Making America: A History of the United States

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 8 de febr. 2005 - 1027 pàgines
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Shaped with a clear political chronology, Making America reflects the variety of individual experiences and kaleidoscope of cultures that is American society. Careful to maintain its emphasis on the importance of social movements, immigrant society, and regional and political differences in American history, the Fourth Edition of Making America brings greater attention to global influences and America's role in the world.

Making America serves the needs of instructors whose classrooms reflect the diversity of today's college students. The strongly chronological narrative—together with an integrated program of learning and teaching aids—makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. In order to aid reading comprehension, the text features an on-page glossary and chapter summaries.

  • The "It Matters" sidebar shows how past events relate to present-day circumstances. Examples include Bacon's Rebellion and today's grassroots movements, and the 1935 Social Security Act and Social Security coverage today, among others.
  • Each chapter-opening map includes a focus question, which helps students think analytically about the content to follow.
  • Blackboard/WebCT course cartridges offer text-specific content to help instructors save time creating assignments and exams. Customizable online homework features essay and multiple-choice questions based on chapter concepts.

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Carol Berkin received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her PhD from Columbia University. Her dissertation won the Bancroft Award. She is now presidential professor of history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of City University of New York. She has written JONATHAN SEWALL: ODYSSEY OF AN AMERICAN LOYALIST (1974), FIRST GENERATIONS: WOMEN IN COLONIAL AMERICA (l996), A BRILLIANT SOLUTION: INVENTING THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION (2002), and REVOLUTIONARY MOTHERS: WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA'S INDEPENDENCE (2005). She has edited WOMEN OF AMERICA: A HISTORY (with Mary Beth Norton, 1979); WOMEN, WAR AND REVOLUTION (with Clara M. Lovett, 1980); WOMEN'S VOICES, WOMEN'S LIVES: DOCUMENTS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (with Leslie Horowitz, 1998); and LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK: A WOMEN'S STUDIES READER (with Judith Pinch and Carole Appel, 2005). She was contributing editor on southern women for THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUTHERN CULTURE and has appeared in the PBS series "Liberty! The American Revolution," "Ben Franklin," and "Alexander Hamilton," and in The History Channel's "Founding Fathers." Professor Berkin chaired the Dunning Beveridge Prize Committee for the American Historical Association, the Columbia University Seminar in Early American History, and the Taylor Prize Committee of the Southern Association of Women Historians. She served on the program committees for both the Society for the History of the Early American Republic and the Organization of American Historians. She has served on the Planning Committee for the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress, and she chaired the CLEP Committee for Educational Testing Service. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Council for History Education.

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