The American Past: A Survey of American History, Volume I: To 1877
Author Joseph R. Conlin's award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation's past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin's popular sidebars and How They Lived vignettes-many of which are new in this edition-bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition will capture and hold your students' interest as it guides them on a fascinating, eye-opening walk through the years gone by. Conlin's text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-52), ISBN: 049557287X; VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-24), ISBN: 0495572888; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 24-52), ISBN: 0495572896.
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This book is horribly written. Mr. Conlin is more concerned with using high dollar words than being understood. His sentence arrangement is vague at best! The topics of the book jump over 50 year time spans back and forth. If this is a book you will be using for a college course be prepared. To actually understand and digest the information you will need a lot of time referencing other sources to get a good grasp of the material. The upside about the book is that Mr. Conlin is very well informed- Historical genius even. He just does not belong anywhere near a keyboard. Next edition- Have someone else type up the information Joe!
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