The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society

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Gary B. Nash
Addison Wesley Longman, Aug 1, 1999 - United States - 907 pages
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This abridged version of The American People examines the interaction of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and technological forces in a clear and compelling chronological framework. The book's strong narrative appeal is enriched with personal portraits and vignettes from all walks of life.

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Indian Societies During the Period of Early European Settlement
Oceanic Exploration in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

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About the author (1999)

Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. He won the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726; Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America; The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution; Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840; and The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution.

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