Brinkley American History: a Survey: Vol 1

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American History: a Survey: Vol 1

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Highly-respected for its impeccable scholarship and elegant writing style, American History: A Survey provides students and instructors with a comprehensive account of the American past in which no single approach or theme predominates. From its first edition, this text has included a scrupulous account of American political and diplomatic history. Today, however, the book explores areas of history such as social, cultural, urban, racial and ethnic history, more history of the West and South, environmental history, and the history of women and gender. In addition, American history has not evolved in a vacuum, but as part of a larger global world. The eleventh edition of this text places American history into that global context, making connections for students who live in an ever-expanding world themselves.

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Map program now linked to the online learning center with a web icon directing students to the use this new interactive mapping component.
Map captions rewritten with embedded content cues for students.
Marginal Notes highlight key terms and concepts in the text.
Primary source documents will be available for packaging with each volume.
First four chapters thoroughly revised drawing clearer connections between the history of the British colonies in North America and the larger, global context of migration and settlement, also known as the emergence of an 'Atlantic World'.
Essays titled 'America and the World' places events of American History in a global context.
Expanded coverage of science and technology as important forces in American history.
Extensive new material on environmental history, particularly in chapters 12, 18, 21, 22, 29, 30, 32, and 34.
Reliability: Alan Brinkley's attention to historical scholarship, awareness of students' needs, and elegant prose style drives this book to its place among the best-sellers in the field.
Versatility: This book has adapted to the changing emphasis in history scholarship throughout its long and distinguished life.
'Where Historians Disagree' essays: This series of essays sprinkled throughout the text provide students with a sense of how the evolving nature of historical scholarship informs our present-day interpretations.
'Patterns of Popular Culture' boxes show popular culture throughout history with an emphasis on visual presentation (primarily photographs).
'The American Environment' essays, written expressly for this text by noted environmental historian William Cronan.

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