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Designed to be read for pleasure as well as for information, this links facts, dates and events to reveal broad themes in, and ideas about, American history. This thematic and interpretive approach aims to bring out the relationships among topics separated not only geographically and in time but, in many encyclopaedias, by either alphabetical or chronological organization.
Hardcover, 1248 pages
Published October 21st 1991 by Houghton Mifflin
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Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877, won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes and remains the standard history of the ...more