A People and a Nation : A History of the United States / Edition 5

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A People and a Nation, Brief Sixth Edition, weaves the rich fabric of social history into a political, diplomatic, and economic narrative to tell the whole story of American history. The thoughtful discussion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture brings America's history to life.

New content in this edition includes new coverage of slavery in the colonial period; enhanced discussion of regional interconnections in the emerging market economy in the antebellum era; coordinated examination of the development of race theory and the social construction of racial identity; expanded consideration of the West throughout; new integration of the South into the national picture; new attention to the role of religion in American social and political history; new treatment of 20th century foreign relations culture; stronger emphasis on women; and enhanced discussion of the U.S. in the world.

  • New! Chapter-ending Legacy for a People and a Nation features focus on specific events, movements, or facts that show a striking relevance to present-day events and controversies. The features demonstrate how important the past is to the present, providing a forum for contemporary analysis.
  • New!New co-author David Blight, a respected scholar of African American history, revised material on the antebellum South, Civil War, and Reconstruction, incorporating up-to-date scholarship and reinvigorating critical topics.
  • New!The Brief Sixth Edition now features a full-color design, providing the illustrative maps and captivating artwork of its full-length counterpart at a fraction of the cost.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395921340
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: 5TH STY GD
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 421

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