Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History

By Newton-Matza, Mitchell

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9781610691659 9781610691666
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ABC-CLIO


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Gr 9 Up—The 216 signed articles and 24 primary source readings in this outstanding set provide information about the interrelated topics of American disasters; catastrophic events; and tragedies, which can be either sudden or ongoing, but always with negative effects or consequences. Articles are grouped chronologically, starting with the beginning of slavery in the American colonies in the 1600s and ending with the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, school shooting in 2012. The events they describe include natural and man-made disasters, battles, epidemics, r...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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