The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society

Pearson/Longman, 1 feb. 2005 - 998 páginas
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This is a condensed version of The American People, Sixth Edition (the comprehensive version). This engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

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Review: The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume I to 1877, Chapters 1-16

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Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. He won the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726; Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America; The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution; Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840; and The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution.

John Howe is a world-renowned fantasy illustrator who is best known
for his visualization of the world of J.R.R. Tolkien. His work became one of
the foundations for the design of the Peter Jackson movie adaptation of the
Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Julie Roy Jeffrey is professor of history at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gary B. Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is currently Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary American History. Among the books Nash has authored are "Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726" (1968); "Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early America" (1974, 1982, 1992, 2000); "The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution" (1979); "Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840 "(1988); "First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory" (2002); and "The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America" (2005). A former president of the Organization of American Historians, his scholarship is especially concerned with the role of common people in the making of history. He wrote Part One and served as general editor of this book. Julie Roy Jeffrey earned her Ph.D. in history from Rice University. Since then she has tought at Goucher College. Honored as an outstanding teacher, Jeffrey has been involved in faculty development activities and curriculum evaluation. She was Fulbright Chair in American Studies at the university of Southern Denmark, 1999-2000 and John Adams Chair of American History at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2006. Jeffrey's major publications include "Education for Children of the Poor" (1978); "Frontier Women: The Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1880" (1979-1997); "Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman" (1991); "The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women inthe Antislavery Movement" (1998) and "Abolitionists Remember "(forthcoming 2008). She collaborated with Peter Frederick on "American History Firsthand," two volumes (2002, 2007). She is the author of many articles on the lives and perceptions of nineteenth-century women. Her research continues to focus on abolitionism as well as on history and film. She wrote Parts Three and Four in collaboration with Peter Frederick and acted as a general editor of this book. John R. Howe received his Ph.D. from Yale University. At the University of Minnesota, he has taught the U.S. history survey and courses on the American revolutionary era and the early republic. His major publications include "The Changing Political Thought of John Adams" (1966)," From the Revolution Through the Age of Jackson" (1973)," The Role of Ideology in the American Revolution" (1977), and "Language and Political Meaning in Revolutionary America" (2003). His present research deals with the social politics of verbal discourse in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Boston. He has received a Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship, and John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Research Fellowship from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Howe wrote Part Two of this book. Peter J. Frederick received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. His career of innovative teaching began at California State University, Hayward, in the 1960s and continued at Wabash College (1970-2004) and Carleton College (1992-1994). He also served as distinguished Professor of American History and Culture at Heritage University on the Yakama Nation reservation in Washington between 2004 and 2006.Recognized nationally as a distinguished teacher and for his many articles and workshops on teaching and learning, Frederick was awarded the Eugene Asher Award for Excellence in Teaching by the AHA in 2000. He has also written several articles on life-writing and a book, "Knights of the Golden Rule: The Intellectual as Christian Social Reformer in the 1890s," Wish Julie Jeffrey, he recently published "American History Firsthand," He coordinated and edited all the "Recovering the Past" sections and coauthored Parts Three and Four. Allen F. Davis earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. A former president of the American Studies Association, he is a professor emeritus at Temple University and editor of "Conflict and Consensus in American History" (9th ed., 1997). He is the author of "Spearheads for Reform: The Social Settlements and the Progressive Movement" (1973); and "Postcards from Vermont: A Social History" (2002). He is coauthor of "Still Philadelphia "(1983); "Philadelphia Stories" (1987); and "One Hundred Years at Hull-House" (1990). Davis wrote Part Five of this book. Allan M. Winkler received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught at Yale and the University of Oregon, and he is now Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. An award-winning teacher, he has also published extensively about the recent past. His books include "The Politics of Propaganda: The Office of War Information, 1942-1945" (1978); "Home Front U.S.A.: America During World War II" (1986, 2000); "Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom" (1993, 1999); "The Cold War: A History in Documents" (2000); and "Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America"(2006). His research centers on the connections between public policy and popular mood in modern American history. Winkler wrote Part Six of this book. Charlene Mires earned her Ph.D. in history at Temple University. At Villanova University, she teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, public history, and material culture. She is the author of "Independence Hall" "in American Memory" (2002) and serves as editor of the Pennsylvania History Studies Series for the Pennsylvania Historical Association. A former journalist, she was a co-recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for general local news reporting with other staff members of the Fort Wyne (Indiana) "News-Sentinel," She has contributed to Part Five of "The American People," Carla Gardina Pestana received her Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles. She taught at Ohio State University, where she served as a Lilly Teaching Fellow and launched an innovative on-demand publishing project. Currently she holds the W. E. Smith Professorship in History at Miami University. Her publications include "Liberty"" of Conscience and the Growth of Religions Diversity in Early America" (1986), "Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts" (1991); and "The English Stlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640-1661 "(2004). She is also the co-editor, with Sharon V. Salinger, of "Inequality in Early America" (1999). At present, she is completing a book on religion in the British Atlantic world to 1930 for classroom use. She has contributed to Part One of "The American People,

Bernard Hertlein started his professional career as a mechanical engineering student but soon realized that he had a natural affinity for electronics. After working professionally with automotive electronic systems and pursuing audio engineering as a hobby for several years, he migrated through audio engineering to instrumentation of civil engineering structures and finally to nondestructive testing. After joining Testconsult, the English subsidiary of the French National Center for Building and Civil Engineering Research (CEBTP), Mr Hertlein became deeply involved with the development of both the software and the hardware for several nondestructive test techniques for deep foundations that are now in common use worldwide. He worked on construction testing projects throughout Europe, HongKong, parts of North Africa and the United States, eventually settling in the United States, where he and Allen Davis introduced the Cross-hole Sonic-Logging technique, the Parallel-Seismic test and the Impulse-Response (Sonic-Mobility) test in the mid 1980s.

In 1992, Mr Hertlein joined STS Consultants, based inVernon Hills, Illinois, where he has continued to design and build test equipment and research new applications for the test techniques that he had helped to introduce to the United States. Mr Hertlein is an active member of several key professional societies. At the time of writing this book, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chairman of the Nondestructive and In-place Testing Committee of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM C9-64), Chairman of the Testing and Evaluation Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute, andSecretary of the Nondestructive Testing Committee of the American Concrete Institute (ACI 228). He also serves as a member of ACI Committee 336: Footings, Mats and Drilled Piers, ASTM Committee C9-47: Self-Consolidating Concrete, D18-11: Deep Foundations and G9-14: Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel. Mr Hertlein has written numerous conference papers and journal articles. He is a regular member of the faculty for the International Association of Foundation Drilling(ADSC-IAFD) Drilled Shaft Inspector's School and a frequent lecturer at other educational seminars presented byACI International, ADSC regional chapters, the ASCE Geo-Institute and the Deep Foundations Institute.

Allen Davis qualified as a geologist and his first career was as prospector for De Beers Corporation in Central Africa. He then converted to Civil Engineering through Geotechnics, gaining his Ph.D. from Birmingham University, UK in that subject. He has had Academic, Research and Industrial experience in fairly equal proportions, including: Professor at the University of Birmingham, UK, for 10 years. Head of the Geotechnical and Highways Research Division, National Center for Building and Civil Engineering Research (CEBTP), Paris, France, for 8 years. Technical and Managing Director, Testconsult CEBTP (UK) for 8 years. He was one of the founding members of Testconsult in 1974. Principal Engineer, STS Consultants, Ltd and Manager for NDE, Madsen, Kneppers Associates, Chicago, Illinois and Salt Lake City, Utah, USA for 6 years. Senior Principal Engineer, Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTL), Skokie, Illinois, USA for the last 6 years.

At the time of writing this bookhe was Manager of Nondestructive Evaluation at CTL in Skokie, Illinois. His special interests included vibration problems and realtime data acquisition from dynamic testing of concrete foundations and structures, and he was a member and past Chairman of Committee 228 (Nondestructive Testing of Concrete) of the American Concrete Institute and also a member ofASTMCommittee Nondestructive and In-place Testing. He has published over 80 technical articles and publications to date in the fields of Civil Engineering and Building, Transportation and Materials Resources. Eleven Ph.D. research students (seven in France, four in England) have graduated under his supervision, and he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by Birmingham University in 1980. His contributions to the concrete industry and to the work of the ACI were recognized at the October 2004 meeting of the ACI in San Francisco, where it was announced that he had been elected a Fellow of the Institute. Unfortunately ill-health had prevented him from going to San Francisco, and he passed away suddenly at his home a few hours after learning of the fellowship announcement. Rest in peace, old chum.

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