Each chapter starts with a timeline stating important events mentioned in the chapter. In my college class, there were seven foreign exchange students, not only did they learn in great detail about the information, but they also went on to change their majors to history as well! At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Balancing social and cultural history with traditional political and diplomatic themes, it tells the story of the diversity and complexity of the United States and the forces that have enabled it to survive and flourish despite division. Scholars explore areas of the past that once seemed hidden from view. Also, dispersed throughout the chapters are some asides of important events like the civil rights movement, examining different historical perspectives and showing that history isn't something written stone, but is actively debated and altered when new data and ideas become more readily accepted.
He is the author of Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liberalism and its Discontents. The chapters were well written in a sense that they stated the facts in a clear and well organized way. He was the 1998-1999 Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. Known for its balanced voice and approachable scholarship, this best selling title The Unfinished Nation offers a concise, yet thorough survey of American History appropriate for students at all levels. Pricing subject to change at any time. Published in September 2015 by McGraw-Hill Education, this version of The Unfinished Nation by Alan Brinkley provides 480 pages of first-rate information, which is 32 pages more than its prior version from nearly two years ago: The Unfinished Nation 7th Edition from 2013.
It didn't seem much worse for wear, either. Brinkley also means to create a history focused on significance, but his analysis is sometimes curious. The chapters were well written in a sense that they stated the facts in a clear and well organized way. Newly assertive groups in the American population draw attention to their own distinctive pasts. Your results will vary depending on several factors, including the condition of the book and the advertised price at the time of sale.
It explores the great crisis of American nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century and the emergence of a more consolidated nation out of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Each chapter starts a new development and complete history of America's past. It is also supported by engaging digital tools, such as interactive maps, that encourage critical thinking and retention of key course concepts. Be the end of the fifteenth century A. It occurred to me while listening to the last chapter, that text-to-speeching a textbook was strangely remiscent of the science fiction movie trope of people abosrbing information in mass quantities very quickly. The Reconstruction period occurred after the Civil War between 1865 and 1877 and involved the re-integration of states of the confederacy.
As a result the narrative is told through movements and periods rather than a chronological trudge through history from one event to the next, which isn't for everyone. When a key term comes up, it is highlighted in green and set off to the side of the paragraph, making it simpler to find important information while reviewing. The text was to the point and factual, although sometimes I noticed some slight biases by the author. The one negative I have is that the last chapters cover the last twenty years or so, which isn't as big a problem for the early 90's, but I think it's still too early to tell what the real impacts of the information age and what the 21st century has reaped so far. Time lines were posted at the beginning of every chapter, which clearly stated important events mentioned through out the chapter. It's illustrated with helpful charts, maps and graphs. The 8th edition features new scholarship and updated discussions, most significantly on the topics of War, American Imperialism, and Globalization.
On the down side, the single volume edition is exceedingly cursory. He is the author of Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liberalism and its Discontents. Throughout the chapters there were also many pictures which were often used for reference by my teacher, making it easier to depict what the scenario was like back then. No crumpled pages are torn pages! It's definitely a better read than your typical dry textbooks. This book gives a very complete view of America's past while presenting stories and facts in an objective manner. In this book, you will learn topics such as Society and Culture in Provincial America, The Empire in Transition, The American Revolution, and The Constitution and the New Republic plus much more. But surprisingly I found the contents of this book to be quite interesting.
Either fix this problem or don't advertise false information. His most recent books are John F. Those who survived became slaves, considered savages, and deliberately killed. Especially since this was a last minute notice for needing the book, I pressed on project turn-in time, I really appreciated the speed of service. Interestingly, I actually enjoyed sections that I read. Great for brushing up on basic American History. Diseases such as Chicken Pox and measles common to and non-fatal among the Europeans turned out deadly to the Native Americans.
Not just about the big events but also about the peoples lives during that time. The price may not be conducive to casual reading, ditto the layout though I got used to it pretty quickly , but if those are not deal-breakers, I heartily recommend this book. . In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. I think it does one of the better jobs of conceptually organizing the material, and provides a helpful list of further reference at the end of each chapter including film and internet sources. Detailing in-depth United States subjects including Society And Culture In Provincial America, The American Revolution and Antebellum Culture And Reform, the author of The Unfinished Nation 8th Edition 978-1259287121 drove to create an ultimate text on the field of History and United States and connected issues.