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Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection has a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can identify.Each selection is preceded by an introduction that sets the context and a helpful glossary that identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. The Eighth Edition includes an essay in which six major historians reflect on the historical significance of September 11, 2001.
Table of Contents
The European Discovery
The American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World
From These Beginnings
The First Century
Black People in a White People's Country
The Deerfield Massacre
""The Empire of My Heart"": The Marriage of William Byrd II and Lucy Parke Byrd
Citizen Ben: A Worldly American's Seven Great Virtues
""When in the Course
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