Gale Announces Four New Titles

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 8, 2008 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announces the release of four new titles, all of which take readers on a journey through history around the world and throughout the United States. 

Middle school, high school and community college students will find valuable information in all of these titles for homework assignments, classroom discussion and research projects.  Public library patrons researching social aspects of U.S. and world history also will find the new Encyclopedias indispensable.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments provides an overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments influence social change. 

In two volumes, the set is organized chronologically, by era, into chapters, which include:

  • Early Societies through Classical Civilizations
  • Expanding Cultural Exchange
  • Pre-Modern World
  • Rise of the Colonial Empires
  • Revolutions and the Emergence of Nation-States
  • World Wars and the Rise of Modern Autocracies
  • Postwar Era
  • End of Colonialism
  • Post-Communist World

Each chapter includes an introductory essay on the types of governments emerging at that time, followed by government entries grouped under consistent subheads:

  • Type of Government
  • Background
  • Government Structure
  • Political Parties and Factions
  • Major Events
  • Aftermath or 21st Century

Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War provides an overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

In two volumes, the set is organized chronologically, by war, into chapters, some of which include:

  • Assyrian Conquests (853 B.C. to 612 B.C.)
  • The Crusades (1099-1291)
  • Japanese Feudal Wars (16th Century)
  • American Revolution (1775-1781)
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
  • Terrorism
  • And many more

Each chapter includes an introductory essay on the war followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads:

  • Overview
  • Major Figures
  • Major Battles
  • Key Elements of War Craft
  • Impact

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with particular emphasis on how government and politics influences – and are affected – social change.

In two volumes, the set is organized chronologically, by era, into chapters. These include:

  • Pre-Colonial Era
  • Colonial Era
  • American Revolution
  • Expansion to the Mississippi
  • Civil War Era
  • Gilded Age
  • Progressive Era
  • Great Depression and World War II
  • Postwar Era
  • Watergate Era
  • Internet Age

Each chapter features an introductory essay on the era followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads:

  • Introduction
  • How They Were Governed
  • Important Figures of the Day
  • Political Parties, Platforms, and Key Issues
  • Current Events and Social Movements
  • Legislation, Court Cases and Trials

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War provides a look at war throughout American history, with special emphasis on how war influences political, economic and social change in American and global society.

In two volumes, the set is organized chronologically, by war, into chapters, which include:
Conflicts with Northeastern Tribes:

  • 18th Century
  • American Revolution
  • Conflicts with Tribes to the West and South: Tecumseh’s War, Creek War, First Seminole War
  • War of 1812
  • Mexican American War
  • Civil War
  • Conflicts with Western Tribes
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean Conflict
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
  • War on Terrorism – Section 1: Afghanistan, Section 2: Iraq

Each chapter features an introductory essay on the war followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads including:

  • Causes
  • Major Figures
  • Major Battles
  • The Home Front
  • International Context

All four Encyclopedias consist of approximately 400 entries, including subject entries and biographies, 300 images, maps, a chronology, a glossary, sources for further study and a general index.

For more information about the print or eBook versions of any of these titles, please contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected].

About Cengage Learning and Gale
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