Firsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 2 by David BurnerFirsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 2 by David Burner

Firsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 2

byDavid Burner, Virginia Bernhard, Stanley I. Kutler

Paperback | July 22, 2005

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 385 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


All comprehensive United States survey textbooks, including this one, give full coverage to standard political, economic, diplomatic, and legal events. But these elements of history are largely the story of elites. This textbook also provides social history captured in the recognizable lives of ordinary people. Presidents, congressmen, and corporate executives are quoted throughout the book. So are soldiers, slaves, indentured servants, cowboys, working girls and women, and civil rights activists. Firsthand America, using more than 2,000 quotations, therefore gives due place both to the traditional leaders and to the myriad Americans never named in formal historians.
David Burner, a professor of history at SUNY at Stony Brook, received his doctorate at Columbia, where he studied under Richard Hofstadter. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a Ford Fellow at Harvard. His early books are The Politics of Provincialism and Herbert Hoover: A Public Life. He is also the author of Making Peace with...
Title:Firsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.5 × 7.3 × 1.4 inPublished:July 22, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1933385030

ISBN - 13:9781933385037

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

15. “Been in the Storm So Long”: Emancipation and Reconstruction.

16. Industrialism and Labor Strife 1865-1900.

17. The West and South 1865-1900.

18. City and Farm 1665-1900.

19. Culture and Political Thought in an Industrializing Nation.

20. The Outward Thrust 1865-1909.

21. The Progressive Spirit.

22. Progressivism in Peace and War 1900-1918.

23. The New Era.

24. The New Deal.

25. Diplomacy and War 1933-1945.

26. Postwar Politics and the Cold War.

27. Consensus and Division: 1953-1965.

28. American Society and the Vietnam War.

29. New Boundaries.

30. The New Millennium.