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Image for A concise American history
0415677173 / 9780415677172
Published 26/05/2020
352 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Undergraduate  Learn More

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 referenceConcept boxes discussing selected issues in more detailHistoriography boxes exploring key debates Chapter summaries offering condensed outlines of the main themes of each chapterFurther reading lists guiding readers to additional resourcesMaps 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-US students and is the perfect introduction for those new to US 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.


HBJK History of the Americas, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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