Experience the history and events of distinct eras in America
American Eras is a fascinating, student-friendly reference thats patterned after the Gales award-winning American Decades series. Like its predecessor, America Eras offers insightful essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to U.S. history, but reviews them in a broader scope of time.
American Eras is designed as an efficient and cost-effective alternative to maintaining a collection of widely variable, and often incomplete, chronologies, picture books, encyclopedias and statistical sources.
Each chapter in American Eras provides your students with a unique perspective on the ideas, individuals and events that made each period in American history unique. Youll discover sidebars and illustrations that highlight the norms and values of the day; biographical entries on featured individuals to help readers understand his or her political/social prominence; alphabetically arranged topical essays (covering important events, concepts, innovations, etc.); and charts, graphs, lists, and statistical information providing key social information, such as prices and population shifts.
Each volume contains a chronology of world events that sets a historical framework; a bibliography and a list of contributors for faster reference if more in-depth study is required