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"Organized chapter by chapter to parallel The American promise: a history of the United States in all its editions"--v. 1, p. iii.
This two-volume primary-source collection provides a diverse selection of voices from the nation’s past while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of a U.S. history survey course. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past features over 150 documents, each accompanied by a headnote and questions for discussion to encourage students’ understanding of the sources.
Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, the Advantage Edition of THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of photos, features, tables, and maps. Author Joseph R. Conlin’s award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation’s past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin’s popular How They Lived vignettes--many of which are new in this edition--bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition will capture and hold your students’ interest as it guides them on an eye-opening walk through the past. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition (Chapters 1-52), ISBN: 978-1-111-34339-2; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-24), ISBN: 978-1-111-34335-4; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 24-52), ISBN: 978-1-111-34340-8. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author Joseph R. Conlin’s award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation’s past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin’s popular sidebars and How They Lived vignettes-many of which are new in this edition-bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition will capture and hold your students’ interest as it guides them on a fascinating, eye-opening walk through the years gone by. Conlin’s text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-52), ISBN: 049557287X; VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-24), ISBN: 0495572888; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 24-52), ISBN: 0495572896. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue. Volume II of the Eighth Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, there are new chapters on the controversial decision to flood the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite in the early twentieth century, and the rise of the religious right in the late twentieth century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Understanding the American Promise, Second Edition, features a brief, question-driven narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and features innovative active learning pedagogy to help students understand what’s really important to know about U.S. history. This affordable text comes integrated with LearningCurve, an adaptive learning tool that helps students retain what they’ve read and come to class prepared.

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