America: A Narrative History / Edition 9

America: A Narrative History / Edition 9

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by George Brown Tindall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393912620

ISBN-13: 9780393912623

Pub. Date: 11/09/2012

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

Over three editions, with more than 1,200 adoptions at colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, America: A Narrative History has provided countless students with their introduction to American history. Students and instructors alike have been drawn to the narrative - full of vivid characters and events, it unfolds like a story; the format -…  See more details below

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Over three editions, with more than 1,200 adoptions at colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, America: A Narrative History has provided countless students with their introduction to American history. Students and instructors alike have been drawn to the narrative - full of vivid characters and events, it unfolds like a story; the format - compact, handy, elegant; the price - affordable, it makes America the best buy for the course. The Fourth Edition is thoroughly revised, with new discussions throughout the book on the theme of frontiers in American history. Focusing on the perimeters of rapid change that have risen and receded at various times in American history, these discussions expand the book's coverage of social history in the context of the broader narrative. The Fourth Edition also provides students additional guidance with part openers that survey the major themes and events of a series of chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393912623
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/09/2012
Edition description:
Ninth Edition
Pages:
1744
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
1The Collision of Cultures5
2England and Its Colonies48
3Colonial Ways of Life106
4The Imperial Perspective163
5From Empire to Independence195
6The American Revolution240
7Shaping a Federal Union283
8The Federalists: Washington and Adams319
9Republicanism: Jefferson and Madison360
10Nationalism and Sectionalism396
11The Jacksonian Impulse432
12The Dynamics of Growth469
13An American Renaissance: Romanticism and Reform512
14Manifest Destiny560
15The Old South: An American Tragedy602
16The Crisis of Union644
17The War of the Union690
18Reconstruction: North and South751
19New Frontiers: South and West796
20The Rise of Big Business838
21The Emergence of Modern America877
22Gilded-Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt926
23The Course of Empire971
24Progressivism: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson1004
25Wilson and the Great War1046
26The Modern Temper1092
27Republican Resurgence and Decline1120
28Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal1155
29From Isolation to Global War1203
30The World at War1235
31The Fair Deal and Containment1287
32Through the Picture Window: Society and Culture, 1945-19601326
33Conflict and Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years1357
34New Frontiers: Kennedy and Johnson1395
35Rebellion and Reaction in the 1960s and 1970s1437
36A New Gilded Age1493
37Cultural Politics1536
App. The Declaration of IndependenceA1
App. Articles of ConfederationA5
App. The Constitution of the United StatesA12
App. Presidential ElectionsA30
App. Admission of StatesA38
App. Population of the United StatesA39
App. Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-1990A40
App. Immigration by Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-1989A42
Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Secretaries of StateA49
Chronology of Significant EventsA54
Illustration CreditsA65
IndexA73

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America 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 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
A very detailed book ruined by an extreme level of partisan commentary. The author's seek to tell you what to think of certain matters and not only paint certain subjects in tones more preferably to their political or philosophical bias, but also see fit to offer opinion decisions and present them as objective truths. Foner's "Give Me Liberty" whilst not as detailed is more fun, concentrates on the facts and tries not to colour events with a lens of extreme prejudice. Go for that instead.
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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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.
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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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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.