HIST (High School Edition)

  • AUTHOR: Kevin M. Schultz
  • ISBN-13: 9781285083087 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 640 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 3rd Edition
  • ©2014     Published
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About The Product

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with hundreds of students and faculty, HIST3 provides an engaging and accessible solution for the U.S. History course that accommodates the diverse learning styles of today's students at a value-based price.


  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format for today's learners.
  • An innovative combination of a compact print text with an easy-to-use website filled with engaging activities and learning tools developed in response to input from student focus groups, surveys, and interviews with hundreds of faculty and students.
  • "What do you think?" polls begin each chapter to encourage students to think critically about the time period.
  • "What Else Was Happening?" boxes at the end of the chapters focus on international events. Topics include the abolition of slavery throughout the world; how the ideas of the revolution in the United States spread to other parts of the world; Western relations with Asia as early as the 18th century; independence movements throughout Latin America in the 19th century; various colonial wars and the decolonization of Africa; universal health care and systems of social welfare; the Russo-Japanese War; formation of the USSR; and Japan/China conflict.
  • "The Reasons Why. . ." boxes--one of the most popular features among students and faculty--appear in every chapter. Topics include why the states ratified the Constitution (Chapter 7), why there was an expansion of westward migration in the 1840s (Chapter 13), why so many Americans favored isolationism before World War II (Chapter 23), and why the Vietnam War was so divisive (Chapter 25).
  • Chapter in Review cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple. Detachable cards for each chapter offer a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. An interactive eBook, quizzes, audio downloads, and more are only a click away.
  • An online supplements package includes PowerPoint® presentations (lecture outlines, images and maps, JoinIn™), an Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank, and Primary Source Assignments. For instructors, CourseMate includes Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

About the Contributor

  • Kevin M. Schultz

    Kevin M. Schultz teaches American history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), one of the most diverse campuses in the country. He has special interests in religion, ethnic and racial history, and American intellectual and cultural life. He is currently president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History and is the author of several books. His most recent, BUCKLEY AND MAILER: THE DIFFICULT FRIENDSHIP THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES (W.W. Norton & Co.), came out in 2015 and was reviewed widely, including in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens more venues. His TRI-FAITH AMERICA: HOW POSTWAR CATHOLICS AND JEWS HELPED AMERICA REALIZE ITS PROTESTANT PROMISE was published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and is now in paperback, and his essays have appeared in THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, AMERICAN QUARTERLY, THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION, LABOR HISTORY, and several other venues, popular and academic alike. An award-winning teacher, he received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

New to this Edition

  • Chapter 4 has expanded coverage of the American Enlightenment and the Great Awakening, and Chapter 9 has more in-depth treatment on Marbury v. Madison. Both of these additions provide greater background to latter-day events, including the relationship of church and state in American life and the growth of federal government.
  • The third edition has been shortened by one chapter to make it easier to navigate through the Gilded Age and Progressive era. For example, a revised Chapter 17, "The Industrial Revolution," better sets the stage for the social, economic, and political consequences of the Industrial Revolution throughout the country. A new Chapter 18, "The Industrial Age: North, South, and West," looks at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the major regions of the country, providing a more integrated discussion of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the urbanization and immigration of the North, the "New South," and the developing West.
  • Chapter 27 ("Reagan's America") gives new attention to the "Southern Strategy" and culture wars of the 1980s, two developments that have continued to shape American life.
  • The final chapter of the book covers the Obama presidency and the 2012 election.
  • The end-of-chapter summaries (previously titled "In the End") are now titled "Looking Ahead" and provide better linkages from one chapter to the next, making the text even more readable than before.
  • Newly designed maps throughout the book more powerfully illustrate regional and chronological changes and topographic detail.