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Title: United States at War:

United States at War
Understanding Conflict and Society
Why Study Conflict?
War is always a major turning point for a nation
and a complex topic that challenges researchers
to consider all angles.
To that end, ABC-CLIO has specialized in the
study of war and conflictand the political,
social, and technological impacts on societyby
working with preeminent military historians and
expert educators to develop award-winning
resources that help researchers understand
conflict in a more complete, holistic way.
With the release of United States at War,
researchers, for the first time, have access to a
comprehensive database that combines
ready-reference, the story of war, and
perspectives from scholars who model historical
Introducing a Groundbreaking New Subscription
  • Developed by a team of military
  • historians and expert educators
  • Provides access to authoritative
  • reference content, pertinent primary
  • sources, and a wealth of historical
  • insight and analysis
  • Helps researchers develop a deeper
  • critical understanding of Americas
  • history
  • Will serve as one of the essential
  • resources for the study of American
  • history for years to come

Featuring Essential Resources for Informed
  • Focuses on the conflict periods that have defined
    the nation from its earliest beginnings to today.
  • Packed with
  • Thoroughly explores the 14 major conflicts
    involving the United States throughout its
  • Over 10,000 primary and
  • secondary sources
  • Weekly news on current conflicts
  • Balanced expert analysis and
  • pro/con perspectives that model
  • good historical thinking

United States at War Understanding Conflict and
  • Access the conflicts that shaped the culture and
    politics of the United States through three
    varied pathways
  • Research
  • Quickly find the people, events, movements, and
    places associated with the conflicts using this
    comprehensive search engine.
  • Wars
  • Explore the causes, consequences, opponents, and
    general overview of each of the important
  • Themes
  • Discover the underlying themes and review
    specific questions regarding the wars through the
    eyes of working historians and educators.

Extensive War Coverage
  • Full coverage of the major US-involved conflicts
  • North American Colonial Wars to 1776
  • American Revolution
  • American Indian Wars, 1492-1890
  • War of 1812
  • Mexican-American War
  • American Civil War
  • Spanish-American and Philippine- American Wars
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • Korean War
  • Arab-Israeli Wars
  • Vietnam War
  • Middle East Wars

In-Depth Overviews
  • Researchers can easily navigate the United
    States involvement in each war.
  • Explore the circumstances and opponents that
    embodied each conflict while coming to understand
    its immediate, intermediate, and long-term
    causes and effects.

Detailed, Dynamic Timelines
  • Broken down by conflict, interactive timelines
    show the march of historyevent-by-event and
    person-by-personin each case, linking
    researchers to detailed articles or biographies.

Smart Statistical Tool CLIOview
  • Using the CLIOview tool, researchers can easily
    compare statistics about participating nations
    across a single war.

Investigation of Current Issues
  • Regular Feature Essays discuss current issues in
    military history and global conflict and inform
    researchers understandings of the past and

Historians Perspectives
  • Historians Perspectives are shown alongside a
    personal photo and biographical sketch, giving
    researchers context for the information.

Broad Historical Essays
  • Essays written by prominent historians survey
    each conflict.
  • Inclusive information gives researchers the
    background and insight they need to understand
    the conflicts and the opponents who fought in

Thematic Essays and Analyses
  • Informative essays by working historians
    challenge researchers to confront each conflicts
    domestic, economic, geopolitical, military,
    social, and technological implications.

Primary and Secondary Sources
  • An extensive collection of engaging reference
    entries including
  • Historical documents
  • Portraits of important individuals
  • Personal narratives by participants
  • Incisive quotes
  • Audio and video recordings

Intuitive Search Options
  • Over 10,000 reference items are easily searchable
    by text, reference category, or conflict,
    ensuring that researchers will quickly find the
    information they need.

Simple and Advanced Searches
  • Researchers can conduct a simple text search by
    entering in a single word or an entire phrase.
  • Advanced Search helps researchers narrow their
    initial search so they can quickly find the
    information they need.

Comprehensive Search Results
  • An incomparable body of primary and secondary
    sources, including audio files, events, maps, and
    individual biographies, provide researchers with
    a complete view of the United States involvement
    in each of the 14 major conflicts.

Ranked and Summarized Results
  • Ranked and summarized search results give
    researchers guidance in navigating an extensive
    body of historical content.

Clearly Organized Content
Entries are organized by their primary conflict
and traced to corresponding entries through
related items and ready reference hyperlinks.
Topical Summaries
  • Informational overviews systematically break
    statistics down by topic and provide a
    springboard into relevant categories.

Facts and Figures
  • Broken down by topic, Facts and Figures pages
    give information about each country, including
    population figures, imports and exports, natural
    resources and military resources.

Engaging Visuals
Battle maps for all 14 conflicts show not only
the movement of forces, but also their strength.
Rich Multimedia Content
  • Researchers can view multimedia clips of
    historical events or listen to speeches and
    readings of primary sources.
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