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America: A Concise History

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America: A Concise History has become the best-selling brief book for the U.S. History survey because of the uncommon value it offers instructors and students alike. The authors' own abridgement preserves the analytical power of the parent text, America's History, while offering all the flexibility of a brief book. The latest scholarship, hallmark global perspective, and h ...more
Paperback, 3rd edition, 1152 pages
Published February 4th 2005 by Bedford Books (first published February 1st 1993)
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Jan 13, 2015 David rated it it was amazing
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I used this as my textbook for HST202 (History of the United States from the end of Reconstruction (1877), to the present) and I thought it explained everything amazingly well. Chapters are spaced out and it isn't too long or short (30 pages each.) I just wanted to say that the authors organized the information in a clear and simple way. I even recommended it to a fellow classmate who was working on some history lesson plans and thanked me for the recommendation.
Apr 23, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
History Class Textbook. I actually enjoyed reading it, and the chapter notes were helpful.
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Mar 06, 2014 David Pierce rated it really liked it
I have found my solid reference work on American History. I have always considered myself a history buff, but this book gave me a much more complete understanding of the subject. This book is a keeper. I will read it again and use it in my reference library.
Feb 19, 2009 Audrey rated it did not like it
I am hating this history book! Unfortunately it is required by my History class, too bad they couldn't use The Making of America by Skousen instead.
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Dr. James A. Henretta was the Priscilla Alden Burke Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and later Professor Emeritus of American History. He earned his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1968.
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