Summary: For introductory-level American History Courses.Edition/Copyright: 4TH 05
This major revision of a path breaking 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 of people and of the nation and emphasizing that American history has never been the preserve of any particular region. The text's trademark continental approach has been expanded to ...show more incorporate a greater hemispheric perspective, while a new community and memory feature analyzes the roleand the conflicts of historical memory in shaping communities' understanding of the past. The Out of Many Media and Research Update brings together a wide array of assets to provide a completely integrated learning experience.
- NEW--U.S. History Documents CD-ROM--FREE bound with every new copy of Out of Many Media and Research Update.
- Contains over 300 primary sources in an easily navigable PDF file. Linked to a Companion Website, each document is accompanied by essay questions that allow students to read important sources in American history and respond online.
- NEW--Researching the Past sections--With FREE Research Navigator.
- NEW--Exploring America.
- These sections end each chapter and explore key episodes and developments in American history. These media-rich activities, located on the Companion Website for Out of Many, combine primary sources, illustrations, graphs, audio clips, interactive maps, and video to explore important topics in depth.
- NEW--Updated Companion Website.
- Now contains Web Explorations and Interactive Maps that help students see the spatial dimensions of American history, and to interactively explore concepts, as well as documents and images from the History Resource Center, which are correlated at the end of each chapter of the text.
- NEW--OneKey for Instructors.
- Designed to help you minimize class preparation time and maximize teaching time, OneKey is all you need to plan and administer your course. This complete instructors package includes Primary source material including over 200 documents to use in lecture or in class. Video segments and audio files from renowed sources designed to bring concepts to life in a dramatic and compelling manner for students. Full color Historical Image Library featuring dramatic images, maps, tables and graphs for you to show in class Available in both PowerPoint Presentation or as jpeg files for complete customization. Complete assessment for tests or quizzes with over 1500 questions to choose from. Instructor Manual includes summaries, learning objectives, topics for lecture discussion, topics for classroom discussion, essay topics, classroom projects, listing a visual and audio assets by chapters, and additional documents and biographies.
- NEW--OneKey for Students.
- All your students need for out-of-class review and reseach-all conveniently organized by chapter. Review questions linked to an e-book. Students can text themselves multiple times in every chapter. When they answer a question incorrectly, they are immediately taken to the point in the text where the correct answer will be found. Documents tied directly to the text. Students can explore over 200 primary and secondary source documents. Multimedia examples. Students see, hear, and experience--and react to--history in a way a printed text cannot. Opportunity for research and further discovery available as part of OneKey, Research Navigator offers three complete data bases in one site: academic journals through Content Select; one year archive Niew York Times article and the best of the Web Link Library along with complete information on how to find, write about and cite their findings.
- 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 the American media is putting the World Trade Center bombing into historical perspective.
- "Community and Diversity" introduction.
- Acquaints students with the major themes of the book providing them with a framework for understanding American history.
- 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.
- 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.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.