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The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana is a US-based encyclopedia published in the 20th and 21st century. (It is also the name of some otherwise unrelated 19th-century encyclopedias, also listed on The Online Books Page, some under the spelling Encylopaedia Americana.) Below we link to volumes of early 20th century editions as provided by various online book sites. The last print edition of the Encyclopedia Americana was published in 2006. The digital edition appear to be no longer available as a distinct work, though some of its content might have been absorbed into Scholastic's digital products.

1904 edition

The 1904 edition was edited by Frederich Converse Beach (editor of the Scientific American), with George Edward Rines as managing editor. It was published in 16 volumes by the Americana Company.

1918-1920 edition

The 1918-1920 edition, also titled "The Americana", was edited by George Edwin Rines and published in 30 volumes by the Encyclopedia Americana Corporation. Below are links to page images of the volumes, which are also being transcribed in Wikisource.

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