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Gale encyclopedia of U.S. history; war; 2v.


Gale encyclopedia of U.S. history; war; 2v.



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This two-volume work for students and generalist readers presents a broadly chronological examination of US military history. Major entries are provided for conflicts with northeastern tribes in the 17th century, the American Revolution, conflicts with tribes to the west and south in the early 19th century, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, conflicts with western tribes in the later 19th century, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Gulf War, and the "War on Terrorism." For each of these, information is provided on causes, major figures, major battles and events, life on the home front, the international context, and the aftermath. Also included are overview articles on other military operations and peacekeeping missions in Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The first volume includes a brief chronology and a brief glossary. Both volumes are illustrated with black and white maps and other illustrations.

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