Historical Dictionary Of The United States Navy

Author: James M. Morris
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810874792
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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy covers U.S. Naval developments, personnel, and engagements from the colonial times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events and other terminology of the Navy. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the United States Navy.

Historical Dictionary Of The U S Maritime Industry

Author: Kenneth J. Blume
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810856344
File Size: 59,42 MB
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In the Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Maritime Industry, author Kenneth J. Blume provides a convenient survey of this important industry from the colonial period to the present day: from sail to steam to nuclear power. This concise new reference work captures the key features of overseas, coastal, lake, and river shipping and industry. An introduction provides an overview of the industry while the dictionary itself contains more than four hundred cross-referenced entries on ships, shipping companies, famous personalities, and major ports. A number of appendixes, including statistics on foreign trade, maritime disasters, famous ships, and major ports, supplement the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.

Historical Dictionary Of The Spanish American War

Author: Donald H. Dyal
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313288524
File Size: 43,23 MB
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Foreshadowing the twentieth-century experience, the Spanish American War was America's first modern foreign war. Catapulting the United States into an international world power, it had lasting international implications. Besides America's acquisition of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Hawaii, and Guam, the war led the United States to take to the international stage, confronting Germany and Japan, and creating a diplomatic bridge between Great Britain and the United States. For Spain the 1898-1899 conflict was the death knell of empire. This volume provides easily accessible information on the naval and army operations, Spanish operations, and the political background to the military events, with an emphasis on future foreign affairs.

Dictionary Of American Naval Fighting Ships

Author: United States. Naval History Division
Editor: Department of the Navy
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Naval War College Review

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Historical Dictionary Of The Holocaust

Author: Jack R. Fischel
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538130165
File Size: 12,48 MB
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Beginning with the roots of anti-Semitism in early Christian Europe, this book traces the evolution of the Jewish stereotype as the evil “other,” which culminated in Adolf Hitler’s war against the Jews, wherein he sought to eliminate through mass murder every Jewish man, woman and child. It includes most recent scholarship on the Holocaust which reflects the recent rise of Neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia throughout the West, including the United States. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, issues, and events that led to the murder of six-million Jews, and millions of other groups by Nazi Germany. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Holocaust.

Historical Dictionary Of The U S Air Force

Author: Charles D. Bright
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN:
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This historical dictionary is the first of its kind on the U.S. Air Force and antecedent organizations. The reference is based on lengthy research by Charles Bright and 57 military historians, air force officers, and aviation specialists. Over 1050 entries survey the major commands, air forces, staff services, bases, and significant battles. This landmark reference covers all the significant subjects of USAF history from 1907 to 1992. Entries are arranged alphabetically with bibliographical citations. Cross-references throughout the book give the reader easy access to all the entries that are related or that appear under a different entry title. A full index is provided also.

Historical Dictionary Of Jazz

Author: John S. Davis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538128152
File Size: 16,85 MB
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Jazz is a music born in the United States and formed by a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States slaves during the 19th century, European harmonies and forms, and the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. Later, the blues and the influence of Spanish and French Creoles with European classical training nudged jazz further along in its development. As it moved through the swing era of the 1930s, bebop of the 1940s, and cool jazz of the 1950s, jazz continued to serve as a reflection of societal changes. During the turbulent 1960s, freedom and unrest were expressed through Free Jazz and the Avant Garde. Popular and world music have been incorporated and continue to expand the impact and reach of jazz. Today, jazz is truly an international art form. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Jazz contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on musicians, styles of jazz, instruments, recording labels, bands and bandleaders, and more. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Jazz.

An American Biographical And Historical Dictionary Etc

Author: William ALLEN (D.D., President of Bowdoin College.)
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Historical Dictionary Of United States Political Parties

Author: Harold F. Bass Jr.
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538123002
File Size: 27,65 MB
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For over two centuries, political parties have competed in encouraging, organizing, and directing political activity in the United States. This volume compiles the key concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending these key roles political parties have played in American political life. The dictionary contains brief biographies of party leaders: major party presidential tickets; noteworthy minor party presidential nominees; congressional party leaders, including Speakers of the House of Representatives presidents pro tempore of the Senate, and floor leaders for both the majority and minority parties in each chamber; and chairs of the national party committees of the Democratic and Republican Parties. In addition to party leaders it also address the institutional offices they occupy and represent. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending the key roles political parties have played in American political life. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about United States Political Parties.

United States Of America

Author: Robert Arthur Burchell
Editor: Oxford, England : Clio Press
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Historical Dictionary Of Censorship In The United States

Author: Leon Hurwitz
Editor: Greenwood
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File Size: 62,38 MB
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"Hurwitz surveys the types of expression that have been subject to censorship, repression, and punishment in the US. . . . This valuable reference work is highly recommended for all libraries." Choice

Book Review Index

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The Journal Of Military History

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Includes scholarly articles and book reviews on topics in military history.

The United States Army A Historical Dictionary

Author: Clayton R. Newell
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Includes a listing of the army casualties by war, as well as lists detailing the total number of those who served in the army, the number of army battle deaths, as well as war injuries. Several appendices accompany the dictionary, covering topics such as the resolution of the Continental Congress adopting the Continental Army, the appointment of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief, and campaigns the U.S. Army has been involved in. An extensive bibliography refers sources for additional information.".

Historical Dictionary Of The American Revolution

Author: Terry M. Mays
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File Size: 47,36 MB
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The abundance of material on the American Revolutionary War only makes this volume more valuable as an immediate and concise reference source. The essential information is pleasantly organized in the Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution, and allows for a quick understanding of the important topics of the war.

Historical Dictionary Of United States China Relations

Author: Robert G. Sutter
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File Size: 64,61 MB
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The relationship between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China is traced in this dictionary containing hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the presidents and prime ministers, the secretaries of state and foreign ministers, other key players, and the more significant institutions and events. Everything from the Boxer Uprising in the late 19th Century to Nixon's historic visit to China in 1972, from the crisis over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan in 1982 to the U.S. bombing of the Chinese Embassy at Belgrade in 1999 is covered in this highly accessible scholarly work. The book's introduction and chronology delineate the many differences in political, military, and ideological issues between the two countries. Two appendixes list all the United States Presidents and Secretaries of State, as well as all the Republic of China Presidents and Prime Ministers and the People's Republic of China Presidents and Prime Ministers, respectively. Supplementing the material is an extremely detailed bibliography of related materials.

Historical Dictionary Of United States Latin American Relations

Author: Joseph Smith
Editor: Historical Dictionaries of U.S
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Historical Dictionary of United States - Latin American Relations concentrates on the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and the nations of Latin America, from the creation of the independent United States in the late 18th century to the present. Joseph Smith presents a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the countries involved, significant events, major crises, important figures, controversial issues, and doctrines and policies. This is an essential reference for scholars, historians, and students interested in the diplomacy of these two regions.

Historical Dictionary Of The Early American Republic

Author: Richard Buel
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The formative period of the United States, running roughly from 1789 to 1829, has become remote and perhaps overly idealized. While the administrations of George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams set the country on the path to modernity by resolving some nagging problems left over from the Revolution, they failed to resolve many crucial issues, such as slavery, the treatment of Native Americans, and the consequences of industrial development. Despite many common goals, the gentry's leadership was riven by sectional friction, personal competition, and partisan bickering that almost tore the nation apart during the War of 1812. The Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic recounts the achievements and the failures, the progress and the backsliding, and the high and low points of our forefathers. First traced in the chronology and then explained in the introduction, the history of our nation's formative years is laid out in great detail. The several hundred dictionary entries describe the more eminent persons, the evolving institutions, and the crucial events that our young country faced. An extensive bibliography is included to provide easy access for further studies.

Historical Dictionary Of The United States Navy

Author: James Matthew Morris
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File Size: 58,36 MB
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From its erratic creation during the American Revolution to its current status as the world's largest maritime force, the United States Navy has exerted enormous influence on the development of the national charcter of the United States. The Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy does an excellent job of presenting the innumerable details of the navy's history in a manageable form. Each individual entry is informative, but does not burden the reader with unnecessary information. The book also includes cross-references that direct the reader to other useful dictionary entries, as well as a bibliography that is organized according to time period and subject to more effectively guide the reader to other sources of information on the United States Navy. Topics traced through two centuries of naval history include: prominent naval officers, weapons systems, categorizations of ships and aircraft, engagements, and terminology used by the service. Also included is a chronology of the major events that impacted upon the United States Navy. A useful text for anyone interested in the impact of naval power upon history.