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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882926459
  • Publisher: ISI Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Guides To Major Disciplines Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 529,900
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What This Guide Is, and Isn't 1
History as Laboratory 4
History as Memory 11
Rethinking American History 19
American Myths and Narratives 22
Your History Is America's History--Sometimes 31
A Gallery of Windows 35
America and Europe 36
Capitalism 39
The City 43
Equality 45
Founding 49
Frontier 50
Immigration 51
Liberty 54
Nation and Federation 58
Nature 61
Pluralism 64
Redeemer Nation 70
Religion 73
Revolution 77
Self-Making 79
The South 83
Caveats 86
An American Canon 91
Student Self-Reliance Project: Embarking on a Lifelong Pursuit of Knowledge? 95
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