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Give Me Liberty An American History is a concise, clear, and inclusive narrative of American history written by distinguished historian Eric Foner. With characteristic clarity, Professor Foner has written an accessible, event-based narrative that is enriched throughout by the theme of American freedom. Foner shows students how the meanings of freedom have changed during the course of American history and how the limits of freedom have expanded and contracted in response to social, political, cultural, and economic events. The freedom theme integrates the text and motivates the study of history by alerting students to how much is at stake in understanding America's past. The first edition of Give Me Liberty is available as a compact, low-cost paperback. Featuring the same text as the regular edition in a two-color format, the Seagull Edition is less than half the price.

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Emphasizing the theme of freedom, Foner (history, Columbia U.) provides a history of the US for undergraduates, beginning with European exploration and concluding with the twenty-first century. He covers colonization, expansion, slavery, the American Revolution, industrialization, democracy, the Civil War and Reconstruction, progressivism, the Depression, the world wars, the Cold War, and globalization. He also sheds light on topics such as class, women's suffrage and feminism, and race, and presents a chapter on 9/11 and its aftermath. Each chapter contains a brief excerpt about freedom from a document from the corresponding text Voices of Freedom, such as Thomas Paine's Common Sense. This is volume 1 of the "seagull edition"--a compact, low-cost paperback, which features the same text as the regular edition in a two-color format.
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Emphasizing the theme of freedom, Foner (history, Columbia U.) provides a history of the US for undergraduates, beginning with European exploration and concluding with the twenty-first century. He covers colonization, expansion, slavery, the American Revolution, industrialization, democracy, the Civil War and Reconstruction, progressivism, the Depression, the world wars, the Cold War, and globalization. He also sheds light on topics such as class, women's suffrage and feminism, and race, and presents a chapter on 9/11 and its aftermath. Each chapter contains a brief excerpt about freedom from a document from the corresponding text Voices of Freedom, such as Thomas Paine's Common Sense. This is volume 1 of the "seagull edition"--a compact, low-cost paperback, which features the same text as the regular edition in a two-color format. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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is a concise, clear, and inclusive narrative of American history written by distinguished historian Eric Foner.

Synopsis:

Unlike so many textbooks that overwhelm beginning students with encyclopedic detail, Give Me Liberty!presents the events of American history in a nimble chronological narrative that equips students to understand their significance. It is a textbook that works.

Synopsis:

With characteristic clarity, Professor Foner has written an accessible, event-based narrative that is enriched throughout by the theme of American freedom. Foner shows students how the meanings of freedom have changed during the course of American history and how the limits of freedom have expanded and contracted in response to social, political, cultural, and economic events. The freedom theme integrates the text and motivates the study of history by alerting students to how much is at stake in understanding America's past. The first edition of is available as a compact, low-cost paperback. Featuring the same text as the regular edition in a two-color format, the Seagull Edition is less than half the price.

About the Author

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His most recent book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize. His Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877, won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes and remains the standard history of the period. In 2006 Foner received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Society of American Historians.


Product Details

ISBN:
9780393927825
Subtitle:
An American History
Author:
Foner, Eric
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Liberty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, Seagull Edition
Series Volume:
An American History,
Publication Date:
20051130
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
981
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , is a concise, clear, and inclusive narrative of American history written by distinguished historian Eric Foner.
"Synopsis" by , Unlike so many textbooks that overwhelm beginning students with encyclopedic detail, Give Me Liberty!presents the events of American history in a nimble chronological narrative that equips students to understand their significance. It is a textbook that works.

"Synopsis" by , With characteristic clarity, Professor Foner has written an accessible, event-based narrative that is enriched throughout by the theme of American freedom. Foner shows students how the meanings of freedom have changed during the course of American history and how the limits of freedom have expanded and contracted in response to social, political, cultural, and economic events. The freedom theme integrates the text and motivates the study of history by alerting students to how much is at stake in understanding America's past. The first edition of is available as a compact, low-cost paperback. Featuring the same text as the regular edition in a two-color format, the Seagull Edition is less than half the price.
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