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Ciment, James

Works: 68 works in 326 publications in 1 language and 13,723 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Maps  Pictorial works  Military history  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other
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Most widely held works by James Ciment
Scholastic encyclopedia of the North American Indian by James Ciment( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical listing of Native American tribes, including their history, culture and contributions to society
Colonial America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history by James Ciment( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the time the first European settlers established a colony at Jamestown in 1607 through the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the outlines of America's distinctive political culture, economic system, social life, and cultural patterns had begun to emerge. This encyclopedia captures it all: the people, institutions, ideas, events, and the creation of the first three hundred years of American history. While it focuses on the thirteen British colonies stretching along the Atlantic, Colonial America sets this history in its larger contexts. Entries also cover Canada, the American Southwest and Mexico, and the Caribbean and Atlantic world directly impacting the history of the thirteen colonies. This encyclopedia explores the complete early history of what would become the United States, including portraits of Native American life in the immediate pre-contact period, early Spanish exploration, and the first settlements by Spanish, French, Dutch, Swedish, and English colonists
Social issues in America : an encyclopedia by James Ciment( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set, in an A to Z format: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia. Each includes historical background on the issue; a discussion of current problems, debates, and possible future developments; a chronology; fairly extensive lists of references and Web sites to consult for further information; a glossary; and, in most cases, one or more selected primary documents
The encyclopedia of third parties in America( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended to be an accessible yet comprehensive resource for readers seeking information about all major and most minor third political parties or candidates in American history, as well as major independent canadacies."--Introduction
Global social issues : an encyclopedia( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three volume reference guide that examines current, critical social issues in historical and global contexts, with topics on the environment, health, science, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, immigration, and more. This landmark reference work is a comprehensive, one-stop interdisciplinary resource that examines important, current social issues in global and historical perspective. Approximately 140 in-depth, balanced text entries cover a broad range of critical topics pertaining to the natural environment, health, energy, science, the media, ethnic conflict, poverty, labor, justice, individual rights, family, gender, and immigration, to name just a few. Each original, signed article provides historical context as well as a thorough discussion and analysis of a contemporary issue in today's interconnected global society. Articles also include essential primary documents, as well as extensive further reading lists, Web sites of notable institutions and organizations, statistical data, and photographs. In all, Global Social Issues provides essential, objective information that enables students to understand and evaluate the major challenges facing human society worldwide and to foster awareness and critical thinking as "global citizens" of the 21st century
Another America : the story of Liberia and the former slaves who ruled it by James Ciment( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they would name after liberty itself. They went under the banner of the American Colonization Society, a white philanthropic organization with a dual agenda: to rid America of its blacks, and to convert Africans to Christianity. The settlers staked out a beachhead; their numbers grew as more boats arrived; and after breaking free from their white overseers, they founded Liberia-- Africa's first black republic-- in 1847
Encyclopedia of conflicts since World War II by James Ciment( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of a title published in 1999 continues to chronicle the world's dysfunction by describing and analyzing the important post-World War II conflicts. Some of the new conflicts not covered in the first edition include the genocide in Darfur, the Muslim rebellion in Thailand in 2004, the second intifada in Palestine, and the U.S. war in Iraq. Each conflict entry includes a classification of the type of conflict (ethnic and religious being the most frequent), the participants in the conflict, historical background, a timeline, an analysis of the conflict, a bibliography, and a map
Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age : from the end of World War I to the great crash by James Ciment( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains entries that provide information about significant ideas, trends, institutions, and people of the Jazz Age, from the end of World War I to the Great Depression; arranged alphabetically from Adkins to Hughes, with essays on such topics as politics, business, family, culture, and foreign affairs, and a selection of sidebars
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and the New Deal by James Ciment( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1 contains Thematic essays, General entries on society and culture, and Government entries on commissions and legislation. v. 2 contains biographies and documents including bills, acts, executive orders, committee reports, letters, speeches. political platforms, press conferences, court cases, and documents relating to international affairs
Encyclopedia of conflicts since World War II by James Ciment( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the roots of war, various alliances and summit meetings meant to forestall conflict, and the background and events connected with numerous specific conflicts in the second half of the twentieth century
Postwar America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged entries provide coverage of the diplomatic, economic, political, and cultural events in the United States from the outbreak of the Cold War to the rise of the United States as the last remaining superpower
Culture wars in America : an encyclopedia of issues, viewpoints, and voices by Roger Chapman( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarization that has characterized American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today."--Publisher's website
Algeria : the fundamentalist challenge by James Ciment( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algeria is a nation at war with itself. Civil strife has engulfed the country since early 1022, when a secular military government called off a national election after its Islamic opponents won the first round. Since then the militant Islamic opposition has employed suicide bombings, assassinations and death threats to make the country ungovernable. The most secularized of nations in the region, Algeria would not seem to have been the most vulnerable to disorder involving Muslim fundamentalists and Islamists. However, as in other postcolonial societies, the lack of democracy since independence has nurtured the growth of religious populism as the only available form of political resistance to corrupt government authority. It is written for students and other readers who need a clear introduction to one of the more significant struggles of our era
The Kurds : state and minority in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran by James Ciment( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized for ease of access, yet lively and readable, The Kurds: State and Minority in Turkey, Iraq and Iran is a splendid and compelling work for students and other readers who need a clear and understandable introduction to a very complex subject
Booms and busts : an encyclopedia of economic history from Tulipmania of the 1630s to the global financial crisis of the 21st century( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores three centuries of good times and hard times in major economies throughout the world. This title includes more than 400 signed articles that cover events from Tulipmania during the 1630s to the US federal stimulus package of 2009, and introduce readers to underlying concepts, recurring themes, major institutions, and notable figures
Palestine/Israel : the long conflict by James Ciment( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of Palestine into Israel, and the Palestinians' resistance to it, is the subject of this book. After a brief account of earlier times, James Ciment gives a clear and dispassionate reading of the historical forces and events of the 19th and 20th centuries, from the decline of the Ottomans to the current "peace process," that have resulted in the divided and often violent Palestine/Israel of today. He outlines demographic, social, economic and political profiles of the two communities; traces the evolution of their values and institutions, separately and together, over the last century; and examines the character and motivation of their leaders and the nature of their present-day politics. Finally, he considers their choices for the future. The author shows why compromise is especially difficult in this conflict, and why compromise is the only means by which the irreducible issues at its heart may be addressed. Even here, the author points out, there are choices to be made; no consequence need be inevitable
Atlas of African-American history by James Ciment( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American immigration : an encyclopedia of political, social, and cultural change by James Ciment( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies--from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border--are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013--laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters."--Publisher's description
Angola and Mozambique : postcolonial wars in southern Africa by James Ciment( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Cold War may have been fought with confrontations, blustering and threats, but in the Third World, it was all too hot. Two African battlegrounds, Angola and Mozambique, were liberated from their colonial rulers only in 1975 after lengthy wars and were immediately and cruelly plunged back into foreign-sponsored proxy wars and internal conflict. Cold War politics alone, of course, are not responsible for the maelstrom that has engulfed Angola and Mozambique. Both countries have had the unfortunate distinction of having three post-World War II international conflicts fought out on their soil: the struggle of Third World peoples against Western (in this case, Portuguese) colonialism, the East-West confrontation between superpowers; and the fight against apartheid in, the regional domination by, white South Africa. Potentially rich and productive (Angola particularly is blessed with natural resources, including minerals and oil), with plenty of arable land despite climatic extremes, both countries have suffered years of terror, leaving hundreds of thousands dead from battle, famine and disease, comprehensive social, economic and physical devastation and a horrific legacy of land mines everywhere. Angola and Mozambique: Postcolonial Wars in Southern Africa is the story of these interrelated struggles. It establishes the historical, political, social and cultural context, explains issues, identifies players and assesses prospects for the future
World terrorism : an encyclopedia of political violence from ancient times to the post-9/11 era by James Ciment( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely new successor to the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of World Terrorism is thoroughly revised, updated, and reorganized--provides the definitive reference resource on terrorism throughout the world from Ancient Greece and Rome to the post-September 11 world. This illustrated, three-volume set includes more than 200 in-depth articles and provides students with essential background on the various types, definitions, and categories of terrorism -- domestic and international, religious and nationalist, state and non-state, left-wing and right-wing -- as well as detailed entries on terrorist movements and incidents throughout history and across the globe. Other sections detail the various methods and aims of modern terrorist groups; the technologies, resources, and expertise brought to bear by counterterrorist organizations; and the effects of the September 11 attacks on homeland security, emergency response systems, law enforcement and intelligence-gathering, civil rights, imprisonment and detention, victim relief, immigration policies, and other social, political, and economic issues. An extensive chronology of events, a short-entry appendix of terrorist groups and leaders, and hundreds of photographs, maps, and diagrams help make this an invaluable resource on a vital issue of national and world affairs. - Publisher
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Scholastic encyclopedia of the North American Indian
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Ciment, James 1940-

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Colonial America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic historySocial issues in America : an encyclopediaThe encyclopedia of third parties in AmericaEncyclopedia of conflicts since World War IIEncyclopedia of the Jazz Age : from the end of World War I to the great crashEncyclopedia of the Great Depression and the New DealEncyclopedia of conflicts since World War IIPostwar America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history