Breadth, Brevity, and Balance: One-third shorter than its parent text, the new brief version of America: A Narrative History retains the coherent and balanced narrative of the full version while incorporating innovative pedagogy and an attractive two-color design. The authors have also introduced the theme of popular culture as a theoretical framework for viewing important political, social, cultural, and economic developments. With its winning combination of breadth, brevity, and balance, America is the ideal text for courses in American history.
Strengthened Pedagogy New pedagogical elements guide students through the narrative and help them to identify connections between events and across chapters. Elements include: * New Part Timelines have narrative-style entries that show the relationships between political, global, social, and economic events across chapters and over long periods of time. The new narrative-style entries make these timelines an ideal study tool for students * Chapter Organizers introduce each chapter by outlining major points to be considered in that chapter. * "Making Connections" Boxes at the close of each chapter help students see the connections among events discussed throughout the book. * Two-Color Maps are easy to understand and read; the number of maps has been expanded in this edition.
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George B. Tindall, Kenan Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, is one of the country's most distinguished professors of American history. He is the author of many books, including South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900; the award-winning Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945; The Disruption of the Solid South; and The Ethnic Southerners. David E. Shi is president and professor of history at Furman University. He was the Frontis W. Johnston Professor of History at Davidson College for over a decade. His four books highlight his expertise in American culture: Mathew Josephson, Bourgeois Bohemian; The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture; In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present; and Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture.
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