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A People and a Nation, Volume I: to 1877

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Author: Kamensky, Jane

Brand: Cengage Learning

Edition: 11

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 528

Release Date: 01-01-2018

Details: Product Description Think history is dull? No way, and you're about to find out for yourself. A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a lively narrative, telling the stories of the diverse peoples in the United States. The authors bring history to life by encouraging you to imagine what life was really like in the past. Focus questions and key terms (with definitions, of course) help you concentrate on important information and easily review it as you prep for tests. And with MindTap for A People and a Nation, you get convenient digital access to an ebook with note-taking and other time-saving features and apps. You'll also explore the people, events and places in the United States through interactive activities, videos, images and maps. Enjoy your journey. About the Author Jane Kamensky earned her B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. She is now Professor of History at Harvard University and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. She is the author of A REVOLUTION IN COLOR: THE WORLD OF JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY (2016), winner of the New York Historical Society�s Barbara and David Zalzanick Book Prize in American History and the Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Her books, among others, include THE EXCHANGE ARTIST: A TALE OF HIGH-FLYING SPECULATION AND AMERICA'S FIRST BANKING COLLAPSE (2008), a finalist for the 2009 George Washington Book Prize; and THE COLONIAL MOSAIC: AMERICAN WOMEN, 1600-1760 (1995). She is co-editor of THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (2012) and the co-author of the historical novel BLINDSPOT (2008), a New York Times editor's choice and Boston Globe bestseller. Jane has served on the editorial boards of several journals as well as on the Council of the American Antiquarian Society and the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians. She has appeared on such media outlets as PBS, CSPAN, the History Channel, and NPR, and has won numerous major grants and fellowships to support her scholarship. Carol Sheriff received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from Yale University. She has taught at the College of William and Mary since 1993, where she has won the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the Alumni Teaching Fellowship Award, and the University Professorship for Teaching Excellence. Carol teaches the U.S. history survey as well as classes on the Early Republic, the Civil War Era, and the American West. Her publications include THE ARTIFICIAL RIVER: THE ERIE CANAL AND THE PARADOX OF PROGRESS (1996), which won the Dixon Ryan Fox Award from the New York State Historical Association and the Award for Excellence in Research from the New York State Archives, and A PEOPLE AT WAR: CIVILIANS AND SOLDIERS IN AMERICA�S CIVIL WAR, 1854-1877 (with Scott Reynolds Nelson, 2007). Carol has written sections of a teaching manual for the New York State history curriculum, given presentations at Teaching American History grant projects, appeared in the History Channel�s Modern Marvels show on the Erie Canal, and is engaged in several public history projects marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. David W. Blight received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He has written FREDERICK DOUGLASS�S CIVIL WAR (1989) and RACE AND REUNION: THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICAN MEMORY, 1863-1915 (2001), which received eight awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the Frederick Douglass Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and four prizes awarded by the Organization of American Historians. His most recent book, A SLAVE NO MORE: THE EMANCIPATION OF JOHN WASHINGTON AND WALLACE TURNAGE (2007), won three prizes. He has edited or co-edited six other books, and his essays have appeared in numerous journa

Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English