A condensed version of "Out of Many" (PH, 1994) the "Brief Edition" tells the story of America by focusing on the experiences of diverse communities of Americans. The book draws attention to the cultural diversity of America's peoples, and to the social and political forces that have shaped the history of the United States.
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A textbook history of the United States covers from the pre-colonization period, to the first colonies, to American independence, to the political situation as of 1995.From the Back Cover:
Engaging and provocative, it carefully documents the slow, contradictory — often painful — struggles and triumphs within and between communities which fueled our transformation from a loose collection of localities and regions into one diverse nation. Focused on the rich cultural and ethnic diversity that characterizes the United States' heritage, this book weaves together the complex interaction of social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the United States and from which “the American people” have evolved.
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 130101451
Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130101451