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Works: 421 works in 609 publications in 1 language and 75,423 library holdings
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Most widely held works by ABC-Clio Information Services
American Indians in the early West by Sandra K Mathews( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indians in the Early West offers a concise guide to the development of American Indian communities, from the first migrations through the arrival of the Spanish, French, and Russians, to the appearance of Anglo-American traders in the easternmost portions of the West around 1800. With coverage divided into periods and regions, American Indians in the Early West looks at how Indian communities evolved from hunter-gatherers to culturally recognized tribes, and examines the critical encounters of those tribes with non-Natives over the next two-and-a-half centuries. Readers will see that the issues at stake in those encounters--political control, preserving traditions, land and water rights, resistance to economic and military pressures--are very relevant to the Native American experience today
Military aircraft, 1919-1945 : an illustrated history of their impact by Justin D Murphy( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military Aircraft, 1919-1945: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers a crucial era in modern warfare technology. Ranging from the development of airpower doctrines in the aftermath of World War I to the aircraft and missions that put those doctrines into action during World War II, it provides an expert summing-up of the decades when the use of aircraft in battle came of age. In chapters covering both the history of air power and specific types of aircraft (fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and auxiliary planes), Military Aircraft, 1919-1945 introduces key theorists a
The encyclopedia of Middle East wars : the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts by Spencer Tucker( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East and carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions
South Africa's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebook by Sally Frankental( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From publisher's description: "This authoritative work examines 500 years of interaction between the races in a country that during the apartheid era became a byword for racial disharmony."
Argentina : a global studies handbook by Todd L Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a unique exploration of modern Argentina, combining narrative historical chapters with a reference section covering the nation's most important cultural figures, places, and events
English fairy tales ; and, More English fairy tales by Joseph Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes the full texts of two fairy tale collections by Jacobs, both published in the 1890s. It also includes Jacobs' annotations and preface and an introduction by Haase that places Jacobs' work as a collector and editor of fairy tales in its social, historical and cultural context
The Aztecs : new perspectives by Dirk R Van Tuerenhout( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealth of new archaeological findings and interpretations has sparked a richer understanding of the Aztecs, dispelling many myths. The Aztecs: New Perspectives looks at evidence from ancient, colonial, and modern times to present a contemporary, well-rounded portrait of this Mesoamerican culture. Like no other volume, it examines daily Aztec life both at, and away from, the seats of power, revealing the Aztecs to be accomplished farmers, astronomers, mathematicians, and poets--as well as ruthless warriors and tireless builders of empire. The Aztecs ranges from the mysterious origins of the Aztlan tribe to the glory years of empire and ultimate defeat. But the story doesn't end there. To present the most complete picture possible, the author goes to the most fascinating source available--the living ancestors who keep the Aztec language and many aspects of their ancient worldview alive. There is no better volume for exploring the realities of Aztec life as it was, and as it influences our world today. --Publisher
Costa Rica : a global studies handbook by Margaret Tyler Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook offers readers an authoritative tour of a remarkable country, tracing its historical development from pre-Colombian inhabitants and Spanish colonization through rising prosperity in the mid-19th century to current struggles to define itself economically and politically. Costa Rica combines narrative chapters on the nation's history and the current state of its political, social, and cultural institutions with alphabetically organized entries covering important people, places, and events in its development. Throughout, the authors, drawing on extensive research and their own experiences, highlight the many ways Costa Rica is different from its neighbors, as well as the challenges the country faces in the 21st century's globalized world
Marriage customs of the world : from henna to honeymoons by George Monger( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Getting hitched by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas. Sleeping on Limburger cheese on a Scottish wedding night. From Arabic weddings to Zulu weddings, Marriage Customs of the World takes readers on a tour of customs and ceremonies associated with marriage that cross cultures and continents. More than 200 A-Z entries, peppered with dozens of photographs, reveal both striking similarities and dramatic variations among marriage rites and rituals." "Spanning countries, cultures, religions, and rituals, Marriage Customs of the World traces the evolution and current practices of wedding ceremonies, dispels myths concerning the origins of contemporary customs, and examines changes in attitudes and legislation. From arranged marriages to the huppah, readers will discover how weddings confirm the establishment of new family units, provide financial assistance for couples, bring them good fortune, and give formal recognition to unions the church or state might not."--Jacket
United States West Coast : an environmental history by Adam M Sowards( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most up-to-date and insightful overview available on the environmental history of the West Coast of the United States, a region of extraordinary physical beauty distinguished by its inhabitants' efforts to both sustain and exploit their natural resources
Encyclopedia of the Jewish diaspora : origins, experiences, and culture by M Ehrlich( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a resource on the evolution and dynamics of the Jewish Diaspora as it played out around the world, from its beginnings to the present
The ABC-CLIO world history companion to the industrial revolution by Peter N Stearns( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolution" is a powerful, violent word. But it is scarcely powerful or violent enough to describe the changes created by the process known as the industrial revolution. That radical upheaval, which began in England two centuries ago and spread around the globe, completely remade human society. In his introduction to this volume, historian Peter N. Stearns calls the industrial revolution "one of those rare occasions in world history when the human species has altered its framework of existence." In this unique volume, Stearns and coauthor John Hinshaw examine this process of fundamental change, both from a global vantage point and close-up. They chronicle the progress of industrialization from 1760 to the present in all developed countries worldwide. Their goal is to create a portrait of the industrial revolution that reflects both its tremendous scope and its varied forms. The volume focuses on the transformation of industry itself - the impact on work, factories, inventions, and government involvement in the workplace. But it also examines the revolution's enormous social impacts, such as alienation, consumerism, communism, unemployment, and the altered roles of women and black workers. It offers readers an in-depth understanding of the upheaval that has affected our lives more profoundly than any event since the invention of agriculture. Features of this user-friendly volume include a comprehensive introduction that places the industrial revolution in historical and social perspective, an extensive bibliography, a timeline that spans four centuries, and a subject index. The text is enhanced by more than 40 illustrations
Native American issues : a reference handbook by William Norman Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first settlers of the North American continent formed a multitude of societies and enjoyed exclusive occupation of over seven million square miles of land. Today their descendants are relegated to lands totaling less than 50,000 square miles. This reference handbook explores contemporary political issues surrounding the confinement of native peoples to limited lands in the United States and Canada; the status and powers of native governments; and the health, wealth, and education of native peoples. Biographical sketches, a chronology of events, selected legislation, significant court cases, facts and figures, quotations, presidential proclamations, and lists of print and nonprint resources complete this comprehensive work
American regional folklore : a sourcebook and research guide by Terry Ann Mood-Leopold( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and an annotated bibliography. It covers library research, including how to locate a library suitable for folklore research, how to understand a library's resources, and how to construct a research strategy
Northern Europe : an environmental history( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook providing a synthesis of the environmental history of northern Europe from the Paleolithic era to the present. It charts the environmental changes that shaped northern Europe and provided the conditions for the birth of industry and the growth of powerful empires
Personal perspectives by Timothy C Dowling( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the personal experiences of groups who were affected by World War II, both on and off the battlefields. Twelve essays portray what it was really like to experience the war for groups ranging from marines, naval aviators, and liberators of concentration camps to prisoners of war, refugees, and women in factories
Mexico : a global studies handbook by James D., Jr Huck( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative yet accessible introduction to the history, politics, and society of one of Latin America's most enigmatic and culturally diverse countries
Freedom of the press : rights and liberties under the law by Nancy C Cornwell( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the abolitionist press of the Civil War era and the Sedition Act of World War I to gag orders, invasion of privacy, obscenity, news rack regulation, copyright laws, and cyberspace, this work chronicles the U.S. judicial system's struggle to balance freedom of the press with a host of competing rights. Students, legal professionals, and general readers will discover that development of the free press clause of the Constitution is more about fine-tuning the balance among competing rights, needs, and responsibilities than believing that the tension may ever be resolved."--BOOK JACKET
Chinese religions in contemporary societies by James Miller( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive introduction to the resurgence of religion in China and Taiwan since the end of the Cultural Revolution and a wide-ranging examination of the impact of religious traditions on Euro-Americans and Chinese immigrants in present-day North America
Battleships : an illustrated history of their impact by Stanley Sandler( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From ancient times to World War II and the postwar period, Battleships charts the evolution of the vessel that ruled the seas-a vessel that, until the arrival of the aircraft carrier, would be the most expensive and complex human-made moving object in history. The battleship has long been the vessel by which a nation's naval power is measured, a vessel essential to any country hoping to dominate the seas; a vessel so costly only an elite circle of nations was ever able to build them-and the one that sparked one of the most intense arms races in history.; Battleships charts the dramatic evolution of this dominating war vessel. Coverage ranges from ancient galleys to the great ships of World War II to the present, with special emphasis on the ironclad era of the mid-19th century (which saw the greatest innovation over the shortest timespan in naval history) and the great 20th-century battleship race of the dreadnought era. Written by expert military historian Stanley Sandler, Battleships provides insightful examinations of the technological and tactical aspects of important warships from around the world and across time. It also looks at the political and social factors driving the decision to produce battleships in different countries. No other volume has ever captured so completely the impact of the battleship as a weapon of war and a symbol of power
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South Africa's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebookThe Aztecs : new perspectivesCosta Rica : a global studies handbookMarriage customs of the world : from henna to honeymoonsUnited States West Coast : an environmental historyEncyclopedia of the Jewish diaspora : origins, experiences, and cultureThe ABC-CLIO world history companion to the industrial revolutionNative American issues : a reference handbook
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