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- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 35.00
In 1879, Thomas Alva Edison invented the first practical incandescent electric light in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory, ushering in an era driven by electricity. This work takes a look at this achievement, examining how the lightbulb was partly responsible for transforming the country's agrarian economy into the modern industrial economy. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
In 1948, the Parliament of South Africa passed a series of laws designed to systematically strip the nation's black majority of all political, economic, and human rights. The result was apartheid, a legislative program that made the South African government one of the most oppressive of the 20th century. The End of Apartheid in South Africa describes... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Introduces readers to the movement, which arose in the United States in the late 1800s in response to the nation's dwindling forests and the pollution caused by a greater number of factories. This useful book also details how environmentalism has become a global effort, led by organizations such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00
During the early decades of the 20th century, the movement of blacks from the South to urban areas in the North, the Midwest, and the West increased dramatically. They sought better lives away from the South, where the economic conditions were worsening. The only job opportunities were sharecropping land where their ancestors had been enslaved or doing... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00
In September 1845, the farmers of Ireland made a chilling discovery?much of their potato crop was black, mushy, and rotten. The crop failure marked the beginning of the Great Irish Famine, one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 19th century. With some 3 million Irish people dependent on the potato for their very survival, starvation and epidemic... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Gunslinger, sharpshooter, lawman, army scout, wilderness guide, wartime spy. In the late 19th century, all of these terms were used to describe James Butler Hickok, better known to history as Wild Bill. A legend in his own time, Wild Bill Hickok became nationally famous because of exaggerated published accounts of his adventures on the Western frontier.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 59.40
African-American Political Leaders, Revised Edition summarizes the lives and political careers of more than 180 important African Americans who have been elected to federal, state, or local office; who have served as cabinet secretaries or in other cabinet-level posts; and who have run for president of the United States. An introduction provides an... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95
With the sudden end of the Vietnam War in April 1975, throngs of Vietnamese fled their country. Within months, more than 130,000 arrived in the US, determined to begin their lives anew. Offering a study of this vital segment of the American population, this title features full-color photographs, fact boxes, information on genealogy, and more. more...