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American History: Encyclopedias

Research information and Fordham library resources in American history; Librarian Jeannie Hoag, Editor.

E-book Collections


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Contains open access content.Open access content.
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Contains statistical data. Contains statistics / data.



There are historical dictionaries focusing on most:

  • time periods (Gilded Age, Jacksonian era etc.)
  • social movements (Civil Rights, Green etc.)
  • events (Great Depression, War of 1812 etc.)
  • issues (slavery, arms control etc.)
  • diplomacy (United States-China Relations etc.) in U.S. History. 

Search the catalog using the term Historical Dictionary in the Title field and the specific topic in the Words and Phrases field.



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