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Encyclopedia of American History, Revised Edition, 11-Volume Set
  • Format
  • Authored by: Gary B. Nash, Ph.D., General Editor
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816071365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7136-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $1,150.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 5568


Praise for the previous edition:
RUSA/ALA "Outstanding Reference Source"
Choice "Outstanding Academic Title"
Library Journal "Best Reference Source"
Booklist/RBB "Editors' Choice Reference Source"

"...designed to engage the history student by expanding the margins of the subject without trimming any vital part of the national story...fairly presented and reflects the latest research...well-illustrated...Highly recommended..."—Library Journal, starred review

"...rich content...librarians should capitalize on its value as a tool designed to support the curriculum...Libraries cannot go wrong..."—Booklist, starred review

"...[an] impressive, authoritative reference work...a valuable resource for students of American history...the depth of content on many of the topics far exceeds that found in any general encyclopedia and many specialized resources."—School Library Journal

"...carefully thought out and executed...Essential."—Choice

"...an essential, core addition to every public and private school library in the country... an outstanding, detailed, comprehensive reference work."—Midwest Book Review

A Thorough Revision of the Award-winning Set

The revised edition of the award-winning 11-volume Encyclopedia of American History remains the landmark reference to American history from prehistoric times to the modern day. This extensive revision features more than 1,000 new and revised entries, as well as a thorough update of existing entries to reflect recent research. In addition, a new insert of full-color maps has been added to each volume.

Continuing to offer unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage, Encyclopedia of American History, Revised Edition provides a balanced presentation of the political, social, economic, and cultural events that have shaped the land and the nation. Each volume editor is a distinguished scholar of American history who has drawn upon the expertise of scores of specialists in writing individual, signed entries of outstanding quality.

Meets National Standards for United States History

Ideal for students, teachers, and librarians, the first 10 expertly researched volumes in this authoritative set are arranged chronologically in accordance with the National Standards for United States History. The 11th volume contains the comprehensive set index. 

Content That Is Clear and Easy to Understand

Written in accessible language to facilitate students' understanding of each era, the easy-to-read text is enhanced by 750 photographs and 250 full-color and black-and-white maps. Detailed entries cover key events, movements, historical figures, trends, and political developments that define each particular era in American history. Addressing the need for historical literacy, the set is truly inclusive, casting a wide historical net across topics and eras and comprising many lesser-known but still influential figures and events.

Key Features That Enhance the Set's Reference Value

  • Accessible text and more than 3,300 detailed, fully cross-referenced entries
  • Biographies of significant Americans in each era
  • A further reading section at the end of many of the signed entries
  • Approximately 1,000 illustrations, including full-color and black-and-white maps, photographs, cartoons, and advertisements, that visually document each era
  • Topical entries in each volume on related subjects such as art and architecture, business, economy, literature, and science and technology
  • A chronology and bibliography at the end of each volume
  • An appendix in each volume that contains excerpts of key documents of the era
  • Individual volume indexes
  • A comprehensive set index.


For each volume: Black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps. 16- to 24-page insert of full-color maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

General editor Gary B. Nash holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is currently professor emeritus and director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he teaches American history of the colonial and revolutionary eras. He is the author of many books, most recently The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America. He is also the general editor and foreword author of Facts On File's Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America.

Reviews and Awards

"...libraries looking to enhance their U.S. history collections will find no greater overall value...the single best general American history reference source on the market today. Highly recommended for high-school, public, and college libraries."


"...a valuable addition to high school and public libraries. Recommended."

Library Media Connection

"...a worthwhile addition..."

American Reference Books Annual

"...a solid addition for any history reference collection....Recommended."


"Up-to-date and well-documented sources, cross-referencing, and an exhaustive set index will be appreciated by researchers."

School Library Journal

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