A. Gaines - Guide to Library Resources & Research Help
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2012
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For students that cannot visit individual UW campuses, it is best to search for library materials in WorldCat (see above).
Search Google Books to find relevant materials on the topic you are researching. Many of the books will only give a "limited preview." Use the UWGB Cofrin Library catalog or WorldCat to locate a full copy of the books you are interested in.
Rebels and renegades : a chronology of social and political dissent in the United States
Call Number: REF HN90.R3 H354 2002
Presented in nine chronological chapters, the major movements, events, and personalities in the 350-year history of extremism in the United States make lively reading for students and teachers alike. The entries range from 500 to 1000 words, include detailed descriptions of key movements, people and events. Sidebars throughout highlight historical, biographical, cultural, and ethical aspects of these stories, tying the past to the present. Topics include the influence of radical ideas on the mainstream, the role of violence in radicalism, and the evolving relationship between radicals and the media.
Call Number: REF E169.12 .A419 1994
American Decades documents and analyzes periods of contemporary American social history. Each volume begins with an overview and chronology covering the entire decade. Subject chapters follow, each including an explanatory background overview; subject-specific timeline; and alphabetically arranged entries discussing the people, events and ideas important to that subject during the period. Included are biographies; explanations of concepts; terms and events; quotations; charts; sidebars covering high-interest topics; and much more.
On the edge : the United States in the twentieth century
Call Number: E741 .H69 2005
This overview of twentieth-century American history gives special emphasis to social and cultural history. David Horowitz and Peter N. Carroll, both respected teachers and scholars of U.S. history, take a balanced approach to all aspects of the socio-cultural spectrum, giving students objective insight into the experiences of women, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, evangelical Christians, populists, working people, and other peoples affected by the events of this fascinating period in history. The authors include numerous tables, charts, photographs, and biographical inserts to give students further perspective on the events they discuss.
Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War
Call Number: REF DS557.7 E53 1996
More than five hundred entries cover the people, places, military actions, policies, strategies, tactics, weapons, domestic politics, and diplomacy of the war.
Encyclopedia of urban America : the cities and suburbs
Call Number: REF HT123 .E5 1998
This unique work analyzes urban America in a series of 547 signed articles. Biographical articles include Jane Addams, Marion Barry, Al Capone, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lewis Mumford, and Lincoln Steffens.
Civil rights in the United States
Call Number: REF E184.A1 C47 2000
This 2-volume work examines the efforts of our diverse nation to secure civil rights for all its people including African-Americans, Native-Americans, Chicanos, women, Asian-Americans, workers, Gays & Lesbians, children, seniors, and numerous others.