Handbook to Life in America Set by Professor Rodney P (Rutgers University) Carlisle

Handbook to Life in America Set

Written by Professor Rodney P (Rutgers University) Carlisle
Illustrated by

RRP £455.00

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.


Handbook to Life in America Set by Professor Rodney P (Rutgers University) Carlisle

Aligned with the national high school history standards, the new Handbook to Life in America set offers students, researchers, and general readers a fascinating glimpse into the social history of the nation. While most American history sources focus mainly on national events and historic figures, this comprehensive new set delves into the way ordinary Americans lived. Each of the nine volumes examines a single time period in American history and presents a remarkable array of valuable information gathered by historians, archaeologists, scientists, and other scholars. Covering everything from the foods people ate and how they dressed to entertainment and popular pastimes, the text in each volume is written in a narrative format, with the same topics acting as chapters in each of the nine volumes. Black-and-white illustrations and boxed features throughout complete this user-friendly and accessible set. Coverage includes: cities and urban life; crime and violence; education; entertainment and sports; family and daily life; labor and employment; material culture; military and wars; population trends and migration; religion; rural life; science and technology; and, social attitudes. The set is arranged in nine chronological eras, including: Volume 1: The Colonial and Revolutionary Era: Beginnings to 1783 ; Volume 2: The Early National Period and Expansion: 1783 to 1859 ; Volume 3: The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1860 to 1876 ; Volume 4: The Gilded Age: 1870 to 1900 ; Volume 5: The Age of Reform: 1890 to 1920 ; Volume 6: The Roaring Twenties: 1920 to 1929 ; Volume 7: The Great Depression and World War II: 1929 to 1949 ; Volume 8: Postwar America: 1950 to 1969 ; and, Volume 9: Contemporary America: 1970 to Present .

About the Author

Other Formats

Book Info


304 pages


Professor Rodney P (Rutgers University) Carlisle
More books by Professor Rodney P (Rutgers University) Carlisle


Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th June 2009



Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

Lovereading 4 schools