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Through ongoing research into students' workflows and preferences, HIST4 from 4LTR Press combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with Chapter Review Cards and an innovative online experience -- all at an affordable price. New for this edition, students explore HIST4 anywhere, anytime, and on most devices with HIST Online. With the intuitive StudyBits™ functionality, students study more effectively and can visually monitor their own progress. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, HIST4 with HIST Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your American History course. HIST4 also includes a new chapter-ending cumulative timeline with online tools to help students dig deeper into the chapter's topics through primary sources and additional media. Available in the following split options: HIST, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1–29); Volume 1: Through 1877 (Chapters 1–16); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 16–29).

Kevin M. Schultz, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kevin M. Schultz is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), one of the most diverse campuses in the country. With specializations in American religious, ethnic, racial, and intellectual life, he is currently president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. His most recent book, BUCKLEY AND MAILER: THE DIFFICULT FRIENDSHIP THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES (W.W. Norton & Co.), came out in 2015 and was an #1 New Release in American History. The book was then reviewed widely, including in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Esquire, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times and dozens more venues. His first book, TRI-FAITH AMERICA: HOW POSTWAR CATHOLICS AND JEWS HELPED AMERICA REALIZE ITS PROTESTANT PROMISE, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011, and his essays have appeared in THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, AMERICAN QUARTERLY, THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION, LABOR HISTORY, and several other venues, popular and academic alike. An award-winning teacher, he received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • New 4LTR Press Online: Created through a deep investigation of students' challenges and workflows, HIST4 Online enables students to study how and when they want -- including on their devices. Students can interact with primary sources, time period images, videos, and fun facts on the major players throughout American history.
  • Unique StudyBits™ Functionality: Students can easily collect notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content to save what's important. With intuitive tagging and filtering options, they maximize their study efforts as they make and review flashcards, take practice quizzes, view related content, and track their progress all in one place.
  • Effective Teaching and Learning Tool: Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, HIST4 with HIST4 Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, integrates seamlessly into your U.S. History course, and sets the stage for thinking critically about our American heritage.
  • New Timelines: Based on student feedback, chapter timelines -- a great study tool -- have been added to the end of each chapter to recap the important events of the time period. The timelines also appear on the Chapter Review cards, along with concise, bulleted Learning Outcome summaries. The eBook icons which highlight primary sources and additional links (formerly integrated throughout the narrative) have migrated to the timeline as have "What Else Was Happening?" dates, denoted by red year boxes, to spark student interest and provide context for other world events throughout U.S. History.
  • Discussion Starters: The "What Do You Think?" boxes at the start of each chapter are now on the Instructor Prep cards in the Instructor Edition, to serve as icebreakers for classroom discussion.
  • Content Updates: Deeper coverage of women and minorities, and how they have shaped our nation's history, appears throughout the text. Other updates include new scholarship on the Dutch settlement in the Atlantic World (Ch. 2); reorganized Civil War and progressive era content to improve readability (Ch. 15 and Ch. 19, respectively); a new section on the repatriation of Mexican American citizens (Ch. 22); significant revisions and updates based on the latest research about the sixties (Ch. 25); coverage of the 2014 mid-term elections, and the latest developments through 2015 (Ch. 29).
  • An Author Who Understands Course Needs: Concise but complete, HIST4 is written in a style that reaches students, by an author who teaches the survey course every year. In anticipation of this edition, the author -- an award-winning teacher -- served on several of his profession's book award committees, which has kept the narrative relevant, vibrant, balanced, and up-to-date.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, and an interactive digital solution that offers study tools and the full text narrative, all delivered and influenced by a deep understanding of students' workflow and learning styles. Available as print with online, print only, or online only, students have their choice of format -- all at the same affordable price. HIST4 is also available in split options: HIST, Comprehensive Fourth Edition (Chapters 1–29); Volume 1: Through 1877 (Chapters 1–16); and Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 16–29).
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course. Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class and test preparation.
  • The end-of-chapter "Looking Ahead" summaries provide linkages from one chapter to the next, helping to keep students engaged in the material.
16. Reconstruction, 1865–1877.
17. The Industrial Revolution.
18. The Industrial Age: North, South, and West.
19. The Progressive Era.
20. Becoming a World Power.
21. Prosperity and Change in the Twenties.
22. The Great Depression and the New Deal.
23. World War II.
24. Cold War America.
25. The Sixties.
26. The Age of Fracture: The 1970s.
27. Reagan's America.
28. America in the Information Age.
29. Globalization and Its Discontents.

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

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  • ISBN-10: 1305492234
  • ISBN-13: 9781305492233
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $45.00
  • RETAIL $60.00

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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.


Instructor Website

ISBN: 9781305493292
The Instructor Companion Website for HIST4 includes the Instructor Manual and PowerPoint slides for each chapter, an image bank of additional images to incorporate into your course, and the test bank files both in Cognero and read to incorporate into most learning management systems.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305492585
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.