Reading the American Past Volume I To 1877

Reading the American Past  Volume I  To 1877
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780312564131
Available:
Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Organized chapter by chapter to parallel The American promise: a history of the United States in all its editions"--v. 1, p. iii.

Reading the American Past Selected Historical Documents Volume 1 To 1877

Reading the American Past  Selected Historical Documents  Volume 1  To 1877
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 131921200X
Available:
Release: 2019-09-06
Editor: Bedford Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this popular two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in an accessible way. Expertly edited by Michael Johnson, co-author of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and will fit into any syllabus."--Publisher website.

Understanding the American Promise Volume 1

Understanding the American Promise  Volume 1
Author: James L. Roark,Michael P. Johnson,Patricia Cline Cohen,Sarah Stage,Susan M. Hartmann
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781319042288
Available:
Release: 2016-12-09
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Understanding the American Promise, Third Edition, features a brief, question-driven narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and features an innovative active learning pedagogy designed to foster greater comprehension of the reading. This book includes a full-color map and art program, new primary documents, and comprehensive supplement options including LaunchPad. It is also enhanced by LearningCurve, our easy-to-assign adaptive learning system that will ensure students come to class prepared.?

Reading the American Past Volume II From 1865

Reading the American Past  Volume II  From 1865
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 031240901X
Available:
Release: 2004-10-08
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This two-volume primary-source collection provides a wide array of voices from the nation’s past while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of U.S. history courses. Thirty-one new documents (one per chapter) allow for a multiplicity of perspectives on environmental, western, ethnic, and gender history and more global coverage. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past provides a broad selection of over 150 documents and editorial apparatus to aid students’ understanding of the sources.

Reading the American Past Selected Historical Documents Volume 2 Since 1865

Reading the American Past  Selected Historical Documents  Volume 2  Since 1865
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1319212018
Available:
Release: 2019-09-06
Editor: Bedford Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this popular two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in an accessible way. Expertly edited by Michael Johnson, co-author of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and will fit into any syllabus.

Reading the American Past To 1877

Reading the American Past  To 1877
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0312391323
Available:
Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This two-volume primary-source collection provides a broad range of voices and perspectives from our nation's past, while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of most U.S. history survey courses. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past offers a rich selection of over 125 documents and editorial apparatus to aid students' understanding of the sources.

Reading the American Past Selected Historical Documents

Reading the American Past  Selected Historical Documents
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:793211561
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The American Promise Volume 2

The American Promise  Volume 2
Author: James L. Roark,Michael P. Johnson,Patricia Cline Cohen,Sarah Stage,Susan M. Hartmann
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781319062866
Available:
Release: 2016-12-09
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The American Promise has long been a course favorite. Students value The American Promise for its readability, clear chronology, and lively voices of ordinary Americans, while instructors rely upon the rich content, the many documents and features, and the overall support for teaching their class their way. The American Promise provides superior formats for every use--the print book allows for a seamless reading experience while LaunchPad provides the right space for active learning assignments and dynamic course management tools that measure and analyze student progress. LaunchPad comes with a wealth of primary sources and special critical thinking activities to help students progress toward achieving learning outcomes; LearningCurve, the adaptive learning tool that students love to use to test their understanding of the text and instructors love to assign to prepare students for class; and a suite of instructor resources from videos to test banks that make teaching simpler and more effective.

These Truths A History of the United States

These Truths  A History of the United States
Author: Jill Lepore
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9780393635256
Available:
Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

Reading the American Past

Reading the American Past
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 290
ISBN: UCSC:32106017068559
Available:
Release: 2001-08
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This two-volume primary-source collection provides a broad range of voices and perspectives from our nation's past, while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of most U.S. history survey courses. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past offers a rich selection of over 125 documents and editorial apparatus to aid students' understanding of the sources.

Reading the Past

Reading the Past
Author: Ian Hodder,Scott Hutson
Pages: 293
ISBN: 0521528844
Available:
Release: 2003-12-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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Reading the Past Writing the Future

Reading the Past  Writing the Future
Author: Erika Lindemann
Pages: 505
ISBN: 0814138764
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: National Council of Teachers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reading the American Past 3rd Ed Vol 1 Reading the American Past 3rd Ed

Reading the American Past 3rd Ed Vol 1   Reading the American Past 3rd Ed
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0312471971
Available:
Release: 2006-11-10
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
Language: en

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The American Past

The American Past
Author: Joseph Robert Conlin
Pages: 894
ISBN: 0155006142
Available:
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Red Skin White Masks

Red Skin  White Masks
Author: Glen Sean Coulthard
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781452942438
Available:
Release: 2014-08-15
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF: Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book from the Caribbean Philosophical Association Canadian Political Science Association’s C.B. MacPherson Prize Studies in Political Economy Book Prize Over the past forty years, recognition has become the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization between the nation-state and Indigenous nations in North America. The term “recognition” shapes debates over Indigenous cultural distinctiveness, Indigenous rights to land and self-government, and Indigenous peoples’ right to benefit from the development of their lands and resources. In a work of critically engaged political theory, Glen Sean Coulthard challenges recognition as a method of organizing difference and identity in liberal politics, questioning the assumption that contemporary difference and past histories of destructive colonialism between the state and Indigenous peoples can be reconciled through a process of acknowledgment. Beyond this, Coulthard examines an alternative politics—one that seeks to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices based on self-recognition rather than on seeking appreciation from the very agents of colonialism. Coulthard demonstrates how a “place-based” modification of Karl Marx’s theory of “primitive accumulation” throws light on Indigenous–state relations in settler-colonial contexts and how Frantz Fanon’s critique of colonial recognition shows that this relationship reproduces itself over time. This framework strengthens his exploration of the ways that the politics of recognition has come to serve the interests of settler-colonial power. In addressing the core tenets of Indigenous resistance movements, like Red Power and Idle No More, Coulthard offers fresh insights into the politics of active decolonization.

Reading the Romance

Reading the Romance
Author: Janice A. Radway
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780807898857
Available:
Release: 2009-11-18
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1984, Reading the Romance challenges popular (and often demeaning) myths about why romantic fiction, one of publishing's most lucrative categories, captivates millions of women readers. Among those who have disparaged romance reading are feminists, literary critics, and theorists of mass culture. They claim that romances enforce the woman reader's dependence on men and acceptance of the repressive ideology purveyed by popular culture. Radway questions such claims, arguing that critical attention "must shift from the text itself, taken in isolation, to the complex social event of reading." She examines that event, from the complicated business of publishing and distribution to the individual reader's engagement with the text. Radway's provocative approach combines reader-response criticism with anthropology and feminist psychology. Asking readers themselves to explore their reading motives, habits, and rewards, she conducted interviews in a midwestern town with forty-two romance readers whom she met through Dorothy Evans, a chain bookstore employee who has earned a reputation as an expert on romantic fiction. Evans defends her customers' choice of entertainment; reading romances, she tells Radway, is no more harmful than watching sports on television. "We read books so we won't cry" is the poignant explanation one woman offers for her reading habit. Indeed, Radway found that while the women she studied devote themselves to nurturing their families, these wives and mothers receive insufficient devotion or nurturance in return. In romances the women find not only escape from the demanding and often tiresome routines of their lives but also a hero who supplies the tenderness and admiring attention that they have learned not to expect. The heroines admired by Radway's group defy the expected stereotypes; they are strong, independent, and intelligent. That such characters often find themselves to be victims of male aggression and almost always resign themselves to accepting conventional roles in life has less to do, Radway argues, with the women readers' fantasies and choices than with their need to deal with a fear of masculine dominance. These romance readers resent not only the limited choices in their own lives but the patronizing atitude that men especially express toward their reading tastes. In fact, women read romances both to protest and to escape temporarily the narrowly defined role prescribed for them by a patriarchal culture. Paradoxically, the books that they read make conventional roles for women seem desirable. It is this complex relationship between culture, text, and woman reader that Radway urges feminists to address. Romance readers, she argues, should be encouraged to deliver their protests in the arena of actual social relations rather than to act them out in the solitude of the imagination. In a new introduction, Janice Radway places the book within the context of current scholarship and offers both an explanation and critique of the study's limitations.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780743296281
Available:
Release: 2007-10-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain
Author: Former Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor Emeritus of the History of Classical Tradition J B Trapp
Pages: 832
ISBN: 0521573467
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of the book from 1400 to 1557: the transition from manuscripts to printed books.

Reading the American Past

Reading the American Past
Author: Michael P. Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1036801427
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Matriarch

The Matriarch
Author: Susan Page
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1538713632
Available:
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[The] rare biography of a public figure that's not only beautifully written, but also shockingly revelatory." -- The Atlantic A vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history. Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told. THE MATRIARCH tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Written by USA TODAY's Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, this biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. THE MATRIARCH examines not only her public persona but also less well-known aspects of her remarkable life. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother, barbs that left lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her three-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see -- and advise -- both her husband and son in the Oval Office. As with many women of her era, Barbara Bush was routinely underestimated, her contributions often neither recognized nor acknowledged. But she became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist and a beloved First Lady. She invested herself deeply in expanding literacy programs in America, played a critical role in the end of the Cold War, and led the way in demonstrating love and compassion to those with HIV/AIDS. With her cooperation, this book offers Barbara Bush's last words for history -- on the evolution of her party, on the role of women, on Donald Trump, and on her family's legacy. Barbara Bush's accomplishments, struggles, and contributions are many. Now, Susan Page explores them all in THE MATRIARCH, a groundbreaking book certain to cement Barbara Bush as one of the most unique and influential women in American history.