These United States: The Question of Our Past, Volume II, Since 1865, Concise Edition (2nd Edition)

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For survey courses in U.S. History. Written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author, this "concise" survey explores the many and varied threads of American history-social, intellectual, cultural political, diplomatic, economic, and military-from the arrival of the first native American inhabitants thousands of years ago through the crisis following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. Inclusive of all the diverse groups that are and have been part of the American fabric, it shows how the story of America is a human story revealing the imperfections, as well as the triumphs of human endeavor and the human spirit. Using a unique "inquiry approach," each chapter is built around a specific question or theme designed to challenge students to consider the complexity of America's past.

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Written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author, this concise survey explores the many and varied threads of American history—social, intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, economic, and military—from the arrival of the first native American inhabitants thousands of years ago to the crisis following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. Inclusive of all the diverse groups that are and have been part of the American fabric, it shows how the story of America is a human story revealing the imperfections, as well as the triumphs of human endeavor and the human spirit. Using a unique inquiry approach, each chapter is built around a specific question or theme designed to challenge students to consider the complexity of America's past.

Student Resources

  • Student Study Guide (Volume 1, ISBN: 0-13-045779-5; Volume II, ISBN: 0-13-045765-5)
  • Historical Documents and Portraits (ISBN: 0-13-081609-4)
  • American Issues: A Primary Source Reader in United States History, 3/e
    (Volume 1, ISBN: 0-13-094017-8; Volume 11, ISBN: 0-13-094018-6)

About the Author:

Irwin Unger. Pulitzer Prize winning historian Irwin Unger has been teaching American history for over forty years on both coasts. Born and largely educated in New York, he has lived in California, Virginia, and Washington State. He is married to Debi Unger and they have five children, now all safely past their college years. Professor Unger formerly taught at California State University at Long Beach, the University of California at Davis, and New York University He is now professor emeritus.

Professor Unger's professional interests have ranged widely within American history He has written on Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, and on the 1960s. His first book, The Greenback Era, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1965. Since then he has written The Movement: The New Left and (with Debi Unger) <>The Vulnerable Years, Turning Point: 1968, The Best of Intentions (about the Great Society), and LBJ: A Life. He and Debi Unger are now working on a biography of the Guggenheim family.

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