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American national biography

Author: John A Garraty; Mark C Carnes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over 10 years in the making, American National Biography is a fascinating study of the people who have shaped the United States. Why replace the Dictionary of American Biography instead of merely updating it through supplements? Because the editors include new scholarship and people who were missed in the original, especially women and ethnic minorities. Numbering 24 volumes and containing 17,500 entries, the work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Dictionary
biographical dictionaries
Reference works
Biographies
Dictionaries
Biografische woordenboeken (vorm)
Biography Dictionaries
Biographies Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American national biography.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98020826
(OCoLC)39182280
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Garraty; Mark C Carnes
OCLC Number: 755070790
Notes: "Conceived as the successor to the Dictionary of American biography, first published between 1926 and 1937"--Vol. 1, p. xvii
Description: 1 online resource (24 volumes)
Contents: v. 1. Aarons-Baird --
v. 2. Baker-Blatch --
v. 3. Blatchford-Burnet --
v. 4. Burnett-Clarke, Lewis --
v. 5. Clarke, Mary-DaCosta --
v. 6. Dafora-Dubuclet --
v. 7. Dubuque-Fishbein --
v. 8. Fishberg-Gihon --
v. 9. Gilbert-Hand --
v. 10. Handerson-Hofmann --
v. 11. Hofstadter-Jepson --
v. 12. Jeremiah-Kurtz --
v. 13. Kurtzman-Lovecraft --
v. 14. Lovejoy-McCurdy --
v. 15. McCutcheon-Moskowitz --
v. 16. Mosler-Parish --
v. 17. Park-Pushmataha --
v. 18. Putman-Roush --
v. 19. Rousseau-Simmons --
v. 20. Simms-Stratemeyer --
v. 21. Stratton-Tunney --
v. 22. Tunnicliff-Welk --
v. 23. Wellek-Wrenn --
v. 24. Wright-Zworykin.
Other Titles: A N B
Responsibility: general editors, John A. Garraty, Mark C. Carnes.

Abstract:

"Over 10 years in the making, American National Biography is a fascinating study of the people who have shaped the United States. Why replace the Dictionary of American Biography instead of merely updating it through supplements? Because the editors include new scholarship and people who were missed in the original, especially women and ethnic minorities. Numbering 24 volumes and containing 17,500 entries, the work offers readable, informative, and critical biographies for each subject, the location of their papers (if they exist), and selective bibliographies. Excellent indexes--subject, contributor, place of birth, and occupation--enhance use. This is an outstanding set that will be heavily consulted for many years to come."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
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