Summary: The American Pageant has long enjoyed a deserved reputation as one of the most accessible, popular, and effective textbooks in the field of American history. The eleventh edition, written by authors David Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen, preserve the basic features that have made the text unique, while incorporating the rich new scholarship in social, economic, cultural and intellectual history that has appeared since the last edition. New to the 11th edition are enhanced discussio ...show morens of the roles of women, expanded treatment of working-class life, a thoroughly updated acount of the Reconstruction, substantial coverage of African American and Native American history, and careful investigation of social, political, and cultural themes in the post-World War II period. Edition/Copyright: 11TH 98
- To help students understand the complexity of the past, The American Pageant is now divided into six parts, each with a part introduction that sets the period into context.
- The Varying Veiwpoints essays, which offer overviews of the scholarly debates that have surrounded major historical issues and encourage students to think critically about ways historians disagree, have been consolidated into more substantial discussions of 22 major controversies in U.S. history.
- Five new Makers of America essayswhich focus on the diverse groups that make up America's pluralistic societycover the Loyalists during the Revolution, the pioneers of the old Northwest, the Oneida Community, the Knights of Labor, and the suburbanites of the post-World War II era.
- A contemporary new design and revised map progam further enhance the book's clarity and vividness.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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