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Covers the history, philosophy, arts, and cultures of the United States in relation to the world, from pre-colonial days to the present, from various perspectives and the global American Studies movement.
American National Biography offers portraits of more than 18,700 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. Updated semi-annually, with new entries and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online features over 2,700 illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites. The format of articles is based on chronology. A given article traces a person's life through the sequence of significant events as they occurred from birth to death.
The concluding paragraph of the text is usually meant to put the subject's life in historical perspective, as seen from the vantage point of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Appended to each article is a descriptive bibliography, which