Disasters and Tragic Events [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History (Hardback)Mitchell Newton-Matza (editor)
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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events-natural and man-made, famous and forgotten-that helped shape American history.
* Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure
* Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact
* Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations
* Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations
Number of pages: 789
Weight: 2087 g
Dimensions: 262 x 185 x 61 mm
"This well-written, well-researched, and thorough resource is an excellent introduction to its topic. Recommended." - Choice
"Each entry is thoughtful and written with insight into the connectivity of these events with other historical events. Numerous references throughout both volumes boost the teaching value of this publication, and the formatting makes it a pleasure to use as a handy reference guide." - Reference Reviews
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