains around 200 direct & cross entries Table of Contents: • Common abbreviations • Famous books (India) • Famous books (World) • Hello India • Presidents of India • Prime Ministers of India • Indian states and their capitals • Indian states and their languages • Dances of India • Countries and their capitals • Countries and their currencies • Countries and their natives • Countries and their languages • Countries and their religions • Continents and countries • Changed names of some places • Geographical epithets • Riverside cities • Cities associated with industries • Number of players • Names of playgrounds • National games • Olympic Games • World Cup Soccer • World Cup Cricket • Famous sportspersons • Sports cups and trophies • Sports terms • Sports measurements • Sports stadiums in India • Places associated with sports • First in India • First in the world • Popular titles of famous personalities • Nationalities of famous personalities • Famous founders • Popular slogans • Animal records • Animal facts • National parks and sanctuaries • Famous sites (India) • Famous sites (World) • India's superlatives • World's superlatives • Seven Wonders of the ancient world • Museums in India • United Nations • Nobel Prize • Indian Nobel Laureates • Bharat Ratna • National Awards • Inventions • Scientific discoveries • Scientific instruments • Branches of science • The planets • Body facts • Vitamins • Diseases and human body • Festivals of India • Major religions • Important days • Important events in Indian history • Important events in world history • Fictional characters and their creators • Defining places • Different subjects • Professionals • Important terms • World records held by India(ns) • Newspapers and periodicals • The top 5 • Miscellaneous • Quiz • Answers • Index (Student's Encyclopedia of General Knowledge by Azeem Ahmad Khan, Dr Ruth Premi, 9789380914190)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Encyclopedia Of Educational Reform And Dissent

Author : Thomas C. Hunt
ISBN : 9781452265735
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.43 MB
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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial Educational reform, and to a lesser extent educational dissent, occupy a prominent place in the annals of U.S. education. Whether based on religious, cultural, social, philosophical, or pedagogical grounds, they are ever-present in our educational history. Although some reforms have been presented as a remedy for society's ills, most programs were aimed toward practical transformation of the existing system to ensure that each child will have a better opportunity to succeed in U.S. society. Educational reform is a topic rich with ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for school patrons, educators, and the nation as a whole. With nearly 450 entries, these two volumes comprise the first reference work to bring together the strands of reform and reformers and dissent and dissenters in one place as a resource for parents, policymakers, scholars, teachers, and those studying to enter the teaching profession. Key Features Opens with a historical overview of educational reform and dissent and a timeline of key reforms, legislation, publications, and more Examines the reform or dissent related to education found in theories, concepts, ideas, writings, research, and practice Addresses how reformers and dissenters become significant culture-shaping people and change the way we conduct our lives Key Themes Accountability Biographies Concepts and Theories Curriculum and Instruction Diversity Finances and Economics Government Organizations?Advisory Organizations?Business and Foundations Organizations?Curriculum Organizations?Government Organizations?Professional Organizations?Think Tanks Public Policy Religion and Religious Education Reports School Types Special Needs Technology This authoritative work fills a void in the literature in the vast areas of educational reform and dissent, making it a must-have resource for any academic library. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access, wherever they may be.
Category: Education

Concise Encyclopedia Of Pragmatics

Author : J.L. Mey
ISBN : 008096298X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics, Second Edition (COPE) is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the discipline of pragmatics, an important branch of natural language study dealing with the study of language in it's entire user-related theoretical and practical complexity. As a derivative volume from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, it comprises contributions from the foremost scholars of semantics in their various specializations and draws on 20+ years of development in the parent work in a compact and affordable format. Principally intended for tertiary level inquiry and research, this will be invaluable as a reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academics inquiring into the study of meaning and meaning relations within languages. As pragmatics is a centrally important and inherently cross-cutting area within linguistics, it will therefore be relevant not just for meaning specialists, but for most linguistic audiences. Edited by Jacob Mey, a leading pragmatics specialist, and authored by experts The latest trends in the field authoritatively reviewed and interpreted in context of related disciplines Drawn from the richest, most authoritative, comprehensive and internationally acclaimed reference resource in the linguistics area Compact and affordable single volume reference format
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia Of The Modern Olympic Movement

Author : John E. Findling
ISBN : 0313322783
Genre : Social Science
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Looks at the historical context in which the modern Olympic Games have taken place, covering the highlights of each competition along with information on site selection, economic impact, and political controversies.
Category: Social Science

Workers In America A Historical Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author : Robert E. Weir
ISBN : 9781598847192
Genre : History
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This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. • Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources • A chronology of important labor highlights • 350 entries covering key topics
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Women S History In America

Author : Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
ISBN : 9781438110332
Genre : Feminism
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A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.
Category: Feminism

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Clarence L. Mohr
ISBN : 9780807877852
Genre : Reference
File Size : 73.93 MB
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Offering a broad, up-to-date reference to the long history and cultural legacy of education in the American South, this timely volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys educational developments, practices, institutions, and politics from the colonial era to the present. With over 130 articles, this book covers key topics in education, including academic freedom; the effects of urbanization on segregation, desegregation, and resegregation; African American and women's education; and illiteracy. These entries, as well as articles on prominent educators, such as Booker T. Washington and C. Vann Woodward, and major southern universities, colleges, and trade schools, provide an essential context for understanding the debates and battles that remain deeply imbedded in southern education. Framed by Clarence Mohr's historically rich introductory overview, the essays in this volume comprise a greatly expanded and thoroughly updated survey of the shifting southern education landscape and its development over the span of four centuries.
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Encyclopedia Of U S Military Interventions In Latin America 2 Volumes

Author : Alan McPherson
ISBN : 9781598842609
Genre : History
File Size : 65.52 MB
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This unique reference shows how the United States has intervened militarily, politically, and economically in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from the early 19th century to the present day. • Covers all acts of involvement by the United States in Latin American affairs, including proxy wars, spying, and economic coercion • Contributions from leading military experts and historians from across the globe • Presents a timeline of significant events involving the region • Includes important tables and charts for additional reinforcement
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Educational Theory And Philosophy

Author : D. C. Phillips
ISBN : 9781483364759
Genre : Education
File Size : 76.23 MB
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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.
Category: Education

Encyclopedia Of Distance Learning Second Edition

Author : Rogers, Patricia L.
ISBN : 9781605661995
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia

Author : Nikki L. M. Brown
ISBN : 0313341818
Genre : History
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Jim Crow refers to a set of laws in many states, predominantly in the South, after the end of Reconstruction in 1877 that severely restricted the rights and privileges of African Americans. As a caste system of enormous social and economic magnitude, the institutionalization of Jim Crow was the most significant element in African American life until the 1960s Civil Rights Movement led to its dismantling. Racial segregation, as well as responses to it and resistance against it, dominated the African American consciousness and continued to oppress African Americans and other minorities, while engendering some of the most important African American contributions to society. This major encyclopedia is the first devoted to the Jim Crow era. The era is encapsulated through more than 275 essay entries on such areas as law, media, business, politics, employment, religion, education, people, events, culture, the arts, protest, the military, class, housing, sports, and violence as well as through accompanying key primary documents excerpted as side bars. This set will serve as an invaluable, definitive resource for student research and general knowledge. The authoritative entries are written by a host of historians with expertise in the Jim Crow era. The quality content comes in an easy-to-access format. Readers can quickly find topics of interest, with alphabetical and topical lists of entries in the frontmatter, along with cross-references to related entries per entry. Further reading is provided per entry. Dynamic sidebars throughout give added insight into the topics. A chronology, selected bibliography, and photos round out the coverage. Sample entries include Advertising, Affirmative Action, Armed Forces, Black Cabinet, Blues, Brooklyn Dodgers, Bolling v. Sharpe, Confederate Flag, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Detroit Race Riot 1943, Ralph Ellison, "Eyes on the Prize," G.I. Bill, Healthcare, Homosexuality, Intelligence Testing, Japanese Internment, Liberia, Minstrelsy, Nadir of the Negro, Poll Taxes, Rhythm and Blues, Rural Segregation, Sharecropping, Sundown Towns, Booker T. Washington, Works Project Administration, World War II.
Category: History