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Macmillan Higher Education

A History of the United States (5th Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 299
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Palgrave Essential Histories series

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28 April 2017

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This textbook offers an insightful, introductory overview of the history of American society from its inception right up to present day. With coverage starting at the European Settlement in 1492 right through to the 2016...

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This textbook offers an insightful, introductory overview of the history of American society from its inception right up to present day. With coverage starting at the European Settlement in 1492 right through to the 2016 Presidential Election, this fully revised new edition succinctly depicts the major themes and patterns of American history, thus providing a solid foundation for those wishing to expand their knowledge through further reading or research. Written by a leading scholar in the field of History, the author provides a clear analysis of the various facets of American life, incorporating social, economic, cultural, religious and political history.

 A definitive introduction to American history, this textbook is essential reading for any student looking to gain a better understanding of the evolution of this great nation. 

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  • A concise framework of chronologically-ordered chapters
  • A range of illustrative material which helps to put discussion into context
  • A section packed with suggestions for further reading

 

  • Fresh material on technological change, sport, and themes of prosperity, consumerism and leisure
  • A thoroughly updated chapter on contemporary America to include issues such as Black Lives Matter, the legalisation of gay marriage, and the 2016 Presidential Election


List of Tables.- List of Maps.- Preface.- Introduction.- 1. Unnamed Lands: The European Settlement, 1492-1765.- 2. Revolution and Nation Building, 1765-1825.- 3. Expansion and Crisis, 1825-65.- 4. Cities and Industry, 1865-1917.- 5. War and Globalism, 1917-56.- 6. Only Yesterday: The United States 1956-2000.- 7. Contemporary America.- Suggestions for Further Reading.- Index.

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Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, USA. He is also a member of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

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Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, USA. He is also a member of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

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