A Student's Guide to U. S. History / Edition 1

A Student's Guide to U. S. History / Edition 1

by Wilfred M. Mcclay
     
 

ISBN-10: 1882926455

ISBN-13: 9781882926459

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: ISI Books

No nation in modern history has had a more powerful sense of its own distinctiveness than the United States. Yet few Americans understand the immensely varied sources of that sense and the fascinating debates that have always swirled around our attempts to define "America" with greater precision. All too many have come to regard the study of their national history as…  See more details below

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No nation in modern history has had a more powerful sense of its own distinctiveness than the United States. Yet few Americans understand the immensely varied sources of that sense and the fascinating debates that have always swirled around our attempts to define "America" with greater precision. All too many have come to regard the study of their national history as tedious, just as they fail to embrace the past as something in which they must be consciously grounded. In this introduction to the study of U.S. history, Wilfred M. McClay invites us to experience the perennial freshness and vitality of this great subject as he explores some of the enduring commitments and persistent tensions that have made America what it is.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882926459
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Guides To Major Disciplines Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
102
Sales rank:
319,398
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

What This Guide Is, and Isn't1
History as Laboratory4
History as Memory11
Rethinking American History19
American Myths and Narratives22
Your History Is America's History--Sometimes31
A Gallery of Windows35
America and Europe36
Capitalism39
The City43
Equality45
Founding49
Frontier50
Immigration51
Liberty54
Nation and Federation58
Nature61
Pluralism64
Redeemer Nation70
Religion73
Revolution77
Self-Making79
The South83
Caveats86
An American Canon91
Student Self-Reliance Project: Embarking on a Lifelong Pursuit of Knowledge?95

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