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Concise dictionary of American history

Concise dictionary of American history

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Published by Scribner"s in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • États -- Unis -- Histoire -- Dictionnaires

  • Edition Notes

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    StatementAdvisory ed. : Thomas C. Cochran ; ed. : Wayne Andrews
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1156 p.
    Number of Pages1156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22215631M

    Robbins, a lawyer representing the Council. We believe, too, that there are enough biographies of women to unearth some of the lost history of American Jewry's women. We are deeply grateful for their largesse and their vision. In addition, some sources are generally less reliable than others; thus the many-paged list of "Notable American Jews" in the American Jewish Year Book, volume 24, is error-ridden. We found, however, that we had accumulated hundreds upon hundreds probably thousands of biographies for people for whom we did not have obituaries.

    As president of the American Studies Association and as vice-president of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association, she has actively promoted K collaboration in teaching history. The criteria for acceptance in this lexicographical work are ethnic origin, notability, notoriety, and inclusion in one of our Jewish sources. View in context For a long time after it was ushered into this world of sorrow and trouble, by the parish surgeon, it remained a matter of considerable doubt whether the child would survive to bear any name at all; in which case it is somewhat more than probable that these memoirs would never have appeared; or, if they had, that being comprised within a couple of pages, they would have possessed the inestimable merit of being the most concise and faithful specimen of biography, extant in the literature of any age or country. However, there were some instances where we could not be certain about single or dual identity. Still, David McCullough's was able to hold onto the top spot, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better nonfiction title on any subject. The biographies include the education, training, and honorary degrees received by the men and the women portrayed.

    Fowler and H. For this we apologize, but when this occurs it is the only name information available, even in such publications as The New York Times. The data in these volumes are rich in the areas of economics, politics, the professions, cultural anthropology, onomastics namesfeminism, immigration, and genealogy. It is our opinion that some of the Jewish biographies are not without embellishment: people get younger; they gain degrees. In addition, like all other Oxford American dictionaries, The Concise Oxford American Dictionary uses an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced.


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Concise dictionary of American history book

But we did not skimp when it came to citing our sources for every individual's biography. The suit says, in part, we don't want it updated, missing-personed, digitized, colorized. In addition, some sources are generally less reliable than others; thus the many-paged list of "Notable American Jews" in the American Jewish Year Book, volume 24, is error-ridden.

Concise Oxford American Dictionary Oxford Languages Description This new dictionary packs an extraordinary amount of information into a handy book that is practical, dependable, affordable, and easy to read.

If some bios are brief--in many cases not more than a line or two--we are merely copying the source, the only one available. In copying a biography we have usually accepted the given spelling of the hometown, though the spellings in the original were often phonetic, and we did not transliterate Hebrew terms in accord with modern usage.

Review: "In comparison with my current text, EV is more sophisticated in its analysis and writing. This was followed by a larger work by Dr.

Notable criminals have also found a haven in this dictionary. Thus, the reader can always go back to the original to check our information. American National Biography. The data in these volumes are rich in the areas of economics, politics, the professions, cultural anthropology, onomastics namesfeminism, immigration, and genealogy.

In planning The Concise Dictionary of American Jewish Biography, we were eager to include the personalities who graced the towns and cities in all parts of the United States; we did not limit ourselves to metropolitan centers.

In the years the Archives published a five-volume Manuscript Catalog of the American Jewish Archives; a microfiche edition of new accessions was issued in Based on the groundbreaking flagship dictionary of Oxford's US Dictionaries program, the New Oxford American Dictionary, this concise edition includes more thanentries and definitions, complete with pronunciations, parts of speech, syllabification, inflected forms, and derivatives.

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Melanie A. The reader will note that all of the information in the entry was taken from the three issues of Who's Who in American Jewry published in, and The writing style employed in this Concise Dictionary is telegraphic, elliptical; we were eager to save space so as to include as many biographies as possible in the compass of one handy publication.

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