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Critical Insights: The Slave Narrative - Kimberly Drake (Editor)
Call Number: REF PN56.S5765 S538 2014
Publication Date: 2014
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History, 2 vols. - Edited by Lynn Dumenil
Call Number: REF HN57 .O94 2012
ISBN: 9780199743360
Publication Date: 2012

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McCarthyism and the Communist Threat - Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN: 9780780811843
Publication Date: 2011

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100 Media Moments that Changed America - Jim Willis
Call Number: REF P92.U5 W525 2010
ISBN: 0313355177
Publication Date: 2010

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Worker's Unite! - Peter Ruffner; Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN: 9780780811300
Publication Date: 2010

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Biographical Information

Facts about the presidents: A compilation of biographical and historical information REF E176.1 .K3 2009
Encyclopedia of world biography (multiple vols.)
REF CT103 .E56 1998
Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989           
REF JK1010 .U5 1989

General Reference Sources

Belligerents, brinkmanship, and the big stick: a historical encycyolpedia of American diplomatic concepts  REF E183.7 .D59 2009 U.S. history matters: A student guide to U.S. history online  REF E175.88 .S378 2009

Civil disobedience: An encyclopedic history of dissidence in the United States (2 vols.) REF JC328.3 .S64 2009

Political history of America’s wars REF E181 .A945 2007  State of the union: Presidential rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush  REF J81.4 .S73 2007 Immigration in U.S. history (2 vols.) REF JV6450 .I565 2006
Encyclopedia of war & American society (3 vols.) REF E181 .E634 2006

Encyclopedia of social welfare history in North America  REF HV12 .E497 2005 Dictionary of American history (10 vols.) REF E174 .D52 2003

Encyclopedia of American cultural & intellectual history 
(3 vols.) REF E169.1 .E624 2001

Historic U.S. court cases: An encyclopedia (2 vols.) REF KF385.A4 J64 2001

Gale encyclopedia of U.S. economic history (2 vols.) REF HC102 .G35 1999




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