New Reference Book: Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 12th, 2013

Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era by Richard S. Conley, Scarecrow Press, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.929 C76H

A one-volume snapshot of Clinton’s presidency including: people, places, events, organizations, issues and legislation.

Some examples:

  • Balanced Budget Act
  • Defense Policy
  • Million Man March
  • Reno, Janet Wood
  • Y2K Bug

Helpful for:  Humanities, Humanities 4, U.S. History, Political Science

New Reference Book: Working Americans 1880-2006

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 22nd, 2013

Working Americans 1880-2006  edited by Scott Derks, Grey House Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.5 D44W

A snapshot of work & family economic life in America ranging in time from 1880-2006.

Over 40 family profiles are included.  Some examples:

  • 1937 Family Profile: Welder from Tennessee
  • 1945 Family Profile: Army Sergeant from North Caroline
  • 1976 Family Profile: Korean Fruit Stand Owners from New York
  • 1986 Family Profile: Meat-packer from Minnesota
  • 2005 Family Profile: Telemarketer from Washington State

Helpful for: Economics, U.S. History, Humanities, Family Studies, Humanities 4, Labor Studies


New Reference Book: A History of the U.S. Political System

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 20th, 2011

A History of the U.S. Political System edited by Richard A. Harris and Daniel J. Tichenor, ABC-CLIO, 2010.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 320.973 H24

Divided in to seven major sections, this three-volume set discusses and describes the historical U.S. political system.  Each of the seven sections includes supporting primary source documents.

Sections are titled as follows:

  • Foundations
  • Religion and American Politics
  • Cities, States and American Federalism
  • The Congress
  • The Presidency
  • The Federal Bureaucracy
  • The Courts

Helpful for
:  Humanities IV, U.S. History, Government Studies, Young Democrats, Young Republicans