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

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

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

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ISBN-10: 0195369521

ISBN-13: 9780195369526

Pub. Date: 03/01/2012

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

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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 relevence 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195369526
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
871,428
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(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: Adjusting to Empires, 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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