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American History Now By Eric Foner

American History Now by Eric Foner

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A new generation of scholars addresses the current themes and questions in interpreting American history

American History Now Summary

American History Now by Eric Foner

A new generation of scholars addresses the current themes and questions in interpreting American history

American History Now Reviews

[T]he contributors offer thoughtful analyses of past trends within the profession and informed discussions of the future of this organization and the historical profession more generally... [There are] many insights contained in each of the important essays in American History Now, [and] certain themes do emerge from this body of work... This fine volume will be useful to historians at various stages of their careers. Journal of Southern History, November 2012

About Eric Foner

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of numerous works on American history. He has served as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society of American Historians. His most recent book is The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.

Lisa McGirr is Professor of History at Harvard University. Her research focuses on politics and social movements in the twentieth-century. The author of the award winning book: Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right, she is currently working on a book entitled Prohibition and the Making of Modern America.

Table of Contents

Volume Editors' Preface


Series Editor's Preface



Part I: Eras of the American Past


1. Squaring the Circles: The Reach of Colonial America * Alan Taylor


2. American Revolution and Early Republic * Woody Holton


3. Jacksonian America * Seth Rockman


4. Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction * Adam Rothman


5. The Possibilities of Politics: Democracy in America, 1877 to 1917 * Robert D. Johnston


6. The Interwar Years * Lisa McGirr


7. The Uncertain Future of American Politics, 1940 to 1973 * Meg Jacobs


8. 1973 to the Present * Kim Phillips-Fein



Part II: Major Themes in the American Experience


9. The United States in the World * Erez Manela


10. The Cultural Turn * Lawrence B. Glickman


11. American Religion * John T. McGreevy


12. Frontiers, Borderlands, Wests * Stephen Aron


13. Environmental History * Sarah T. Phillips


14. History of American Capitalism * Sven Beckert


15. Women's and Gender History * Rebecca Edwards


16. Immigration and Ethnic History * Mae M. Ngai


17. American Indians and the Study of U. S. History * Ned Blackhawk


18. African-American History * Kevin Gaines



Contributors

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NPB9781439902448
9781439902448
1439902445
American History Now by Eric Foner
New
Paperback
Temple University Press,U.S.
20110611
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