A Concise American History: An Introduction To American History by Simon MiddletonA Concise American History: An Introduction To American History by Simon Middleton

A Concise American History: An Introduction To American History

bySimon Middleton, David Brown, Clive Webb

Paperback | May 5, 2018

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This brand new textbook expertly steers its readers through the often tumultuous and exhilarating history of America, from its early modern Native American origins through to twenty-first-century neoliberalism. Balancing coverage of political, social, cultural, and economic history, this highly readable text offers a compelling overview of America's development.

A Concise American Historyalso provides multiple features to facilitate the exploration of this fascinating subject, including:

  • A unique international perspectiveavoids either celebratory or condemnatory rhetoric to present a critical examination of domestic America and its interaction with the rest of the world
  • Timelinessituate key events in their wider chronology for easy reference
  • Concept boxeswithin every chapter provide insight and explain key issues in more detail
  • Chapter summariesoffer condensed recaps of the main themes and issues of each chapter
  • Discussion questionsinvite reflection and promote engagement with more complex topics
  • Further reading listsguide readers to additional sources
  • Numerousgraphs and imagesenrich the authors'accessible writing style, together bringing to life events and figures from America's history
  • A companion websiteprovides further learning support with additional, interactive features.

Written by four specialists whose combined expertise spans the chronology and main themes of American history, this textbook offers a new critical overview of American history for all students of the subject.

During his thirty-five-year career, David Ryan, presently adjunct curator of design at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, has organized exhibitions, projects, & publications related to modernist design, including "The Minneapolis Institute's Documents as Art" (1969) &"Art Deco" (1972), and, while he served as director of the Fort Worth...
Title:A Concise American History: An Introduction To American HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:May 5, 2018Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415677173

ISBN - 13:9780415677172


Table of Contents

1. In Indian Country

2. Provincial Society in an Atlantic World

3. Politics and the Revolution

4. Creating a Republic

5. Capital and Democracy in the Antebellum Republic

6. Implosion: Slavery, Sectionalism and the American Civil War

7. The Long Reconstruction

8. The Emergence of a Superpower

9. Imperial America

10. Reform, Retreat and Reaction

11. The Great Depression and World War II

12. Cold War America

13. Conformity and Crisis

14. The Turbulent Sixities

15. Economic Turmoil and Conservative Triumph, 1969-1988

16. The Rise and Demise of the Neoliberal Order