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The American Promise: A Compact History, Volume II: From 1865 (3rd edition)

by Alan Lawson James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

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.

The American Promise : A Concise History (Fifth Edition)

by James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

The American Promise: A Concise History is a brief, inexpensive narrative with a clear political, chronological narrative that makes teaching and learning American history a snap. Streamlined by the authors themselves to create a truly concise book, the fifth edition is nearly 15 percent shorter than the fourth compact edition, yet it includes more primary sources than ever--including a new visual sources feature.

The American Promise: A History of the United States (Combined 5th Edition)

by James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

The American Promise appeals to all types of students and provides the right resources and tools to support any classroom environment. A clear political framework supports a vibrant social and cultural story that embraces the voices of hundreds of Americans -- from presidents to pipefitters and sharecroppers to suffragettes -- who help students connect with history and grasp important concepts. Now in its fifth edition, The American Promise does even more to increase historical analysis skills and facilitate active learning, and its robust array of multimedia supplements make it the perfect choice for traditional face-to-face classrooms, hybrid courses, and distance learning. Read the preface.

The American Promise: A History of the United States (Combined Version)

by Alan Lawson James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

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.

The American Promise, Combined Volume: A History of the United States

by James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

The American Promise appeals to all types of students and provides the right resources and tools to support any classroom environment. A clear political framework supports a vibrant social and cultural story that embraces the voices of hundreds of Americans -- from presidents to pipefitters and sharecroppers to suffragettes -- who help students connect with history and grasp important concepts. Now in its fifth edition, The American Promise does even more to increase historical analysis skills and facilitate active learning, and its robust array of multimedia supplements make it the perfect choice for traditional face-to-face classrooms, hybrid courses, and distance learning. Read the preface.

The American Promise, Value Edition: Volume 2, From 1865 (Sixth Edition)

by James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

The American Promise, Value Edition, has long been a favorite with students who value the text's readability, clear chronology, and lively voices of ordinary Americans, all in a portable format. Instructors have long valued the full narrative accompanied by a 2-color map program and the rich instructor resources of the parent text made available at an affordable price.

The American Promise, Volume 1: To 1877 (Sixth Edition; Value Edition)

by James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

The American Promise, Value Edition, has long been a favorite with students who value the text's readability, clear chronology, and lively voices of ordinary Americans, all in a portable format. Instructors have long valued the full narrative accompanied by a 2-color map program and the rich instructor resources of the parent text made available at an affordable price.

Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South

by James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson

"A remarkably fine work of creative scholarship." --C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books In 1860, when four million African Americans were enslaved, a quarter-million others, including William Ellison, were "free people of color." But Ellison was remarkable. Born a slave, his experience spans the history of the South from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. In a day when most Americans, black and white, worked the soil, barely scraping together a living, Ellison was a cotton-gin maker--a master craftsman. When nearly all free blacks were destitute, Ellison was wealthy and well-established. He owned a large plantation and more slaves than all but the richest white planters. While Ellison was exceptional in many respects, the story of his life sheds light on the collective experience of African Americans in the antebellum South to whom he remained bound by race. His family history emphasizes the fine line separating freedom from slavery.

Community-Based Operations Research

by Michael P. Johnson

This edited volume is an introduction to diverse methods and applications in operations research focused on local populations and community-based organizations that have the potential to improve the lives of individuals and communities in tangible ways. The book's themes include: space, place and community; disadvantaged, underrepresented or underserved populations; international and transnational applications; multimethod, cross-disciplinary and comparative approaches and appropriate technology; and analytics. The book is comprised of eleven original submissions, a re-print of a 2007 article by Johnson and Smilowitz that introduces CBOR, and an introductory chapter that provides policy motivation, antecedents to CBOR in OR/MS, a theory of CBOR and a comprehensive review of the chapters. It is hoped that this book will provide a resource to academics and practitioners who seek to develop methods and applications that bridge the divide between traditional OR/MS rooted in mathematical models and newer streams in 'soft OR' that emphasize problem structuring methods, critical approaches to OR/MS and community engagement and capacity-building.

Decision Science for Housing and Community Development

by Michael P. Johnson Armagan Bayram Senay Solak Rachel Bogardus Drew Jeffrey M. Keisler David A. Turcotte

A multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving in community-based organizations using decision models and operations research applications A comprehensive treatment of public-sector operations research and management science, Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities addresses critical problems in urban housing and community development through a diverse set of decision models and applications. The book represents a bridge between theory and practice and is a source of collaboration between decision and data scientists and planners, advocates, and community practitioners. The book is motivated by the needs of community-based organizations to respond to neighborhood economic and social distress, represented by foreclosed, abandoned, and blighted housing, through community organizing, service provision, and local development. The book emphasizes analytic approaches that increase the ability of local practitioners to act quickly, thoughtfully, and effectively. By doing so, practitioners can design and implement responses that reflect stakeholder values associated with healthy and sustainable communities; that benefit from increased organizational capacity for evidence-based responses; and that result in solutions that represent improvements over the status quo according to multiple social outcome measures. Featuring quantitative and qualitative analytic methods as well as prescriptive and exploratory decision modeling, the book also includes: Discussions of the principles of decision theory and descriptive analysis to describe ways to identify and quantify values and objectives for community development Mathematical programming applications for real-world problem solving in foreclosed housing acquisition and redevelopment Applications of case studies and community-engaged research principles to analytics and decision modeling Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in decision models and applications; humanitarian logistics; nonprofit operations management; urban operations research; public economics; performance management; urban studies; public policy; urban and regional planning; and systems design and optimization. The book is also an excellent reference for academics, researchers, and practitioners in operations research, management science, operations management, systems engineering, policy analysis, city planning, and data analytics.

Reading the American Past, Volume I: To 1877: Selected Historical Documents (4th edition)

by Michael P. Johnson

This collection provides a diverse selection of voices from the nation's past while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of a U.S. history survey course. Thirty-one new documents (one per chapter) present history from the perspective of notable leaders and ordinary people alike, focusing particular attention on the West, gender, ethnicity, and America in a global context.

A Typology of Domestic Violence: Intimate Terrorism, Violent Resistance, and Situational Couple Violence

by Michael P. Johnson

This volume begins the work of theorizing forms of domestic violence, a crucial first step to a better understanding of these phenomena among scholars, social scientists, policy makers, and service providers.

Understanding the American Promise: A Brief History, Volume II, From 1865

by Alan Lawson James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

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.

Understanding the American Promise: A History 2nd Ed (Combined)

by James L. Roark Michael P. Johnson Patricia Cline Cohen Sarah Stage Susan M. Hartmann

This is the combined edition that has Chapters 1-31. It contains Volume 1 Chapters 1-16 to 1877 and Volume 2 Chapters 16-31 from 1865.

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