• History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Historical Dictionary of the Clinton Era

    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

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    New Reference Book: Working Americans 1880-2006

    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  

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

    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