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American Conversations free pdf Presents primary source readings in American history to help students identify with the nation's past. American Conversations is a two-volume anthology of original primary sources in United States history. It features texts by famous and obscure Americans, seeking to reflect the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, women, and workers out of the backwaters onto the historical mainstream by devoting attention to these "forgotten" Americans. At the same time, the text acquaints students with leading figures and core texts. This juxtaposition offers a richer understanding of American history. The people and texts presented will resonate powerfully with the contemporary American conversation. Whatever today's topic-race relations, the battle of the sexes, protest or piety, or unum vs. pluribus-readers will find its roots in these pages. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: *Personalize Learning- MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.*Improve Critical Thinking- Suggested answers and discussion topics are provided in the appendix.*Engage Students- Images are used as an indispensable tool for illuminating the past. To sharpen the reader's eye, American Conversations includes three chapters devoted exclusively to visual texts. Additionally, substantive head notes accompany the longer passages.*Support Instructors- MySearchLab and Class Preparation are available. For volume 1 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0132446839 Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205840159 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205840151.

About James H. Merrell

James Merrell, editor of Volume I of The American Conversation, Lucy Maynard Salmon Professor of History at Vassar College, has been studying history for thirty years, writing and publishing it for twenty-five, and teaching it for more than twenty -- mostly at Vassar, with brief stints at Northwestern and William and Mary. Though he has taught everything from Machiavelli to McCarthy, from Luther to LBJ, his main area of interest is American history from the dawn of European colonization to the close of Reconstruction some three centuries later. Born and raised in Minnesota, Professor Merrell earned degrees at Lawrence University and Oxford University before receiving his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to arriving at Vassar in 1984, he was a Fellow at The Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian in Chicago and the Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg. He has also received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Merrell's research interests are in early American history in general and relations between Natives and newcomers in particular. Co-editor of three volumes (two anthologies by Routledge and one by Syracuse University Press) and author of numerous articles, his first book, The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from E1000uropean Contact through the Era of Removal (University of North Carolina Press, 1989) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians as well as the Bancroft Prize. His second book, Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier (W.W. Norton, 1999), was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and won Professor Merrell his second Bancroft Prize, making him only the fifth historian ever to win that prestigious award twice. Jerald Podair, editor of Volume II of The American Conversation, is associate professor of history and was appointed the Robert S. French Professor of American Studies. A specialist in 20th-century United States history, his research interests include urban history and ethnic and racial relations. His current book projects are a study of the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, a biography of baseball mogul Walter O'Malley, and a primary-source anthology in United States history after 1877 titled The American Conversation, written in collaboration with Professor James H. Merrell, '75, of Vassar College. Professor Podair's doctoral thesis at Princeton University, "Like Strangers: Blacks, Whites, and New York City's Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis," was awarded the 1998 Allan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historians as the best-written dissertation in American history to appear that year. It was published as a book under the title The Strike That Changed New York by Yale University Press in 2002 and was a finalist for the Organization of American Historians' Liberty Legacy Foundation Award and honorable mention for the Urban History Association's Book Award. In addition to teaching courses in 19th and 20th-century American history and upper-level courses on the Civil War- the 1920s, Great Depression, and New Deal- the 1960s- and American race relations, he also teaches, with Paul Cohen, professor of history and the Patricia Hamar Boldt Professor of Liberal Studies, the history department's capstone course, The Practice of History, in which he supervises senior history majors on research projects that often result in papers presented at the annual Richard A. Harrison Symposium for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Author : James H. Merrell
Publisher : Pearson
Data Published : 10 September 2012
ISBN : 0131582615
EAN : 9780131582613
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 408 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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