Summary: For introductory-level American History Courses. Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
This major revision of a pathbreaking text weaves together the complex interaction of social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the United States and from which "the American people" have evolved by telling stories and emphasizing that American history has never been the preserve of any particular region. The text's trademark "continental" approach has been refined to inco ...show morerporate a greater hemispheric perspective, while a new community and memory feature analyzes the role--and the conflicts--of historical memory in shaping communities' understanding of the past.
- NEW--Transnational perspective.
- Provides closer and more detailed examination of the dynamic relationship between the United States and Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, allowing students to see the hemispheric context that has shaped American history.
- NEW--Community and Memory essays.
- Ten chapters (chs. 1, 4, 6, 9, 14, 19, 21, 25, 28, 31) end with a special essay that looks at how various American communities are struggling with the powerful role of historical memory in forming their understanding of past events. Linked directly to the corresponding American community vignettes, community and memory essays examine such topics as conflicts over Indian burial grounds, controversies surrounding the Alamo, and the way in which Americans are putting the World Trade Center bombing into historical perspective.
- NEW--Improved organization.
- Combines Chapters 30 and 31 to examine the period from 1974 to 1989. An all-new final chapter, entitled "Toward a Transnational America," looks at developments since 1989.
- NEW--Latest Scholarship.
- Incorporates the latest research on the South, popular culture, science and technology, and the Cold War.
- NEW--On the Web--Includes relevant, screened websites for each chapter and features two interactive maps.
- Helps students better grasp the geographical, conceptual, and chronological framework for understanding key events and trends in American history.
- NEW--Special biographies supplement.
- Available for free value-packing with Out of Many, Fourth Edition, a new, two-volume supplement, entitled Many Lives, Many Stories, examines the lives of 62 Americans--both famous and non-famous. Organized to match the chapter sequence of the text, it provides students with insight into how American history directly impacted people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
- NEW--Mapping American History CD-ROM--Packaged with every student's copy of Out of Many, Mapping American History is an interactive exploration of American history designed specifically to accompany Out of Many.
- Helps build a geographical, chronological, and conceptual framework for understanding key events and developments in United States history with over 120 interactive maps, Mapping American History includes short answer, multiple-choice, and true-false questions, timelines, concise summaries in both text and audio form, video clips, and links to the Companion Website for Out of Many.
- NEW--Improved Companion Website.
- Study resources are now organized around the primary subtopics of each chapter, providing an extra layer of material. The Companion Website now also includes sections devoted to community and memory and biographies in American history.
- "Community and Diversity" introduction.
- Acquaints students with the major themes of the book providing them with a framework for understanding American history.
- Joins the separate experiences and perceptions of diverse Americans.
- Shows students how the differences of caste and class have been managed through established social and political channels, or have shaped the social fabric through accommodation, conflict, or rebellion.
- Full coverage of the African American experience--With full chapters on slavery and empire in the colonial period and the civil rights movement from the 1940's to the 1960's.
- Allows for complete discussion of this time period and this group of Americans.
- Discussion of the role of minorities--Includes African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders.
- Provides students with conceptual links for understanding America's multi-racial society.
- American Community vignette at the beginning of each chapter provides a continental perspective--Presents American history by looking at a community affected by the events discussed in each chapter, selecting examples and vignettes from all regions of the country.
- Gives students a complete picture of American life and shows them that American history is not a preserve of any particular region.
- Timelines and Overview Tables.
- Puts dates and events examined in context for students.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.