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Published: 28 January 1999

22968 Pages


ISBN: 9780195206357

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American National Biography

24 volumes

Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes

  • The definitive new authority in American biography
  • The first American biographical dictionary of this scope to be published in more than 60 years
  • The most inclusive biographical resource available - capturing the full diversity of American social, political, cultural, religious, economic, scientific, and popular life
  • Unparalleled coverage of notable women, Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans, German-Americans, African-Americans, and others who are central to the American story
  • All new articles by more than 6,000 contributors - including distinguished historians and other scholars - incorporating the finest in contemporary scholarship and the latest in historical interpretations
  • Published in partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies, the USA's leading national organization for the humanities
  • The most current biographical resource of its kind, covering figures who died as recently as 1997
  • Written in an engaging, accessible style designed to serve school students and general readers as well as scholars and researchers