Higher Education

HIST3, 3rd Edition

  • includes CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card
  • Kevin M. Schultz University of Illinois at Chicago
  • ISBN-10: 1133953549  |  ISBN-13: 9781133953548
  • 576 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.75
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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with hundreds of students and faculty, HIST3 provides an engaging and accessible solution for the U.S. History course that accommodates the diverse learning styles of today's students at a value-based price. Available in the following split options: HIST, Third Edition (Chapters 1-29); Volume 1: Through 1877 (Chapters 1-16); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-29).

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Features and Benefits

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format for today's learners.
  • An innovative combination of a compact print text with an easy-to-use website filled with engaging activities and learning tools developed in response to input from student focus groups, surveys, and interviews with hundreds of faculty and students.
  • "What do you think?" polls begin each chapter to encourage students to think critically about the time period.
  • "What Else Was Happening?" boxes at the end of the chapters focus on international events. Topics include the abolition of slavery throughout the world; how the ideas of the revolution in the United States spread to other parts of the world; Western relations with Asia as early as the 18th century; independence movements throughout Latin America in the 19th century; various colonial wars and the decolonization of Africa; universal health care and systems of social welfare; the Russo-Japanese War; formation of the USSR; and Japan/China conflict.
  • "The Reasons Why. . ." boxes--one of the most popular features among students and faculty--appear in every chapter. Topics include why the states ratified the Constitution (Chapter 7), why there was an expansion of westward migration in the 1840s (Chapter 13), why so many Americans favored isolationism before World War II (Chapter 23), and why the Vietnam War was so divisive (Chapter 25).
  • Chapter in Review cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple. Detachable cards for each chapter offer a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. An interactive eBook, quizzes, audio downloads, and more are only a click away.
  • An online supplements package includes PowerPoint® presentations (lecture outlines, images and maps, JoinIn™), an Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank, and Primary Source Assignments. For instructors, CourseMate includes Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

Table of Contents

1. Three Societies on the Verge of Contact.
2. Contact and Settlement, 1492-1660.
3. Expansion and Its Costs, 1660-1700.
4. Expansion and Control, 1700-1763.
5. Toward Revolution, 1763-1775.
6. The Revolution.
7. Confederation and Constitution, 1783-1789.
8. Securing the New Nation, 1789-1800.
9. Jeffersonian Democracy, 1800-1814.
10. The Market Revolution.
11. Politics of the Market Revolution.
12. A Regionalized America, 1830-1860.
13. The Continued Move West.
14. The Impending Crisis.
15. The Civil War.
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.

What's New

  • Chapter 4 has expanded coverage of the American Enlightenment and the Great Awakening, and Chapter 9 has more in-depth treatment on Marbury v. Madison. Both of these additions provide greater background to latter-day events, including the relationship of church and state in American life and the growth of federal government.
  • The third edition has been shortened by one chapter to make it easier to navigate through the Gilded Age and Progressive era. For example, a revised Chapter 17, "The Industrial Revolution," better sets the stage for the social, economic, and political consequences of the Industrial Revolution throughout the country. A new Chapter 18, "The Industrial Age: North, South, and West," looks at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the major regions of the country, providing a more integrated discussion of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the urbanization and immigration of the North, the "New South," and the developing West.
  • Chapter 27 ("Reagan's America") gives new attention to the "Southern Strategy" and culture wars of the 1980s, two developments that have continued to shape American life.
  • The final chapter of the book covers the Obama presidency and the 2012 election.
  • The end-of-chapter summaries (previously titled "In the End") are now titled "Looking Ahead" and provide better linkages from one chapter to the next, making the text even more readable than before.
  • Newly designed maps throughout the book more powerfully illustrate regional and chronological changes and topographic detail.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card

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Efficacy and Outcomes


"I get more positive feedback about this book than any that we have previously used. It is rare for students to comment about the textbook on class evaluations, but they do that with this book."

— Tom DeBlack, Arkansas Tech University

"With HIST, students can develop a working knowledge of the key individuals, events, and ideas of the past and begin the process of thinking historically: understanding the historical context; studying causation; making connections; seeing why it matters on its own terms and as an influence on contemporary life. The writing is clear, the layout is alluring, and the focus is right on target."

— Lisa Szefel, Pacific University


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with Examview® and JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 1285069986 | ISBN-13: 9781285069982)

An all-in-one multimedia resource for class preparation, presentation, and testing. The Instructor's Resource Manual includes learning outcomes, chapter summaries, chapter outlines, suggested lecture topics, "The Reasons Why" activities, research topics, and related Internet resources. Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of lecture outlines, as well as images and maps from the text, can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material; JoinIn™ PowerPoint® slides with clicker content are also provided. An Image Library contains .jpg images from the text. The Test Bank includes multiple-choice, essay, and true/false questions. ExamView®, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system, allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using the complete word-processing capabilities of ExamView®, instructors can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.

CourseMate with InfoTrac®, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285070968 | ISBN-13: 9781285070964)

Cengage Learning's History CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, primary sources, and videos). Learn more at www.cengage.com/coursemate.

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CourseReader 0-30: U.S. History Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475520 | ISBN-13: 9781111475529)

COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

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Rand McNally Atlas of American History  (ISBN-10: 0618842012 | ISBN-13: 9780618842018)

Featuring more than eighty maps, this comprehensive atlas also covers global perspectives.

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Student Supplements

General MindLink for CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285756886 | ISBN-13: 9781285756882)

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CourseMate with InfoTrac®, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285070968 | ISBN-13: 9781285070964)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, read primary sources, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate.

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CourseReader 0-30: U.S. History Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475520 | ISBN-13: 9781111475529)

Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

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Rand McNally Atlas of American History  (ISBN-10: 0618842012 | ISBN-13: 9780618842018)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 80 maps, with new content covering global perspectives, including events in the Middle East from 1945 to 2005, as well as population trends in the U.S. and around the World. Additional maps document voyages of discovery; the settling of the colonies; major U.S. military engagements, including the American Revolution and World Wars I and II; and sources of immigration, ethnic populations, and patterns of economic change.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kevin M. Schultz

Kevin M. Schultz teaches American history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), one of the most diverse campuses in the country. He has special interests in religion, ethnic and racial history, and American intellectual and cultural life. He is currently president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History and is the author of several books. His most recent, BUCKLEY AND MAILER: THE DIFFICULT FRIENDSHIP THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES (W.W. Norton & Co.), came out in 2015 and was reviewed widely, including in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens more venues. His TRI-FAITH AMERICA: HOW POSTWAR CATHOLICS AND JEWS HELPED AMERICA REALIZE ITS PROTESTANT PROMISE was published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and is now in paperback, 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 Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.