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This work provides a comprehensive overview of the military,
political, social and cultural history of the United States. Coverage
includes individuals, organizations, events, movements, etc. from
the Colonial era to the present. Written by historians and reflecting
contemporary methods of historial analysis, this work provides a very
readable introduction to the history of the United States.
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Sponsored by the American Society of Historians, this work includes
biographical entries and shorter entries for significant events in
American history. Longer articles provide historical context for a
broad range of political, social and cultural topics.