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Published: 14 November 2014

784 Pages | 270 illustrations

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199389346

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American Horizons

U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume II: Since 1865

Second Edition

Michael Schaller, Robert Schulzinger, John Bezis-Selfa, Janette Thomas Greenwood, Andrew Kirk, Sarah J. Purcell, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean

American Horizons, Second Edition, is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The authors use the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history.

Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons, Second Edition, illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than 100 maps.

New to this Edition:

  • An enhanced and expanded global perspective contextualizes American events within the wider world
  • New timelines highlight significant happenings in North America and the rest of the world
  • New "America in the World" features reinforce the key themes of exchange between America and other nations
  • Updated "Global Passages" boxes offer new examples of key global connections, including transatlantic roots of U.S. Independence, Francisco de Miranda, and Irish-Americans and the Fenian Struggle
  • A version of the text is available with end-of-chapter primary source documents--both textual and visual--designed to reinforce students' understanding of the material
  • Dashboard Online Homework System: Designed to be simple, intuitive, and mobile, this nationally hosted online course system includes a variety of interactive materials for study, review, and assessment. More than 1,500 questions cover the range of Bloom's taxonomic learning categories with automatic assessment and gradebook functionality.

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