American History Connecting with the Past

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780077776756
Format: PDF, Docs
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Brinkley’s American History, a comprehensive U.S. History program, transforms the learning experience through proven, adaptive technology helping students better grasp the issues of the past while providing instructors greater insight on student performance. Known for its clear, single voice and balanced scholarship, Brinkley asks students to think historically about the many forces shaping and re-shaping our dynamic history. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Accessible American History Connecting the Past to the Present Second Edition

Author: Paul Swendson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0985000244
Format: PDF
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In this revised, expanded, and updated second edition, Paul Swendson - in a series of comprehensive essays - puts into written form what he has spent more than thirteen years doing as a community college history instructor: making American history “manageable, meaningful, and relevant” for everyday people. In addition to breaking down the fundamental topics of American history in a concise, easy to read fashion, this is a work of political and social commentary, relating the experiences, struggles, and decisions of past Americans to life in the United States today. The goal of this book, like all good history teaching and writing, is to help its readers become a little wiser, and raising the essential questions is often more important than providing the “right” answers.

The Unfinished Nation A Concise History of the American People

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259287121
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Reading and Writing American History

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781256358862
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As American colleges and universities strive to prepare twenty-first-century students for an ever-changing world, the importance of studying history within a liberal arts curriculum can be forgotten. Noting that the students of today are very present-minded, the authors of Reading and Writing American History show how learning about history can be seamlessly integrated with up-to-the-minute technology, blending the past, the present, and even the future. Following the philosophy that students should become doers rather than simple consumers, the book aims to teach historical methods and skills while engaging students in a way no ordinary textbook can. The book is thus really a work-text, with opportunities for students to pause and reflect on what they are learning every few pages. Each chapter presents students not only with a period of American history, but also with a specific task to help them become better historians; for example, the chapter on the Civil War encourages students to use the Internet for research but also instructs them on how to tell valid online sources from spurious ones. The chapters include in-depth examinations of previously ignored or marginalized peoples, fulfilling the new multicultural mandates of history departments. By bringing students face to face with the questions that every history teacher and scholar confronts, the authors ensure that history becomes a living and breathing field of study for today's students.

These Truths A History of the United States

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635252
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

Brinkley s American History 15th Edition Student Workbook AP Edition

Author: David Tamm
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781516882045
Format: PDF
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Kaplan's, 5-Steps, Crash Course and the others are great resources for reviewing in the last month before the exam, but Tamm's Textbook Tools workbooks accompany students all year long. This AP U.S. History companion is filled with vocab and assignments that follow the Brinkley book for all 32 chapters. They can be used as regular weekly assignments or reviews. They can be used on short notice if there is a sub, or be done as regular homework. All you need is the textbook. Teachers can copy at will, or the book can be used as a student consumable. When publishers started putting their content online, it opened a niche for traditional school assignments, a void filled by this series. Additionally, whether the textbook itself is written in ink or electrons, many students still like to write and keep notes for themselves, and portfolios still matter. These activities challenge students to apply the concepts, give examples, and diagram each chapter. Find TTT on FB.

An American Harvest

Author: Joseph Robert Conlin
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 9780155023048
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of 55 core documents arranged chronologically in two volumes for use in American history courses. From Colonial America to the present, the focus is on public policy and political development. Both a foreword and afterward accompany each document as well as explanatory footnotes. Included in each volume are the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Amendments (11-26).