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Books on early American history and culture, 1991-1995 : an annotated bibliography
Irwin, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
viii, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
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E188 .I79 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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The first in a series of annotated bibliographies covering half a century of scholarship on pre-Colonial, Colonial, and early Republican America, this carefully researched volume surveys nearly 1,000 English-language monographs, essay collections, exhibition catalogs, and reference works published between 1991 and 1995. Each entry includes title, author(s) or editor(s), publisher, date of publication, ISBN and/or OCLC number(s), Library of Congress call number, a brief summary of the scope and argument of the work, and a list of review citations. Thirty-two thematic sections cover labor and class, economics, everyday life, religion and reform, government, and international relations, among others. Contains author, subject, and title indexes.

Author Notes

Raymond D. Irwin teaches American history, language, and culture at Just Institute, where he serves as the Director of the Center for Communications

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Choice Review

Irwin's work reflects the magnitude and variety of scholarship being pursued in American history; one shudders to imagine the book's size if it included journal articles. It is needed, since David Ammerman's Books about Early America: 2001 Titles (CH, Apr'90) shows its age. Included are English-language monographs, reference works, exhibition catalogues, and essay collections published 1991-95, indexed by author, title, and subject. Irwin divides the bibliography into 32 thematic chapters; the only chronological divisions are those that correspond to this topical scheme (e.g., Columbus, the American Revolution). All entries include brief annotations and cite reviews whenever possible. Entries give OCLC, ISBN, and LC call numbers, but omit pagination. Because the scope is so broad (the history of North America and the Caribbean, 1492-1815), the LC subject headings assigned to the book ignore the 19th century, which could lead one to think such topics as the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the War of 1812 are not covered. Assiduous catalogers could certainly remedy this. Recommended for all academic libraries. C. Williams; Hunter College

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
1 Generalp. 1
2 Historiography and Public Historyp. 11
3 Geography and Explorationp. 15
4 Columbusp. 25
5 Environmentp. 29
6 Native Americansp. 31
7 Racep. 51
8 Genderp. 65
9 Ethnicityp. 71
10 Migrationp. 77
11 Labor and Classp. 81
12 Economics and Businessp. 87
13 Societyp. 101
14 Families and Childrenp. 105
15 Urban Lifep. 109
16 Rural Life and Agriculturep. 111
17 Religionp. 115
18 Social Reform and Philanthropyp. 137
19 American Revolutionp. 139
20 The Constitutionp. 149
21 Politics and Governmentp. 165
22 Lawp. 189
23 Crime and Punishmentp. 195
24 Diplomacyp. 197
25 Militaryp. 199
26 Ideasp. 207
27 Literaturep. 215
28 Communicationp. 221
29 Educationp. 225
30 Science and Medicinep. 227
31 Visual Arts and Material Culturep. 231
32 Performing Artsp. 239
Author Indexp. 241
Subject Indexp. 253
Title Indexp. 261