A History of US: 10-Volume Set plus Sourcebook and Index

A History of US: 10-Volume Set plus Sourcebook and Index

by Joy Hakim
     
 

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Oxford University Press is delighted to announce a revised second edition, in full color and incorporating the most recent discoveries in history and archaeology. And we've added a brand new eleventh volume featuring an index to the entire series, historical maps, the essential documents of US History, and much more. Each book in this award winning series is accurate…  See more details below

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Oxford University Press is delighted to announce a revised second edition, in full color and incorporating the most recent discoveries in history and archaeology. And we've added a brand new eleventh volume featuring an index to the entire series, historical maps, the essential documents of US History, and much more. Each book in this award winning series is accurate and reliable history written in the tradition of great storytelling. The narrative and informal text includes offbeat, little-known events and singular personalities that make the traditional meat-and-potatoes of American history anything but boring. Ms. Hakim quotes frequently from primary documents, explaining who wrote them, when, and in what circumstances, so that the reader is implicitly encouraged to assess their accuracy or probable bias. "The best American history witten for young people" just got better.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-One of the best nonfiction series of the decade just got better. The author has revised and added to the text; murky illustrations have been replaced with hundreds of new, sharp, sometimes color photographs; and an entire volume of documents, substantially annotated by historian Steven Mintz, has been added. Between discussions of recent discoveries related to the waves of prehistoric human emigration to the Americas at one end, and the Clinton administration at the other, Hakim fine-tunes her uniquely lively account of our country's history with new feature essays and updated surveys of late 20th-century science and culture. The final volume contains all or major portions of over 90 significant primary documents, including the Magna Carta, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and President Reagan's 1988 address to students in Moscow, in which he describes the nascent "information revolution." The pages have been redesigned for more visual appeal, but the previous edition's wide margins, with their plethora of well-placed definitions, comments, and quotations, remain. Volumes 1-10 end with a time line and an annotated bibliography; each one is packed with the large-scale movements and events that provide a framework for history, as well as the personalities, anecdotes, wild coincidences, and vivid details that bring that history to life. Due to the narrative structure and the fact that it's almost impossible to put down, this set is not well suited to answer quick questions. It does, however, belong in every reference collection.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
From the Publisher

"A thorough and accurate narrative of our nation's history."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"This is not your run-of-the-mill U.S. history. It has vivid, fluid writing, extensive use of historical documents, and personal voice--lots of it.... [The] series doesn't just toss out a string of names and dates--it tells stories with facts in them."--The Washington Post

"A refreshing exception in the otherwise bleak textbook scene.... A former schoolteacher and journalist, Hakim was appalled by the dullness of the textbooks she saw and decided she could do a better job herself.... While virtually all the other textbooks are written by committees in as neutral a tone as possible,... Hakim tried to make storytelling central to her work."--Alexander Stille in The New York Review of Books

"Hakim has accomplished the seemingly impossible in producing this well-researched and beautifully presented revision of her overview of our nation.... The 11 compact volumes in the History of Us series are packed with photographs, graphs, maps, and other illustrations.... Hakim's writing style is easily accessible by middle-school students yet sophisticated enough to engage the interest of older students as well. Her research is thorough.... Give these titles to students who think history is dull and boring!"--VOYA

"One of the best nonfiction series of the decade just got better.... Hakim fine-tunes her uniquely lively account of our country's history with new feature essays and updated surveys of late 20th-century science and culture. The final volume contains all or major portions of over 90 significant primary documents.... The pages have been redesigned for more visual appeal, but the previous edition's wide margins, with their plethora of well-placed definitions, comments, and quotations, remain. Volumes 1-10 end with a time line and an annotated bibliography; each one is packed with the large-scale movements and events that provide a framework for history, as well as the personalities, anecdotes, wild coincidences, and vivid detail that bring that history to life.... Impossible to put down... Belong[s] in every reference collection."--School Library Journal

"The books are very well written, presenting history more as story than the recitation of facts."--Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual

"The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children."--Los Angeles Times

"For kids who think United States history is merely sleep-inducing, author Joy Hakim offers an antidote."--Publishers Weekly

"Merits every accolade, starting with the most personal: I couldn't put it down."--Washington Post Book World

"The best American history written for young people that I have ever seen."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195077667
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/1995
Series:
A History of US Series
Edition description:
older edition
Pages:
1600
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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