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American History Now (Critical Perspectives On The P) [Kindle Edition]

Eric Foner , Lisa McGirr , American Historical Association
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Book Description

American History Now collects eighteen original historiographic essays that survey recent scholarship in American history and trace the shifting lines of interpretation and debate in the field. Building on the legacy of two previous editions of The New American History, this volume presents an entirely new group of contributors and a reconceptualized table of contents.

The new generation of historians showcased in American History Now have asked new questions and developed new approaches to scholarship to revise the prevailing interpretations of the chronological periods from the Colonial era to the Reagan years. Covering the established subfields of women's history, African American history, and immigration history, the book also considers the history of capitalism, Native American history, environmental history, religious history, cultural history, and the history of "the United States in the world."

American History Now provides an indispensible summation of the state of the field for those interested in the study and teaching of the American past.

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"[T]he contributors offer thoughtful analyses of past trends within the profession and informed discussions of the future of this organization and the historical profession more generally... [There are] many insights contained in each of the important essays in American History Now, [and] certain themes do emerge from this body of work... This fine volume will be useful to historians at various stages of their careers." Journal of Southern History, November 2012

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  • File Size: 3737 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Temple University Press (June 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006DA4WAA
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5.0 out of 5 stars American History Now February 6, 2014
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A perfect book for History M.A. students studying for Comps exams, this book provides historiography for American history-- essentially important for those with Modern America as a major field.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just got it January 24, 2014
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this is a text for a joint course in the philosophy of history I'm teaching. I look forward to digging into it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informational February 5, 2013
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The read was very tough but informational. Good for research. Lots of good quotes and is a great book for historians.
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