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E-Reference American History

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E-Reference American History
Electronic format of print Encyclopedias

Home access requires a Duxbury Free Library card.

American Decades Primary Sources

Includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade.

American Revolutionary War: Student Encyclopedia

The most authoritative and wide-ranging encyclopedia of the American Revolution ever created for a student audience.

Civil War America: voices from the homefront

Many primary source documents describe the many ways in which the Civil War affected both Northern and Southern civilians.

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War

An award-winning commended comprehensive reference set on the political, social, and military aspects of the American Civil War.

Economic History of the U.S.

Presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled and more.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations and footwear reflects different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

Provides a comprehensive guide to the history, uses, and technologies of espionage, intelligence, and security.

Industrial Revolution in America

Histories of the closely related industries of Iron & Steel, Railroads, and Steam Shipping

Louisianna Purchase

An historical and geographical encyclopedia

Multicultural America

Emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information of settlement patterns of ethnic groups in the US.

Popular Culture

Includes more than 2,700 signed essays on wide ranging topics deal with American Pop Culture.

Slavery in the United States

A social, political and historical encyclopedia

Thirties in America

Coverage of the years 1930-1939 in the United States, paying special attention to the impact of the Great Depression.

Women in Early America

Women's Struggle, Survival and Freedom in the New World