ABC-CLIO Solutions - American History


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American History
From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.

The American History Team

Advisory Board
Miroslava Chávez-García, PhD
Spencer Crew, PhD
Michael Green, PhD
Chris Mullin, MA

Judy Fay, Sr. Director, Solutions
Marian Perales, Editorial Specialist
Casey Coffee, Jennifer Hutchinson, Tamara Johnson, Editors
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