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The American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Vol. 1
The American Pageant A History of the Republic Vol 1 Author:David M. Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, Thomas A. Bailey The Brief American Pageant retains the vivid chronological narrative of its full-length counterpart, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the parent text's trademark wit are all evident in the brief version.Engaging features draw students into the ... more »narrative, improving comprehension and increasing their interest in the material. "Varying Viewpoints" features explore the scholarly debates surrounding major historical issues, encouraging students to think critically about ways in which historians disagree. "Makers of America" essays focus on the diverse ethnic, racial, and activist groups that compose America's pluralistic society.
New! Updated coverage of recent events includes a new section at the end of the last chapter called "The American Prospect in the Age of Terrorism."
New! The authors reduced the total number of chapters to 42 by combining several chapters and streamlining material. The reorganization tightens the book's chronology and highlights a thematic update of the antebellum and Gilded Age/Progressive era periods.
New! The authors integrated more coverage of hot research topics into the new edition, including immigration, women's political participation, the environmental movement, American Indians, and western history. Throughout the text, social topics are thoroughly integrated into the political narrative.
New! All chapters now start with introductory paragraphs that provide a bridge into the chapter narrative.
David Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen, two of America's most prominent historians, bring the book's scholarship up to date while preserving the trademark writing style of late author Thomas Bailey. Mel Piehl, an experienced abridging editor, carefully prunes the manuscript, rewriting passages to reduce detail while preserving the successful approach of the full-length book.
Pedagogy includes chapter-ending chronologies, numerous interesting quotes from historical figures, and incisive part openers that contextualize the six major periods of American history for students"Founding the New Nation," "Building the New Nation," "Testing the New Nation," "Forging an Industrial Society," "Struggling for Justice at Home and Abroad," and "Making Modern America."
The Appendix includes "Suggested Readings" for every chapter, an annotated Constitution of the United States with page references, and an extensive statistical profile of the United States.