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Overview

Used by over one million students, America: A Narrative History is one of the most successful American history textbooks ever published.
The Brief Seventh Edition offers the attractive features of the full-length text—lively and accessible narrative style, a keen balance of political with social and cultural history, a full-color layout, and exceptional value—in a more concise format. The Brief Seventh Edition also introduces the carefully integrated new theme of environmental history, adding illuminating perspectives on how Americans have shaped—and been shaped by—the natural world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393927351
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/19/2007
  • Edition description: Brief Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

George Brown Tindall spent many years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was an award-winning historian of the South with a number of major books to his credit, including The Emergence of the New South.

David Emory Shi (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is president emeritus and professor emeritus of history at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the author of several books focusing on American cultural history, including the award-winning The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture and Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    Superb Narrative History

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2006

    America : A Narrative History, Complete

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    A very detailed book ruined by an extreme level of partisan comm

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Got the shaft

    Bought the book now won't down load on iPad. If I had known I would have wasted the money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    BULL!

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    America : A Narrative History, Complete

    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.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    love the book

    lov it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2007

    Amazing Text

    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.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2005

    Simple Read

    This book is a simple read and is easy to understand. It's a great introduction to American History from the start to 1877.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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