American People Creating a Nation and a Society

ISBN-10: 0205642837

ISBN-13: 9780205642830

Edition: 2009

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Providingnbsp;readers with a thought-provoking account of Americarsquo;s past,The American Peopleexamines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government. nbsp; Emphasizing the interaction of ordinary Americans with extraordinary events, this booknbsp;combines the discussion of political events with analysis of their impact on social and economic life. The comprehensive narrative encompasses description of the lives and experiences of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all class levels of society, and in all regions of the country. The thoughtful analysis seeks the connections among the political, social, economic, technological, and cultural factors that have shaped and reshaped American society over four centuries.
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List price: $101.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has been the Director of the National Center for History in the Schools sinc 1994 and co-chaired the National History Standards Project from 1992-1996. His past positions include: Dean of Undergraduate and Intercollege Curricular Development, University of California, Los Angeles; President, Organization of American Historians; Dean, Council on Educational Development, University of California, Los Angeles; Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University. He has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. Nash was elected member of American Antiquarian Society, Society of American Historians, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as winning the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95, the Primary History Consultant for the Schlessinger Production series in United States History, from 1996-97, he was on the University of California Bicentennial Committee, from 1975-76 and was an Historical Consultant and Writer for "Lights of Liberty," sound and light tour, Philadelphia, PA, in 1999. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 (1968); Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America (1974, 1982); The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution (1979); and Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840 (1988).

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The Rise of Smokestack America
Politics and Reform
Becoming a World Power
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
The Great War
Affluence and Anxiety
The Great Depression and the New Deal
World War II
Postwar America at Home, 19451960
Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 19451960
Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 19601969
Disorder and Discontent, 19691980
The Revival of Conservatism, 19801992
The PostCold War World, 19922008
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