A Student's Guide to U.S. History

ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines

Book 16
Open Road Media
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A lively, concise guide to the events and ideas that have shaped America over the centuries.

No nation in modern history has had a more powerful sense of its own distinctiveness than the United States. Yet few Americans understand the immensely varied sources of that sense and the fascinating debates that have always swirled around our attempts to define “America” with greater precision. All too many have come to regard the study of their national history as tedious, just as they fail to embrace the past as something in which they must be consciously grounded. In this introduction to the study of American history, Wilfred M. McClay invites us to experience the perennial freshness and vitality of this great subject as he explores some of the enduring commitments and persistent tensions that have made America what it is.
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About the author

Dr. McClay holds the SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in the Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is the author of The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America (University of North Carolina Press, 1994), which received the 1995 Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American intellectual history. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and was designated one of the nation’s outstanding educators in the Templeton Honor Rolls for 1997-1998.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jul 29, 2014
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781497645189
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
History / Study & Teaching
History / United States / General
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