Portrait of America to 1877

ISBN-10: 061864296X

ISBN-13: 9780618642960

Edition: 9th 2007

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Description: Portrait of Americais an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 20 percent of the essays in the Ninth Edition are new. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings. New!Important new works in the Ninth Edition include "John Adams and the Coming of the Revolution," David McCullough; "Runaways from a Hellish System," John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger; and "Reagan: His Place in History," Richard Brookhiser. Historians whose works are featured in the reader include Ira Berlin, Dee Brown, Eric Foner, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gary B. Nash, Page Smith, and Gordon S. Wood. Many selections are taken from books that have received the Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prize, and National Book Award.

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List price: $140.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Stephen B. Oates is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. His books include Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln . Oates has been awarded numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and Nevins-Freeman Award of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies.

Charles Errico, the new co-author of Portrait of America, is a professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. He also conducts graduate classes at George Mason University.

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