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American Revolution 1775-1783: An Encyclopedia

Edited by Richard L. Blanco. New York: Garland, 1993. ISBN: 082405623X.

This definitive encyclopedia is part of a series of encyclopedias published by Garland (an imprint of Routledge) dealing with the wars of the United States. This title covers the American Revolution, comes in two volumes and contains 865 entries on the war for American independence. Included are essays on major and minor battles, and biographies of military men, partisan leaders, loyalist figures and war heroes, as well as strong coverage of political and diplomatic themes. Every entry has been written by a subject specialist, and is accompanied by a bibliography to aid further research.

Richard L. Blanco taught at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. He has also authored several journal articles on various aspects of the American Revolution and the military.

Atlas of British Overseas Expansion

Edited by A. N. Porter. London: Routledge, 1994. ISBN: 0415063477.

This atlas offers a complete guide to the history of Britain's imperial enterprise, with full coverage of the development of the British Empire, from its beginnings in the fifteenth-century to its dismantling in the twentieth-century. All of the 111 maps and their accompanying text have been written by leading academics, who are specialists in the field of imperial history. The maps chart the history of Britain's presence across the world, dealing with the changing territorial pattern of empire, the routes of exploration, trade and communication, imperial wars, conquest and defence, as well as the activities of British missionaries, consuls and the areas of white settlement.

Professor Andrew Porter studied history at Cambridge, and was appointed to the Rhodes Chair of Imperial History in the University of London in 1993. His main area of interest is the history of the British Empire from the end of the eighteenth century onwards, and the effect that changes within the Empire had on the British and the nations they colonized. Andrew Porter has published several books, including The Origins of the South African War, and Victorian Shipping, Business and Imperial Policy, and has been the editor of the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History for a number of years.

Atlas of Medieval Europe

Edited by Angus Mackay with David Ditchburn. London: Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 0415122317.

This atlas is an indispensable visual guide to the history of the Middle Ages, covering Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the advent of the Renaissance. Designed specifically for undergraduates studying medieval history, the 134 maps in this volume concentrate on a range of subjects, including political and military events, the development of nations, religious patterns and cultural changes. The contributors to this title are all recognized historians, and have provided expert commentaries and extensive bibliographies to help place the maps in context, and to guide further reading. Geographically this volume deals with the physical boundaries of Europe, from the Russian steppes to the Atlantic coast, and it covers over 10 centuries of European history.

Professor Angus MacKay studied medieval history at the University of Edinburgh, and lectured at Reading University and the University of Edinburgh before becoming Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh in 1996. He is an authority on Spanish history during the Middle Ages, and has had several books on Spanish history published.

Dr. David Ditchburn is a Senior Lecturer in medieval history at the School of History at the University of Aberdeen. His main research interest is medieval Scotland's relations with the rest of Europe during the late medieval period and he is currently writing a book on this subject.

Atlas of World History

John Haywood with Brian Catchpole, Simon Hall and Edward Barratt. Oxford: Andromeda, 1997. ISBN: 0760727104.

This atlas provides comprehensive coverage of world history, from ancient times to the present day. It covers the history of every region of the world during each historical period, and each map is accompanied by explanatory text that helps to put the map in context and to provide further background information about the subject. There are 178 maps in this volume and they deal with all aspects of historical study, with maps on political dynasties, territorial boundaries, trade routes, wars and conflicts, population change and religious patterns. This volume has been written by leading historians, with input from a distinguished academic advisory panel.

John Haywood is a leading historian and has published a number of history books. He has written extensively on early medieval history in Britain, and has also published several volumes of historical atlases.  Brian Catchpole, Simon Hall and Edward Barratt are also published history authors.

A-Z of Modern Europe since 1789

Martin Polley. London: Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 041518598X.

This historical dictionary is part of Routledge's A-Z series, and it provides accessible reference information on the major events that have occurred and the individuals who have shaped and influenced continental Europe's political history over the course of the last two hundred years. The entries are cross-referenced, and cover military, social and economic history as well as political regimes, movements and ideologies. This volume also contains dynastic tables of the European monarchies and several maps, providing further reference for students.

Martin Polley is senior lecturer in history at King Alfred's College, Winchester, and is the author of the Routledge title Moving the Goalposts: A History of Sport and Society since 1945.

Chadwyck-Healey Animated Maps

Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2004.

This volume consists of over 20 animated maps on a variety of topics including the American Civil War and the spread of the Black Death in medieval Europe. In each animated map, a sequence of frames depicts the course of events and every frame is accompanied by an explanatory caption.

The animations are based on original maps created by Andromeda Ltd and Cartographica Ltd.

Chadwyck-Healey Atlas of World History

Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2004

This title features over 200 maps and charts on historical topics, including the American Revolution and US Civil War.

All maps and charts were created by Cartographica Ltd. They have been captioned to provide explanation and historical context.

Chadwyck-Healey Historical Documents

Cambridge: ProQuest, 2008

This title features hundreds of full text transcriptions of primary sources, including official papers, literary extracts, speeches, and letters, with items selected from the full text ProQuest collections The Annual Register, The Digital National Security Archive, Early English Books Online, The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs and Literature Online, as well as documents selected from ProQuest microform collections and digitized specifically for inclusion in History Study Centre. See Sources used in Study Units for more detail on the original source collections.

Some items have searchable full text while others display as page images and only the title and caption are searchable.

Chadwyck-Healey Selections from English Historical Documents

Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2008, based on English Historical Documents (10 vols.) London: Routledge, 1995.

The full 10 volume collection of English Historical Documents is the authoritative work of primary source material for English and British history. It is an impressive and unparalleled collection of documents covering nearly 1,500 years of English history, spanning the years 500 to 1914. This collection was compiled to make a wide selection of fundamental historical sources available to students, researchers and academics, and the sources are often accompanied by editorial commentary that has been written to make them as accessible as possible.

Around 300 documents from volumes I-III and VIII-X have been selected by History Study Centre editors and are included in this sourcebook. Volumes IV-VII are available separately, in full, in History Study Centre.

Chadwyck-Healey Selections from Historical Newspapers

Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2006

Chadwyck-Healey Selections from Historical Newspapers includes hundreds of newspaper articles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries selected from ProQuest Historical Newspapers and Palmer's Full Text Online. There are articles from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Atlanta Constitution, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Defender, the Hartford Courant, The Times of London, the Guardian and Observer. These documents display as page images and only the title and caption are searchable.

Chadwyck-Healey Selections from Historical Periodicals

Cambridge: ProQuest, 2008

This sourcebook includes thousands of articles from periodicals selected from ProQuest's American Periodicals Series, British Periodicals and Periodicals Archive Online collections. These documents display as page images and only the title and caption are searchable.

American Periodicals Series is a collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century American magazines and journals that has been digitised and made available online by ProQuest. Originally published on microfiche, the online version is completely searchable and contains the digitised images of the original pages from the periodicals. The collection spans two hundred years of American history and includes over 1,100 journals and magazines which began publication between 1741 and 1900.

British Periodicals traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture.

Periodicals Archive Online is an online archive of hundreds of scholarly journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Included in History Study Centre are over 3,000 articles taken from over 70 journals, including important scholarship from the backfiles of titles such as the Journal of Modern History, Journal of Women's History, and Historian; A Journal of History, as well as contemporary comment from titles such as Foreign Affairs and Current History.

Chadwyck-Healey Selections from House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Cambridge: ProQuest, 2008

This sourcebook contains over 250 documents selected from ProQuest's House of Commons Parliamentary Papers collection. These documents display as page images and only the title and caption are searchable in History Study Centre.

The British parliament publishes and distributes a wide range of important documents concerning matters such as new legislation, emerging national and international issues and the general running of government. These documents include proposed legislation, regular government reports and special investigative reports. All sessional papers from 1801 to the present - around 9.5 million pages and 184,000 papers - have been digitised by ProQuest.

Chronological History of United States Foreign Relations

Lester H. Brune. New York: Garland, 1985. ISBN: 0824056906.

This indispensable reference work provides straightforward explanations of events regarding the United States and her relations with other countries. With three volumes and 3,667 entries, this title spans American history from the American Revolution to the presidency of Ronald Reagan. It provides a calendar of events, with dates and explanations, allowing researchers and students to access essential factual information with ease.

Lester H. Brune is Professor Emeritus and teaches history in the History department of Bradley University, Illinois. His main interest is the United States relationship with foreign countries, and he has written a number of books on this subject. His latest book was The United States and Post-Cold War Interventions: Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia.

The Chronology of World History

Abingdon/Cambridge: Helicon, 2007

The Chronology of World History lists over 13,000 events from prehistory to the present and covering all regions of the world.

This volume comprises appropriate entries from Helicon's extensive reference databank and is only available as a digital title; the individual entries may previously have appeared in print publications.

Civil War Battlefield Guide, Second Edition

Edited by Frances H. Kennedy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. ISBN: 0395740126.

This definitive guide to Civil War battlefields covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report, with 83 maps on the most important battles and contributions from leading historians including James McPherson and Stephen Sears.

Frances H. Kennedy is director of the Conservation Fund's Civil War Battlefield project, which is devoted to the preservation and restoration of Civil War historic sites. The Conservation Fund, a national non-profit organization based in Arlington, Virginia, works in partnership with other programs and organizations to acquire land for conservation.

Companion to Historiography

Edited by Michael Bentley. London: Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 0415030846.

The Companion to Historiography is an excellent guide to the study of the way history has been written. There are 44 lengthy essays that discuss the techniques, approaches, and biases that have influenced historians from the earliest times to the present. The book is divided into 4 separate sections, each dealing with a particular period of time; ancient, medieval, early modern and modern, and the essays touch on a variety of subjects, providing readers with a thorough overview of the topic and the trends in historiography associated with it. All of the essays have been written by distinguished academic contributors.

Professor Michael Bentley studied History at the University of Sheffield, and earned his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He is Professor of Modern History and teaches in the Modern History Department at the University of St. Andrews. His main interests are the political and intellectual history of Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and historiography, and he has written extensively on Modern British History.

Dictionary of the British Empire and Commonwealth

Alan Palmer. London: John Murray, 1996. ISBN: 0719556503.

With some 650 entries covering political, cultural, religious, military and economic events, this dictionary is a valuable companion to the history of the British Empire and its transformation into the modern Commonwealth which, in 1995, comprised 51 sovereign states and 26 dependencies. Articles include outline histories of individual member states, biographies of important people, explanations of Commonwealth organisations, and thematic entries covering diverse subjects such as cricket and malaria.

Alan Palmer was educated at Bancroft's School in Essex and Oriel College, Oxford, and he was senior history master at Highgate School, London, for sixteen years. His many published books include Napoleon in Russia, The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, and biographies of Kaiser William II and Kemal Atatürk.

Dictionary of Modern Arab History

Robin Bidwell. London: Kegan Paul, 1998. ISBN: 0710305052.

This encyclopaedic work contains over 2,000 entries on people, events and organizations across the Arab world from 1798 to the present. Robin Bidwell worked on the dictionary for fourteen years, almost to the exclusion of all other academic activity, until his sudden death in 1994. The dictionary was subsequently assembled and published with the assistance of Professor Rex Smith.

Robin Bidwell studied History at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He spent some time working in the Middle East, first in Army Intelligence in Egypt and subsequently as a political officer in the Western Aden Protectorate and as Middle Eastern editor for Oxford University Press. During this time he visited every country in the Middle East and North Africa. From 1968 to 1990 he held the dual office of Secretary and Librarian of the Middle East Centre in Cambridge, where he was a founding editor of Arabian Studies (1974) and New Arabian Studies (1993). He has also authored a number of other works on the Arab world.

Encyclopedia of African History

Edited by Kevin Shillington. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. ISBN: 1579582451.

The Encyclopedia of African History contains over 1000 entries covering the whole of the African continent, including North Africa as well as sub-Saharan Africa, and ranges chronologically from the evolution of the first humans to the early twenty-first century. The three-volume reference work is suitable for anyone teaching, studying or researching African history or for the general reader, and covers a variety of political, social, economic, cultural and anthropological topics, taking account of recent research and publications.

Kevin Shillington took his BA (Hons) degree in Modern History at the University of Dublin in 1968. He gained a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of Zambia and taught in Zambia for six years. He then obtained his MA and PhD in African History at the University of London before taking up a post at the University of Botswana where he was responsible for training history teachers in the Faculty of Education. Since 1984 he has been a freelance writer of African history based in London.

Encyclopedia of British History

Abingdon/Cambridge: Helicon, 2007

From Agriculture to Z Batteries, from Bede to Blair, this encyclopedia provides the essential facts on British history. Over 2,500 entries describe key people, events and issues from the history of the British Isles.

This volume comprises appropriate entries from Helicon's extensive reference databank and is only available as a digital title; the individual entries may previously have appeared in print publications.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

André Vauchez in association with Barrie Dobson and Michael Lapidge. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2000. ISBN: 0277679318.

The two volumes of the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages form an essential reference tool for medieval history. The encyclopedia contains over three thousand articles by almost six hundred scholars from over thirty countries. There is a broad focus on the Christian world, stretching from Iceland to Central Asia, but there is also considerable coverage of the other peoples and religions with whom Christendom came into contact. Adrian Walford translated the encyclopedia into English from its earlier French and Italian editions.

Since the publication of his seminal Sainthood in the Later Middle Ages (1983, French edition) André Vauchez has been widely regarded as one of the foremost scholars of medieval religious history. He has published a number of other works including Laity in the Middle Ages (1993).

Barrie Dobson has taught medieval history at both Cambridge and York and published a number of books on topics such as the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and English outlaw legends.

Michael Lapidge is the Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. He has published extensively in the field of Old English and Insular Latin literature, as well as editing the journal Anglo-Saxon England.

Encyclopedia of North American History

Abingdon/Cambridge: Helicon, 2007.

This encyclopedia contains around 2,500 articles detailing the major personalities and events in North American history. The majority of entries relate to the United States though there is also coverage of the history of Canada.

This volume comprises appropriate entries from Helicon's extensive reference databank and is only available as a digital title; the individual entries may previously have appeared in print publications.

Encyclopedia of North American Indians

Edited by Frederick E. Hoxie. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. ISBN: 0395669219.

This volume seeks to counter some of the errors and misconceptions which surround the history and culture of Native Americans. In 447 articles written by over 250 contributors (including many Native American authors), the encyclopedia profiles the major tribes and personalities and provides thematic and reference entries on a number of important topics.

Frederick E. Hoxie received his B.A. from Amherst College and his Ph.D. in History from Brandeis University. He has taught Native American history at Antioch College and Northwestern University. He has written A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians, 1880-1920 (1984) and Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (1995) and edited With the Nez Perces (1981), Indians in American History: An Introduction (1988), and Discovering America (1994).

The Encyclopedia of World History, Sixth Edition

Edited by Peter N. Stearns. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. ISBN: 0395652375.

The sixth edition of the best-selling Encyclopedia of World History was fully revised and updated under the guidance of new editor Peter N. Stearns. This title is an immense repository of information on all periods and geographic regions, covering social as well as political history.

Peter N. Stearns is the provost and professor of history at George Mason University and is the author or editor of more than forty books, including recently The Encyclopedia of European Social History.

English Historical Documents : 1327-1485

Edited by A. R. Myers. London: Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 0415143691

The full 10 volume collection of English Historical Documents is the authoritative work of primary source material for English and British history. It is an impressive and unparalleled collection of documents covering nearly 1,500 years of English history, spanning the years 500 to 1914. This collection was compiled to make a wide selection of fundamental historical sources available to students, researchers and academics, and the sources are often accompanied by editorial commentary that has been written to make them as accessible as possible. Volume four, the original edition of which was published in 1969, covers late medieval Britain from the reign of Edward III to the Battle of Bosworth. It is divided into four sections covering the political framework, the government of the realm, the church and education, and economic and social developments.

A. R. Myers' other publications include England in the Late Middle Ages and London in the Age of Chaucer.

English Historical Documents : 1485-1558

Edited by C. H. Williams. London: Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 0415143705

The full 10 volume collection of English Historical Documents is the authoritative work of primary source material for English and British history. It is an impressive and unparalleled collection of documents covering nearly 1,500 years of English history, spanning the years 500 to 1914. This collection was compiled to make a wide selection of fundamental historical sources available to students, researchers and academics, and the sources are often accompanied by editorial commentary that has been written to make them as accessible as possible. Volume five, covering the early Tudor period, was first published in 1967. Six sections cover the writing of history, the land, the Commonweal, government and administration, religion, and daily life in town and country.

C. H. Williams' other publications include The Making of the Tudor Despotism and William Tyndale.

English Historical Documents : 1660-1714

Edited by Andrew Browning. London: Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 0415143713

The full 10 volume collection of English Historical Documents is the authoritative work of primary source material for English and British history. It is an impressive and unparalleled collection of documents covering nearly 1,500 years of English history, spanning the years 500 to 1914. This collection was compiled to make a wide selection of fundamental historical sources available to students, researchers and academics, and the sources are often accompanied by editorial commentary that has been written to make them as accessible as possible. Volume six, originally published in 1953, covers the later Stuart period, with sections on the monarchy, parliament, public finance, the church, local government and social life, trade and plantations, Scotland, Ireland, the armed forces, and foreign affairs, plus contemporary character sketches of sovereigns, politicians and other notable individuals.

Andrew Browning's other publications include Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby and Duke of Leeds, 1632-1712.

English Historical Documents : 1714-1783

Edited by Andrew Browning. London: Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 0415143721

The full 10 volume collection of English Historical Documents is the authoritative work of primary source material for English and British history. It is an impressive and unparalleled collection of documents covering nearly 1,500 years of English history, spanning the years 500 to 1914. This collection was compiled to make a wide selection of fundamental historical sources available to students, researchers and academics, and the sources are often accompanied by editorial commentary that has been written to make them as accessible as possible. Volume seven, originally published in 1957, covers the short eighteenth century from the accession of George I to the end of the American War of Independence and the failure of Fox's India Bill. There are sections on the monarchy, parliament, the law and its administration, public finance, the churches, the state of the nation (economic and social), the armed forces, Scotland, Ireland, the colonies, and foreign policy and wars.

David Bayne Horn's other publications include Great Britain and Europe in the Eighteenth Century and Frederick the Great and the rise of Prussia. Mary Ransome's other publications include State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808.

Guide to British Archives

Janet Foster and Julie Sheppard. London: Macmillan, 2002. ISBN: 333735366.

This title was first published by Macmillan in 1982, and has recently been published in its fourth edition. British Archives has established itself as the definitive reference work on archive holdings and manuscript collections throughout the UK. It is an indispensable guide for anyone who requires rapid access to information about archives and archive repositories in the UK, with 1,200 entries on historical collections. Each entry provides detailed information on the nature and extent of the collection, as well as the details of the organization holding it, with contact details, the access policy and the historical background of the institution.

Julia Sheppard is head of Special Collections and archivist of the Wellcome Library for the History of Medicine and Understanding of Medicine. Janet Foster is a freelance archives consultant.

Helicon Encyclopedia of World History

Abingdon/Cambridge: Helicon, 2007

With over 7,000 different entries, this compendium of historical information provides the essential reference facts on world history from ancient times to the modern day. American history is covered separately in greater detail in the companion title Encyclopedia of North American History.

This volume comprises appropriate entries from Helicon's extensive reference databank and is only available as a digital title; the individual entries may previously have appeared in print publications.

Helicon Historical Documents

Abingdon/Cambridge: Helicon, 2007

This is a companion set to the Inside American History featuring significant primary source texts and literary extracts from world history, with a focus on British history.

This volume comprises appropriate entries from Helicon's extensive reference databank and is only available as a digital title; the individual entries may previously have appeared in print publications.

Historic U.S. Court Cases

Edited by John W. Johnson. New York: Routledge, 2001. ISBN: 0415937566.

Historic U.S. Court Cases is a two-volume collection of essays that documents 212 court cases that have had an impact on the history and law of the United States. The court cases range from the obvious and important cases, which have affected the course of history, to the obscure and individual, which show the idiosyncrasies of the American legal system. All of the essays have been authored by legal and historical specialists and provide a clear explanation of the case, and include a list of bibliographic resources, to aid further research. The cases have been placed into 5 different categories, covering political, social, economic and cultural history. The categories are crime and criminal law, government organization, power and procedure, economics and economic regulation, race, gender, sexual orientation and disability, and civil liberties.

Professor John W. Johnson studied History and Political Science at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, and gained an M.A. and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. He has taught history at Clemson University and at Skidmore College, and has been the Head of the History Department at the University of Northern Iowa since 1988. He is currently working on a book about privacy in American life.

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World

John A. Wagner. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999. ISBN: 1579582699.

This is a comprehensive dictionary of Britain during the reign of Elizabeth I. It contains 650 entries that provide clear descriptions of the events, people, and ideas in the Elizabethan period. The articles are clearly and engagingly written, and provide the readers with essential factual information. The articles are also cross-referenced, and are concluded with a bibliographic list. This volume also looks at the broad historical roots of the Elizabethan age, looking back at the other Tudor monarchs from Henry VII, through to the reign of James I. In addition to reference entries, there are also maps, genealogical charts and lists of useful and relevant websites.

John A. Wagner has taught British and Tudor history at Arizona State University, and also American and early modern European history at Phoenix College, Arizona. He has also authored the Encyclopedia of The War of the Roses.

Inside American History

Abingdon/Cambridge: Helicon, 2007

This is a compilation of significant documents in American history, including speeches, legal and political texts, and literary extracts. Sources are accompanied by a brief caption to assist in placing them in historical context and explaining their significance.

This volume comprises appropriate entries from Helicon's extensive reference databank and is only available as a digital title; the individual entries may previously have appeared in print publications.

Longman Handbook of Early Modern Europe, 1453-1763

Chris Cook and Philip Broadhead. London: Longman, 2001. ISBN: 0582382173.

This title is part of the Longman Historical Handbooks series, designed for use by students and teachers of history for quick reference of historical facts and figures. This volume provides essential information on Europe from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to the Treaty of Paris in 1763, and covers Russia, the Ottoman Empire and the Baltic as well as developments in Western Europe. There is detailed information on political, military and diplomatic events, alongside sections on social, economic and cultural developments, supplemented with chronologies, biographies and an extensive glossary.

Chris Cook was formerly Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and also was the former Head of the Modern Archives Survey at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. He has co-authored all of the titles in the Longman Handbook series.

Philip Broadhead is Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London. His research interests include early modern urban history and the Protestant Reformation.

Longman Handbook of Modern American History, 1763-1996

Chris Cook and David Waller. London: Longman, 1997. ISBN: 0582084881.

This title is part of the Longman Historical Handbooks series, designed for use by students and teachers of history for quick reference of historical facts and figures. This volume provides essential information on American history, from before the American Revolution to the Presidency of Bill Clinton. Included in this volume is a wealth of factual information, with chronologies of major events, biographies of important figures, entries on public health and social welfare, African-American history, American Indians, the women's movement, and pacifism as well as information on politics, the economic situation and foreign affairs and defence.

Chris Cook was formerly Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and also was the former Head of the Modern Archives Survey at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. He has co-authored all of the titles in the Longman Handbook series.

David Waller is Senior Lecturer in American Politics at University College Northampton. His area of interest is modern U.S. history, particularly the 1930s and contemporary American politics. He has also co-authored another title with Chris Cook, The Longman Guide to sources in contemporary British History.

Longman Handbook of Modern British History, 1714-2001

Chris Cook and John Stevenson. London: Longman, 2001. ISBN: 0582423945.

This title is part of the Longman Historical Handbooks series, designed for use by students and teachers of history for quick reference of historical facts and figures. This volume provides essential information on Britain, from the reign of George I to the end of the twentieth century. Included is detailed political information, statistics on population, education and economic matters, and information on social reform, wars and treaties and biographies of prominent people. There is also extensive bibliographic material, to aid further study.

Chris Cook was formerly Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and also was the former Head of the Modern Archives Survey at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. He has co-authored all of the titles in the Longman Historical Handbook series.

Dr. John Stevenson is a fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and works on British social and political history from the eighteenth century to the present. He has published several works on British social history, and has collaborated with Chris Cook on several titles in the Longman Handbook series.

Longman Handbook of Modern European History, 1763-1997

Chris Cook and John Stevenson. London: Longman, 1997. ISBN: 0582505925.

This title is part of the Longman Historical Handbooks series, designed for use by students and teachers of history for quick reference of historical facts and figures. This volume provides essential information on Europe from 1763 to the close of the twentieth century, and covers all of continental Europe, from the Atlantic Coast to the Urals. It provides a wealth of information with chronologies of major political events and processes, notes on governments, and details of wars, treaties and diplomacy. Also included are economic and social statistics, biographies of key historical figures and maps of Europe over the centuries.

Chris Cook was formerly Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and also was the former Head of the Modern Archives Survey at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. He has co-authored all of the titles in the Longman Handbook series.

Dr. John Stevenson is a fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and works on British social and political history from the eighteenth century to the present. He has published several works on British social history, and has collaborated with Chris Cook on several titles in the Longman Handbook series.

Longman Handbook of the Modern World: International History and Politics since 1945

Chris Cook and John Stevenson. London: Longman, 2001. ISBN: 058230413X

This title is part of the Longman Historical Handbooks series, designed for use by students and teachers of history for quick reference of historical facts and figures. This volume provides essential information on international history and politics since the end of the Second World War, covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. It contains information on politics, conflicts, economic statistics and social changes, and also biographies of leading figures in world history. There is also a comprehensive glossary and a considerable amount of bibliographic material, to aid further study.

Chris Cook was formerly Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and also was the former Head of the Modern Archives Survey at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. He has co-authored all of the titles in the Longman Handbook series.

Dr. John Stevenson is a fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and works on British social and political history from the eighteenth century to the present. He has published several works on British social history, and has collaborated with Chris Cook on several titles in the Longman Handbook series.

Modern European History, 1871-2000: A Documentary Reader

Edited by David Welch. London: Routledge, 1999. ISBN: 041521582X.

This collection of sources on European history covers the period from the unification of Germany in 1871 to the end of the twentieth century. It is organised by topic, such as Imperial Germany, the origins and aftermath of World Wars I and II, and European integration. Documents include extracts from diaries, speeches, treaties, poetry and radio broadcasts, as well as a range of visual sources such as photographs, cartoons and political posters.

David Welch is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda at the Unviersity of Kent in Canterbury. He is editor of the Routledge Sources in History series. His previous publications include The Third Reich: Politics and Propaganda and Hitler.

The Penguin Atlas of African History

Colin McEvedy. London: Penguin, 1995. ISBN: 0140513213.

This atlas covers the history of Africa from prehistoric times to 1994. It features 65 maps, each with an explanatory text. All of the maps cover the same geographic area. The atlas traces the development of African society from the appearance of the first hominids, through tribal kingdoms and the colonial era to the independent states of today.

Colin McEvedy is the author of several titles including The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History, The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History and The Penguin Atlas of Modern History.

The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

Edited by Brian MacArthur. London: Penguin, 1997. ISBN: 0140176195.

In this volume Brian MacArthur presents a selection of speeches from over one hundred men and women, from Moses to Nelson Mandela, who changed the world through the sheer power of their oratory. Each speech is accompanied by a short historical explanation. The selection is predominantly drawn from British and American history, though there are also speeches in translation from the likes of Robespierre and Lenin.

Brian MacArthur is the Executive Editor (Features) for The Times. He was founder editor of Today and The Times Higher Education Supplement, editor of the Western Morning News and former deputy editor of the Sunday Times. He has written Eddy Shah, Today and the Fleet Street Revolution and Deadline Sunday and edited Gulf War Dispatches, as well as both The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches.

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches

Edited by Brian MacArthur. London: Penguin, 1999. ISBN: 0140285008.

This anthology contains a selection of historic speeches from the twentieth century. It includes famous speeches by the likes of Martin Luther King and Winston Churchill, as well as many lesser-known examples of oratory. Also included are speeches in translation from world leaders including Lenin, Stalin and Hitler. All speeches are accompanied by brief explanations of their context.

Brian MacArthur is the Executive Editor (Features) for The Times. He was founder editor of Today and The Times Higher Education Supplement, editor of the Western Morning News and former deputy editor of the Sunday Times. He has written Eddy Shah, Today and the Fleet Street Revolution and Deadline Sunday and edited Gulf War Dispatches, as well as both The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches.

Penguin Dictionary of English and European History, 1485-1789

E. N. Williams. London: Penguin, 1980. ISBN: 0140510842.

This is an encyclopedic dictionary of English and European history during the Early Modern period, dealing with social, political, economic and cultural history. It contains 311 entries, with coverage of important events, key individuals, movements and wider themes. It is a comprehensive reference guide to this period of English and European history, and provides readers with essential factual information.

Ernest Neville Williams is a professional historian who has written several books on Early Modern Europe, including The Ancien Regime in Europe, 1648-1789 and A Documentary History of England 1559-1931.

Penguin Dictionary of Modern History, 1789-1945

Duncan Townson. London: Penguin, 2001. ISBN: 140514902.

This title is an authoritative dictionary of political and economic world history, from the French Revolution to the close of the Second World War. It contains a wealth of information on international relations, important events and key historical figures. There is also coverage of themes and movements that move across national and cultural boundaries, such as urbanization, the feminist movement and the world economy. The 1275 entries have been alphabetically arranged, and this volume is an authoritative source of handy and accurate reference on world history.

Duncan Townson is a professional historian, and the author of several books, including Muslim Spain, France in Revolution, and A Dictionary of Contemporary History 1945 to the Present.

The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century History

Alan Palmer. London: Penguin, 2002. ISBN: 014051404X.

This title provides information on major events and figures across the complete temporal and geographical span of twentieth-century world history. It includes coverage of political, diplomatic, military, economic, religious and social affairs, with biographies of key personalities and entries for a wide range of countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The first edition of this dictionary was published in 1979, and the fifth edition was reprinted in 2002 with entries updated to the last day of the twentieth century.

Alan Palmer was educated at Bancroft's School in Essex and Oriel College, Oxford, and he was senior history master at Highgate School, London, for sixteen years. His many published books include Napoleon in Russia, The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, and biographies of Kaiser William II and Kemal Atatürk.

Presidential Documents

Edited by J. F. Watts and Fred L. Israel. New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 041592037X.

This title is a comprehensive collection of over 120 documents dealing with more than 200 years of the American presidency. The collection contains key and lesser-known speeches, proclamations, letters and other decisive papers that have shaped the course of American history, and each document is accompanied by an introduction which provides background information and an explanation of the impact of the source on American history. The documents have been selected and edited by Professors J. F. Watts and Fred L. Israel, and range from indispensable speeches such as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and the inaugural addresses of George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt, to less well-known documents from the presidencies of individuals like James Garfield and Chester Arthur. Forty presidencies are covered in this collection, from George Washington's to Bill Clinton's, and it offers a wealth of information on American political history.

J. F. Watts is a history professor at the City College of New York, whose faculty he joined in 1965. He has written on American political and social history and on comparative world history.

Fred L. Israel is Professor of American History at the City College of New York. His publications include Nevada's Key Pittman and, as editor, The War Diary of Breckinridge Long and Major Peace Treaties of Modern History, 1648-1975.

The Reader's Companion to American History

Edited by Eric Foner and John A. Garraty. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. ISBN: 0395513723.

Sponsored by the Society of American Historians, The Reader's Companion to American History covers the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States from pre-Columbian times to the penultimate decade of the twentieth century. Over one thousand contributions from almost four hundred authors include thematic articles and interpretive essays on subjects such as religion in America and the role of third parties in American politics, as well as shorter factual entries.

Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and was selected president of the Organization of American Historians for 1993-1994. His books include Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War; Tom Paine and Revolutionary America; and the highly acclaimed Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, which received five awards, including the Bancroft and Parkman prizes.

John A. Garraty is the Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University and a former president of the Society of American Historians. His publications include Unemployment in History, The New Commonwealth, The Great Depression, and numerous history textbooks.

The Reader's Companion to the American Presidency

Edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. ISBN: 395788897.

This book contains essays on each of the first forty-one presidents of the United States written by eminent historians such as Robert Dallek and Eric Foner. The articles explore the successes and failures of the chief executives and each one is accompanied by a timeline, statistical data, and information on the presidential family.

Alan Brinkley has been a professor of American history at Columbia University since 1991. He is the author of, among other books, Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and The Great Depression, which won the American Book Award for history.

Davis Dyer is a founding partner of the Winthrop Group, Inc., a consulting company of historians and archivists, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City. He is a widely published author in business and economic history and management studies.

The Reader's Companion to Military History

Edited by Robert Cowley and Geoffrey Parker. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. ISBN: 0395669693.

With almost 600 articles written by 150 historians, The Reader's Companion to Military History provides global coverage of all aspects of the history of warfare. It combines essential factual reference information on major battles, campaigns and commanders with articles on topics such as discipline, military justice, and propaganda.

Robert Cowley is editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and of the anthology Experience of War.

Geoffrey Parker is Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University and is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including The Dutch Revolt, Philip II, The Military Revolution, The Spanish Armada, and The Times Atlas of World History (4th Edition).

The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History

Edited by Wilma Mankiller, Gwendolyn Mink, Marysa Navarro, Barbara Smith, and Gloria Steinem. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. ISBN: 395671736.

This volume, the first general reference work on American women's history, includes over 400 articles on frequently neglected topics. Contributions from over 300 authors include entries on African-American women, Fashion and Style, and the Salem Witchcraft Trials.

Wilma Mankiller is a former chief of the Cherokee Nation and winner of the National Medal of Freedom. Gwendolyn Mink is a professor of women's studies at Smith College, Massachusetts. Marysa Navarro is a professor of history at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Barbara Smith is a writer and independent scholar who lives in Albany, New York. Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, and consulting editor at Ms. magazine in New York City.

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia

Lincoln H. Paine, with contributions from Hal Fassenden and James H. Terry. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. ISBN: 0395715563.

This volume documents over one thousand noteworthy ships, including naval vessels, ships of exploration, trading craft and other ships whose fame rests chiefly in their disappearance or destruction.

Maritime historian Lincoln H. Paine is a former editor of Sea History Magazine and a member of the national advisory board of the American Sail Training Association.

Who's Who in Early Hanoverian Britain 1714-1789

Geoffrey R. R. Treasure. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1992. ISBN: 085683 131.

This is the sixth volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. This volume spans a turbulent 75 years of British history, with the Jacobite uprisings, an expanding overseas empire and the evolution of cabinet government. The 193 biographies touch on a wide range of individuals, including royalty, politicians, poets, scientists, writers and inventors, over the years 1714-1789.

Geoffrey R.R. Treasure is the series editor of these biographical dictionaries, and has written extensively on French and European history, publishing both monographs and articles on these subjects. Before retiring he was Senior Master at Harrow School.

Who's Who in Early Medieval England 1066-1272

Christopher J. Tyerman. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1996. ISBN: 0856831328.

This is the second volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. This volume contains 161 biographies of men and women who played a prominent role in England, from 1066-1272. During this period the disparate settlements and tribes of different origins in England came together to form a nation of people who could be recognised and identified as English, which this volume helps to document.

Christopher Tyerman read history at the University of Oxford, and became a Research Fellow. He is currently the Head of History at Harrow School, and also lectures in Medieval History at Hertford College, Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has published a number of reviews, articles and essays, as well as the monograph England and the Crusades 1095-1588.

Who's Who in Europe 1450-1750

Henry Kamen. London: Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 0415147271.

This title contains over 1,000 biographies of leading figures in European history spanning over 3 centuries, providing quick reference for students and researchers of this period. From 1450 to 1750 Europe experienced an enormous amount of political, cultural and religious change, and this volume features the individuals who helped to shape history and influenced change in all areas of life, from politics, religion, warfare, science, and the monarchy, to art, literature and music. Henry Kamen and a team of subject specialists from around the world contributed to this title.

Professor Henry Kamen is Professor of History at the Higher Council of Scientific Research in Barcelona. He is one of the world's foremost historical scholars, and has authored several books on Europe and Spain in the early modern period.

Who's Who in Late Hanoverian Britain 1789-1837

Geoffrey R. R. Treasure. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1997. ISBN: 0856831379.

This is the seventh volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. This volume spans the years 1789 to 1837, from the outbreak of the French Revolution to the reign of Queen Victoria. It contains 171 biographies of the eminent personalities of the day, including revolutionaries, humanitarians, and religious leaders, as well as politicians and nobility.

Geoffrey R.R. Treasure is the series editor of these biographical dictionaries, and has written extensively on French and European history, publishing both monographs and articles on these subjects. Before retiring he was Senior Master at Harrow School.

Who's Who in Late Medieval England 1272-1485

Michael Hicks. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1991. ISBN: 0856830925.

This is the third volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. Spanning the years 1272 to 1485, this volume covers England during a turbulent period, with events such as the conquest of Wales and the Wars of the Roses. The biographies of 200 men and women from all levels of society are featured, from members of the royal family to the religious visionary Margery Kempe.

Professor Michael Hicks studied history at the University of Oxford, and is currently a Professor of History at King Alfred's College, Winchester. In addition to this he is fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His particular area of interest is late medieval politics, aristocracy and charters. He has published a number of books on late medieval England, including two about Richard III, and he has also contributed a number of articles to several leading historical journals.

Who's Who in Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon England

Richard A. Fletcher. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1989. ISBN: 0856830895.

This is the first volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. This volume contains biographies of 145 historical figures from this early period of British history, providing readers with a wealth of information on individuals such as St. Bede, Erik Bloodaxe and Alfred the Great.

Professor Richard A. Fletcher read history at Oxford, and until recently held a personal chair in the History Department of the University of York. His area of interest is Portugal and Spain during the early medieval period, and he has published several works on this subject, including The Quest for El Cid, which won the Wolfson Literary Award for History in 1989.

Who's Who in Stuart Britain

C. P. Hill. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1988. ISBN: 0856831107.

This is the fifth volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. This volume covers the Stuart dynasty, from the beginning of the reign of James I in 1603 to the end of Queen Anne's rule in 1714. This title provides 296 biographies on the notable women and men of the seventeenth century, with mention of political and religious figures, as well as those involved in the fields of science, literature and the arts.

Charles P. Hill published the first edition of this volume of historical biography in 1965, and revised it for the second edition that was published in 1988. Sadly he died before the series was published.

Who's Who in Tudor England

C. R. N. Routh.
Revised by Peter Holmes. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. ISBN: 0856831190.

This is the fourth volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. This volume covers the Tudor dynasty, from 1485 to 1603, during a period of great ecclesiastical upheaval and change, and includes the biographies of 148 key historical figures. The main focus of this volume is on the royal leaders, politicians and nobility, but there are also entries for cultural figures such as William Shakespeare.

C.R.N. Routh, who devised the idea of the Who's Who series, was Senior History Master at Eton College for more than 30 years. He wrote this volume of Tudor biography in his retirement, while he was Curator of the National Trust property at Chalcot Park. After his death, Peter Holmes revised this volume. Peter Holmes teaches history at a sixth form college in Cambridge and has published several works on Tudor history, as well as contributing to various history journals.

Who's Who in Victorian Britain

Roger Ellis. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1997. ISBN: 0856831387.

This is the eighth and final volume in Shepheard-Walwyn's Who's Who in British History series, which covers notable figures in British history, from Roman times to the reign of Queen Victoria. This volume contains 191 biographies of Victorian men and women of note, who lived through this period of great industry and expansion. The biographies touch on individuals from across the social spectrum, with mention of the monarchy, politicians, reformists, writers, entrepreneurs and artists.

Roger Ellis earned his degree at Trinity College, Oxford, and has had a long and distinguished career in education. He has held the position of Housemaster at Harrow School, Headmaster at Rossall School and Master of Marlborough College. He has also worked on local Education Committees, has been on the board of Governors at several schools, including Harrow School, and has been awarded a CBE.