These United States: The Questions of Our Past, Concise Edition, Volume 1

Paperback | February 8, 2010

byIrwin Unger

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For introductory-level survey courses in American History.

 

Using a thematic approach, this concise survey explores the many and varied threads of American history-social, intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, economic, and military-from the arrival of the first native American inhabitants thousand of years ago throught the historic 2008 election and the new administration of Barack Obama.

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For introductory-level survey courses in American History.   Using a thematic approach, this concise survey explores the many and varied threads of American history-social, intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, economic, and military-from the arrival of the first native American inhabitants thousand of years ago throught t...

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A thematic, concise narrative survey of American history that explores the many and varied threads of American history-social, intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, economic, and military-from the arrival of the first native American inhabitants thousand of years ago throught the historic 2008 election and the new administrati...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pulitzer Prize winning historian Irwin Unger has been teaching American history for over forty years on both coasts. Born and largely educated in New York, he has lived in California, Virginia, and Washington State. He is married to Debi Unger and they have five children, now all safely past their college years. Profe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.1 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:February 8, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205790798

ISBN - 13:9780205790791

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Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 1    THE NEW WORLD ENCOUNTERS THE OLD

 2    THE OLD WORLD COMES TO AMERICA  

 3    COLONIAL SOCIETY  

 4    MOVING TOWARD INDEPENDENCE  

 5    THE REVOLUTION  

 6    THE ORIGINS OF THE CONSTITUTION

 7    THE FIRST PARTY SYSTEM  

 8    THE JEFFERSONIANS IN OFFICE  

 9    THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE  

10   JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY  

11   THE MEXICAN WAR AND EXPANSIONISM  

12   AMERICANS BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR  

13   THE OLD SOUTH  

14   THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR  

15   THE CIVIL WAR  

16   RECONSTRUCTION  

APPENDIX  

BIBLIOGRAPHIES  

INDEX  

Editorial Reviews

"The material is presented in a mostly neutral manner and does not slant too far in one particular ideaological direction. Some survey history books are less biased than others, but the Unger book is the most neutral i have seen in my ten years of college teaching."     - Bill Wood, University of Arkansas at Batesville   "The text does a commendable job of covering US history in a concise, though thorough manner. It situates each chapter according to a guiding question which not only allows students to focus on central issues of the period but also encourages historical methods."     - Kimberly Earhart, Mount San Antonio College   "The idea of organizing each chapter around a central question is rather novel and quite effective. The approach Unger employs makes his textbook easier to use in the classroom both for the purpose of discussion as well as in preparation for exams"     - Frank J. Byrne, SUNY Oswego