America past and present

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Longman, 1999 - History - 1083 pages
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With its careful balance of the social and political dimensions of our history, America Past and Present presents the experiences of both the ordinary men and women and the extraordinary historical figures who have contributed so much to our American past. A lively narrative, clear organization, attractive maps and illustrations, and exceptional pedagogy will help you better understand that past, and help you appreciate the role of the past in shaping your present - and your future.

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

I used this during my years in college and it definitely was helpful. It provides a healthy overview of American history. Of course it does not go in depth, but that's because it is a textbook. It's a great reference and starting off point. Read full review

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User Review  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

This textbook is very liberal in its presentation of American history. While I personally agree with the interpretations, I feel it is not objective enough for me to use in class. Or, if I did use this work, I would certainly offset it with other perspectives. Read full review



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About the Author:
Robert A. Divine is a Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Eisenhower and the Cold War and Blowing on the Wind.

T.H. Breen is William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University. An authority on the culture and politics of the early Atlantic World, he has written six major books, including Tobacco Culture and Imagining the Past.

George M. Fredrickson was Edgar E. Robinson Professor of United States History Emeritus, Stanford University.

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