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US: A Narrative History, Volume 1: To 1877

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5th
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9780073385464

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0073385468
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12/4/2008
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

For your classes in American History, McGraw-Hill introduces the latest in its acclaimed M Series. The M Series started with your students. McGraw-Hill conducted extensive market research with over 4,000 students to gain insight into their studying and buying behavior. Students told us they wanted more portable texts with innovative visual appeal and content that is designed according to the way they learn. We also surveyed instructors, and they told us they wanted a way to engage their students without compromising on high quality content. ..U*S: A Narrative Historytells the story of us, the American people, with all the visually engaging, personally involving material that your students demand. From a trusted author team, this innovative text provides instructors who normally choose either a big or brief book with scholarly, succinct, and conventionally organized core content; a highly readable and unified narrative that is continental in scope; and a magazine format that engages students and helps them connect with the nation's past. .More current, more portable, more captivating, plus a rigorous and innovative research foundation adds up to: more learning. When you meet students where they are, you can take them where you want them to be. ..

Author Biography

James West Davidson received his B.A. from Haverford College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. A historian who has pursued a full-time writing career, he is the author of numerous books, among them After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection (with Mark H. Lytle), The Logic of Millennial Thought: Eighteenth Century New England, and Great Heart: the History of a Labrador Adventure (with John Rugge). He is co-editor with Michael Stiff of the Oxford New Narratives in American History, in which his most recent book appears: 'They Say': Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race..

Brian DeLay (Ph.D., Harvard) is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he has taught since receiving his doctorate from Harvard in 2004. At CU Professor DeLay teaches classes on inter-ethnic borderlands, the American Southwest to 1900, Native American History, and contact-era dynamics in the Americas. He specializes in nineteenth-century United States and Mexican history, and has a particular interest in connections between independent native peoples and the interlocked histories of American nation states. His article "Independent Indians and the U.S.-Mexican War" (American Historical Review 112, Feb. 2007) has been awarded the 2008 Stuart Bernath Article Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His book War of a Thousand Deserts will be published by Yale University Press in September of 2008. His next project will be a study of the international arms trade and Indian freedoms in the Americas during the long nineteenth century. ...

Christine Leigh Heyrman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware. She received a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University and is the author of Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750. Her book exploring the evolution of religious culture in the Southern U.S., entitled Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt, was awarded the Bancroft Prize in 1998....

Mark H. Lytle received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is Professor of History and Environmental Studies. he has served two years as Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin, in Ireland. His publications include The Origins of the Iranian-American Alliance, 1941-1953, After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection (with James West Davidson), America's Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon, and, most recently, The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement. He is co-editor of a joint issue of the journals of Diplomatic History and Environmental History dedicated to the field of environmental diplomacy. ...

Michael B. Stoff is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. The recipient of a Ph.D. from Yale University, he has been honored many times for his teaching, most recently with election to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He is the author of Oil, War, and American Security: The Search for a National Policy on Foreign Oil,1941-1947, co-editor (with Jonathan Fanton and R. Hal Williams) of The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age, and series co-editor (with James West Davidson) of the Oxford New Narratives in American History. He is currently working on a narrative on the bombing of Nagasaki. ...

Table of Contents

The First Civilizations of North America
Old Worlds, New Worlds (1400-1600)
Colonization and Conflict in the South (1600-1750)
Colonization and Conflict in the North (1600-1700)
The Mosaic of Eighteenth-Century America (1689-1771)
Toward the War for American Independence (1754-1776)
The American People and the American Revolution (1775-1783)
Crisis and Constitution (1776-1789)
The Early Republic (1789-1824)
The Opening of America (1815-1850)
The Rise of Democracy (1824-1840)
The Fires of Perfection (1820-1850)
The Old South (1820-1860)
Western Expansion and the Rise of the Slavery Issue (1820-1850)
The Union Broken (1850-1861)
Total War and the Republic (1861-1865)
Reconstructing the Union (1865-1877)
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