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American national biography

Author: John A Garraty; Mark C Carnes; Paul Betz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998-2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Garraty; Mark C Carnes; Paul Betz
ISBN: 0195206355 9780195206357 0195150635 9780195150636 0195222024 9780195222029
OCLC Number: 780051346
Notes: "Published under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies."
"With a cumulative index by occupations and realms of renown"--Title page verso.
Description: 26 volumes ; 26 cm
Contents: Vol. 1: Aarons --
Baird. Vol. 2: Baker --
Blatch. Vol. 3: Blatchford --
Burnet. Vol. 4: Burnett --
Clarke, Lewis. Vol. 5: Clarke, Mary --
DaCosta. Vol. 6: Dafora --
Dubuclet. Vol. 7: Dubuque --
Fishbein. Vol. 8: Fishberg --
Gihon. Vol. 9: Gilbert --
Hand. Vol. 10: Handerson --
Hofmann. Vol. 11: Hofstadter --
Jepson. Vol. 12: Jeremiah --
Kurtz. Vol. 13: Kurtzman --
Lovecraft. Vol. 14: Lovejoy --
McCurdy. Vol. 15: McCutcheon --
Moskowitz. Vol. 16: Mosler --
Parish. Vol. 17: Park --
Pushmataha. Vol. 18: Putnam --
Roush. Vol. 19: Rousseau --
Simmons. Vol. 20: Simons --
Stratemeyer. Vol. 21: Stratton --
Tunney. Vol. 22: Tunicliff --
Welk. Vol. 23: Wellek --
Wrenn. Vol. 24: Wright --
Zworykin. Suppl. 1: Abzug --
Zinnemann. Suppl. 2: Adams --
Zumwalt.
Responsibility: general editors, John A. Garraty, Mark C. Carnes ; managing editor (suppl. 1), Paul Betz.

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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