Out of Many: A History of the American People, Volume 2, Books a la Carte Edition

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Out of Many is a coherent narrative of American history that offers insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. The text reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West.

 

The updated edition features new and expanded coverage of a wide variety of topics in addition to MyHistoryLab tools that connect the text to interactive online learning tools to bring U.S. history to life.

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Out of Many is a fine synthesis of U.S. political, social, and cultural history, with splendid attention to region ... engagingly written and illustrated for students.

   -Michael J. Pfeifer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice / History

 

The text provokes student excitement by initiating interesting stories augmented by illuminating but not excessive details. The review questions enable students to prepare for class discussion and the recommended readings provide a starting point for students wishing to delve further in a particular topic.

   -Dr. Deborah Welch, Longwood University

 

The community vignettes are the most compelling feature of the textbook, marking this text as unique and at once scholarly and accessible. I admire these essays greatly and when reading them feel I myself am learning from some of the best scholars in the field.

   -TJ Boisseau, University of Akron

 

...the overall presentation is very effective in every way. In the end that is the most important attribute. I would certainly describe it as one of the best textbooks on the market today.

   -Burton Peretti, Western Connecticut State University

 

...an excellent text for instructors to use as they look for interesting information to add to their lectures.

   -Thomas Clarkin, San Antonio College

 

From what I’ve seen over the years, the authors of Out of Many have proven to be very responsive to changes in the field, regularly broadening their geographic focus, highlighting the experiences of a wider variety of historical actors, and more meaningfully exploring global forces that have impacted American history. Thus, its most compelling attribute would have to be its sheer ambition in attempting to remain as current as possible, and it mostly succeeds.

   -Jeffrey M. Schulze, University of Texas at Dallas

 

It is an easy-to-read, engaging text that gives students the information they need without bogging them down in unnecessary details, and it doesn’t tell students how to think but rather gives them the information they need to draw their own conclusions.

   -Cynthia Carter, Florida Community College at Jacksonville

 

The main headings and subheadings help to navigate both instructor and student into a chronological and topical advance which both challenges and elevates critical thinking.

   -Dr. John S. Leiby, Paradise Valley Community College

About the Author:

John Mack Faragher

John Mack Faragher is an Arthur Unobskey professor of American history and the director of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University. Born in Arizona and raised in southern California, he received his B.A. at the University of California, Riverside, and his Ph.D. at Yale University. He is the author of Women and Men on the Overland Trail (1979), Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie (1986), Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer (1992), The American West: A New Interpretive History (2000) and A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland (2005).

 

Mari Jo Buhle

Mari Jo Buhle is a William R. Kenan, Jr. University professor emerita of American civilization and history at Brown University specializing in American women’s history. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920 (1981) and Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle with Psychoanalysis (1998). She is also the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Left (second edition, 1998). Buhle held a fellowship (1991-1996) from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is currently an honorary fellow of the history department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

Daniel Czitrom

Daniel Czitrom is a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College. Born and raised in New York City, he received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan (1982), which won the First Books Award of the American Historical Association and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. He is the co-author of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York (2008). He has served as a historical consultant and been featured as an on-camera commentator for several documentary film projects, including the PBS productions New York: A Documentary Film, American Photography: A Century of Images and The Great Transatlantic Cable. He is currently writing New York Exposed: How a Gilded Age Police Scandal Shocked the Nation and Launched the Progressive Era (Oxford).

 

Susan H. Armitage

Susan H. Armitage is a professor of history and women’s studies emerita at Washington State University, where she was a Claudius O. and Mary R. Johnson distinguished professor. She earned her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Among her many publications on western women’s history are three co-edited books, The Women’s West (1987), So Much To Be Done: Women on the Mining and Ranching Frontier (1991) and Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women’s West (1997). She served as editor of the feminist journal Frontiers from 1996 to 2002.  Her most recent publication, co-edited with Laurie Mercier, is Speaking History: Oral Histories of the American Past, 1865-Present (2009).

 

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