In a miracle of concision, Paul S Boyer provides a wide ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation Ranging from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific developments that shaped our country Here is a masterful picture of America s achievements and failures, large scale socio historical forces, and pivotal events Boyer sheds light on the colonial era, the Revolution and the birth of the new nation slavery and the Civil War Reconstruction and the Gilded Age the Progressive era, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression the two world wars and the Cold War that followed right up to the tragedy of 9 11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the epoch making election of Barack Obama Certain broad trends shape much of the narrative immigration, urbanization, slavery, continental expansion, the global projection of U.S power, the centrality of religion, the progression from an agrarian to an industrial to a post industrial economic order Yet in underscoring such large themes, Boyer also highlights the diversity of the American experience, the importance of individual actors, and the crucial role of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class in shaping the contours of specific groups within the nation s larger tapestry And along the way, he touches upon the cultural milestones of American history, from Tom Paine s The Crisis to Allen Ginsberg s Howl.American History A Very Short Introduction is a panoramic history of the United States, one that covers virtually every topic of importance and yet can be read in a single day....
|Title||:||American History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)|
|Number of Pages||:||507 Pages|
|File Size||:||881 KB|
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American History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Reviews
Boyer is an outstanding scholar, and this is a very fine -- short -- introduction or refresher on American history. It is well-balanced in terms of space among all of the major periods of American history. I highly recommend this book for anyone needing to quickly review American history, especially for those preparing for graduate studies in the arts or humanities. Indeed, I have not been disappointed by any of the books in this series from Oxford University Press that I have read. They are a very useful way to rapidly expand your general knowledge of many topics as a concerned citizen and/or as a life-long learner.
informative. relatively accurate from history books a couple decades back.
Great book for my class!
good product, great place to buy or rent school books.
excellent overview of american history
All around good book.
Exactly what I was looking for.