The American People
Gary B. Nash, University of California, Los Angeles;
Brief Fourth Edition
Julie Roy Jeffrey, Goucher College;
John R. Howe, University of Minnesota;
Peter J. Frederick, Wabash College;
Allen F. Davis, Temple University;
Allan M. Winkler, Miami University of Ohio
Single Volume: 0-321-09434-4
Volume 1: 0321094328
Volume 2: 0321094301
A condensed version of The American People, Fifth Edition, this engaging text examines American history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary.
With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make the book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.
A trade-like trim size and four-color format, coupled with the authors eloquent prose, make The American People Brief an attractive choice for students and instructors.
With an emphasis on social history provided by a well-known group of scholars, The American People Brief has long been regarded as the book that best presents the history of the common people.
The popular Recovering the Past feature provides students with the opportunity to review compelling evidencefrom movies and popular music to diaries and political cartoonsthat historians have used in reconstructing and interpreting the past. Each feature ends with thought-provoking questions. New to this edition are features on Poetry, Indian Treaties, Family Paintings, Folk Tales, Senate Speeches, Magazines, Government Propaganda, Public Opinion Polls, Television, and Autobiography.
End-of-chapter pedagogy includes: a Timeline that reviews major events and developments of the chapter; a Conclusion that briefly summarizes the chapters main concepts and provides a transition to the next chapter; and a list of Recommended Readings for further study and research.
The texts chapter-openersnow called American Storiesexplore the experiences of ordinary Americans through personal stories that introduce the main themes and concepts of the specific chapter. A brief overview links the story to the text, and eachapters Conclusion revisits the individual described in American Stories.
New to This Edition
New end-of-chapter pedagogy includes Discovering U.S. History Online, a selection of suggested websites related to each chapter, as well as Film + Fiction, an annotated list of historical novels and films, both of which provide students with resources for further study and research.
Eleven Technology Changes the American People essays, a popular feature of The American People, Fifth Edition, are included throughout the text. Each essay traces the impact that a specific development in technology or science has had on the American people. Each feature ends with thought-provoking questions.
A new Chapter 31 examines the post-Cold War World era, with coverage that extends to late 2001.
- Exam Copy / 0-321-09435-2
- Instructors Manual / 0-321-10844-2
- Test Bank / 0-321-10851-5
- TestGen / 0-321-10729-2
- Discovering American History Through Maps and Views / 0-673-53766-8
- Comprehensive American History Transparency Set / 0-673-97211-9
- Longman American History Atlas Transparencies / 0-321-02954-2
- Text-Specific Map Transparencies / 0-321-08309-1
- Study Guide, Volume 1 / 0-321-10829-9
- Study Guide, Volume 2 / 0-321-10828-0
- Longman American History Atlas / 0-321-00486-8
- Mapping American History (Danzer) / 0-673-53768-4
- Mapping America: A Guide to Historical Geography, Volume I / 0-321-00487-6
- Mapping America: A Guide to Historical Geography, Volume II / 0-321-00488-4
- America Through the Eyes of Its People: Primary Sources in American History / 0-673-97738-2
- Women and the National Experience / 0-321-00555-4
- Sources of the African American Past: Primary Sources in American History / 0-673-99202-0
- Reading the American West: Primary Sources in American History / 0-321-04409-6
- A Short Guide to Writing About History / 0-321-09300-3
- Researching Online / 0-321-09277-5
- Guide to the Internet For History / 0-321-06631-6
- Everything You Need to Know About Your History Course / 0-321-06628-6
- Learning to Think Critically: Films and Myths About American History / 0-673-55217-9
- Interactive Edition CD-ROM (Bundles version) / 0-321-08466-7
- Interactive Edition CD-ROM (saleble Jewel case version) / 0-321-08470-5
- Companion Website (www.ablongman.com/nashbrief4e)