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Title:
North America in colonial times : an encyclopedia for students
Author:
Cooke, Jacob Ernest, 1924-2011.
Publication Information:
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
4 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
An encyclopedia of the history of the American colonies and Canada, including Native Americans, Spanish missions, English and Dutch exploration, the slave trade, and the French and Indian War.
General Note:
Adaptation and revision for young readers of Encyclopedia of the North American colonies.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Abenaki Indians - Economic systems -- v. 2. Education - Literacy -- v. 3. Literature - Queen Anne's War -- v. 4. Race relations - Zuni Indians. Index.
Added Uniform Title:
Encyclopedia of the North American colonies.
ISBN:
9780684805382

9780684805344

9780684805351

9780684805368

9780684805375
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Summary

Written for students, and based on the Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies. this 4-vol. set has more than 450 articles on Spanish, French, Dutch and Native American cultures in addition to England's 13 colonies. It includes 16 pages of full-color illustrations, more than 200 black-and-white pictures, informative sidebar information, marginal definitions and helpful maps and timelines.


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Booklist Review

These volumes have been adapted for middle-and high-school students from Scribner's Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies (1993). As in the parent set, not only are there entries examining British colonies that later became the U.S. but other European influences are included, such as the Spanish colonies in the South and Southwest and the French and Dutch colonies. The volumes are arranged in alphabetical order with a table of contents in the first volume and an index in the fourth. All four volumes begin with the same time line ranging from the first human inhabitants who crossed from Siberia to Alaska through 1867, when Russia sold Alaska to the U.S. and the Dominion of Canada was established. The encyclopedia's 450 entries cover places, events, concepts, activities, conflicts, social and cultural life, and individuals and groups, including separate entries for Indian tribes. There are also entries, such as diseases and disorders, family, and transportation and travel, that cover different aspects of daily life at the time. The contributions of women, Native Americans, and African Americans are recognized. Many articles are arranged in sections that treat different groups of people; food and drink, for example, has sections on Native American, British colonial, African American, Dutch colonial, French colonial, and Spanish colonial foods. The articles vary in length from one or two paragraphs to several pages. The volumes are attractively designed and easy to use. The text is arranged so that entries appear in a major column, with a minor column being used for illustrations and other supplemental information such as time lines, definitions, sidebars, and so forth. To assist the researcher, cross-references to related entries are found both within the text (words or names are printed in boldface) and at the end of the article. There are also see reference to pertinent maps and color plates that can be found in other volumes. Though most illustrations are in black and white, each volume contains four pages of color plates that illustrate important topics, such as daily life (in volume 1) and art (in volume 2). The bibliography in volume 4 is divided into broad topics, such as "Atlases and Encyclopedias" and "African Americans," and includes an extensive list of online resources. Many of the titles in the bibliography are university press publications. Books recommended for young readers are denoted by an asterisk. This set retains the high level of scholarship found in the Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies and is recommended for school and public libraries serving middle-school and high-school students. For the upper-elementary and middle grades, Grolier's 10-volume Colonial America [RBB S 1 98] is a good choice.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-The Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies (Scribners, 1993) has been revised and adapted for young readers. These four volumes cover the 13 colonies that became the U.S., as well as the colonization of Canadian and Spanish settlements on this continent. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject, with cross-references within the text and at the end of articles. Words that may be unfamiliar are glossed in the margins, which also include time lines and sidebars. Coverage is comprehensive; the little-known War of Jenkins's Ear and the Daughters of Liberty rub shoulders with the Intolerable Acts and the Boston Tea Party. In addition to the usual political history and biographies, much material on daily life and culture is provided. An attempt has been made to represent each of the various ethnic and social groups present in the colonies, particularly in the articles on cultural and social life. Dutch, French, Spanish, African-American, and Native American activities and lifestyles are covered, as well as those of British colonists. The biographical entries are not lengthy, the longest being only a little over two pages. Period prints and paintings appear throughout. Each volume begins with the same time line and contains several pages of full-color illustrations on a specific topic bound as a separate section. The writing is clear, if somewhat dry, and students needing material for reports should find the set easy to use. An excellent addition to reference collections.-Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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