Portrait of America to 1877

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/8/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Portrait of Americais an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 20 percent of the essays in the Ninth Edition are new. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings. New!Important new works in the Ninth Edition include "John Adams and the Coming of the Revolution," David McCullough; "Runaways from a Hellish System," John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger; and "Reagan: His Place in History," Richard Brookhiser. Historians whose works are featured in the reader include Ira Berlin, Dee Brown, Eric Foner, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gary B. Nash, Page Smith, and Gordon S. Wood. Many selections are taken from books that have received the Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prize, and National Book Award.

Table of Contents

The European Discovery
The American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World
From These Beginnings
The First Century
Black People in a White People's Country
The Deerfield Massacre
""The Empire of My Heart"": The Marriage of William Byrd II and Lucy Parke Byrd
Citizen Ben: A Worldly American's Seven Great Virtues
""When in the Course
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