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|Great Events from History|
Editor: Thomas Lewis
May 2017 · 3 volumes · 1,500 pages · 8"x10"
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Great Events from History:
The 21st Century (2000-2016)
Salem's definitive historical reference continues into the 21st Century!
Salem Press' monumental Great Events from History series spans human history from ancient times to the present, worldwide. This new three-volume set continues Salem's award-winning coverage into the twenty-first century, providing thoughtful, detailed essays on major events between 2000 and 2016.
The first sixteen years of the twenty-first century have seen tumultuous and life-changing events- terror, wars, natural disasters, as well as social and political events that will render the world forever changed. This text documents it all-the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, natural disasters around the globe, the election of the first African-American President. Plus, important social and cultural developments, including the rise of digital and social media, as well as breakthroughs in science and medicine.
In-depth, yet accessible essays provide a summary of the event and discuss the event's significance and historical impact. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, cross-references to other material in the series, maps, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations.