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  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present

    Women's Fashions

    85 pages Topic overview

    Women's lives changed dramatically during the period from 1900 to 1940. During the first two decades of the century, women fought for and won the right to vote. The women's suffrage movement divided households and made...

    From The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present Ed. Amy T. Peterson and Ann T. Kellogg .  Vol. 1: 1900-1949.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008. 

  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

    Hispanics in the United States

    33 pages Topic overview

    "Hispanics" or "Latinos" in the United States trace their ancestry to one of twenty-two Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the Latino...

    From Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture Maria Cristina Garcia . Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer .  Vol. 3.  2nd ed.  Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. 

  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present

    Women's Fashions

    75 pages Topic overview

    Women's fashions in the last half of the twentieth century witnessed vast transformations, mirroring the transformation in women's lives. At the beginning of the 1950s, women's expected role was that of wife and mother....

    From The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present Ed. Amy T. Peterson and Ann T. Kellogg .  Vol. 2: 1950-Present.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008. 

  • Food in America

    History

    77 pages Topic overview

    From the beginning of European colonization in eastern North America, food—its production, processing, transportation, and sale—was America’s largest and most important business, and it remains so today. In Colonial...

    From Food in America : The Past, Present, and Future of Food, Farming, and the Family Meal Vol. 3: Food and the Economy.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017. 

  • Congress Investigates

    The Whitewater Investigation and Impeachment of President Bill Clinton, 1992–98

    52 pages Topic overview

    Raymond W. Smock Introduction: The Road from Whitewater to Impeachment Never in American history has a president of the United States been the subject of investigations for criminal wrongdoing for so long and at such...

    From Congress Investigates : A Critical and Documentary History, Rev. ed. Raymond W. Smock . Ed. Roger A. Bruns, David L. Hostetter, and Raymond W. Smock .  Vol. 2.  Facts on File Library of American History New York: Facts on File, 2011. 

  • Nonfiction Classics for Students

    Shadow and Act

    24 pages Character overview, Critical essay, Work overview, Biography, Plot summary

    Ralph Ellison 1964 In his introduction to Shadow and Act (1964), Ralph Ellison describes the essays to come as "an attempt to transform some of the themes, the problems, the enigmas, the contradictions of character and...

    From Nonfiction Classics for Students : Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works Ed. David M. Galens, Jennifer Smith, and Elizabeth Thomason .  Vol. 3.  Detroit: Gale, 2002. 

  • Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency

    Presidential Speeches

    14 pages Topic overview

    Presidential speeches have exerted a vital impact on how the American people have understood and discussed major issues throughout the history of the country. The most memorable and often most important presidential...

    From Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency : A Historical Reference Nicholas Katers . Ed. Nancy Beck Young .  Vol. 1: Thematic EssaysFacts on File Library of American History New York: Facts on File, 2013. 

  • Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency

    Hayes, Rutherford B.

    49 pages Chronology, Excerpt, Biography, Government document

    October 4, 1822–January 17, 1893 Nineteenth President of the United StatesMarch 4, 1877–March 4, 1881 Place of Birth: Delaware, Ohio Date of Birth: October 4, 1822 Place of Residence: Ohio Ancestry: Scottish, English...

    From Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency : A Historical Reference Natalie Schuster . Ed. Nancy Beck Young .  Vol. 3: Polk–Arthur, 1845–1885Facts on File Library of American History New York: Facts on File, 2013. 

  • Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency

    Clinton, Bill

    83 pages Chronology, Excerpt, Biography, Government document

    August 19, 1946– Forty-second President of the United StatesJanuary 20, 1993–January 20, 2001 Place of Birth: Hope, Arkansas Date of Birth: August 19, 1946 Places of Residence: Arkansas, New York Class Background: modest...

    From Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency : A Historical Reference David Gray Adler . Ed. Nancy Beck Young .  Vol. 6: Ford–Obama. 1974–PresentFacts on File Library of American History New York: Facts on File, 2013. 

  • Poetry for Students

    Mother to Son

    13 pages Poem explanation, Critical essay, Work overview, Plot summary

    Langston Hughes 1922 “Mother to Son” was first published in the magazine Crisis in December of 1922 and reappeared in Langston Hughes’s first collection of poetry, The Weary Blues in 1926. In that volume and later works,...

    From Poetry for Students Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski and Mary Ruby .  Vol. 3.  Detroit: Gale, 1998. 

  • Novels for Students

    The Scarlet Letter

    23 pages Character overview, Critical essay, Work overview, Biography, Plot summary

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is famous for presenting some of the greatest interpretive difficulties in all of American literature. While not recognized by Hawthorne himself as his most important work, the...

    From Novels for Students Ed. Diane Telgen .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 1997. 

  • Food in America

    History

    75 pages Topic overview, Excerpt

    The study of human interaction with the American environment is of relatively recent vintage. While it was true that since the early 19th century some individuals have been concerned with changes wrought by Americans on...

    From Food in America : The Past, Present, and Future of Food, Farming, and the Family Meal Vol. 1: Food and the Environment.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017. 

  • The African American Almanac

    Civil Rights

    73 pages Topic overview

    Linda T. Wynn Throughout the history of the United States, African Americans have struggled to obtain basic civil rights. The struggle has spanned several centuries—from the mutinies by Africans during the Atlantic...

    From The African American Almanac Ed. Christopher A. Brooks .  11th ed.  Detroit: Gale, 2011. 

  • Novels for Students

    Arrowsmith

    28 pages Character overview, Critical essay, Work overview, Biography, Plot summary

    SINCLAIR LEWIS1925 Arrowsmith, published in 1925, is one of the classic novels produced by Sinclair Lewis during the period when he was writing his best work. This pioneering novelist had, in fact, just produced two...

    From Novels for Students Ed. Sara Constantakis .  Vol. 34.  Detroit: Gale, 2010. 

  • Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency

    Obama, Barack

    73 pages Chronology, Excerpt, Biography, Government document

    August 4, 1961– Forty-fourth President of the United StatesJanuary 20, 2009– Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii Date of Birth: August 4, 1961 Places of Residence: Hawaii, Illinois Class Background: modest Father's Career:...

    From Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency : A Historical Reference Nancy Beck Young . Ed. Nancy Beck Young .  Vol. 6: Ford–Obama. 1974–PresentFacts on File Library of American History New York: Facts on File, 2013. 

  • Guide to The Presidency

    Biographies of the Presidents

    84 pages Selected bibliography, Biography

    by Daniel C. Diller The constitution requires only that a president be at least thirty-five years of age, a natural-born citizen or a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, and a resident within the...

    From Guide to The Presidency Daniel C. Diller . Ed. Michael Nelson .  Vol. 2.  4th ed.  Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2007. 

  • Poetry for Students

    “Hope” Is the Thing with Feathers

    14 pages Poem explanation, Plot summary, Critical essay, Work overview

    Emily Dickinson 1861 “‘Hope’ Is the Thing With Feathers” is believed to have been written in 1861. It was initially published posthumously in the second collection of Dickinson’s work, Poems by Emily Dickinson, second...

    From Poetry for Students Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski and Mary Ruby .  Vol. 3.  Detroit: Gale, 1998. 

  • Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

    New York

    70 pages State overview, Biography, Landmark overview

    New York has a disproportionately large place in this guide for many reasons that are obvious and a few that should be pointed out. The colony was very active in the events leading up to the Revolution, and remained the...

    From Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History Ed. Mark M. Boatner, III .  2nd ed.  Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. 

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography

    Henry Clay

    3 pages Biography

    The American political leader and secretary of state Henry Clay (1777-1852) came to national prominence as leader of the "War Hawks," who drove the country into the War of 1812. For the next 40 years he worked for...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 4.  2nd ed.  Detroit: Gale, 2004. 

  • Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency

    Madison, James

    51 pages Chronology, Excerpt, Biography, Government document

    March 16, 1751–June 28, 1836 Fourth President of the United StatesMarch 4, 1809–March 4, 1817 Place of Birth: Port Conway, Virginia, King George County, British Empire Date of Birth: March 16, 1751 Place of Residence:...

    From Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency : A Historical Reference Jeff Broadwater . Ed. Nancy Beck Young .  Vol. 2: Washington–Tyler, 1789–1845Facts on File Library of American History New York: Facts on File, 2013.