Series: Eyewitness History

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The 1950s by Richard Alan Schwartz
The 1960s by Timothy P. Maga
The 1970s by Neil A. Hamilton
The 1980s by Elin Woodger
The 1990s by Richard Alan Schwartz
America's Gilded Age by Judith Freeman Clark
The American Revolution by David F. Burg
Childhood in America by Catherine Reef
The Civil Rights Movement by Sanford Wexler
Civil War and Reconstruction by Joe H. Kirchberger
An Eyewitness History of Slavery in America: From Colonial Times to the Civil War by Dorothy Schneider
The First World War by Joe H. Kirchberger
The French Revolution and Napoleon by Joe H. Kirchberger
The Gilded Age (Eyewitness History Series) by Judith Freeman Clark
The Great Depression by David F. Burg
History of World War II by Carl J. Schneider
Immigration: From the Founding of Virginia to the Closing of Ellis Island by Dennis Wepman
The Progressive Era by Faith Jaycox
The Vietnam War by Sanford Wexler
Westward Expansion by Sanford Wexler
Women's Suffrage in America by Elizabeth Frost-Knappman
Working in America by Catherine Reef
World War I by Rodney P. Carlisle

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Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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