North America: An Introduction by Michael M. BresciaNorth America: An Introduction by Michael M. Brescia

North America: An Introduction

byMichael M. Brescia, John C. Super

Paperback | August 22, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.08 online 
$36.95 list price save 7%
Earn 170 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Historians have traditionally approached North America through the lens of the nation-state rather than from a continental perspective. While acknowledging that the geographic vastness and historical complexity of North America make it difficult to study as a whole, authors Michael Brescia and John Super build on the premise that the experiences of each country can be better understood when evaluated as a whole rather than as unique and discrete units. Employing a thematic approach, the authors investigate the North American past to explain the similarities and differences in the political, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural experiences of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Five maps provide visual reference to such phenomena as population densities, pre-Columbian civilizations, physical features, and military conflict. A comprehensive bibliography includes general works, monographs, reference matter, and web resources.

Michael M. Brescia is Assistant Curator of Ethnohistory at the Arizona State Museum and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arizona. His research has been published in such journals as the Colonial Latin American Historical Review and The Catholic Historical Review. John C. Super is Professor Emeritus of History at We...
Loading
Title:North America: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.05 × 6 × 0.52 inPublished:August 22, 2008Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Higher Education DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802096751

ISBN - 13:9780802096753

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

Preface

A Note on Terminology

List of Maps

I. Convergence and Divergence

II. Contours of the Past

III. Regions and Resources

IV. Politics and Power

V. Continental Diplomacy

VI. Indians and Europeans

VII. Immigration

VIII. Labor and Class

IX. Trade and Tariffs

X. Church, State, and Society

XI. Structures of the Past

Bibliography

Index

Editorial Reviews

Historians have traditionally approached North America through the lens of the nation-state rather than from a continental perspective. While acknowledging that the geographic vastness and historical complexity of North America make it difficult to study as a whole, authors Michael Brescia and John Super build on the premise that the experiences of each country can be better understood when evaluated as a whole rather than as unique and discrete units. Employing a thematic approach, the authors investigate the North American past to explain the similarities and differences in the political, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural experiences of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Five maps provide visual reference to such phenomena as population densities, pre-Columbian civilizations, physical features, and military conflict. A comprehensive bibliography includes general works, monographs, reference matter, and web resources. Michael Brescia and John Super do a significant service to current scholarship in North America: An Introduction. [...] Clearly, this is a difficult project to attempt, and the strengths of North America: An Introduction are clear. Historians working within national fields should take the authors' advice to be open to comparison with close and similar neighbors, as well as the influence of neighboring societies. One hopes that this book represents a revival of serious study of continental and hemispheric history, issues, and mutual influence. - Ross Cameron, American Review of Canadian Studies