Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Barbara Landis Chase Endowed Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.
Established in 2000 anonymously for the purchase of books, periodicals, and/or electronic resources in the field of American History, for the purpose of assisting the research and studies of Phillips Academy students, at the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.
In addition, the following electronic database was also funded.
The Black Death
Summary:A series of natural disasters in the Orient during the fourteenth century brought about the most devastating period of death and destruction in European history. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe’s people over a period of three years, and the resulting social and economic upheaval was on a scale unparalleled in all of recorded history. Synthesizing the records of contemporary chroniclers and the work of later historians, the author here offers an overview of this crucial epoch that brings to light the the full horror of this uniquely catastrophic event that hastened the disintegration of an age.