James L. Smith has brilliantly composed a virtual chorus of the many voices that have molded American democracy. -- David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and co-author, with Thomas A. Bailey and Lizabeth Cohen, of The American Pageant
<br /><br />James Smith deftly reveals "the power of ideas" to form a nation and its people. --James M. Banner, Jr., a historian, is co-author, with Harold C. Cannon, of The Elements of Teaching and The Elements of Learning
About the Author
James L. Smith, the 2003 New Mexico Teacher of the Year, has taught U.S. history for over twenty-five years. He has been a recipient of the James Madison Senior Fellowship and the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship.