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The study of the past. Includes the social and political history of America and the world.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

The online version of the classic encyclopedia, with graphs, photos and movies. Supplemented with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus, a world atlas, a timeline, and a year in review feature. Articles include links to relevant websites.

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