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Cengage Advantage Books: A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, 9th Edition

  • Mary Beth Norton Brandeis University
  • Carol Sheriff Brandeis University
  • David W. Blight Yale University
  • Howard P. Chudacoff Brown University
  • Fredrik Logevall Cornell University
  • Beth Bailey Temple University
  • ISBN-10: 0495916242  |  ISBN-13: 9780495916246
  • 1152 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Ninth Edition, offers readers the complete text while limiting the number of features, photos and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. 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. . Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Ninth Edition (Chapters 1–33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91624-6; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1–16), ISBN: 978-0-495-91625-3; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16–33), ISBN: 978-0-495-91626-0.

Features and Benefits

  • Global perspective on American history is incorporated throughout the text: “Links to the World” essays help readers make connections between U.S. history and the history of the greater world.
  • Coverage of the diversity of America’s people: 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, the Ninth Edition strengthens and integrates the discussion of diversity throughout the narrative.

Table of Contents

1. Three Old Worlds Create a New, 1492–1600.
2. Europeans Colonize North America, 1600–1650.
3. North America in the Atlantic World, 1650–1720.
4. American Society Transformed, 1720–1770.
5. Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754–1774.
6. A Revolution, Indeed, 1774–1783.
7. Forging a National Republic, 1776–1789.
8. The Early Republic: Conflicts at Home and Abroad, 1789–1800.
9. Defining the Nation, 1801–1823.
10. The Rise of the South, 1815–1860.
11. The Restless North, 1815–1860.
12. Reform and Politics, 1824–1845.
13. The Contested West, 1815–1860.
14. Slavery and America’s Future: The Road to War, 1845–1861.
15. Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861–1865.
16. Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865–1877.
17. The Development of the West, 1865–1900.
18. The Machine Age, 1877–1920.
19. The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life, 1877–1920.
20. Gilded Age Politics, 1877–1900.
21. The Progressive Era, 1895–1920.
22. The Quest for Empire, 1865–1914.
23. Americans in the Great War, 1914–1920.
24. The New Era, 1920–1929.
25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929–1941.
26. The United States in a Troubled World, 1920–1941.
27. The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945.
28. The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945–1961.
29. America at Midcentury, 1945–1960.
30. The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960–1968.
31. Continuing Divisions and New Limits, 1969–1980.
32. Conservatism Revived, 1980–1992.
33. Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992.

What's New

  • New topics are presented in the popular “Links to the World” essays which connect U.S. history to the history of the greater world.
  • Compelling new material further explores the daily lives of Americans: Rituals of Consumption, a new section on purchases by poor people, including slaves (Chapter 4); Social Status and Planters’ Values, new coverage on slave mortgages, including a narrative on a slave boy who was mortgaged three times (Chapter 10); Women’s Rights, new coverage on women’s roles in petitioning campaigns and early women’s rights activists (Chapter 12); Oregon and California Trails, new firsthand account about a woman giving birth on the trail (Chapter 13); Ordinary Soldiers and Ideology, new material on the motivation of common soldiers (Chapter 15).

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

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Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.

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American History Resource Center with InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111668051 | ISBN-13: 9781111668051)

Wadsworth's American History Resource Center gives you access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. You can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study; Assignable Primary Sources with questions; and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances students’ understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google™ Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google™ Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.

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

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mary Beth Norton

Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at Cornell University, received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She teaches courses in the history of exploration, early America, women’s history, Atlantic world, and American Revolution. Her many books have won prizes from the Society of American Historians, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and English-Speaking Union. Her book, FOUNDING MOTHERS & FATHERS (1996), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011 her book SEPARATED BY THEIR SEX: WOMEN IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN THE COLONIAL ATLANTIC WORLD was published. She was Pitt Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge in 2005-2006. The Rockefeller Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Huntington Library, among others, have awarded her fellowships. Professor Norton has served on the National Council for the Humanities and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has appeared on Book TV, the History and Discovery Channels, PBS, and NBC as a commentator on Early American history.

Carol Sheriff

Carol Sheriff received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from Yale University. She has taught at the College of William and Mary since 1993, where she has won the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the Alumni Teaching Fellowship Award, and the University Professorship for Teaching Excellence. Carol teaches the U.S. history survey as well as classes on the Early Republic, the Civil War Era, and the American West. Her publications include THE ARTIFICIAL RIVER: THE ERIE CANAL AND THE PARADOX OF PROGRESS (1996), which won the Dixon Ryan Fox Award from the New York State Historical Association and the Award for Excellence in Research from the New York State Archives, and A PEOPLE AT WAR: CIVILIANS AND SOLDIERS IN AMERICA’S CIVIL WAR, 1854–1877 (with Scott Reynolds Nelson, 2007). Carol has written sections of a teaching manual for the New York State history curriculum, given presentations at Teaching American History grant projects, appeared in the History Channel’s Modern Marvels show on the Erie Canal, and is engaged in several public history projects marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

David W. Blight

David W. Blight received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He has written FREDERICK DOUGLASS’S CIVIL WAR (1989) and RACE AND REUNION: THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICAN MEMORY, 1863–1915 (2001), which received eight awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the Frederick Douglass Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and four prizes awarded by the Organization of American Historians. His most recent book, A SLAVE NO MORE: THE EMANCIPATION OF JOHN WASHINGTON AND WALLACE TURNAGE (2007), won three prizes. He has edited or co-edited six other books, and his essays have appeared in numerous journals. In 1992–1993 he was senior Fulbright Professor in American Studies at the University of Munich, Germany, and in 2006–2007 he held a fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, New York Public Library. A consultant to several documentary films, David appeared in the 1998 PBS series, Africans in America and has served on the Council of the American Historical Association.

Howard P. Chudacoff

Howard P. Chudacoff, the George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Professor of Urban Studies at Brown University, was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He earned his A.B. (1965) and Ph.D. (1969) from the University of Chicago. He has written MOBILE AMERICANS (1972), HOW OLD ARE YOU (1989), THE AGE OF THE BACHELOR (1999), THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN URBAN SOCIETY (with Judith Smith, 2004), and CHILDREN AT PLAY: AN AMERICAN HISTORY (2007). He has also co-edited, with Peter Baldwin, MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN URBAN HISTORY (2004). His articles have appeared in such journals as the JOURNAL OF FAMILY HISTORY, REVIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, and JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY. At Brown University, Howard has co-chaired the American Civilization Program, chaired the Department of History, and serves as Brown’s faculty representative to the NCAA. He has also served on the board of directors of the Urban History Association. The National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation have given him awards to advance his scholarship.

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Professor of History at Cornell University, where he serves as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. He received his B.A. from Simon Fraser University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. His most recent book is AMERICA’S COLD WAR: THE POLITICS OF INSECURITY (with Campbell Craig, 2009). His other publications include CHOOSING WAR (1999), which won three prizes, including the Warren F. Kuehl Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR); THE ORIGINS OF THE VIETNAM WAR (2001); TERRORISM AND 9/11: A READER (2002); as coeditor, the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (2002); and, as co-editor, THE FIRST VIETNAM WAR: COLONIAL CONFLICT AND COLD WAR CRISIS (2007). Fred is a recipient of the Stuart L. Bernath article, book, and lecture prizes from SHAFR and is a member of the SHAFR Council, the Cornell University Press faculty board, and the editorial advisory board of the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. In 2006–2007, he was Mellon Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Beth Bailey

Beth Bailey received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a professor of history at Temple University. Her research and teaching fields include war and society and the U.S. military, American cultural history, popular culture, and gender and sexuality. Her other publications include FROM FRONT PORCH TO BACK SEAT: COURTSHIP IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICA (1988), THE FIRST STRANGE PLACE: THE ALCHEMY OF RACE AND SEX IN WWII HAWAII (with David Farber, 1992), THE COLUMBIA COMPANION TO AMERICA IN THE 1960s (with David Farber, 2001), and AMERICA’S ARMY: MAKING THE ALL-VOLUNTEER FORCE (2009). She is co-editor of A HISTORY OF OUR TIME (8th ed., 2011). Beth has served as a consultant and/or on-screen expert for numerous television documentaries developed for PBS and the History Channel. She has received several grants or fellowships, and was named the Ann Whitney Olin scholar at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she was the director of the American Studies Program. She has been a visiting scholar at Saitama University, Japan; at Trinity College at the University of Melbourne; and a senior Fulbright lecturer in Indonesia.