Two New History E-books

Our new e-book, The Encyclopedia of War and American Society, provides a comprehensive overview of many different aspects of how war has shaped, and been shaped by, American society. Chapters range from discussions of conflicts, such as the chapter on the current Iraq war, to cultural analysis of war, such as the chapter on Dr. Strangelove. A handy resource for anyone researching the the role war has played in the development of the United States.

We have also added The Encyclopedia of the New American Nation.  It covers the early years of U.S. development, starting roughly from 1754 (beginning of the Seven Years' War) to the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson (1829). Woven among the important political markers and milestones of the time are entries outlining the cultural development of the new nation, including entries on art, music, literature, dress and daily life.

To learn how to find more e-books, watch this video on how to search for e-books in the catalog: