Currents in American History: A Brief History of the United States
The history of the United States is a fascinating tale of intrigue, adventure, and progress, with many surprising twists and turns--and Currents in American History is designed to convey the defining elements of the story in an engaging, quick-paced narrative. Rather than covering a bit of everything, this volume traces the American people's drive to expand liberty and equality through important turning points as represented by eight pivotal days from from colonial times through 1877. Far shorter than most standard texts, this affordable work makes it possible for students to conceptualize America's complex history by assessing the causes and consequences of eight momentous days that changed the nation's course.
Currents in American History includes an online Student Learning Center that provides access to primary sources; audio and visual materials; original maps, photos, drawings, posters, and paintings; self-testing quizzes; tools for organizing, printing, and exporting primary documents; and more.