Third Edition   ©2019

Exploring American Histories, Value Edition, Combined Volume

A Brief Survey with Sources

Nancy A. Hewitt (Rutgers University) , Steven F. Lawson (Rutgers University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-10649-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-10649-2; Format: Paper Text, 928 pages

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A U.S. history narrative constructed from multiple perspectives helps students to appreciate the variety of ways people experienced the past. True to their plural title, Hewitt and Lawson present an inclusive view of American history that shows how events at the national level, shaped by elite political and economic leaders, directly affect the lives of ordinary people, and how actions at the local level affect decisions made at the centers of national government and commerce. By examining multiple angles of American history, students will better understand how the impact of events means different things to different people and constituent groups.

The authors are respected scholars and experienced teachers you can trust to elevate discourse and engage students. Distinguished scholars and expert U.S. survey teachers Nancy Hewitt and Steven Lawson bring extensive teaching experience and a strong command of the scholarship to help them choose not only the most important stories of American history but also place sources most likely to engage students at the center of the course.

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