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This superb brief book, written by one of the preeminent young historians, is a careful balance of political, diplomatic, social, cultural, economic and legal history. While based on the best selling American History: A Survey, by Brinkley, Current, Friedel, and Williams, this book is completely rewritten at the sentence level for clarity and coherence. Eleven of the popular Where Historian Disagree essays are included/appear in this book. This book features intriguing autobiographical essays, written by Alan Brinkley, on notable American figures. Although an inexpensive book, an extensive illustration program is also featured. American History: A Survey, Brief Edition is the first book with the McGraw-Hill Humanities imprint.
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James J. Rawls, an instructor of history at Diablo Valley College, received his B.A. in history from Stanford University. He was awarded an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, completing his doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Walton Bean. Dr. Rawls also has taught California history as a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He serves as the Reviews Editor of California History, the journal of the California Historical Society. He is the author of Indians of California: The Changing Image and Chief Red Fox is Dead: A History of Native Americans since 1945, coauthor of Land of Liberty: A United States History and California: Adventures in Time and Space, editor of New Directions in California History: A Book of Readings and California History: Teaching with Primary Sources, and coeditor of A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold Rush California and California: A Place, A People, A Dream. His articles and reviews have appeared in such publications as Journal of American History, Pacific Historical Review, and American Indian Quarterly.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0070042098