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American Destiny Narrative of a Nation, Combined Volume

by Mark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty

American Destiny Narrative of a Nation, Combined Volume Synopsis

Bridging the present to the past. American Destiny's mission is to show readers how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark their lives. The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including American Lives essays and Re-Viewing the Past movie essays. This book is the abridged version of The American Nation, 14th edition. Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit or use ISBN: 9780205216550.

American Destiny Narrative of a Nation, Combined Volume Press Reviews

...offers a detailed standard history of the United States, with materials beyond what can be covered in a classroom. It also has features within the book to encourage original thinking on the part of students. -Billy Hathorn, LaredoCommunity College ...does an excellent job of organizing the material in a way that ties everything together for the student...this text provides the best instructional aides on the market. -Andrew Bagley, PhillipsCommunity College ...does an excellent job at providing a compelling chronological narrative that flows smoothly. -Horacio Salinas, Jr., LaredoCommunity College This text is very complete for an introductory course. It will keep the students' interest in learning. -Armando C. Alonzo, TexasA&M University ...a comprehensive people's history that is not shy to be critical of many deeds, but is also careful to give credit to unknown individuals and groups when it is due. -Dr, Itai Sneh, JohnJay College There are two compelling attributes of American Destiny: its attempt at a balance between the political and social issues...and its attempt to show the relevance (through the Chapter introductions) of history to the present. -Thomas Born, BlinnCollege

Book Information

ISBN: 9780205790418
Publication date: 24th June 2011
Author: Mark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty
Publisher: Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 992 pages
Categories: History of the Americas,

About Mark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty

Mark C. Carnes Mark C. Carnes received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his Ph.D in history from Columbia University. He has chaired both the history and American studies departments at Barnard College and Columbia University, where he serves as the Ann Whitney Olin professor of history. He is also the general editor of the American National Biography, whose 27th volume will appear in 2011. Carnes has published numerous books on American social and cultural history, including Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America (1989), Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies (1995), Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past (2001) and ...

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