Dictionary of Middle Atlantic States History

Dictionary of Middle Atlantic States History

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This is the second volume in a planned 14-volume state-by-state historical dictionary of the United States. The dictionary is organized by region, with this two-part volume focusing on the Middle Atlantic States: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Aside from the regional narrative summarizing broad political, social, economic, and cultural events, the states receive individual treatment with essays on geography and topography and early and post-independence history, a chronology, and a bibliography being included for each. Approximately 500 pages of alphabetical entries for each state describe historical events, places, institutions, and personages from the pre-colonial to the contemporary era. Some examples from the New York dictionary might give a flavor of the coverage: W.E.B. DuBois, the Attica prison uprising, Walter Lippman, the New York Stock Exchange, Mario Cuomo, Dorothy Day, George Pataki, Jonas Salk, the Statue of Liberty, and the John Peter Zenger freedom of the press case. Many of the entries, perhaps up to half, are places of settlement within the state, with those deemed of historical significance having their importance described. Most of the settlement names are simply listed with no information other than their incorporation status and county (according to the publisher, these will be added to in the second edition). The printed volumes do not have illustrations, pictures or maps, as these will be featured on the publisher's website. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • Hardback | 2 pages
  • 222.25 x 273.05 x 69.85mm | 3,265.85g
  • United States
  • English
  • 193396202X
  • 9781933962023