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Editor James M. Banner, Jr. has compiled a collection of 15 historiographical essays by respected scholars to provide an up-to-date overview of major topics in American History. Each essay offers a concise and insightful assessment of a central field such as religious history, women's history, cultural history, military history, and the history of ethnicity and migration. Contributors include Sean Wilentz, Emily Rosenberg, Donald Worster, and David Hollinger, among others.
James M. Banner Jr., is an independent historian in Washington, D.C. whose scholarly interests have focused on the history of the United States between 1765 and 1865. A leader in the creation of the National History Center and co-founder and co-director of the History News Service, he is currently writing a book about what it means to be a historian today. He is most recently the co-editor, with John R. Gillis, of Becoming Historians (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).
Table of Contents
|Notes on Contributors||p. xi|
|American Political Histories||p. 1|
|More Than Great White Men: A Century of Scholarship on American Social History||p. 11|
|American Intellectual History 1907-2007||p. 21|
|America and the World: From National to Global||p. 30|
|Main Currents in American Cultural History||p. 39|
|The Changing Contours of African American History during the Twentieth Century||p. 52|
|American Military History||p. 66|
|Expanding Boundaries: A Century of Legal History||p. 78|
|American Religious History, 1907-2007||p. 90|
|Century of Struggle: The History of Women's History||p. 103|
|The Rise of Environmental History||p. 114|
|A Century of Scholarship in American Immigration and Ethnic History||p. 124|
|Regionalism and Sectionalism in American Historical Writing||p. 141|
|American Urban Histories||p. 156|
|The Literature of American Indian History||p. 170|
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