American People, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Concise Edition, Combined Volume, 7th Edition
©2011 |Pearson | Out of print
Gary B. Nash, University of California, Los Angeles
Julie Roy Jeffrey
John R. Howe, University of Minnesota
Peter J. Frederick, Wabash College
Allen F. Davis, Temple University
Allan M. Winkler, Miami University of Ohio
Charlene Mires, Villanova University
Carla Gardina Pestana
©2011 |Pearson | Out of print
For introductory-level survey courses in American History.
This engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.
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• Its compact size, easy to ready narrative structure, and eloquent prose make this text an attractive choice for students and instructors.
• With an emphasis on social history provided by a well-known group of scholars, The American People, Concise Edition has long been regarded as the book that best presents the history of the common people.
• The popular “Recovering the Past” feature provides students with the opportunity to review compelling evidence–from movies and popular music to diaries and political cartoons–that historians have used in reconstructing and interpreting the past. Each feature ends with thought-provoking questions.
• The text's chapter openers–called “American Stories”–explore the experiences of ordinary Americans through personal stories that introduce the main themes and concepts of the specific chapter. A brief overview links the story to the text, and each chapter's Conclusion revisits the individual described in “American Stories.”
• An international perspective throughout the text helps students think across national boundaries and understand the way in which U.S. history intersects with the world.
- The former six part structure has been reorganized into a four part structure, creating a much more streamlined and chronological narrative for students. All timelines have been reorganized to reflect these structural changes. Specifically, the following chapters have undergone major reorganization:
- Chapter 5 now includes the coming of the revolution (with Thomas Paine's Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence), as well as information about the contribution of groups to the rising political crisis (especially farmers and urban people), about the ideology of rebellion, and about the first steps toward organizing state and national government.
- Chapter 6 now begins with the revolutionary war and carries the story foward to the creation of the federal government under the US Constitution.
- Chapter 7 now covers the Washington administration through the War of 1812.
- Chapter 23 has been completely restructured to begin with foreign policy and military affairs, moving onto issues on the home front including those of women and minorities.
- Chapter 24 is restructured to discuss the Cold War first, which aids in conveying the idea that the Cold War frames the history that follows, including the Vietnam War. Profiles of Truman and Ike are included.
- Chapter 25 now includes information about Truman and his relationship to Congress.
- Chapter 28 has also been completely restructured to better tie into the central themes of the text, providing a sharper, clearer focus of the issues from 1980 to the present. It includes information previously found in the last three chapters of the text and has been rewritten for better structural organization and narrative coherency.
- Each chapter now has a "Recovering the Past" feature, many of which are either brand new or taken from the full edition. New features include "Representations of Native America," "World's Fairs," and a substantially revised "Magazines." Popular selections taken from the full edition include, among others, "Folktales," "Slave Narratives," "Senate Speeches," "Archaeological Artifacts," and "Congressional Hearings."
- New material reflecting the most recent scholarship has been added throughout, specifically in Chapter 17 (information about the depression of 1893, Chinese exclusion, Homestead steel strike); Chapter 18 (new material on urban history, south, middle, and western areas of the country, information on the personalities and strategies of politicla machines, changing patterns of residence and land use that developed with new transportation technologies, central business districts and industrial suburbs, the African American role in urban development, reform efforts aimed at the physical environment of the city); Chapter 20 (The Great Migration and additional information on the 1920s); Chapter 21 (additional material on racial violence, modernization, fundamentalism, the rise and fall of Prohibition, social groups, immigration restriction and race in establishing quotas); and Chapter 22 (additional information on Keynes).
PART 1 AN EMERGING PEOPLE
1 Ancient America and Africa
2 Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas
3 Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century
4 The Maturing of Colonial Society
5 Bursting the Bonds of Empire
6 A People in Revolution
7 Consolidating the Revolution
PART 2 AN EXPANDING PEOPLE
8 Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
9 Slavery and the Old South
10 Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
11 Moving West
12 The Union in Peril
13 The Union Severed
14 The Union Reconstructed
14 The Union Restructured
PART 3 A MODERNIZING PEOPLE
15 The Realities of Rural America
16 The Rise of Smokestack America
17 The New Metropolis
18 Becoming a World Power
19 The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
20 The Great War
21 Affluence and Anxiety
PART 4 A RESILIENT PEOPLE
22 The Great Depression and the New Deal
23 World War II
24 Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945-1960
25 Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960
26 Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960-1969
27 Disorder and Discontent, 1969-1980
28 Conservatism and a Shift in Course, 1980-2010
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Gary B. Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is currently Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary American history. A former president of the Organization of American Historians, his scholarship is especially concerned with the role of common people in the making of history.
Julie Roy Jeffrey earned her Ph.D. in history from Rice University. Since then she has taught at Goucher College. Honored as an outstanding teacher, Jeffrey has been involved in faculty development activities and curriculum evaluation. She was Fullbright Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, 1999-2000 and John Adams Chair of American History at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2006. She is the author of many articles on the lives and perceptions of nineteenth-century women. Her research continues to focus on abolitionism as well as on history and film.
John R. Howe received his Ph.D. from Yale University. At the University of Minnesota, he has taught the U.S. history survey and courses on the American revolutionary era and the early republic. His present research deals with the social politics of verbal discourse in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Boston. He has received a Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Research Fellowship from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.
Peter J. Frederick received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. His career of innovative teaching began at California State University, Hayward, in the 1960s and continued at Wabash College (1970-2004) and Carleton College (1992-1994) He also served as distinguished Professor of American History and Culture at Heritage University on the Yakama Nation reservation in Washington between 2004 and 2006. Recognized nationally as a distinguished teacher and for his many articles and workshops on teaching and learning, Frederick was awarded the Eugene Asher Award for Excellence in Teaching by the AHA in 2000.
Allen F. Davis earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. A former president of the American Studies Association, he is a professor emeritus at Temple University and editor of Conflict and Consensus in American History (9th ed., 1997).
Allan M. Winkler received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught at Yale and the University of Oregon, and he is now Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. An award-winning teacher, he has also published extensively about the recent past. His research centers on the connections between public policy and popular mood in modern history.
Charlene Mires earned her Ph.D. in history at Temple University. At Villanova University, she teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, public history, and material culture. She is the author of Independence Hall in American Memory (2002) and serves as editor of the Pennsylvania History Studies Series for the Pennsylvania Historical Association. A former journalist, she was a co-recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for general local news reporting with other staff members at the Fort Wayne (Indiana) News-Sentinel.
Carla Gardina Pestana received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. She taught at Ohio State University, where she served as a Lilly Teaching Fellow and launched an innovative on-demand publishing project. Currently she holds the W.E. Smith Professorship in History at Miami University. At present, she is completing a book on religion in the British Atlantic world to 1830 for classroom use.
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