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Cengage Advantage Books: the American Experiment A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865

ISBN-10: 0840029543
ISBN-13: 9780840029546
Edition: 3rd 2013
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Book details

List price: $48.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT, Third Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Approaching the American history survey course in an innovative way, this text features a more expansive definition of political history that includes all forms of politics, not just electoral politics, while simultaneously incorporating cultural history. With the specific aim of expanding history beyond elite actors, THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT emphasizes everyday work, family life, customs, and objects of cultural history to address its four themes: the role of government, American identity, the broad concept of "culture," and America and the world. The Third Edition features an enhanced thematic approach that helps readers understand America's development as an experiment in politics, culture, and identity, within a global context.

Cathy D. Matson specializes in the economic culture and thought of the Atlantic World from 1500-1800. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and is currently Professor of History at the University of Delaware and Director of the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her publications include A UNION OF INTERESTS: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL THOUGHT IN REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA and MERCHANTS AND EMPIRE: COMMERCE IN COLONIAL NEW YORK. She is currently at work on a study comparing the economic and cultural development of the Hudson and Delaware Valleys.

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