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This page recommends sources likely to be of particular use for HIS 346: United States Since 1945. This is not a complete list; similar books might be found nearby under similar call numbers, or with a search in the online catalog.
These books will be found in several different places. The call numbers organize books by their subject matter, but aren't enough by themselves to tell you in what part of the library you'll find the item.
If there's no special description on this page, the book will be found in the general collection, located on the 3rd and 4th floors of Olin.
If the location says Reference, it will be found on the 2nd (main entrance) floor of Olin.
Online books can be read by following the links on this page.
General Reference on the US since 1945
The following are just a few examples of the reference books available which might be particularly useful for HIS 346. Similar books might be found nearby under similar call numbers. They can be found on the second (main entry) floor of the library. Reference sources are a good place to get an overview of a topic in a few paragraphs or a few pages; lengthier treatments of particular topics can be found in the library's general collection using the online catalog.
Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History by James Ciment
Call Number: Reference E169.12 .P654 2007
Publication Date: 2007
An encyclopedia of historical, cultural, and social details of American life from the end of World War II to the early 21st century.
Cold War Culture by Richard A. Schwartz
Call Number: Reference E169.12 .S39 1998
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century by Kutler, Stanley I.
Call Number: Reference E740.7 .E53 1996
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America by Francis J. Sicius
Call Number: Reference E169.1.G7553 2009
Publication Date: 2009
This four volume set details the experience of daily life in America, from the details of domestic life to the political and social concerns of a particular time. Volume 4 covers the period from 1940 to the present.
The Timetables of History by Grun, Bernard
Call Number: General D 11.G78 1991
A timetable tracing year-by-year developments in many facets of human history.
Chronology of World History by Helicon Editors
Call Number: D11 .M39 1999
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
A detailed timeline of world events listed categorically by year. Volume IV covers the period from 1901 to 1998. This book is also available online.
American Decades by Layman, Richard
Call Number: Reference E169.12 .A419
Each volume covers a specific decade of the 20th Century, documenting fashions, major events, and cultural concerns.