Inventing America: A History of the United States / Edition 1

Inventing America: A History of the United States / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0393974340
ISBN-13:
9780393974348
Pub. Date:
09/15/2002
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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Inventing America: A History of the United States / Edition 1

W. W. Norton presents Inventing America, a balanced new survey of American history by four outstanding historians. The text uses the theme of innovation-the impulse in American history to "make it new"-to integrate the political, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of the American story. From the creation of a new nation and the invention of the corporation in the eighteenth century, through the vast changes wrought by early industry and the rise of cities in the nineteenth century, to the culture of jazz and the new nation-state of the twentieth century, the text draws together the many ways in which innovation-and its limits-have marked American history.

Author Biography: Pauline Maier is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Merritt Roe Smith is Leverett and William Cutten Professor of the History of Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alexander Keyssar is Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard University. Daniel J. Kevles, the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, taught American history for many years at the California Institute of Technology.

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ISBN-13: 9780393974348
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1086
Product dimensions: 9.14(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.67(d)

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