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History of the United States from the creation of the Constitution to the end of the war with Mexico, emphasizing economic growth, territorial expansion, and social change. Substantial attention is given to slavery and antebellum reform.


Why Reference Sources?

Reference sources can provide you with valuable information such as:
  • Background information
  • Important figures
  • Dates, places, and people
  • Definitions and key terms
  • Lists of additional sources (articles, books, etc.)
They are an excellent way to begin your research by allowing you to become familiar with the topic in preparation to choose the best articles, books, and additional resources. 

Where are the Atlas Stands?

The Atlas Stands are located on the 1st floor of Rice Library near the Reference Collection.
When entering the library, go past the elevators and staircase and make a right.  The stands will be at the end of this hall.

Reference Books

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition - Harry William Fritz
Call Number: REF COL: F592.7 .F75 2004
ISBN: 0313316619
Publication Date: 2004

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Dictionary of American History (3rd ed.) - Edited by Stanley I. Kutler
Call Number: REF COL: E174 .D52 2003
ISBN: 0684805332
Publication Date: 2003

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Dictionary of American History (3rd ed.) - Edited by Stanley I. Kutler
Call Number: Available online through Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2003

The Annals of America - Encyclopedia Britannica
Call Number: REF COL: E173 .A793
Publication Date: 1968-1987

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Framers of the Constitution - Edited by James H. Charleton; Robert G. Ferris; Mary C. Ryan (Editor)
Call Number: REF COL: E302.5 .F73 1986
ISBN: 0911333436
Publication Date: 1986

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Album of American History - Edited by James Truslow Adams
Call Number: REF COL: E178.5 .A48 1981 Suppl
Publication Date: 1985
Volume 2

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Documents of American History - Edited by Henry Steele Commager
Call Number: REF COL: E173 .C66 1973d
Publication Date: 1973

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