Gale Releases Four New Titles

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 27, 2008 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, recently released the following titles:

Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management, and Entrepreneurship provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management and starting a business. The authors show how various financial institutions and the stock market work; shed light on social security; examine basic business and accounting practices; and demonstrate how to manage and make money in everyday life.

Appealing to a number of audiences, including anyone interested in learning more about personal finance, Everyday Finance contains 300 topical entries ranging in length from 250 to 1,500 words that are organized into three units: How the Economy Works; Personal Finance: Buying, Borrowing, Saving, and Insuring; and The World of Business.

Black Literature Criticism: Classic and Emerging Authors since 1950 is a new set designed to stand alone or, for libraries that own the previous releases of Black Literature Criticism, to complement them with a wealth of new materials.  This new title introduces students and other researchers to Black Literature’s leading figures.  Approximately one third of the set updates classic black authors originally covered in  Black Literature Criticism, first edition; the other two thirds of the set treat new and emerging authors not covered before. 

Overlap between this set and the original Black Literature Criticism is minimal, and all critical essays are new.  Readers will find a wealth of background information as well as robust full-text criticism for each author, including biographical sketches, critical reception of works, explanatory notes and further readings.  This set is designed to meet the needs of university students, upper high school students, general readers and teachers.

Gale Library of Daily Life – American Civil War is a two-volume set that illuminates daily life in both the North and the South during the American Civil War.

Geared toward high school and undergraduate level readers, the set’s approximately 220 articles are organized thematically for easy browsing.  In-depth reference and historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience is provided, as well as the political, economic, social and cultural life of the North and South during the War.

Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind. Photographs, drawings, political cartoons and maps augment the text, while sidebars further explore people, primary sources and specific topics. Additional features include a chronology, annotated bibliography, and index.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, second edition, adds nearly 600 entirely new topics to this landmark reference. Some 150 obsolete entries have been replaced while hundreds more have been substantially revised. Every one of the 5,700+ entries has been reviewed for currency of content and bibliography.

The book features more than 100 full-color photographs in addition to hundreds in black and white. National statistics have been conveniently tabulated for every one of Latin America’s 37 countries. New content addresses research on prehistoric environments and cultures; U.S. Haitian interventions; the consequences of NAFTA and increased Mexican immigration; the troubled aftermaths of Pinochet’s Chile and Fujimori’s Peru; truth and reconciliation commissions; and the still-contested legacy of the Mexico City massacre of 1968. New leaders such as Brazil’s Lula da Silva and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez are profiled along with hundreds of other rising figures in politics, letters and the arts.

High school, undergraduates and graduate students will appreciate the newly commissioned master essays that synthesize current knowledge on such major regional themes as Democracy in the Americas, Hemispheric Affairs and the Hispanic Impact on the U.S.

For more information on these titles, please contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected].

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