First Americans: A History of Native Peoples, Volume 2 since 1861

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Tells the complete story of Native American history, including the native perspective.

 

First Americans provides a history of Native Americans, from their earliest appearance in North America to the present, that covers the complexity and diversity of their past. The text demonstrates Native Americans’ participation in determining their own future and helps students place Native American history in context with national and international developments.  

 

Present throughout the text is the "native voice," giving American Indians’ perspectives on historical developments. The text also enforces the reality that native people retain a presence in the U.S. today as a growing population with a rich diversity of roles, ideas, and contributions.

 

A better teaching and learning experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Improve Critical Thinking – To enhance student comprehension, each chapter includes features such as Chronologies, Key Questions, Review Questions, and Recommended Readings.
  • Engage Students – Special features are included to highlight the native voice and support the themes presented.  

 

 

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About the Author:

Kenneth Townsend earned his Ph.D. in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991, two years after joining the faculty of the Department of History at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Townsend now serves as chair of the Department of History. He is the author of World War II and the American Indian (2000), South Carolina (2008) and varied articles, and he is revising a book-length manuscript addressing the World War II home front in the Southeastern United States. In summer 2006 Townsend embedded with U.S. Army units in Kabul and Kandahar, Afghanistan and is now

completing a project titled “Shadows of War” that examines the personal imprint of war on soldiers and their families. 

 

Mark A. Nicholas received his PhD from Lehigh University in 2006, and teaches at Florida Atlantic University.  With Joel W. Martin, he edited Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010). He has several ongoing projects, including a book about the Seneca Indians for Michigan State University. Press and a book about the Shawnees in Kansas for University of Arizona Press.

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