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.
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.
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.
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