A Concise American History

1st Edition

David Brown, Thomas Heinrich, Simon Middleton, Vivien Miller

May 11, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 552 Pages
ISBN 9780415677172 - CAT# Y119918

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Expertly steering readers through the often tumultuous and exhilarating history of the United States, from its early modern Native American roots to twenty-first century neoliberalism and the shifting political climate of the past decade, this highly readable textbook provides a compelling overview of American development over the last five centuries.

This book avoids either celebratory or condemnatory rhetoric to present a critical examination of domestic America and its interaction with the rest of the world. Balancing coverage of political, social, cultural and economic history, each chapter also includes a wealth of features to facilitate learning:

  • Timelines situating key events in their wider chronology
  • Lists of topics covered within each chapter for easy reference
  • Concept boxes discussing selected issues in more detail
  • Historiography boxes exploring key debates
  • Chapter summaries offering condensed outlines of the main themes of each chapter
  • Further reading lists guiding readers to additional resources
  • Maps and images bringing to life important events and figures from America’s history.

Clearly and engagingly written and positioning America’s narrative within the wider global context, this textbook is particularly accessible for non-U.S. students and is the perfect introduction for those new to U.S. history.

This textbook is also supported by a companion website offering interactive content including a timeline, multiple-choice quizzes and links to selected web resources.


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