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Editor James M. Banner, Jr. has compiled a collection of 15 historiographical essays by respected scholars to provide an up-to-date overview of major topics in American History. Each essay offers a concise and insightful assessment of a central field such as religious history, women’s history, cultural history, military history, and the history of ethnicity and migration. Contributors include Sean Wilentz, Emily Rosenberg, Donald Worster, and David Hollinger, among others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312539481
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 12/14/2009
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 929,406
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James M. Banner Jr., is an independent historian in Washington, D.C. whose scholarly interests have focused on the history of the United States between 1765 and 1865. A leader in the creation of the National History Center and co-founder and co-director of the History News Service, he is currently writing a book about what it means to be a historian today. He is most recently the co-editor, with John R. Gillis, of Becoming Historians (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).

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Table of Contents

A Century of American Historiography

Introduction, James M. Banner, Jr.

1. American Political Histories, Sean Wilentz

2. More Than Great White Men: A Century of Scholarship on American Social History, Gary J. Kornblith and Carol Lasser

3. American Intellectual History, 1907-2007, David A. Hollinger

4. America and the World: From National to Global, Emily S. Rosenberg

5. Main Currents in American Cultural History, Jean-Christophe Agnew

6. The Changing Contours of African American History during the 20th Century, Robert L. Harris, Jr.

7. American Military History, John Shy and David J. Fitzpatrick

8. Expanding Boundaries: A Century of Legal History, Christopher Tomlins

9. American Religious History, 1907-2007, Mark A. Noll

10. Century of Struggle: The History of Women’s History, Susan Ware

11. The Rise of Environmental History, Donald Worster

12. A Century of Scholarship in American Immigration and Ethnic History, Alan M.


13. Regionalism and Sectionalism in American Historical Writing, David M. Wrobel

14. American Urban Histories, Timothy J. Gilfoyle

15. The Literature of American Indian History, Donald L. Fixico

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