Excellent supplement for understanding American history. Offering up-to-date coverage of America's social, political, and diplomatic past, this anthology of articles by nationally renowned scholars introduces students to the excitement of American history. With seven new selections the Seventh Edition has been substantially revised to examine such topics as the relationship between Native Americans and early colonists, the experience of women - both black and white - in colonial America and the early republic, the Northwest Ordinance, society and republicanism, slavery on the western frontier.
"Well-written, engaging, and provocative essays. Excellent for use in surveys of American history."--Kevin Kenny, University of Texas at Austin
"Wide-ranging and well chosen topics covering many of the central issues in the American experience."--Dan O'Bryan, Sierra Nevada College
"The selections together give readers a good picture of major cultural trends and issues in the US during the 20th century."--Anthony Newkirk, La Salle University
"Wonderful! The selections are perfect!"-Barbara Handy-Marchello, University of North Dakota
Praise for previous editions:
"An excellent collection, easy to integrate into classroom discussions."--David Sloane, Dartmouth College
"Excellent book!"--Mary Lynn Cluff, Dixie College
"Excellent choices both in significance and readability."--J.K. Putnam, California State University
"A solid array of selections. Good choices in civil and women's rights reading."--T.M. Kluz, Troy State University
"As usual, the editors have selected excellent articles on a wide variety of topics. My students really 'get into' these articles in our class discussions."--Jerry Bower, University of Wisconsin, Richland
"An interesting comparative history."--Bradley Skelcher, Delaware State College
"A nice collection of essays on topics in American history....Would be a suitable supplement to my survey textbook."--Richard Byrne, Southwest State University
"Comprehensive collection of thought-provoking articles by first-rate scholars."--M.T. Carleton, Louisiana State University
1: Edmund S. Morgan: "The Puritans and Sex"
2: William McLoughlin: "Anne Hutchinson Reconsidered"
3: Roger Nichols: "Indians and Colonists in Virginia and New England"
4: Louis J. Kern: "Witchcraft, Sexuality, and the Cunning of Women in Salem"
5: Joan Rezner Gunderson: "The Double Bonds of Race and Sex"
6: Linda Grant DePauw: "Land of the Unfree"
7: Randolph Roth: "The Generation Conflict Reconsidered"
8: James A. Henrietta: "Society and Republicanism"
9: Patrick A. Carey: "American Catholics and the First Amendment"
10: Jan Lewis: "The Republican Wife"
11: Eldon L. Johnson: "The Dartmouth College Case"
12: Ronald N. Satz: "Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era"
13: Thomas Dublin: "Women, Work, and Protest in the Early Lowell Mills"
14: Robert Maddox: "Fifty-four Forty or Fight!"
15: Joseph Conan Thompson: "Florida's Slave Codes"
16: Nell Irvin Painter: "Race, Class, Gender in the Slave South"
17: Paul Finkelman: "Slavery, the 'More Perfect Union,' and the Prairie State"
18: Williamson Murray: "What Took the North So Long?"
19: Eric Foner: "Reconstruction: A Reinterpretation"
Series: American Vistas : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.37 x 13.64
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: Revised