America / Edition 6

America / Edition 6

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by George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393978133

ISBN-13: 9780393978131

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

With its engaging narrative style and its richness of anecdote and detail, this complete history of our country - including over 300 illustrations and 100 maps - continues to delight readers. From presidencies and battles to the culture of everyday life, this is a compelling history of the American experience, animated by human characters, informed by analysis and

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With its engaging narrative style and its richness of anecdote and detail, this complete history of our country - including over 300 illustrations and 100 maps - continues to delight readers. From presidencies and battles to the culture of everyday life, this is a compelling history of the American experience, animated by human characters, informed by analysis and social texture, and guided by the unfolding of events. It is a story in the best sense, the story of the land and the people, from the pre-Columbian experience of the Native Americans through the trials and tragedies of colonization, revolution, and civil war, to the modern era of world wars and global economies, up through the Clinton administration. This book is a must-read - and a marvelous gift - for all lovers of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393978131
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
America: A Narrative History Series
Edition description:
Brief
Pages:
1248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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America 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the textbook for my current AP class, and it is straight forward, but as a history buff, I find it quite boring. It is lacking much of what I feel students need to learn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
America: A Narrative History is a well written book that is exceptionally easy to follow. The writers display a high level of knowledge as befits their high ranking status at Chaple Hill and Furman University. However, the book has a fatal flaw: It's political. The authors often paint a very positive images of progressive and left-wing groups, while demonizing right wing entities. Chapter 23 is perhaps the worst, claiming that Imperial nations dispatched Christan missionaries to destroy the native culture of colonial targets. It also heavily charged America with Imperialism and Empire, and gave me the distinct impression the authors did not know what either was, and was quite reminiscent of anti-Americanism of contemporary times. The book is also rarely sourced, often making claims that are clearly the opinion of the author and attempting to pass it on as fact. I found the book so offensive at times that I declined to read many sections and wrote a formal complaint to my college (Columbus State) detailing its many biases. When I need to question every other line in the book- it's not a good sign. When I can ascertain the ideology of the authors- it's not a good sign. When sections make me enter a verbal rant in disgust over what was written and how it was portrayed- it's not a good sign. Yet the fact this is required reading for history classes is unacceptable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the book now won't down load on iPad. If I had known I would have wasted the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After teaching for more than 36 years, I find this text to be the best I have ever used. It is a balanced synthesis of historiographical develoments in the last thirty or so years as well as an interesting story which blends a difficult mix of social, political, and economic trends. Nothing really important is wanting in this text, even humor (sometimes subtle). The study materials are also quite helpful according to the testimonials of my former students. Especially noteworthy are the human interest stories which clarify the historical narrative.
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I purchased this book for a college class I am currently taking and it wont go on to the nook i have purchased and i cant sell/return it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a simple read and is easy to understand. It's a great introduction to American History from the start to 1877.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was used as our AP US History textbook and is one of the most interesting history textbooks that I have read. I definitely recommend this book if you're interested in learning American history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a horrible way of showing the history of our great nation, and I feel is a disgrace to all historians, and lovers of America. I feel that this book is complete garbage, and should be discontinued immediately.