Robert O. Self

Testimonials


This is a well-structured book that addresses important events and offers the viewpoints of the ordinary people who shaped history. The combination of text, images, timelines, primary documents, as well as a good selection of "small picture" and "big picture" questions appeals to various learning styles of students.
--Petra DeWitt, Missouri University of Science and Technology

America’s History is both informative and engaging. With its myriad attributes, ranging from digital interaction to theme analysis, America’s History is sure to please.
--Whitney Snow, Midwestern State University

This is an excellent textbook that is distinguished mostly by its sensitivity toward new perspectives on early American history. I like the way that it is organized and written so that debates and discussions within our fields and discipline are relatively transparent compared to the panoptic voices offered by competing U.S. textbooks. The special features are useful and well-edited, and I appreciate how they do not interrupt the main textual narrative.
--Michael Wise, University of North Texas

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This is a well-structured book that addresses important events and offers the viewpoints of the ordinary people who shaped history. The combination of text, images, timelines, primary documents, as well as a good selection of "small picture" and "big picture" questions appeals to various learning styles of students.
--Petra DeWitt, Missouri University of Science and Technology

America’s History is both informative and engaging. With its myriad attributes, ranging from digital interaction to theme analysis, America’s History is sure to please.
--Whitney Snow, Midwestern State University

This is an excellent textbook that is distinguished mostly by its sensitivity toward new perspectives on early American history. I like the way that it is organized and written so that debates and discussions within our fields and discipline are relatively transparent compared to the panoptic voices offered by competing U.S. textbooks. The special features are useful and well-edited, and I appreciate how they do not interrupt the main textual narrative.
--Michael Wise, University of North Texas

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This is a well-structured book that addresses important events and offers the viewpoints of the ordinary people who shaped history. The combination of text, images, timelines, primary documents, as well as a good selection of "small picture" and "big picture" questions appeals to various learning styles of students.
—Petra DeWitt, Missouri University of Science and Technology

America’s History is both informative and engaging. With its myriad attributes, ranging from digital interaction to theme analysis, America’s History is sure to please.
—Whitney Snow, Midwestern State University

This is an excellent textbook that is distinguished mostly by its sensitivity toward new perspectives on early American history. I like the way that it is organized and written so that debates and discussions within our fields and discipline are relatively transparent compared to the panoptic voices offered by competing U.S. textbooks. The special features are useful and well-edited, and I appreciate how they do not interrupt the main textual narrative.
—Michael Wise, University of North Texas

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“This reader includes the most diverse set of documents that incorporates the American landscape of diverse people and views. It has a larger number of readings than traditional readers and provides students with a much more comprehensive view of social history than most readers.”
– Peter Acsay, University of Missouri, St. Louis

“Sources for America’s History provides a wide variety of short, readable primary documents as well as a host of ways to use them, with questions for each document as well as for each section. Additionally, it offers more comprehensive chronological, thematic sets for use. The latter feature is the thing that most made it stand out to me.”
– Karen Phoenix, Washington State University

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“This reader includes the most diverse set of documents that incorporates the American landscape of diverse people and views. It has a larger number of readings than traditional readers and provides students with a much more comprehensive view of social history than most readers.”
– Peter Acsay, University of Missouri, St. Louis

“Sources for America’s History provides a wide variety of short, readable primary documents as well as a host of ways to use them, with questions for each document as well as for each section. Additionally, it offers more comprehensive chronological, thematic sets for use. The latter feature is the thing that most made it stand out to me.”
– Karen Phoenix, Washington State University

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"America’s History is the best text I have found in my nineteen years of teaching. The narrative is fair and balanced, and addresses social, political, economic history, and provides lots of additional materials—maps, documents, chapter assessments. This makes it very approachable for students and very useful for me.

—Thomas Ratliff, Central Connecticut State University
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"America’s History treats social and economic issues as equal to political ones, the book is fairly priced, and the publisher offers a wide range of online self-assessment and alternate types of practice to prepare students for tests."

—Vicki Black, Blinn College

"Well informed, elegantly written, and lavishly illustrated, America’s History provides an engaging and accessible narrative. While devoting particular attention to social history, it effectively integrates cultural and political themes. The book is organized into a series of multi-chapter parts, enabling the authors to establish and maintain thematic coherence. In short, this is a terrific text."

—Jeffrey Adler, University of Florida–Gainesville
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"[Part document sets support] one of the major changes in the redesign…the assistance of this design feature will be critical to the early success of the class."

—Michael Smith, San Gorgonio High School, California
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"[Part document sets support] one of the major changes in the redesign…the assistance of this design feature will be critical to the early success of the class."

—Michael Smith, San Gorgonio High School, California
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Robert O. Self