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Timeline of Events 1780: American mechanics in the Northeast begin to apply principles learned from the English Industrial Revolution in their innovations on tools and machines. 1781: Oliver Evans in... Read more
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Timeline of Events Words to Know A anarchist: An individual who advocates the use of force to overthrow all government. antitrust laws: Laws opposing or regulating trusts or similar business monopol... Read more
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Timeline of Events 1780: American mechanics in the Northeast begin to apply principles learned from the English Industrial Revolution in their innovations on tools and machines. 1781: Oliver Evans in... Read more
1,853 words, approx. 7 pages
Timeline of Events Words to Know A anarchist: An individual who advocates the use of force to overthrow all government. antitrust laws: Laws opposing or regulating trusts or similar business monopol... Read more
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Timeline of Events 1780: American mechanics in the Northeast begin to apply principles learned from the English Industrial Revolution in their innovations on tools and machines. 1781: Oliver Evans in... Read more
1,853 words, approx. 7 pages
Timeline of Events Words to Know A anarchist: An individual who advocates the use of force to overthrow all government. antitrust laws: Laws opposing or regulating trusts or similar business monopol... Read more
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THOMSON GALE ™ Development of the Industrial U.S: Almanac Sonia G. Benson Project EditorJennifer York Stock EditorialSarah Hermsen Rights Acquisitions and ManagementShalice Shah-Caldwell, Kim ... Read more
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Introduction Industrialization is the widespread development of profit-making businesses that manufacture products on a large scale, using labor-saving machinery. Understanding the history of the deve... Read more
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Reader's Guide The United States began as a nation of farmers living in remote areas, but over a period of two hundred years the country became the wealthiest and most powerful industrial natio... Read more
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THOMSON GALE ™ Development of the Industrial U.S: Biographies Sonia G. Benson Project EditorJennifer York Stock EditorialSarah Hermsen Rights Acquisitions and ManagementShalice Shah-Caldwell, ... Read more
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Introduction Industrialization is the widespread development of profit-making businesses that manufacture products on a large scale, using labor-saving machinery. Understanding the history of the deve... Read more
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Reader's Guide The United States began as a nation of farmers living in remote areas, but over a period of two hundred years the country became the wealthiest and most powerful industrial natio... Read more
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THOMSON GALE ™ Development of the Industrial U.S: Cumulative Index Index CoordinatorJennifer York Stock Rights Acquisitions and ManagementShalice Shah-Caldwell, Kim Smilay Imaging an... Read more
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Introduction Industrialization is the widespread development of profit-making businesses that manufacture products on a large scale, using labor-saving machinery. Understanding the history of the deve... Read more
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Reader's Guide The United States began as a nation of farmers living in remote areas, but over a period of two hundred years the country became the wealthiest and most powerful industrial natio... Read more
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Encyclopedia of Management, 5th ed.Marilyn M. Helms, D.B.A., Editor Project EditorJulie A. Gough EditorialVirgil BurtonMiranda FerraraLinda HallLynn PearceHolly Selden Composition and Electronic ... Read more
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Copyright Page Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition Donald M. Borchert, Editor in Chief © 2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. Thomson, Star Logo and Macmillan Ref... Read more
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Editorial Board Editor in Chief DONALD M. BORCHERTProfessor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Ohio University, and Executive Board, Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics, Ohio Universit... Read more
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Copyright Page Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition Donald M. Borchert, Editor in Chief © 2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. Thomson, Star Logo and Macmillan Ref... Read more
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Copyright Page Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition Donald M. Borchert, Editor in Chief © 2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. Thomson, Star Logo and Macmillan Ref... Read more
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Copyright Page The Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence Jerome Kagan, Executive Editor Susan Gall, Managing Editor Gale Research Staff Kyung Lim Kalasky, Coordinating Editor Mary Beth Trimpe... Read more
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Executive Editor Jerome Kagan Managing Editor Susan B. Gall Editorial Advisors and Reviewers Nancy Eisenberg, Arizona State University Robert McCall, University of Pittsburgh James Perrin, M.D., Mass... Read more
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Preface The development of Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence (GEOCA) was directed by one of the most well-respected teachers and researchers in the field of child development, Jerome Kaga... Read more
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Glossary A abdicate: to renounce or give up power, usually referring to royalty abrogate: to abolish or undo, usually a law absolute: complete, pure, free from restriction or limitation absolutism: a... Read more
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Editorial Board EDITOR IN CHIEF C. Neal Tate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University C. Neal Tate is Chair of the Department of Political Scien... Read more
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Copyright Page Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities C. Neal Tate, Editor in Chief © 2006 Thomson Gale, a part of The Thomson Corporati... Read more
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Preface Keeping up with the ever-changing global political landscape can be daunting. Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities is designed to make the... Read more
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Introduction Two of the more interesting items in my library are a world atlas published in the 1930s and the set of encyclopedias my parents bought for their growing family in the early 1950s. The fo... Read more
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Editorial Board EDITOR IN CHIEF C. Neal Tate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University C. Neal Tate is Chair of the Department of Political Sci... Read more
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Copyright Page Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities C. Neal Tate, Editor in Chief © 2006 Thomson Gale, a part of The Thomson Corporati... Read more
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Editorial Board EDITOR IN CHIEF C. Neal Tate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University C. Neal Tate is Chair of the Department of Political Scien... Read more
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Copyright Page Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities C. Neal Tate, Editor in Chief © 2006 Thomson Gale, a part of The Thomson Corporati... Read more
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Timeline of Events 1859     British naturalist Charles Darwin publishes his influential work, On the Origin of the Species, in which he attempts to show that differe... Read more
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Words to Know A assembly line: A factory innovation consisting of a waist-high, belt, along which parts move while workers (each performing one task over and over) gradually assemble the product. B ... Read more
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Timeline of Events 1859     African American leader W.E.B. Du Bois illuminates black history, dreams, and concerns in The Souls of Black Folk. 1907  &#... Read more
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Words to Know A assembly line: A factory innovation consisting of a waist-high, belt, along which parts move while workers (each performing one task over and over) gradually assemble the product. ... Read more
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Copyright Page The Roaring Twenties: Almanac and Primary Sources Kelly King Howes Project EditorJulie L. Carnagie Rights Acquisitions and ManagementKim Smilay; Margaret Abendroth Imaging and Mu... Read more
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Reader's Guide The Roaring Twenties is one of the most colorful eras in U.S. history. Bordered on one side by the end of World War I (1914–18) and on the other side by the Great Depressi... Read more
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Copyright Page The Roaring Twenties: Biographies Kelly King Howes Project EditorJulie L. Carnagie Rights Acquisitions and ManagementKim Smilay, Margaret Abendroth Imaging and MultimediaRobyn Yo... Read more
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Reader's Guide The Roaring Twenties is one of the most colorful eras in U.S. history. Bordered on one side by the end of World War I (1914–18) and on the other side by the Great Depressi... Read more
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Timeline of Events February 10, 1763 Britain and France sign a treaty ending the French and Indian War and securing British control over Canada and all French territory east of the Mississip... Read more
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Words to Know A abolition: The prohibition of slavery. academy: A high school or college where special subjects are taught. agrarianism: A belief that farming is the most respectable way of life and ... Read more
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Timeline of Events February 10, 1763 Britain and France sign a treaty ending the French and Indian War and securing British control over Canada and all French territory east of the Mississip... Read more
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Words to Know A abolition: The prohibition of slavery. academy: A high school or college where special subjects are taught. agrarianism: A belief that farming is the most respectable way of life and ... Read more
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Timeline of Events February 10, 1763 Britain and France sign a treaty ending the French and Indian War and securing British control over Canada and all French territory east of the Mississip... Read more
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Words to Know A abolition: The prohibition of slavery. academy: A high school or college where special subjects are taught. alien: A person who holds citizenship in one country but resides in a diffe... Read more
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Copyright Page Shaping of America, 1783–1815: Almanac Richard C. Hanes and Sharon M. Hanes Project Editor Lawrence W. Baker Editorial Jennifer York Stock Rights Acquisition and Managemen... Read more
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Introduction In 1783, the United States, having just won independence from Britain in the American Revolution, was the only republican form of government known in the world, a nation run by the people... Read more
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Reader's Guide Shaping of America, 1783–1815: Almanac presents a comprehensive overview of the period in history from 1783 to 1815 when the United States was forged into a politically an... Read more
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Copyright Page Shaping of America, 1783–1815: Biographies Richard C. Hanes, Kelly Rudd, and Sharon M. Hanes Project Editor Lawrence W. Baker Editorial Jennifer York Stock Rights Acquisit... Read more
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Introduction In 1783, the United States, having just won independence from Britain in the American Revolution, was the only republican form of government known in the world, a nation run by the people... Read more
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Reader's Guide Shaping of America, 1783–1815: Biographies presents in two volumes the life stories of fifty-one men and women who played key roles from 1783 to 1815 when the United State... Read more
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Copyright Page Shaping of America, 1783–1815 Reference Library Cumulative Index Project Editor Lawrence W. Baker Rights Acquisition and Management Emma Hull, Jackie Jones, Lisa Kincade I... Read more
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Introduction In 1783, the United States, having just won independence from Britain in the American Revolution, was the only republican form of government known in the world, a nation run by the people... Read more
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Reader's Guide Shaping of America, 1783–1815: Primary Sources (one volume) tells how the United States was forged into a politically and economically independent nation in the words of t... Read more
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Chronology c. 5000 BCE     Dried peyote buttons dating from this era are later found in Shumla Cave, Texas. c. 4000 BCE     Opium ... Read more
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Words to Know A acetaminophen: Pronounced uh-SEE-tuh-MINN-uh fenn; a non-aspirin pain reliever, such as Tylenol. acetylcholine: Pronounced uh-settle-KOH-leen; a neurotransmitter that forms from a sub... Read more
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Chronology c. 5000 BCE     Dried peyote buttons dating from this era are later found in Shumla Cave, Texas. c. 4000 BCE     Opium ... Read more
5,039 words, approx. 17 pages
Words to Know A acetaminophen: Pronounced uh-SEE-tuh-MINN-uh fenn; a non-aspirin pain reliever, such as Tylenol. acetylcholine: Pronounced uh-settle-KOH-leen; a neurotransmitter that forms from a sub... Read more
8,696 words, approx. 29 pages
Chronology c. 5000 BCE     Dried peyote buttons dating from this era are later found in Shumla Cave, Texas. c. 4000 BCE     Opium ... Read more
5,039 words, approx. 17 pages
Words to Know A acetaminophen: Pronounced uh-SEE-tuh-MINN-uh fenn; a non-aspirin pain reliever, such as Tylenol. acetylcholine: Pronounced uh-settle-KOH-leen; a neurotransmitter that forms from a sub... Read more
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Copyright Page U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances Barbara C. Bigelow, MAT Project EditorKathleen J. Edgar EditorialStephanie Cook, Madeline Harris, Melissa Hi... Read more
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Please Read—Important Information The U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances is a medical reference product designed to inform and educate readers about a wide ... Read more
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Preface Education is the most powerful tool an individual can have when facing decisions about drug use. The U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances puts clear, compreh... Read more
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Copyright Page U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances Barbara C. Bigelow, MAT Project EditorKathleen J. Edgar EditorialStephanie Cook, Madeline Harris, Melissa Hi... Read more
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Please Read—Important Information The U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances is a medical reference product designed to inform and educate readers about a wide ... Read more
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Preface Education is the most powerful tool an individual can have when facing decisions about drug use. The U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances puts clear, compreh... Read more
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Copyright Page U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances Barbara C. Bigelow, MAT Project EditorKathleen J. Edgar EditorialStephanie Cook, Madeline Harris, Melissa Hi... Read more
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Please Read—Important Information The U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances is a medical reference product designed to inform and educate readers about a wide ... Read more
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Preface Education is the most powerful tool an individual can have when facing decisions about drug use. The U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances puts clear, compreh... Read more
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Chronology C. 1800 B.C.E. Zarathustra, founder of Zoroastrianism, is born in Persia (modern-day Iran). C. 1500 B.C.E. Vishnu, the supreme deity of Vaishnava Hinduism, appears in the Vedas, the earlie... Read more
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Glossary 10 paramitas (Buddhism) 10 perfections of the bodhisattva: (1) dana (generosity), (2) sila (morality), (3) ksanti (patience and forbearance), (4) virya (vigor, the endless and boundless ener... Read more
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, Volume 1Thomas Riggs Product ManagersCarol DeKane Nagel, Bonnie Hawkwood Project EditorsMichael L. LaBlanc, Thomas Carson, Jason M. Everett, Berna... Read more
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Introduction While religion is universal throughout human culture, its variations are so extensive that authorities do not always agree on a definition. Scholars have identified more than 50 charact... Read more
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, Volume 2Thomas Riggs Product ManagersCarol DeKane Nagel, Bonnie Hawkwood Project EditorsMichael L. LaBlanc, Thomas Carson, Jason M. Everett, Berna... Read more
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, Volume 3Thomas Riggs Product ManagersCarol DeKane Nagel, Bonnie Hawkwood Product DesignMichael L. LaBlanc, Thomas Carson, Jason M. Everett, Bernar... Read more
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Introduction The American cinema in the 1940s was an industry at war, fighting monumental battles at home and overseas, both on-screen and off. Chief among those battles, of course, was World War II, ... Read more
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Introduction Ending the decade on an upbeat, Hollywood proclaimed 1939 "The Greatest Year in Motion Pictures." Only vestiges of the Depression remained, and people were flocking to the theaters. To sa... Read more
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