American History, Combined Edition: 1492 - Present
American History, Combined Edition: 1492 - Present  -     By: Thomas S. Kidd
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Thomas S. Kidd's American History Combined Edition: 1492-Present covers American history from first Native American societies through the Civil War to the current day's political and cultural struggles. This engaging survey features fascinating stories of both the everyday people who struggled to make their way in a new country as well as well-known presidents, generals, and statesmen. Written with an eye towards the role of religion and faith in America, this engaging overview discusses the role Christianity played for good and for ill and weaves together topics such as slavery, military conflicts, the Civil Rights movement, the culture wars of the past half-century, the American focus on entertainment, the rise of social media, and more. Students will come away from this single-volume tome having read a compelling narrative of the defeats and triumphs that have defined the American national experience. AP / College Freshman level. 691 pages, softcover, indexed.

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Title: American History, Combined Edition: 1492 - Present
By: Thomas S. Kidd
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 704
Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9 X 7 X 1.5 (inches)
Weight: 3 pounds 12 ounces
ISBN: 1535982268
ISBN-13: 9781535982269
Stock No: WW982265

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In this combined edition, the full content of volumes 1 and 2 of Thomas Kidd’s American History are brought together in a single, accessible textbook. This sweeping narrative spans the full scope of American history from the first Native American societies to the political and cultural struggles of contemporary times. In clear, readable prose, and with attention to well-known and more obscure figures from American history, Kidd gives a robust account of the events, people, and ideas that gave shape to our nation.

Students will come away from American History well-informed, and better prepared to wrestle with the political and cultural changes that have dramatically transformed contemporary American life.

Praise for American History
"Thomas Kidd has succeeded well in providing a high quality American history text that integrates the usual political and social history with its religious dimensions." 
—George Marsden, professor of history emeritus, University of Notre Dame
  
"Thomas Kidd explores the entirety of American history in this carefully researched and clearly written text. It is an ideal book for students new to American history as well as for older readers who would like a sprightly, objective, and discerning refresher." 
—Mark Noll, professor of history emeritus, University of Notre Dame, and research professor of history, Regent College

 

Author Bio

Thomas S. Kidd is distinguished professor of history, James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History, and associate director, Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He also serves as distinguished visiting professor of church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
 

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