Encyclopedia of American Studies
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press with the sponsorship of the American Studies Association (ASA), the Encyclopedia of American Studies covers the history, philosophy, arts, and cultures of the United States in relation to the world, from pre-colonial days to the present, from various perspectives and the global American Studies movement. With over 750 online, searchable articles and accompanying bibliographies, related websites, illustrations, and supplemental material, the Encyclopedia of American Studies is the leading reference work for American Studies.
Featured Article: Civil War
Civil War began in April 1861 and ended in April 1865. Those four
years transformed American society. Over six hundred thousand men died, and
hundreds of thousands more bore the scars of war. The institution of slavery
was abolished, and the society built around it was destroyed. The national
government was strengthened tremendously, altering federal relations permanently.
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