Baker & Taylor
"The 19th century was arguably the most important in the nation's history, making the publication of this first-rate encyclopedia a significant event. Students using this 600-entry work, which is conveniently keyed to the National Standards for United States History, will find the entries easy to follow and enjoyable to read. It is an essential purchase for all public and academic libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.Covers the significant events, politics, government, economy, culture, social problems and reform, population, foreign policy, and everday lives of Americans during the nineteenth century.
This three-volume reference surveys all aspects of 19th-century America with a wide-ranging and authoritative selection of articles covering the people and their lives, the frontier and Native Americans, expansion, immigration, slavery and sectional conflict, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, industrialization, and the American empire. The 600 signed articles are arranged alphabetically and explore all aspects of the century history, population, politics and government, economy and work, society and culture, religion, social problems and reform, everyday life, and foreign policy. From civil rights to military technology, and from the women's movement to labor laws, they show how the changes and innovations that came to fruition in the 20th century have deep historical roots. The set contains 400 b&w illustrations (drawings, political cartoons, reproductions of etchings and paintings, and photographs), 30 maps, and a year-by-year chronology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)