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American History Now collects eighteen original historiographic essays that survey recent scholarship in American history and trace the shifting lines of interpretation and debate in the field. Building on the legacy of two previous editions of The New American History, this volume presents an entirely new group of contributors and a reconceptualized table of contents.

The new generation of historians showcased in American History No posed new questions and developed new approaches to scholarship to revise the prevailing interpretations of the chronological periods from the colonial era to the Reagan years. Covering the established subfields of women's history, African American history, and immigration history, the book also considers the history of capitalism, Native American history, environmental history, religious history, cultural history, and the history of "the United States in the world."

American History Now provides an indispensable summation of the state of the field for those interested in the study and teaching of the American past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439902448
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 6/11/2011
  • Series: Critical Perspectives On The P Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 438,116
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume Editors’ Preface

Series Editor’s Preface

Part I: Eras of the American Past

1. Squaring the Circles: The Reach of Colonial America • Alan Taylor

2. American Revolution and Early Republic • Woody Holton

3. Jacksonian America • Seth Rockman

4. Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction • Adam Rothman

5. The Possibilities of Politics: Democracy in America, 1877 to 1917 • Robert D. Johnston

6. The Interwar Years • Lisa McGirr

7. The Uncertain Future of American Politics, 1940 to 1973 • Meg Jacobs

8. 1973 to the Present • Kim Phillips-Fein

Part II: Major Themes in the American Experience

9. The United States in the World • Erez Manela

10. The “Cultural Turn” • Lawrence B. Glickman

11. American Religion • John T. McGreevy

12. Frontiers, Borderlands, Wests • Stephen Aron

13. Environmental History • Sarah T. Phillips

14. History of American Capitalism • Sven Beckert

15. Women’s and Gender History • Rebecca Edwards

16. Immigration and Ethnic History • Mae M. Ngai

17. American Indians and the Study of U. S. History • Ned Blackhawk

18. African-American History • Kevin Gaines


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