The Louisiana Purchase: A Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (Hardback)
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The Louisiana Purchase: A Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 513 Pages / Published: 20/06/2002
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Published in celebration of the Purchase's bicentennial, this resource offers a multifaceted view of a watershed American event.


* 300 signed, A-Z essays, accompanied by an introduction placing the Louisiana Purchase in the context of American history

* Lavishly illustrated including line drawings, photographs such as the opening ceremonies of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase International Exposition, and key figures such as Thomas Paine and James Madison

* 100+ contributors, including well-known experts in the field

* Six maps, 49 pertinent historical documents, a chronology, and an extensive bibliography

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576071885
Number of pages: 513
Weight: 1400 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[T]his encyclopedia is a timely addition to the literature on the subject. . . The timeliness of this encyclopedia and the breadth of coverage make it an important reference book. Overall, this will be an excellent resource for high-school, public, and academic libraries." - Booklist
"A comprehensive historical and geographical resource on the events, personalities, and institutions connected with the Louisiana Purchase and the subsequent westward expansion of the U.S. . . . This is a meticulous, scholarly work that will undoubtedly be welcomed for its voluminous facts on the period especially during next year's bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase." - School Library Journal
"[T]his large, authoritative volume offers much more than its title suggests. . . .Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries." - Library Journal
"How have librarians managed without this encyclopedia, which fills not a niche but a serious (if perhaps unrecognized) lacuna in American history reference collections? . . . The impending bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition makes this an excellent purchase for all libraries." - Choice
"This encyclopedia includes information about more than the Louisiana Purchase. . . it literally covers the opening of the West. . . could find a home in either reference or circulating collections. It is worthy of consideration by high school, public and undergraduate libraries." - Against the Grain
"Attractive, user friendly, ably written, and well documented, this sourcebook is a recommended purchase for the reference section of high school and college libraries." - American Reference Books Annual

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