American History: A Survey, Volume 2 / Edition 13

American History: A Survey, Volume 2 / Edition 13

by Alan Brinkley
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0077238540
ISBN-13:
2900077238543
Pub. Date:
12/01/2008
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McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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American History: A Survey, Volume 2 / Edition 13

This highly respected book,noted for its impeccable scholarship and clear,elegant writing,continues its tradition of balanced coverage - political,diplomatic,social and economic,legal,and cultural. "Where Historians Disagree" essays and environmental history essays (by William Cronon) pique students' interest. Alan Brinkley has streamlined the narrative for this edition and updated the scholarship throughout the book. Special emphasis is given to three prominent areas of new scholarship: the West,Asian American,and Women's history.

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ISBN-13: 2900077238543
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

In addition to being a best selling textbook author, ALAN BRINKLEY is the Allan Nevins Professor of History and former Provost at Columbia University. He is the author of Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liberalism and its Discontents. His most recent books are John F. Kennedy: The American Presidents Series: The 35th President, 1961-1963 and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century both published recently. He was educated at Princeton and Harvard and taught previously at MIT, Harvard, and the City University Graduate School before joining the Columbia faculty In 1991. In 1998-1999, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. He won the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award at Harvard in 1987 and the Great Teacher Award at Columbia in 2003. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the board of trustees of the National Humanities Center and Oxford University Press, and chairman of the board of trustees of the Century Foundation.

He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and the University of Torino (Italy). He was the 1998-1999 Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter One: THE MEETING OF CULTURES
Significant Events
America Before Columbus
Europe Looks Westward
The Arrival of the English
Where Historians Disagree: Why Do Historians So Often Differ?
Where Historians Disagree: The American Population Before Columbus
America in the World: The Atlantic Context of Early American History
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Chapter Two: TRANSPLANTATIONS AND BORDERLANDS
Significant Events
The Early Chesapeake
The Growth of New England
The Restoration Colonies
Borderlands and Middle Grounds
The Evolution of the British Empire
The American Environment: The Other Pilgrims
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Chapter Three: SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN PROVINCIAL AMERICA
Significant Events
The Colonial Population
The Colonial Economies
Patterns of Society
Awakenings and Enlightenment
Where Historians Disagree: The Origins of Slavery
Patterns of Popular Culture: Colonial Almanacs
Conclusion
For Further Reference

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