American Horizons U. S. History in a Global Context

ISBN-10: 0199740151
ISBN-13: 9780199740154
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List price: $49.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

American Horizonsis 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 Horizonsillustrates 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 Horizonscontains 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 Reviewsproviding post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter*Maps and Infographicsthat explore essential themes in new waysThe concise version ofAmerican Horizonshas:* 10% fewer words than the comprehensive* 35% fewer images than the comprehensive* More compact size and design than the comprehensive

North America Encounters the Atlantic World
Colonists on the Margins, 1565-1640
Forging Tighter Bonds, 1640 to the 1690s
Adjusting to Empires, c. 1690-1730
Battling for Souls, Minds, and the Heart of North America, 1730-1763
Empire and Resistance, 1763-1776
A Revolutionary Nation, 1776-1789
A New Nation Facing a Revolutionary World, 1789-1815
American Peoples on the Move, 1789-1824
Market Revolutions and the Rise of Democracy, 1789-1832
New Boundaries, New Roles: 1820-1856
Religion and Reform, 1820-1850
A House Dividing, 1844-1860
The Civil War
Reconstructing America, 1865-1877

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