9780321316332

American Nation, The: A History of the United States to 1877, Volume I

  • ISBN 13:

    9780321316332

  • ISBN 10:

    0321316339

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Using the political history of the nation as the framework on which social, economic, and cultural developments depend, co-authors Carnes and Garraty describe how the voices and actions of many peoples have produced a particular political structurethe United States, a single nationand how that nation has in turn influenced the lives of everyone. Long renowned for its elegant narrative style,The American Nationin this Twelfth Edition retains its most significant strengthits rich and memorable prose.In this revision, the authors have revised each chapter to incorporate recent research and scholarship, refined the prose style, greatly expanded the number of maps, selected many new illustrations to engage students visually, and written informative, new captions to encourage students to reflect on the information conveyed in the illustration. In each chapter, a new feature, "Debating the Past" presents the varying views of historians on a question related to the chapter content. The final chapter (33) carries the story of the American nation to the present with coverage of the war in Iraq and the election of 2004.

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