U-X-L Encyclopedia of U.S. History
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This is an eight-volume encyclopedia of US history that was compiled with guidance from the National Council for the Social Studies Curicculum Standards for Social Studies--Middle School, adopted in 2002.The NCSS standards cover the European discovery of the New World through to the present. The encyclopedia contains some 700 alphabetical, cross-referenced entries geared towards a Middle School audience that describe the historical significance of individuals, organizations and movements, legislative acts, places, events, and issues and concepts. Examples of topics discussed include the abolition movement, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Articles of Confederation, the Battle of Iwo Jima, the Black Panther Party, George W. Bush, Willa Cather, coal mining, the Confederate States of America, Miles Davis, the Dust Bowl, the Enola Gay, the Free Soil Party, French and Dutch immigration, The Grapes of Wrath, William Randolph Hearst, indentured servitude, the Internet revolution, Henry Kissinger, the Ku Klux Klan, Malcolm X, muckraking, the My Lai Massacre, the Potsdam Conference, Students for a Democratic Society, the telegraph, weapons of mass destruction, and Brigham Young.. All 50 states receive their own entries, as do all American presidents, including the incoming president, Barack Obama. The encyclopedia supplements the text with some 400 images and maps. A general bibliography and a comprehensive cumulative subject index are included in each volume. Annotation c2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (