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Give Me Liberty!, Second Edition (One-Volume Hardcover Edition)
Synopses & Reviews
Featuring a single author and a single, comprehensive theme, Give Me Liberty! presents American history with unparalleled clarity and coherence. The study tools in the book and the companion print and electronic package ensure student success in the course.
The Second Edition builds on the success of the first, retaining the unifying theme of freedom while becoming more comprehensive, and adding stronger coverage of Native American and immigration history. In addition, the pedagogy has been strengthened with new Voices of Freedom paired primary sources in each chapter, chapter-opening chronologies, key terms, and more. Overall the presentation remains concise and crisp, free of the encyclopedic detail that clogs so many other survey textbooks.
Book News Annotation:
Foner (Columbia U., New York) has updated this excellent college textbook by expanding several areas, particularly that of Native American history and issues, the global context for U.S. history, the fate of the slaves who left following the War for Independence, immigration policies in the 1920s and the development of citizenship rights throughout American history, and world opinion of the U.S. subsequent to 9/11 and the war in Iraq. The volume is heavily illustrated with historic photos, drawings, and engravings, and contains many excellent maps. Though this is a chronological history set within political events, social and economic issues are prominent. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Adopted at over 600 universities, colleges, and schools across the country, Eric Foner's is making a difference in the American history survey course.
This two-volume study guide has approximately 1,700 questions: 1,400 multiple-choice and true/false questions (approximately 50 per chapter), and almost 300 essay questions (about 10 per chapter). The guide includes definitions of key terms and chapter review questions.
Featuringa single author and a single, comprehensivetheme, Give Me Liberty presentsAmerican history with unparalleled clarity andcoherence. The study tools in the book and thecompanion print and electronic package ensurestudent success in the course.
TheSecond Edition builds on the success of thefirst, retaining the unifying theme of freedomwhile becoming more comprehensive, and addingstronger coverage of Native American andimmigration history. In addition, the pedagogyhas been strengthened with new Voices ofFreedom paired primary sources in eachchapter, chapter-opening chronologies, keyterms, and more. Overall the presentationremains concise and crisp, free of theencyclopedic detail that clogs so many othersurvey textbooks.
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.
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