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A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. In the tenth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced from 33 to 29, making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Tenth Edition (Chapters 1–29), ISBN: 9781133312727; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1–14), ISBN: 9781285430829; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 14–29), ISBN: 9781285430836.
- A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Tenth Edition, offers the most complete revision in the text's history. The number of chapters has been reduced to 15 in Volume 2, making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Rather than simply combining sections into fewer chapters, the authors honed the narrative with an eye to reducing excessive detail, thereby sharpening and more clearly emphasizing key themes.
- Chapter 29, “Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992,” includes new material on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the presidential election of 2012, the end of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the war in Afghanistan, and the death of Osama bin Laden.
- In this revision, the author team has recommitted to the founding principles of the book: to tell the story of America as both a people and a nation, discussing the relationship between the two. In addition to going beyond the political history of the United States to encompass the diversity of America's people, the book has integrated new themes and focuses over the years that reflect the evolution of historical questions as well as the scholarship and insights of new authors.
- “Visualizing the Past” features in each chapter treat images (such as artifacts, paintings, photographs, and advertisements) as primary sources to explore major themes. The illustrations and extended captions help students understand how the careful examination of visual materials can reveal aspects of America's story that otherwise would remain unknown. Topics include The Spectacle of Gilded Age Politics (Chapter 17), Combating the Spread of AIDS (Chapter 28), and War Dead (Chapter 29; new).
- “Links to the World” essays (one in each chapter) connect figures, topics, or events in U.S. history to the history of the greater world. Topics include the “Back to Africa” movement (Chapter 14), and the “Swine Flu” pandemic (Chapter 29).
- “Legacy for a People and a Nation” essays (one in each chapter), offer compelling and timely answers to students who question the relevance of historical study by exploring the historical roots of contemporary topics. Topics include National Parks (Chapter 15), Nuclear Proliferation (Chapter 23), and The Immigration Act of 1965 (Chapter 26).
- More than 90 maps provide an engaging visual and geographic context for the narrative.
- The text integrates discussion of diversity throughout the narrative by examining differences within the broad ethnic categories and paying attention to immigration, cultural and intellectual infusions from around the world, and America's growing religious diversity.
- Available with the text, Aplia™ for A PEOPLE AND A NATION is an online interactive learning solution that improves comprehension and outcomes by increasing student engagement. Founded by a professor to enhance his own courses, Aplia provides automatically graded assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question, as well as innovative teaching materials.
15. The Ecology of the West and South, 1865–1900.
16. Building Factories, Building Cities, 1877–1900.
17. Gilded Age Politics, 1877–1900.
18. The Progressive Era, 1895–1920.
19. The Quest for Empire, 1865–1914.
20. Americans in the Great War, 1914–1920.
21. The New Era, 1920–1929.
22. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929–1939.
23. The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1939–1945.
24. The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945–1961.
25. America at Midcentury, 1945–1960.
26. The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960–1968.
27. A Pivotal Era, 1969–1980.
28. Conservatism Revived, 1980–1992.
29. Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
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