People and a Nation A History of the United States, since 1865

ISBN-10: 0618947779
ISBN-13: 9780618947775
Edition: 8th 2008
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Book details

List price: $232.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 643
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486

A People and a Nation offers a spirited narrative that challenges students to think about American history. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging student readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. The Eighth Edition offers highly readable stories and the latest scholarship throughout.

Carol Sheriff received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from Yale University. She has taught at the College of William and Mary since 1993, where she has won the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the Alumni Teaching Fellowship Award, and the University Professorship for Teaching Excellence. Carol teaches the U.S. history survey as well as classes on the Early Republic, the Civil War Era, and the American West. Her publications include THE ARTIFICIAL RIVER: THE ERIE CANAL AND THE PARADOX OF PROGRESS (1996), which won the Dixon Ryan Fox Award from the New York State Historical Association and the Award for Excellence in Research from the New York State Archives, and A PEOPLE AT WAR: CIVILIANS AND SOLDIERS IN AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR, 1854-1877 (with Scott Reynolds Nelson, 2007). Carol has written sections of a teaching manual for the New York State history curriculum, given presentations at Teaching American History grant projects, appeared in the History Channel's Modern Marvels show on the Erie Canal, and is engaged in several public history projects marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

Preface
Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865-1877
The Development of the West, 1865-1900
The Machine Age, 1877-1920
The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life, 1877-1920
Gilded Age Politics, 1877-1900
The Progressive Era, 1895-1920
The Quest for Empire, 1865-1914
Americans in the Great War, 1914-1920
The New Era, 1920-1929
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1941
The United States in a Troubled World, 1920-1941
The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945
The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945-1961
America at Midcentury, 1945-1960
The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960-1968
Continuing Divisions and New Limits, 1969-1980
Conservatism Revived, 1980-1992
Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992
Appendix
Index

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