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Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress

Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 30 · Number 6 · 2016 · 34-40 likely a result of alternative name spellings in RR 2016/203 the primary sources. Encyclopedia of the Continental While the entries themselves are the Congress primary focus of this tome, there are other valuable sections: the historical timeline, Mark Grossman primary source documents, appendices, Grey House Publishing bibliography and index. The historical timeline Amenia, NY starts in 1764, with the passing of the Sugar and Currency Acts and ends with the New 2 vols. York City meeting of the US Senate and House of Representatives in 1789. In addition ISBN 978 1 61925 175 5 (print); to including excerpts from primary sources in ISBN 978 1 61925 176 2 (e-book) many of the entries, the author also includes $245 31 unedited, fully intact primary sources. Keywords Eighteenth century, Encyclopedias, History, Speeches, legislative documents and letters are Politics, United States of America a few of the primary source types included. Review DOI 10.1108/RR-03-2016-0091 One of the reviewer’s favorite aspects of the Encyclopedia is the appendices. With six Mark Grossman, author of the Encyclopedia of different appendices, the reader can easily the Continental Congress, is credited with editing identify which delegates were from which and authoring a long list of reputable reference states, the occupation(s) of the individual sources. Since 1993, he has authored multiple signers of the Declaration of Independence, editions of the Encyclopedia of the United States the geographic location of the individual Cabinet, Technology Law and U.S. Land and signers of the Articles of Confederation, the Natural Resource Policy as well as many first location and times of the Continental edition titles such as the Encyclopedia of the Congress sessions and statistical information Speakers of the House of Representatives. His about the original 13 colonies. With 509 extensive knowledge and expertise in the history entries and the wealth of information found in of the federal government is what ultimately lead the additional sections, it is only expected that to this unique, comprehensive work. the author would have a rather large The Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress bibliography – approximately 1,570 books and is a product of more than 25 years’ worth of articles, 103 unpublished dissertations, theses research and over a dozen research trips to the and other works, 99 newspapers and UK. It is the first published comprehensive magazines, 37 Continental Congress and encyclopedic work covering the first and colonial documents, 82 colonial and state second Continental Congresses and the first documents, 23 miscellaneous government Federal Congress. While this work includes all documents and three manuscript collections. persons, places, events, legal documents and The cross-referenced index is essentially the cases and battles of the American Revolution, it icing on the cake for this highly useable is not a work on the American Revolution. resource. Entries pertaining to the American Revolution This is obviously an excellent, are only included because those entries also well-researched and written encyclopedia pertain to the Continental Congress. which would be extremely useful for research The excellent content and structure of this projects, reference interactions and other particular source shows the extreme care and academic inquiries; however, it would best attention to detail that was present during the serve libraries connected to large research research process. The Encyclopedia consists of institutions with strengths in history, political an alphabetical listing of 509 entries, each of science, archaeology and cultural studies. In which include some special addition to the public libraries, archives and special libraries entry such as a photo or a state seal. Many of that are geographically located in what were the entries also include excerpts from relevant the original 13, the Encyclopedia probably primary sources and numerous footnotes. The would have a more patron appeal than in Encyclopedia is not limited only to entries libraries located elsewhere, far removed from about important persons in the Continental Congress; it also includes entries about the physical history of the early American republic. This is a highly recommended relevant organizations and governmental bodies, pertinent legislation and documents source. and geographic locations, places and Jennifer Koenig Johnson businesses. In some cases, the author includes Reference Librarian, Springdale Public alternative spellings for names, which is most Library, Springdale, Arkansas, USA http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress

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Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 30 · Number 6 · 2016 · 34-40 likely a result of alternative name spellings in RR 2016/203 the primary sources. Encyclopedia of the Continental While the entries themselves are the Congress primary focus of this tome, there are other valuable sections: the historical timeline, Mark Grossman primary source documents, appendices, Grey House Publishing bibliography and index. The historical timeline Amenia, NY starts in 1764, with the passing of the Sugar and Currency Acts and ends with the New 2 vols. York City meeting of the US Senate and House of Representatives in 1789. In addition ISBN 978 1 61925 175 5 (print); to including excerpts from primary sources in ISBN 978 1 61925 176 2 (e-book) many of the entries, the author also includes $245 31 unedited, fully intact primary sources. Keywords Eighteenth century, Encyclopedias, History, Speeches, legislative documents and letters are Politics, United States of America a few of the primary source types included. Review DOI 10.1108/RR-03-2016-0091 One of the reviewer’s favorite aspects of the Encyclopedia is the appendices. With six Mark Grossman, author of the Encyclopedia of different appendices, the reader can easily the Continental Congress, is credited with editing identify which delegates were from which and authoring a long list of reputable reference states, the occupation(s) of the individual sources. Since 1993, he has authored multiple signers of the Declaration of Independence, editions of the Encyclopedia of the United States the geographic location of the individual Cabinet, Technology Law and U.S. Land and signers of the Articles of Confederation, the Natural Resource Policy as well as many first location and times of the Continental edition titles such as the Encyclopedia of the Congress sessions and statistical information Speakers of the House of Representatives. His about the original 13 colonies. With 509 extensive knowledge and expertise in the history entries and the wealth of information found in of the federal government is what ultimately lead the additional sections, it is only expected that to this unique, comprehensive work. the author would have a rather large The Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress bibliography – approximately 1,570 books and is a product of more than 25 years’ worth of articles, 103 unpublished dissertations, theses research and over a dozen research trips to the and other works, 99 newspapers and UK. It is the first published comprehensive magazines, 37 Continental Congress and encyclopedic work covering the first and colonial documents, 82 colonial and state second Continental Congresses and the first documents, 23 miscellaneous government Federal Congress. While this work includes all documents and three manuscript collections. persons, places, events, legal documents and The cross-referenced index is essentially the cases and battles of the American Revolution, it icing on the cake for this highly useable is not a work on the American Revolution. resource. Entries pertaining to the American Revolution This is obviously an excellent, are only included because those entries also well-researched and written encyclopedia pertain to the Continental Congress. which would be extremely useful for research The excellent content and structure of this projects, reference interactions and other particular source shows the extreme care and academic inquiries; however, it would best attention to detail that was present during the serve libraries connected to large research research process. The Encyclopedia consists of institutions with strengths in history, political an alphabetical listing of 509 entries, each of science, archaeology and cultural studies. In which include some special addition to the public libraries, archives and special libraries entry such as a photo or a state seal. Many of that are geographically located in what were the entries also include excerpts from relevant the original 13, the Encyclopedia probably primary sources and numerous footnotes. The would have a more patron appeal than in Encyclopedia is not limited only to entries libraries located elsewhere, far removed from about important persons in the Continental Congress; it also includes entries about the physical history of the early American republic. This is a highly recommended relevant organizations and governmental bodies, pertinent legislation and documents source. and geographic locations, places and Jennifer Koenig Johnson businesses. In some cases, the author includes Reference Librarian, Springdale Public alternative spellings for names, which is most Library, Springdale, Arkansas, USA

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