American Horizons, Concise: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I: To 1877 / Edition 1

American Horizons, Concise: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I: To 1877 / Edition 1

by Michael Schaller, Robert Schulzinger, John BezIs-Selfa, Janette Thomas Greenwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199740151

ISBN-13: 9780199740154

Pub. Date: 03/15/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events

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American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history.

Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than one hundred maps.

American Horizons contains ample pedagogy, including:

* America in the World, visual guides to the key interactions between America and the world
* Global Passages, which feature unique stories connecting America to the world
* Visual Reviews providing post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter
* Maps and Infographics that explore essential themes in new ways

The concise version of American Horizons has:

* 10% fewer words than the comprehensive
* 35% fewer images than the comprehensive
* More compact size and design than the comprehensive

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199740154
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
205,972
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: North America Encounters the Atlantic World
Chapter 2: Colonists on the Margins, 1565-1640
Chapter 3: Forging Tighter Bonds, 1640 to the 1690s
Chapter 4: Accelerating the Pace of Change, c. 1690-1730
Chapter 5: Battling for Souls, Minds, and the Heart of North America, 1730-1763
Chapter 6: Empire & Resistance, 1763-1776
Chapter 7: A Revolutionary Nation, 1776-1789
Chapter 8: A New Nation Facing a Revolutionary World, 1789-1815
Chapter 9: American Peoples on the Move, 1789-1824
Chapter 10: Market Revolutions and the Rise of Democracy, 1789-1832
Chapter 11: New Boundaries, New Roles: 1820-1856
Chapter 12: Religion and Reform, 1820-1850
Chapter 13: A House Dividing, 1844-1860
Chapter 14: The Civil War
Chapter 15: Reconstructing America, 1865-1877

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