The American Spirit: United States History as Seen by Contemporaries

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Author : David M. Kennedy


912 Pages  Paperback 

13th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002

©2016 , Published


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This comprehensive primary source reader focuses on political, diplomatic, and social history, presenting a rich collection of documents and images that includes travel literature, religious sermons, newspaper articles, court testimony, diary entries, and political cartoons. An ideal companion for t... more


Chapters of THE AMERICAN SPIRIT correlate directly to the chapters of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, 16E.

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT is a full-service primary source reader, offering a rich collection of documents and images (including letters, religious sermons, travel literature, court testimony, diary entries, ... more

New to this Edition

The thirteenth edition has been consolidated into a convenient single-volume format that still covers the full span of American history.

Material related to the Wilson presidency and World War I (formerly Chapters 29 and 30) has been condensed into a new single Chapter 29, “Wilsonian Progressivism ... more