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The American Pageant, Volume 1

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THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Cengage Learning
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Aug 07, 2012 Alaine rated it did not like it
Written by people who can't write, but they don't seem to know that yet. Too many attempts at flowery metaphors that fell flat or were confusing. Too many racist, sexist sentiments. This is old white men's history of the US. That's an old and boring story as it is but it's not even told very well. I had to read it. I don't recommend it.
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David Michael Kennedy is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning historian specializing in American history. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University[1] and the Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Professor Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic analysis and cultural analysis with social history and political ...more
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