Davidson: US: A Narrative History, Volume 1 & 2, 8th edition

U.S., a brief American History program, transforms the learning experience through personalized, adaptive technology helping students better grasp the issues of the past while providing greater insight on student performance. This American History program tells the story of the American people in a highly portable and visually appealing manner helping students better connect with our nation's past and understand our present.
The Connect® suite of assignments contains critical thinking exercises, interactive map exercises, the new Power of Process for Primary Sources, and of course Learnsmart™ and Smartbook®, the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it. This comprehensive offer gives your students what they need, when and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

ISBNS: 1259712273 / 9781259712272 | 1260025047 / 9781260025040
Publication Date: 10/17/17


NEW - Power of Process for Primary Sources is a critical thinking tool for reading and writing about primary sources.
As part of Connect History, McGraw Hill's learning platform, Power of Power contains a database of over 400 searchable primary sources in addition to the capability for instructors to upload their own sources. Instructors can then select a series of strategies for students to use to analyze and comment upon a source. The Power of Process framework helps students develop essential academic skills such as understanding, analyzing, and synthesizing readings and visuals such as maps, leading students toward higher order thinking and writing.

New - Map Clips help students understand and reflect on the role of geography in the forming of our nation.
Using easy-to-understand audio narration, visual cues, and animations, Map Clips provide a step-bystep presentation that aid in student retention of key events or historical transformations. Map Clips can be assigned as homework or used in class to kickoff discussions.

NEW - Interactive maps give students a hands-on understanding of geography.
U.S.: A Narrative History offers thirty interactive maps that support geographical as well as historical thinking. These maps appear in both the eBook and Connect History exercises. For some interactive maps, students click on the boxes in the map legend to see changing boundaries, visualize migration routes, or analyze war battles and election results. With others, students manipulate a slider to help them better understand change over time. A complete list of maps can be found on pg. xx.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The First Civilizations of North America
Chapter 2 Old Worlds, New Worlds
Chapter 3 Colonization and Conflict in the South
Chapter 4 Colonization and Conflict in the North
Chapter 5 Colonization and Conflict in the North
Chapter 6 Imperial Triumph,Imperial Crisis
Chapter 7 The American People and The American Revolution
Chapter 8 Crisis and Constitution
Chapter 9 The Early Republic
Chapter 10 The Opening of America
Chapter 11 The Rise of Democracy
Chapter 12 A fire with Faith
Chapter 13 The Old South
Chapter 14 Western Expansion and the Rise of the Slavery Issue
Chapter 15 The Union Broken
Chapter 16 Total War and the Republic
Chapter 17 Reconstructing the Union

Chapter 18 The New South and the Trans-Mississippi West
Chapter 19 The New Industrial Order
Chapter 20 The Rise of an Urban Order
Chapter 21 The Political System under Strain at Home and Abroad
Chapter 22 The Progressive Era
Chapter 23 The United States and the Collapse of the Old World Order
Chapter 24 The New Era
Chapter 25 The Great Depression and the New Deal
Chapter 26 America’s Rise to Globalism
Chapter 27 Cold War America
Chapter 28 The Suburban Era
Chapter 29 Civil Rights & Uncivil Liberties
Chapter 30 The Vietnam Era
Chapter 31 The Conservative Challenge
Chapter 32 The United States in a Global Community

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Digital resources


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