Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes]

by Mitchell Newton-Matza
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Publication Date: January 27, 2016

ISBN: 9781610691666

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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history.

• Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure

• Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact

• Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations

• Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations