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A People And A Nation Complete Brief Edition


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Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002



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A People and a Nation, Brief Sixth Edition, weaves the rich fabric of social history into a political, diplomatic, and economic narrative to tell "the whole story" of American history. The thoughtful discussion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture brings America's history to life.

New content in this edition includes new coverage of slavery in the colonial period; enhanced discussion of regional interconnections in the emerging market economy in the antebellum era; coordinated examination of the development of race theory and the social construction of racial identity; expanded consideration of the West throughout; new "integration" of the South into the national picture; new attention to the role of religion in American social and political history; new treatment of 20th century foreign relations culture; stronger emphasis on women; and enhanced discussion of the U.S. in the world.

  • Chapter-ending "Legacy for a People and a Nation" features focus on specific events, movements, or facts that show a striking relevance to present-day events and controversies. The features demonstrate how important the past is to the present, providing a forum for contemporary analysis.

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