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Give Me Liberty!: Seagull Edition: An American Historyby Eric Foner
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is the leading textbook in the market because it works in the classroom. A single-author book, offers students a consistent approach, a single narrative voice, and a coherent perspective throughout the text. Threaded through the chronological narrative is the theme of freedom in American history and the significant conflicts over its changing meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to various social and economic groups throughout American history. With the Seagull Edition, students get the full text in a value-edition format: two-color, a selection of the illustrations and maps in the regular edition, and a basic version of the pedagogy. The price is half that of the regular edition, and less than the Brief Edition.
Book News Annotation:
This edition of a text for a US survey course, written for undergraduates with little or no background in American history, includes the full text of the regular third edition in a compact format. Coverage encompasses political, social, cultural, and economic history from the European exploration through the 21st century. The text's central theme is the social conditions that make freedom possible and the boundaries that determine who is entitled to enjoy freedom and who is not. This third edition places American history more fully in a global context, from the rise and fall of slavery through the American response to popular uprisings around the world, a comparison of frontier settlement in different countries, and the globalization of the economy. The text is illustrated with b&w historical photos and illustrations and two-color maps in a two-color layout. For visual learners, this third edition includes references to web sites that contain digital images; the text's companion web site offers video podcasts, historical video and audio files, primary source documents, and US history tours powered by Google Earth. Foner teaches history at Columbia University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The leading United States History survey text is now available in a value edition.
Give Me Liberty is the leading book in the market because it works in the classroom. A single-author book, Give Me Liberty offers students a consistent approach, a single narrative voice, and a coherent perspective throughout the text. Threaded through the chronological narrative is the theme of freedom in American history and the significant conflicts over its changing meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to various social and economic groups throughout American history. The Third Edition places American history more fully in a global context. The pedagogy is also enhanced in the Third Edition, with a Visions of Freedom feature in each chapter and more extensive end-of-chapter review exercises.
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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