The American Promise  Value Edition  Volume 1 Book

The American Promise Value Edition Volume 1


  • Author : James L. Roark
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2014-12-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319004279

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The American Promise, Value Edition, has long been a favorite with students who value the text’s readability, clear chronology, and lively voices of ordinary Americans, all in a portable format. Instructors have long valued the full narrative accompanied by a 2-color map program and the rich instructor resources of the parent text made available at an affordable price.

Reading the American Past  Volume II  From 1865 Book

Reading the American Past Volume II From 1865


  • Author : Michael P. Johnson
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457605642

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With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in a manageable, accessible way. Thirty-two new documents infuse the collection with the voices of an even wider range of historical actors. Expertly edited by Michael P. Johnson, one of the authors of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and fit into any syllabus. Headnotes and discussion questions help students approach the documents, and comparative questions encourage students to make connections across documents.

Reading the American Past  Selected Historical Documents  Volume 1  To 1877 Book

Reading the American Past Selected Historical Documents Volume 1 To 1877


  • Author : Michael P. Johnson
  • Publisher : Bedford Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 131921200X

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"With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this popular two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in an accessible way. Expertly edited by Michael Johnson, co-author of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and will fit into any syllabus."--Publisher website.

Reading the American Past Book

Reading the American Past


  • Author : Michael P. Johnson
  • Publisher : Bedford/st Martins
  • Release Date : 2001-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106017068559

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This two-volume primary-source collection provides a broad range of voices and perspectives from our nation's past, while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of most U.S. history survey courses. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past offers a rich selection of over 125 documents and editorial apparatus to aid students' understanding of the sources.

Reading the American Past  Volume II  From 1865 Book

Reading the American Past Volume II From 1865


  • Author : Michael P. Johnson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312563776

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With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in a manageable, accessible way. Thirty-two new documents infuse the collection with the voices of an even wider range of historical actors. Expertly edited by Michael P. Johnson, one of the authors of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and fit into any syllabus. Headnotes and discussion questions help students approach the documents, and comparative questions encourage students to make connections across documents. Reading the American Past is FREE when packaged with The American Promise, The American Promise: A Compact History, and Understanding the American Promise. For more information on the reader or on package ISBNs, please contact your local sales representative or click here

Reading the Past Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Reading the Past


  • Author : Ian Hodder
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0521528844

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These Truths  A History of the United States Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

These Truths A History of the United States


  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393635256

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New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immig

How the Word Is Passed Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

How the Word Is Passed


  • Author : Clint Smith
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316492911

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This compelling “important and timely” (Drew Faust, Harvard Magazine) #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives. Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history, and ourselves. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation-turned-maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith's debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle

Reading at Risk Book

Reading at Risk


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Arts surveys
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064117016

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Reading the Romance Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Reading the Romance


  • Author : Janice A. Radway
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807898857

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Originally published in 1984, Reading the Romance challenges popular (and often demeaning) myths about why romantic fiction, one of publishing's most lucrative categories, captivates millions of women readers. Among those who have disparaged romance reading are feminists, literary critics, and theorists of mass culture. They claim that romances enforce the woman reader's dependence on men and acceptance of the repressive ideology purveyed by popular culture. Radway questions such claims, arguing that critical attention "must shift from the text itself, taken in isolation, to the complex social event of reading." She examines that event, from the complicated business of publishing and distribution to the individual reader's engagement with the text. Radway's provocative approach combines reader-response criticism with anthropology and feminist psychology. Asking readers themselves to explore their reading motives, habits, and rewards, she conducted interviews in a midwestern town with forty-two romance readers whom she met through Dorothy Evans, a chain bookstore employee who has earned a reputation as an expert on romantic fiction. Evans defends her customers' choice of entertainment; reading romances, she tells Radway, is no more harmful than watching sports on television. "We read books so we won't cry" is the poignant explanation one woman offers for her reading habit. Indeed, Radway found that while the women she studied devote themselves to nurturing their families, these wives and mothers receive insufficient devotion or nurturance in return. In romances the women find not only escape from the demanding and often tiresome routines of their lives but also a hero who supplies the tenderness and admiring attention that they have learned not to expect. The heroines admired by Radway's group defy the expected stereotypes; they are strong, independent, and intelligent. That such characters often find themselves to be victims of male aggression and almost always resi

Caste  Oprah s Book Club  Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Caste Oprah s Book Club


  • Author : Isabel Wilkerson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593230251

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Bloomberg • Christian Science Monitor • New York Post • The New York Public Library • Fortune • Smithsonian Magazine • Marie Claire • Town & Country • Slate • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • LibraryReads • PopMatters Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist • PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Finalist • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlist “As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.” In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson

Reading the Past  Understanding the Present Book

Reading the Past Understanding the Present


  • Author : Agnieszka Orszulak
  • Publisher : Jagiellonian University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 8323350019

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This book is a collection of essays by students from nine European universities, who took part in a strategic partnership aiming to promote historical understanding of the crises plaguing Europe and the world today. They examine early modern theater, the works of Shakespeare in particular, and consider how it speaks to local and global issues.

Reading the American Past  Volume I  To 1877 Book

Reading the American Past Volume I To 1877


  • Author : Michael P. Johnson
  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release Date : 2004-10-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0312409001

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This two-volume primary-source collection provides a wide array of voices from the nation’s past while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of U.S. history courses. Thirty-one new documents (one per chapter) allow for a multiplicity of perspectives on environmental, western, ethnic, and gender history and more global coverage. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past provides a broad selection of over 150 documents and editorial apparatus to aid students’ understanding of the sources.

Reading the American Past  Volume I  To 1877 Book

Reading the American Past Volume I To 1877


  • Author : Michael P. Johnson
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457605635

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With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in a manageable, accessible way. Thirty-two new documents infuse the collection with the voices of an even wider range of historical actors. Expertly edited by Michael P. Johnson, one of the authors of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and fit into any syllabus. Headnotes and discussion questions help students approach the documents, and comparative questions encourage students to make connections across documents.