United States of America

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


The Declaration of Independence of the 13 states of which the American Union then consisted was adopted by Congress on 4 July 1776. On 30 Nov. 1782 Great Britain acknowledged the independence of the USA, and on 3 Sept. 1783 the treaty of peace was concluded.


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Books of Reference

II. Other Official Publications

  1. Guide to the Study of the United States of America. General Reference and Bibliography Division, Library of Congress. 1960Google Scholar
  2. Historical Statistics of the United States, colonial times to 1957: a statistical abstract supplement. Washington, 1960Google Scholar
  3. United States Government Manual. Washington. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  4. The official publications of the USA are issued by the US Government Printing Office and are distributed by the. Superintendent of Documents, who issued in 1940 a cumulative 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 dato by United States Government Publications, Monthly Catalog with annual index, and supplemented by Price Lists. Each Prirce List is devoted to a special subject or type of material, e.g., American History or Census. Useful guides are Schmeckcbier, L. P., and Eastin, R. B. (eds.), Government Publications and their Use. 2nd ed., Washington D.C., 1961;Google Scholar
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III. Non-Official Publications A. Handbooks

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III. Non-Official Publications B. General History

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III. Non-Official Publications C. Minorities

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III. Non-Official Publications D. Economic History

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III. Non-Official Publications E. Foreign Relations

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