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

Title

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

Role

Editor: Mitchell Newton-Matza

Contributing author: Lydia Willsky-Ciollo

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Description/Summary

Lydia Willsky-Ciollo is a contributing author, " 1770 Boston Massacre - - pages 12-15, 1919 and Boston Molasses Disaster - pages 255-257".

Book description: 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. Tragedies and disasters have always been part of the fabric of American history. Some gave rise to reactions that profoundly influenced the nation. Others dominated public consciousness for a moment, then disappeared from collective memory. Organized chronologically, Disasters and Tragic Events examines these moments, covering both the familiar and the obscure and probing their immediate and long-term effects. Unlike other works that concentrate on a particular type of disaster, for example, weather- or medicine-related tragedies, this two-volume encyclopedia has no such limits. Its entries range from natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, to civic disturbances, environmental disasters, epidemics and medical errors, transportation accidents, and more.

ISBN

9781610691659

Publication Date

2014

Publication Information

Willsky-Ciollo, Lydia Eeva Natti (2014). "1770 Boston Massacre" and "1919 Boston Molasses Disaster" in Disasters and Tragic Events [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History. Mitchell Newton-Matza, ed. ABC-CLIO (previously published in 2013 as The Encyclopedia of American Disasters and Tragedies, Mitchell Newton, ed. ABC-CLIO) ISBN: 9781610691659

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