A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition

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Authors : Mary Beth Norton; Jane Kamensky; Carol Sheriff; David W. Blight; Howard P. Chudacoff; Fredrik Logevall; Beth Bailey; Debra Michals


960 Pages  Paperback 

10th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2007

©2015, Published


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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a succinct and spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity, and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and e... more


“Visualizing the Past” features in each chapter treat images (such as artifacts, paintings, photographs, and advertisements) as primary sources to explore major themes. The illustrations and extended captions help students understand how the careful examination of visual materials can reveal aspects... more

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A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Brief Tenth Edition, offers the most complete revision in the text's history. The number of chapters has been reduced from 33 to 29 (14 in Volume 1 and 15 in Volume 2), making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Rather than simply combining sections into fewer cha... more