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New Titles:

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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
Call Number: REF COL: E743.5 .H53 2011
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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Term Paper Resource Guide to Latino History - Michael P. Moreno; Kristin C. Brunnemer
Call Number: REF E184.S75 M668 2010
ISBN: 9780313379321
Publication Date: 2010

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions - Edited by: Kermit L. Hall; James W. Ely, Jr.
Call Number: REF KF4548.5 .O97 2009
ISBN: 019537939X
Publication Date: 2009

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Facts about the Presidents - Joseph Nathan Kane
ISBN: 9780824210878
Publication Date: 2009


Time Period Reference

The Columbia guide to America in the 1960s REF E841 .C575 2001
Day by day (some have 2 vols.)
30's REF D723 .D39
40's REF D427 .L4
50's REF D842.5 .M47 1979
60's REF D840 .P27 1983
70's REF D848 .L4 1988
80's REF D848 .M45 1995
20th century day by day
REF D422 .C53 1999
Landmark American speeches REF PS662 .L36 2001
v. 2. The 19th century
v. 3. The 20th century

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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

Story behind the protest song: A reference guide to the 50 songs that changed the 20th century  
REF ML3551.5 .P58 2008

U.S. social security: A reference handbook
REF HD7125 .L58 2008

September 11, 2001  REF HV6432.7 .S44 2007

The Ku Klux Klan: History, organization, language, influence and activities of America’s most notorious secret society
REF HS2330.K63 N494 2007

Bulls, bears, boom, and bust: A historical encyclopedia of American business concepts REF HF3021 .D59 2007
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
Workers Unite! The American labor movement REF HD 8066 .H55 2011
Encyclopedia of war & American society (3 vols.) REF E181 .E634 2006

Encyclopedia of social welfare history in North America  REF HV12 .E497 2005
Encyclopedia of World War II: A political, social, and military history (5 vols.)  REF  D740 .E516 2005  

The hippie dictionary:  A cultural encyclopedia of the 1960s & 1970s  REF HQ799.7 .M28 2004
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression  REF E806 .E63 2004 Dictionary of American history (10 vols.) REF E174 .D52 2003

Historical and multicultural encyclopedia of women’s reproductive rights in the United States
REF HQ766.5 .U5 H57 2002

Encyclopedia of the industrial revolution in America 
REF HC105 .O45 2002

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

Encyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War
REF DS79.72 .S39 1998

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A political, social, and military history  (3 vols.)  REF DS557.7 .E53 1998

Biographical Information

Encyclopedia of world biography (multiple vols.)
REF CT103 .E56 1998
Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989           
REF JK1010 .U5 1989

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