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America Compared: American History in International Perspective, Volume I: To 1877 2nd Edition

Carl J. Guarneri

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1997
  • 432 Pages


Ideal for instructors seeking to present U.S. history in a global context, this innovative reader pairs comparative readings on key issues such as slavery, immigration, imperialism, civil rights, and western expansion. Introductions to the selections provide historical context for the issue at hand, background information on the countries being compared, and discussion of ideas or arguments contained in the selections.

Carl J. Guarneri, St. Mary's College of California

Carl J. Guarneri is Professor of History at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. He has also been a visiting professor at Colgate University and the University of Paris. A historian of nineteenth-century America, Guarneri has won national fellowships for his research and published books and articles on reform movements, utopian socialism, the Civil War, and American cultural history. Among these are THE UTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE: FOURIERISM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA (Cornell University Press, 1991) and two edited collections: RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN THE AMERICAN WEST (University Press of America, 1987), and HANGING TOGETHER: UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN CULTURE (Yale University Press, 2001). He is currently writing a book on the Civil War career of Charles A. Dana. He has co-directed institutes for the National Endowment for the Humanities on “Rethinking America in Global Perspective” at the Library of Congress. His survey-course reader, AMERICA COMPARED: AMERICAN HISTORY IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (Cengage, 2nd Edition, 2005), and his brief textbook, AMERICA IN THE WORLD: UNITED STATES HISTORY IN GLOBAL CONTEXT (McGraw-Hill, 2007) are seminal undergraduate texts. His anthology, TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (M.E. Sharpe, 2008), offers a globalizing “toolkit” for U.S. history instructors. Through his publications and presentations, Dr. Guarneri has been a leading voice in the movement to globalize the study and teaching of U.S. history.
I. When Worlds Collide
1. Worlds Apart, David J. Weber
2. Two Colonial Frontiers, George M. Fredrickson
II. Forming American Society
3. Albion's Seed, David Hackett Fischer
4. As Various as Their Land, Stephanie Grauman Wolf
III. The Atlantic System
5. The Paradox of Development in the Americas, Charles Bergquist
6. Mulattoes and Race Relations in Britain's New World Colonies, Winthrop D. Jordan
IV. The Revolution
7. The American Revolution in Comparative Perspective, R.R. Palmer
8. Independence and Revolution in the Americas, Anthony McFarlane
V. Securing the Republic
9. Two Republics in a Hostile World, Jonathan R. Dull
10. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Louisiana Purchase, Jon Kukla
VI. Making a Nation
11. The United States as a New Nation, Seymour Martin Lipset
12. What Made American Nationalism Different? Peter J. Parish
VII. Age of the Common Man
13. The Coming of the Demos, Paul Johnson
14. The Second Great Awakening in the United States and Britain, Richard Carwardine
VIII. Westward Expansion
15. Expansionism on the American and South African Frontiers, George M. Fredrickson
16. Mexicans and North Americans on the War of 1847, Josefina Zoraida Vásquez
IX. Free and Slave Societies
17. Importing a Revolution: Machines, Railroads, and Immigrants, Grace R. Cooper, Rita J. Adrosko, and John H. White Jr.
18. Slavery in Brazil and the United States, Carl N. Degler
X. Transatlantic Reform
19. Apostle of Freedom, Nathan I. Huggins
20. The First International Women's Movement, Bonnie S. Anderson
XI. The Civil War
21. One Among Many: The United States and National Unification, Carl N. Degler
22. Why the Confederacy Lost, Brian Holden Reid and Bruce Collins
XII. Emancipation and Reconstruction
23. The Politics of Freedom, Eric Foner
24. Reconstruction: A Counterfactual Playback, C. Vann Woodward

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  • ISBN-10: 0618318569
  • ISBN-13: 9780618318568
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $67.50
  • RETAIL $89.95