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Brief and affordable, yet careful not to sacrifice elements vital to student learning, America gives students and instructors everything they want — and nothing they don’t. The authors’ own abridgement preserves the hallmark explanatory power of the parent text, helping students to understand not only what happened but why — so they’re never left wondering what’s important. A unique seven-part narrative structure highlights the crucial turning points in American history and explores the dynamic forces shaping each period, facilitating students’ understanding of continuity and change. The narrative is enriched and reinforced by vibrant full-color art and carefully crafted maps, which provide invaluable tools for student comprehension and enrichment. Two primary-source features in every chapter ensure that students understand historical events as they were viewed nationally and internationally. The result is a brief book that, in addition to being an excellent price, is an excellent value.Biografía del autor:
James A. Henretta is a Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Maryland, College Park. His publications include "The Evolution of American Society, 1700-1815: An Interdisciplinary Analysis"; ""Salutary Neglect": " "Colonial Administration under the Duke of Newcastle; Evolution and Revolution: American Society, 1600-1820; The Origins of American Capitalism"; and an edited volume, "Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750-1850." Recent publications include "Magistrates, Common Law Lawyers, Legislators: The Three Legal Systems of British America," in "The Cambridge History of Law in America" and "Charles Evans Hughes and the Strange Death of Liberal America," in" Law and History Review," derived from his ongoing research on the liberal state in America: New York, 1820-1975. During his career, Henretta taught at Sussex, Princeton, UCLA, and Boston University. He served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia and as the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.Rebecca Edwards is a Professor of History at Vassar College. Her research interests focus on the post-Civil War era and include electoral politics, environmental history, and the history of women and gender roles. She is the author of "Angels in the Machinery: Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era" and "New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905. "She is currently working on a biography of women's rights advocate and People's Party orator Mary E. Lease.Robert O. Self is Professor of History at Brown University. His research focuses on urban history, American politics, and the post-1945 United States. He is the author of "American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland," which won four professional prizes, including the James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, and "All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s." He is currently at work on a book about the centrality of houses, cars, and children to family consumption in the twentieth-century United States. He teaches courses on the postwar United States; the history of political movements; the history of gender, sex, and the family; and urban history.
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