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Constructing the American Past A Source Book of a People's History

ISBN-10: 020577363X
ISBN-13: 9780205773633
Edition: 7th 2011
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Description: This primary source reader captures the excitement of hands-on history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. 'Constructing the American Past' achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other source  More...

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List price: $60.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This primary source reader captures the excitement of hands-on history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. 'Constructing the American Past' achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other source books.

Elliott J. Gorn, professor of history at Purdue University, is the co-author of A Brief History of American Sports (H&W, 1993) and author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. He lives in Chicago.

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