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A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1850s in America First Edition
Contributor(s): Gale, Robert L.

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ISBN: 0313285241     ISBN-13: 9780313285240
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
OUR PRICE: $78.75  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: November 1993

Annotation: Provides a thorough record of this particularly fruitful and eventful period in American history.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | American
Dewey: 973.6/03
LCCN: 93013016
Lexile Measure: 1240
Academic/Grade Level: Scholarly/Undergraduate
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 6.50" W x 1.25" (1.95 lbs) 472 pages
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Publisher Description:
The 1850s were a particularly fruitful and eventful period in American history, a time of unrest and preparation for change. This reference work provides a thorough record of the cultural happenings in America during that period. The volume is divided into several sections. It begins with a chronology that presents the events of the 1850s in capsule form year by year. A list of entries follows. The encyclopedia that comes after the list of entries contains brief, alphabetically arranged articles for performers, military personnel, theologians, composers, critics, educators, explorers, historians, industrialists, inventors, authors, artists, physicians, scientists, sculptors, and numerous events and creative works. A bibliography, divided into topical sections, directs the reader to the best sources of additional information. An appendix lists the biographical entries according to professional categories, and a detailed index adds to the usefulness of the volume.

Contributor Bio(s):

ROBERT L. GALE is Professor Emeritus of American Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. An authority on the nineteenth century, his many publications include A Henry James Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 1989), A Nathaniel Hawthorne Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 1991), and The Gay Nineties in America: A Cultural Dictionary of the 1890s (Greenwood Press, 1992).

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