Aspects of American History

1st Edition

Simon Henderson

Routledge
Published January 26, 2009
Textbook - 246 Pages
ISBN 9780415423427 - CAT# RU46139

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Summary

Aspects of American History examines major themes, personalities and issues across American history, using topic focused essays. Each chapter focuses on key events and time periods within a broad framework looking at liberty and equality, the role of government and national identity. The volume engages with its central themes through a broad ranging examination of aspects of the American past, including discussions of political history, foreign policy, presidential leadership and the construction of national memory. In each essay, Simon Henderson:

  • introduces fresh angles to traditional topics
  • consolidates recent research in themed essays
  • analyzes views of different historians
  • offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach
  • gives concise treatment to complex issues.

Including an introduction which places key themes in context, this book enables readers to make comparisons and trace major thematic developments across American history.

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