Using primary and secondary source material and numerous photographs and illustrations, The American Record presents history through a broad perspective. Blending the traditional approach to American history (centered on politics, economics, diplomacy, and war) with the modern approach (including histories of women and children, people of color, and the poor and economically marginal), it offers a version of our national past that is inclusive, complex, and dynamic. Volume 1 covers the span from the European conquest of America through Reconstruction; Volume 2 covers Reconstruction to the present.
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William Graebner is Professor of History and Chair of the department at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians for Coal-Mining Safety in the Progressive Period: The Political Economy of Reform (1976). He is also the author of The Engineering of Consent: Democracy and Authority in Twentieth-Century America (1987); Coming of Age in Buffalo: Youth and Authority in the Postwar Era (1990); The Age of Doubt: American Thought and Culture in the 1940’s (1991); and an edited collection, True Stories from the American Past (1993). In 1993, he was Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the University of Rome. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Historian and as Associate Editor of American Studies.
Leonard Richards is a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was awarded the 1970 Beveridge Prize by the American Historical Association for his book Gentlemen of Property and Standing: Anti-Abolition Mobs in Jacksonian America. Professor Richards is also the author of The Advent of American Democracy and The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams.
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