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HIS 121 19th-Century United States
The purpose of this guide is to jump start your research by directing you to subject specific encyclopedias, databases and primary sources to help you complete your research paper for HIS 121.
Listed below is a sampling of the many subject encyclopedias available in the library's reference section.
These books are useful for two reasons:
They provide nice summaries of a variety of topics you might wish to explore for your research paper.
Often times, these summaries have suggested reading lists!.
American Immigrant Cultures
Call Number: Reference E 184 A1 A63448 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-26
The 19th century was a time of massive migrations to the United States--this encyclopedia is a is good source to begin your research on immigration.
American Indian History by Carole A. Barrett (Editor); Salem Press Staff
Call Number: Reference E77 .A496 2003
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Short concise articles with suggested reading lists! This is one of the many excellent reference works in Lindell Library--use the call numbers on this book to locate the other Native American sources.
American Reconstruction, 1862-1877 by William L. Richter
Call Number: Reference E668 .R53 1996
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
The entries include actions and reactions of emancipated slaves, politicians, defeated rebels, carpetbaggers, and other players; the emerging leadership among the various factions and groups; judicial and legislative influence on justice, economic recovery, education, and other areas; voting rights for African Americans and Confederate soldiers; states' rights and federal oversight; corruption and scandal; colonization schemes; and changing interpretations of the period
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 by Paul Finkelman (Editor)
The settlement of the American West was a dominant theme of the 19th century. This resource is a good explore the many facets of the American West.
Reader's Guide to American History by Peter J. Parish (Editor)
Call Number: Reference E 178 R43 1997
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
In spite of the age of this book, it is still a good place to begin you research because each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on each topic.