American Horizons

American Horizons


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN 10 : 0190659483


American Horizons Book Description :

U.S. history is increasingly perceived, interpreted, and taught as part of a global historical experience. The mutual influence of change - of global forces entering the United States and of American ideas, goods, and people moving out through the world - has been a consistent feature sincethe 16th century. Although most Americans today are aware that their influence is felt abroad and are increasingly aware of the influence of events abroad on their own lives, they tend to think of these as recent developments. In fact, those earliest exchanges of beliefs and products some 500 yearsago established a pattern of interaction that continues today.American Horizons tells the story of the United States by exploring this exchange on a global scale and placing it at the center of that story. By doing so, the authors provide a different perspective on the history of the United States, one that they hope broadens the horizons of those who readtheir work and are ever mindful of the global forces that increasingly and profoundly shape their lives. At the same time, American Horizons considers those ways in which U.S. inlfuence reshaped their lives and experiences of people of other nations.American Horizons presents an opportunity to view the nation's history as more than a mere sequence of events for students to memorize. Although adhering to the familiar chronological organization of the U.S. History course, their narrative style and structure provide the flexibility of shiftingemphasis from time to time to the global aspects of American history. Although the story of the United States is always at the center, that story is told through the movement of people, goods, and ideas into, within, or out of the United States.

American Horizons  Since 1865

American Horizons Since 1865


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1249
  • ISBN 10 : 019536953X


American Horizons Since 1865 Book Description :

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than one hundred maps. American Horizons contains ample pedagogy, including: * America in the World, visual guides to the key interactions between America and the world * Global Passages, which feature unique stories connecting America to the world * Visual Reviews providing post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter * Maps and Infographics that explore essential themes in new ways

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American Horizons


  • Author : Keith F. Davis
  • Publisher : Hudson Hills
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555952303


American Horizons Book Description :

The most complete treatment available of Sinsabaugh's life and career with a full portrayal of images, juxtaposing his classic Midwest prairie views and Chicago cityscapes with an instructive sampling of lesser-known works to offer a comprehensive look at

Reading American Horizons

Reading American Horizons


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2017-09-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0190861304


Reading American Horizons Book Description :

A two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. History within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy to make the documents more accessible to students.

Cenozoic Mammal Horizons of Western North America

Cenozoic Mammal Horizons of Western North America


  • Author : Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1909
  • Genre: Briquets (Fuel)
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105019731590


Cenozoic Mammal Horizons of Western North America Book Description :

The USGS tested coal from the Pocahontas and New River coalfields, West Virginia/Virginia (used by Atlantic seaboard industrial plants, the U.S. Navy and the merchant marine), to determine the best methods of using it economically.

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians


  • Author : Susan Sleeper-Smith
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469621210


Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians Book Description :

A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American. Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck, Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott Manning Stevens.

American Horizons

American Horizons


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-09
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0197518915


American Horizons Book Description :

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than one hundred maps. American Horizons contains ample pedagogy, including: * America in the World, visual guides to the key interactions between America and the world * Global Passages, which feature unique stories connecting America to the world * Visual Reviews providing post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter * Maps and Infographics that explore essential themes in new ways

Gordon R  Willey and American Archaeology

Gordon R Willey and American Archaeology


  • Author : Jeremy A. Sabloff
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 080613805X


Gordon R Willey and American Archaeology Book Description :

Gauging the impact of one scholar's contributions to modern archaeology