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Delivered within a clear political framework and condensed by the authors themselves to provide just the right amount of reading, the narrative brings history to life through the voices and perspectives of people who embraced and contested America's promise.
This new edition of The American Promise is a cause for celebration, for it proudly announces the successful reception of earlier editions. Preparing this edition, however, allowed us the opportunity to revisit our original premises, evaluate our earlier efforts, take stock of what worked, and decide how to build on those successes.
The American Promise: A History of the United States, Value Edition, Volume I: To 1877 (4th edition)by Alan Lawson James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann
This edition engages students by revealing history through the eyes of the people who lived it. Enriched with the voices of hundreds of Americans, the Value Edition offers students a memorable narrative.
In response to the ever-changing challenges of teaching the survey course, Understanding the American Promise combines a newly abridged narrative with an innovative chapter architecture to focus students' attention on what's truly significant. Each chapter is fully designed to guide students' comprehension and foster their development of historical skills. Brief and affordable but still balanced in its coverage, this new textbook combines distinctive study aids, a bold new design, and lively art to give your students a clear pathway to what's important.
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