The Oxford Companion to British History covers all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BC to the present day ... entries provide a wealth of essential information touching all aspects of British history: political, economic, social, military, people, events, and institutions.
With over 1,400 entries written by some 900 historians and other scholars, it illuminates not only America's political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends; science, technology, and medicine; the arts; and religion.
Every aspect of the war is covered including, detailed surveys of major countries; politics and grand strategy; domestic and economic issues; resistance and intelligence services; campaigns, battles, and military operations; warfare and weapons; wartime leaders and influential people; and slogans and phrases.
Print Reference Sources
Dictionary of American history
Call Number: [Ref] E174 .D52 2003
Best source for introductory articles on topics (but not biographical information) on American history.
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Encyclopedia of the Victorian era
Call Number: [Ref] DA550 .E527 2004
Entries ranging in length from a few paragraphs to several pages are written by experts, treat topics from William Acton to zoological gardens, and seek to encompass the important issues, people, and events of the Victorian era.
Oxford Atlas of World History
Call Number: Ref. G1030 .P57 1999b
Atlas of World History traces 12,000 years of history with full color maps, illustrations and tables. Longer essays outline worldwide trends, political developments and military conflicts, highlighting the most significant socio-economic, cultural and religious themes for five pivotal historical periods.