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The Enduring Vision A History of the American People

ISBN: 9780618801596 | 0618801596
Edition: 6th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Pub. Date: 1/10/2007

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The Enduring Visionfeatures an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. The first U.S. history survey to incorporate sustained attention to cultural history, the text is also known for its innovative coverage of public health, the environment, and the West--including Native American history. The Sixth Edition presents increased global coverage and a new comparative feature, "Beyond America: Global Interactions," which provides an international context for significant developments in the United States. A range of student oriented pedagogical features--including focus questions and an online glossary--makes this edition even more accessible. The authors continue to explore the enduring vision of the American people, a vision they describe as "a shared determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America." New!The newBeyond America: Global Interactionsfeature presents 15 illustrated essays that demonstrate how events and developments elsewhere in the world influenced change in the United States. Topics include "The Origins and Spread of Agriculture," "Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World," and "The Challenge of Globalization." New!Revised and enhanced in response to student feedback, the pedagogical program now offers extensive chapter outlines,Key Termsin boldface throughout the text and in chapter-ending boxes, section-openingFocus Questions,and online glossary definitions. New!Chapters 3, 31, and 32 have been substantially reorganized to address current global issues and challenges facing America. Each chapter has been revised to incorporate the latest scholarship, and coverage up to and including the November 2006 election brings the narrative up to date. New!Four new essays--featuring the telegraph, the sewing machine, electricity, and global warming--bring the total number ofTechnology and Cultureboxes to 17. These popular essays highlight key innovations and their impact on American society and culture. New!Twelve new chapter-opening vignettes include black revolutionary soldier Agrippa Hull, utopian and labor agitator Frances Wright, Tejano politician Jose Antonio Navarro, and actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. For the first time all vignettes include either illustrations or photographs. New!Eight new maps enhance the book's distinctive map program. The Enduring Visionis also available in a Student Achievement Series edition, as well as Concise and Dolphin Editions. Please visit our online catalog for descriptions.

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