The American Nation: A History of the United States Since 1865

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Pearson Longman, Feb 15, 2005 - Political Science - 903 pages
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Using the political history of the nation as the framework on which social, economic, and cultural developments depend, co-authors Carnes and Garraty describe how the voices and actions of many peoples have produced a particular political structurethe United States, a single nationand how that nation has in turn influenced the lives of everyone. Long-renowned for its elegant narrative style,The American Nationin this Twelfth Edition retains its most significant strengthits rich and memorable prose.In this revision, the authors have revised each chapter to incorporate recent research and scholarship, refined the prose style, greatly expanded the number of maps, selected many new illustrations to engage students visually, and written informative, new captions to encourage students to reflect on the information conveyed in the illustration. In each chapter, a new feature, "Debating the Past" presents the varying views of historians on a question related to the chapter content. The final chapter (33) carries the story of the American nation to the present with coverage of the war in Iraq and the election of 2004.

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I would give it 0 stars if that were possible. I mean, even for a history book it's terrible. It had no sense of what's important or not, and the grammar is TERRIBLE. Like, it decided to tell us what ... Read full review

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DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. It's incredibly bad. I can hardly imagine how much effort was put into a book this dense with crap. I can hardly comprehend the idiotic way the author chose to sprinkle in random ... Read full review


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John A. Garraty is the Gourverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University and a former president of the Society of American Historians. His publications include Unemployment in History, The New Commonwealth, The Great Depression, and numerous history textbooks. He was an editor of the Columbia History of the World and the editor of recent supplements of the Dictionary of American Biography. He is currently the editor of the multivolume American National Biography.

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