The American Promise Value Edition Volume 1

The American Promise  Value Edition  Volume 1
Author: James L. Roark,Michael P. Johnson,Patricia Cline Cohen,Sarah Stage,Susan M. Hartmann
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-12-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781319004279

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The American Promise, Value Edition, has long been a favorite with students who value the text’s readability, clear chronology, and lively voices of ordinary Americans, all in a portable format. Instructors have long valued the full narrative accompanied by a 2-color map program and the rich instructor resources of the parent text made available at an affordable price.

Reading the American Past

Reading the American Past
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Publsiher: Bedford/st Martins
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2001-08
Genre: History
ISBN: UCSC:32106017068559

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This two-volume primary-source collection provides a broad range of voices and perspectives from our nation's past, while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of most U.S. history survey courses. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past offers a rich selection of over 125 documents and editorial apparatus to aid students' understanding of the sources.

Reading the American Past Volume II From 1865

Reading the American Past  Volume II  From 1865
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781457605642

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With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in a manageable, accessible way. Thirty-two new documents infuse the collection with the voices of an even wider range of historical actors. Expertly edited by Michael P. Johnson, one of the authors of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and fit into any syllabus. Headnotes and discussion questions help students approach the documents, and comparative questions encourage students to make connections across documents.

The American Yawp

The American Yawp
Author: Joseph L. Locke,Ben Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-01-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 1503606716

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"I too am not a bit tamed--I too am untranslatable / I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world."--Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself," Leaves of Grass The American Yawp is a free, online, collaboratively built American history textbook. Over 300 historians joined together to create the book they wanted for their own students--an accessible, synthetic narrative that reflects the best of recent historical scholarship and provides a jumping-off point for discussions in the U.S. history classroom and beyond. Long before Whitman and long after, Americans have sung something collectively amid the deafening roar of their many individual voices. The Yawp highlights the dynamism and conflict inherent in the history of the United States, while also looking for the common threads that help us make sense of the past. Without losing sight of politics and power, The American Yawp incorporates transnational perspectives, integrates diverse voices, recovers narratives of resistance, and explores the complex process of cultural creation. It looks for America in crowded slave cabins, bustling markets, congested tenements, and marbled halls. It navigates between maternity wards, prisons, streets, bars, and boardrooms. The fully peer-reviewed edition of The American Yawp will be available in two print volumes designed for the U.S. history survey. Volume I begins with the indigenous people who called the Americas home before chronicling the collision of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.The American Yawptraces the development of colonial society in the context of the larger Atlantic World and investigates the origins and ruptures of slavery, the American Revolution, and the new nation's development and rebirth through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Rather than asserting a fixed narrative of American progress, The American Yawp gives students a starting point for asking their own questions about how the past informs the problems and opportunities that we confront today.

History in the Making

History in the Making
Author: Catherine Locks,Sarah Mergel,Pamela Roseman,Tamara Spike
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-19
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0988223767

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A peer-reviewed open U.S. History Textbook released under a CC BY SA 3.0 Unported License.

American History Volume 1

American History  Volume 1
Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-04-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781433644429

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American History volume 1 surveys the broad sweep of American history from the first Native American societies to the end of the Reconstruction period, following the Civil War. Drawing on a deep range of research and years of classroom teaching experience, Thomas S. Kidd offers students an engaging overview of the first half of American history. The volume features illuminating stories of people from well-known presidents and generals, to lesser-known men and women who struggled under slavery and other forms of oppression to make their place in American life. The role of Christianity in America is central in this book. Americans’ faith sometimes inspired awakenings and the search for an equitable society, but at other times it justified violence and inequality. Students will come away from American History volume 1 better prepared to grapple with the challenges presented by the history of America’s founding, the problem of slavery, and our nation’s political tradition.

American History Volume 2

American History  Volume 2
Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-04-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781433644443

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American History volume 2 gives a wide overview of America’s history from the end of the Civil War era, to the political and cultural struggles of contemporary times. Thomas S. Kidd employs lessons learned from his own scholarly expertise and history classes to weave together a compelling narrative of the defeats and triumphs that have defined the American national experience. Unlike many textbooks of modern American history, religion and faith remain central aspects of the book’s coverage, through present-day America. It gives detailed treatment of episodes such as America’s military conflicts, the Civil Rights movement, and the culture wars of the past half-century. Professor Kidd also considers the development of America’s obsession with entertainment, from the rise of the first movies, to the social media age. American History volume 2 will help students wrestle with the political and cultural changes that have dramatically transformed contemporary American life

Going to the Source Volume 1 To 1877

Going to the Source  Volume 1  To 1877
Author: Victoria Bissell Brown,Timothy J. Shannon
Publsiher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-09-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 0312448228

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Lots of readers offer lots of sources, but only Going to the Source gives students a clear method for how to use them. The reader's strong pedagogical framework, developed by historians with extensive teaching experience, helps students learn how to ask fruitful questions in order to evaluate documents effectively and develop critical reading skills. Mirroring the chronology of the U.S. history survey, each chapter introduces students to the excitement of working with documents by focusing on a single intriguing historical episode. The reader's wide variety of chapter topics that complement the survey course and its rich diversity of sources -- from personal letters to political cartoons -- provokes students' interest as it teaches them the skills they need to successfully grapple with historical sources.

Building the American Republic Volume 2

Building the American Republic  Volume 2
Author: Jane Dailey
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2018-01-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780226300825

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What was America? The question resounds today more than ever. While countless contemporary textbooks have sought to relate this country's history, most have done so in fragmented, diluted, or unapproachable ways. These two volumes break down all the barriers to a full understanding of America: it has just two authors, each with a strong point of view; it is told in pure narrative form, befitting its riveting story; and it is as low-cost a textbook as there has ever been. Unlike other open access textbooks, Building the Republic is authoritative and coherent. Throughout, Harry Watson and Jane Dailey emphasize the enduring and multifarious influence of religion, the evolution of law and legal norms, and the distinctive history and influence of the South. And they take a capacious view of the role of politics in US history, beyond simple "political history." These two volumes sweep the reader up in the inimitable history of a country forever remaking itself.

Constructing the American Past

Constructing the American Past
Author: Elliott J. Gorn,Randy Roberts,Terry D. Bilhartz,Susan Schulten
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-10-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 0190280964

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Now published by Oxford University Press, Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People's History, Eighth Edition, presents an innovative combination of case studies and primary source documents that allow students to discover, analyze, and construct history from the actors' perspective. Beginning with Christopher Columbus and his interaction with the Spanish crown in 1492, and ending in the Reconstruction-era United States, Constructing the American Past provides eyewitness accounts of historical events, legal documents that helped shape the lives of citizens, and excerpts from diaries that show history through an intimate perspective. The authors expand upon past scholarship and include new material regarding gender, race, and immigration in order to provide a more complete picture of the past.

U S History

U S  History
Author: P. Scott Corbett,Volker Janssen,John M. Lund
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2017-12-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 9888407392

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Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).

Reading the American Past Volume I To 1877

Reading the American Past  Volume I  To 1877
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781457605635

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With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in a manageable, accessible way. Thirty-two new documents infuse the collection with the voices of an even wider range of historical actors. Expertly edited by Michael P. Johnson, one of the authors of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and fit into any syllabus. Headnotes and discussion questions help students approach the documents, and comparative questions encourage students to make connections across documents.

Rebirth of a Nation

Rebirth of a Nation
Author: Jackson Lears
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-06-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780061940965

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An illuminating and authoritative history of America in the years between the Civil War and World War I, Jackson Lears’s Rebirth of a Nation was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game—at once engaging and tightly argued." —The New York Times Book Review “Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.” —The Washington Post In the half-century between the Civil War and World War I, widespread yearning for a new beginning permeated American public life. Dreams of spiritual, moral, and physical rebirth formed the foundation for the modern United States, inspiring its leaders with imperial ambition. Theodore Roosevelt's desire to recapture frontier vigor led him to promote U.S. interests throughout Latin America. Woodrow Wilson's vision of a reborn international order drew him into a war to end war. Andrew Carnegie's embrace of philanthropy coincided with his creation of the world's first billion-dollar corporation, United States Steel. Presidents and entrepreneurs helped usher the nation into the modern era, but sometimes the consequences of their actions failed to match the grandeur of their hopes. Award-winning historian Jackson Lears richly chronicles this momentous period when America reunited and began to form the world power of the twentieth century. Lears vividly captures imperialists, Gilded Age mavericks, and vaudeville entertainers, and illuminates the roles played by a variety of seekers, male and female, from populist farmers to avant-garde artists and writers to progressive reformers. Some were motivated by their own visions of Christianity; all were swept up in longings for revitalization. In these years marked by wrenching social conflict and vigorous political debate, a modern America emerged and came to dominance on a world stage. Illuminating and authoritative, Rebirth of a Nation brilliantly weaves the remarkable story of this crucial epoch into a masterful work of history.

Discovering the American Past A Look at the Evidence Volume I To 1877

Discovering the American Past  A Look at the Evidence  Volume I  To 1877
Author: William Bruce Wheeler,Lorri Glover
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1305630424

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This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue. Volume 1 of the Eighth Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, there are new chapters on creation stories and culture in colonial America, the transition to racial slavery in Virginia, women’s rights, and Civil War nurses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American History to 1877

American History to 1877
Author: Robert D. Geise
Publsiher: Barrons Educational Series
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1992-02-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 0812047370

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American History to 1877 covers all the major themes, historical figures, major dates and events from your introductory American History courses. Topics covered include Pre-Columbian America to the post-Civil War Reconstruction era.