US: A Narrative History

US: A Narrative History

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  • Copyright: 2012

  • ISBN 10: 0077420764

  • ISBN 13: 9780077420765


For your classes in American History, McGraw-Hill introduces the latest edition of U*S: A Narrative History, part of the acclaimed M Series. The M Series started with you and your students. After extensive market research to gain insight into students' learning behavior and instructor’s desired course outcomes, we learned that students want text programs with visual appeal and content designed according to the way they learn. Instructors desire greater student involvement in the course content without compromising on high quality content.

From a known and trusted author team, U*S: A Narrative History tells the story the American people, with all the visually engaging, personally involving material that your students want within an engaging magazine format that helps students better connect with the nation's past. Additionally, this innovative text provides instructors with scholarly, succinct, and conventionally organized core content within a unified narrative that is continental in scope.

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  • Language: English

  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

  • Dimension: 8.6 x 10.8

  • Page Count: 768



US: A Narrative History



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About the Authors

James West Davidson

James West Davidson received his B.A. from Haverford College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. A historian who has pursued a full-time writing career, he is the author of numerous books, among them <i>After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection</i> (with Mark H. Lytle), <i>The Logic of Millennial Thought: Eighteenth Century New England</i>, and <i>Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure</i> (with John Rugge). He is co-editor with Michael Stiff of the <i>Oxford New Narratives in American History</i>, in which his most recent book appears: <i>'They Say': Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race</i>.

Brian DeLay

Brian DeLay (Ph.D., Harvard) is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in colonial and 19th century U.S. and Mexican history. His scholarship has won awards from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Western History Association, the Council on Latin American History, the American Society for Ethnohistory, the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is the author of <i>War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War</i> (Yale, 2008), and is currently at work on a book about the international arms trade and the re-creation of the Americas during the long nineteenth century. He can be reached at and his website is

Christine Leigh Heyrman

Christine Leigh Heyrman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware. She received a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University and is the author of <i>Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750</i>. Her book exploring the evolution of religious culture in the Southern U.S., entitled <i>Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt</i>, was awarded the Bancroft Prize in 1998.

Mark Lytle

Mark H. Lytle received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is Professor of History and Environmental Studies. he has served two years as Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin, in Ireland. His publications include <i>The Origins of the Iranian-American Alliance, 1941-1953</i>, <i>After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection</i> (with James West Davidson), <i>America's Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon</i>, and, most recently, <i>The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement</i>. He is co-editor of a joint issue of the journals of <i>Diplomatic History</i> and <i>Environmental History</i> dedicated to the field of environmental diplomacy.

Michael Stoff

Michael B. Stoff is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. The recipient of a Ph.D. from Yale University, he has been honored many times for his teaching, most recently with election to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He is the author of <i>Oil, War, and American Security: The Search for a National Policy on Foreign Oil,1941-1947</i>, co-editor (with Jonathan Fanton and R. Hal Williams) of <i>The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age</i>, and series co-editor (with James West Davidson) of the <i>Oxford New Narratives in American History</i>. He is currently working on a narrative on the bombing of Nagasaki.