American National Biography consists of brief biographies of Americans with significant achievements, fame, or influence. "American" is defined as a person whose significant actions occurred during his or her residence within what is now the United States or whose life or career directly influenced the course of American history. Only deceased persons are included.
Contains full-text biographies of historical and contemporary figures from around the world. Sources include Biography Today, Britannica, US presidential and congressional sources, Cambridge, and more.