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Philip Jenkins explores the central developments in American history from the fifteenth century to the present day. This highly
readable and authoritative account discusses the political, social, cultural and economic events that have shaped the history of the United States. The text covers key elements of this history such as the civil rights movement, the events of pre- and post-9/11, and the Iraq war. For this new edition, Jenkins brings the story right up to date with discussions of:
· the 2008 presidential election, Obama's victory and presidency
· the global economic crisis and the conditions that gave rise to it
· key environmental and gay rights issues
· recent US debates over war and the economy.
A History of the United States provides a foundation for the study of American society, thought and culture. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the evolution of this remarkable nation.
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Praise for the third edition:
'The new chapter on Contemporary America will maintain the book's deserved reputation as a leading introductory text on the history of what is still the world's most powerful nation.' - Robert Cook, University of Sheffield, UK.
'An excellent update of a very good book.' - David Brodnax, Sr, Trinity Christian College, USA.
Praise for the fourth edition:
'Clear description, analysis, and argument make the fourth edition of A History of the United States an excellent introduction to American history.' - John Fry, Chair of the Department of History, Trinity Christian College, USABook Description:
A lucid and authoritative account of American history from 1400 to the present day, which explores the key political, cultural, social and economic developments in America's past.
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