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The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1877, Concise Paperback – January 5, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0547222813 ISBN-10: 0547222815 Edition: 6th

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (January 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547222815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547222813
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,189,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul S. Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. An editor of NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN, 1607-1950 (1971), he also co-authored SALEM POSSESSED: THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF WITCHCRAFT (1974), for which, with Stephen Nissenbaum, he received the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. His other works include URBAN MASSES AND MORAL ORDER IN AMERICA, 1820-1920 (1978), BY THE BOMB'S EARLY LIGHT: AMERICAN THOUGHT AND CULTURE AT THE DAWN OF THE ATOMIC AGE (1985), WHEN TIME SHALL BE NO MORE: PROPHECY BELIEF IN MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE (1992), and PROMISES TO KEEP: THE UNITED STATES SINCE WORLD WAR II (3e, 2003). He is also editor-in-chief of the OXFORD COMPANION TO UNITED STATES HISTORY (2001). His articles and essays have appeared in the "American Quarterly," "New Republic," and other journals. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Northwestern University; and the College of William and Mary.

Clifford E. Clark, Jr., M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has served as both the chair of the History Department and director of the American Studies program at Carleton. Clark is the author of HENRY WARD BEECHER: SPOKESMAN FOR A MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA (1978), THE AMERICAN FAMILY HOME, 1800-1960 (1986), THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANGLO-AMERICA SINCE 1789 in the GENERAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS SERIES, and, with Carol Zellie, NORTHFIELD: THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF A COMMUNITY (1997). He also has edited and contributed to MINNESOTA IN A CENTURY OF CHANGE: THE STATE AND ITS PEOPLE SINCE 1900 (1989). A past member of the Council of the American Studies Association, Clark is active in the fields of material culture studies and historic preservation, and he serves on the Northfield, Minnesota, Historical Preservation Commission.

Sandra McNair Hawley received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She co-authored the book GLOBAL POLITICS with Dean A. Minix and wrote numerous papers on US/Chinese relations, with a focus on popular culture portraits of Asia and their implications. She taught History at San Jacinto College for 18 years.

Joseph F. Kett, James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His works include THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL PROFESSION: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS, 1780-1860 (1968), RITES OF PASSAGE: ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICA, 1790-PRESENT (1977), THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES: FROM SELF-IMPROVEMENT TO ADULT EDUCATION IN AMERICA, 1750-1990 (1994), and THE NEW DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY (2002), of which he is co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he also has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, has served on the Board of Editors of the "History of Education Quarterly," and is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.

Andrew Rieser (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin) is Associate Professor of History at State University of New York Dutchess Community College and is a past Pew Program fellow in Religion and American history at Yale University. Rieser served as Associate Editor of the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 3rd edition. His first book, THE CHAUTAUQUA MOMENT: PROTESTANTS, PROGRESSIVES, AND THE CULTURE OF MODERN LIBERALISM, 1874-1920 brings a fresh analysis to one of the most important cultural institutions of late 19th and early 20th century America.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eddie on October 31, 2010
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I had to purchase this book for a college course that I was enrolled in. The book is very informative, but unlike some of the textbooks I have bought in the past, this book is easy to red and is in language that I can understand. The book is at my level.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shadow on September 9, 2009
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This is a great book. It has a great amount of detail for the era. Very well written. I would recommend this book for any history class that is studing this era.
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By tiny_dtt on July 12, 2014
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By Adriane Lowe on October 2, 2013
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The book was in great condition for the 7 dollars I paid for it. There were no markings and only a few pages were crinkled.
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I bought this for my history class and I like learning about history so I thought this book was quite interesting. It is well written and contains a lot of information. Each section has an opening paragraph explaining what the section will be about. At the end of each section there is a small overview repeating the main points. Same with each chapter.
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