• Dictionary of American HistoryDictionary of American History
    The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source; originally published in 1940; features updated and revised entries from previous editions; as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students; scholars; and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history; from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.
  • History Behind the HeadlinesHistory Behind the Headlines
    Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics; players; and layers of current affairs.
  • Contemporary NovelistsContemporary Novelists
    Provides profiles of novelists from around the world; including lists of their works. For academic and general audiences.
  • Nonfiction Classics for StudentsNonfiction Classics for Students
    Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays; books; biographies and memoirs in a streamlined; easy-to-use format. Covering 15-20 works per volume; this reference series gives high school and undergraduate students an ideal starting point for class assignments; term papers and special projects.
  • American DecadesAmerican Decades
    American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers; public librarians and general researchers who need a single; consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.
  • Arts and Humanities Through the ErasArts and Humanities Through the Eras
    Profiling milestones and movements in the arts; literature; music and religion from a specific period; each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other; as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.
  • Modern American LiteratureModern American Literature
    Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers; including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts; chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books; scholarly journals; general periodicals and newspapers.
  • American Decades Primary SourcesAmerican Decades Primary Sources
    Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues; themes; movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories; songs; speeches; advertisements; TV; play and movie scripts; letters; laws ; legal decisions; newspaper articles; cartoons; recipes; and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Food and CultureEncyclopedia of Food and Culture
    A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society; presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food; ethnicity and food; medieval banquets; and nutrient composition; among many others. Includes photographs; illustrations; sidebars; recipes; menus; and timelines. For students and general readers.