United States of America

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Declaration of Independence of the thirteen states of which the American Union then consisted was adopted by Congress on 4 July, 1776. On 30 November, 1782, Great Britain acknowledged the independence of the United States, and on 3 September, 1783, the treaty of peace was concluded.


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Books of Reference

Books of Reference concerning the United States: 1. Official Publications

  1. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington. Annual.Google Scholar
  2. A Handbook on the United States of America. (U.S. Office of War Information.) London, 1914.Google Scholar
  3. United States Government Manual. Washington, 1944. (Irregularly issued.)Google Scholar
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  5. The official publications of the United States are issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office and are distributed by the Superintendent of Documents, who issues every two years the Catalog of the Public Documents of the Congress and of All the Departments of the Government of the United States. This Catalog is kept up to date by United States Government Publications, Monthly Catalog, and supplemented by Price Lists. Bach Price List is devoted to a special subject or type of material, e.g., American History or Census. Anne M. Boyd’s United States Government Publications (New York, 1941) furnishes an excellent descriptive list of the important publications, together with histories of each department, agency and commission. Analytical description of publications also appears in Laurence P. Schmeckebier’s Government Publications and Their Use (Washington, 1939). Out of date, but still useful for earlier statistical sources, is Schmeckebier’s The Statistical Work of the National Government (Baltimore, 1925).Google Scholar
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2. Non-Official Publications

  1. American Year Book, New York. Annual.Google Scholar
  2. Who’s Who in America. Chicago. Biennial, with monthly supplement.Google Scholar
  3. A Select Bibliography of the History of the United States. Compiled by Allan Nevins. (Historical Association Pamphlet, No. 121.) London, 1942.Google Scholar
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  8. — Editor, Atlas of American History. New York, 1943.Google Scholar
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  27. — Judicial Settlement of Controversies Between States of the American Union : An Analysis of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States. Oxford, 1920.Google Scholar
  28. — The United States of America : A Study of International Organization. Oxford, 1920.Google Scholar
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  30. Shannon (F. A.), Economic History of the People of the United States. London, 1934.Google Scholar
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  39. Thompson (C. M.) and Jones (F. M.), Economic Development of the United States. New York, 1939.Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1947

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