Davidson, Experience History: Interpreting American's Past © 2019, 9e
Grades: 9 - 12
The first AP adaptation of the best-selling college text now in its 9th edition, this narrative is told from multiple perspectives and highlights how diverse actors have been at the center of U.S. history. Students are led to a richer engagement with and a deeper understanding of how history is created. Focusing on the lives and actions of ordinary Americans helps students to understand that no event is inevitable, and that the actions of the people create historical moments.
With this narrative approach with a social and cultural perspective on U.S. history, students see themselves as stakeholders in an ongoing historical narrative, rather than passive recipients of a historical legacy that has little to do with their individual lives.
A first-of-its-kind for today’s AP classroom, with:
• Chapter openers focus on the key concepts in the new AP framework covered in that chapter.
• The Historian’s Toolbox presents historical evidence through primary and secondary images and artifacts for students to analyze.
• Critical Thinking that focuses on primary and secondary sources from different eras specifically developed with AP exam rubrics in mind.
• After the Fact that visually flags key text and images to support the effective use of evidence in constructing a historical argument.
• Many Histories that delivers contrasting perspectives on key events for analysis and discussion.
• Critical Thinking Questions to provide students with practice on answering DBQs.
• A wealth of AP practice, focused review, and document-based questions integrated throughout.
• An AP Teacher Manual, available in print and online, includes classroom activities, pacing guides, AP test banks, practice exams, and more.
- CHAPTER 1 The First Civilizations of North America
- CHAPTER 2 Old Worlds, New Worlds 1400–1600
- CHAPTER 3 Colonization and Conflict in the South 1600–1750
- CHAPTER 4 Colonization and Conflict in the North 1600–1700
- CHAPTER 5 The Mosaic of Eighteenth-Century America 1689–1768
- CHAPTER 6 Imperial Triumph, Imperial Crisis 1754–1776
- CHAPTER 7 The American People and the American Revolution 1775–1783
- CHAPTER 8 Crisis and Constitution 1776–1789
- CHAPTER 9 The Early Republic 1789–1824
- CHAPTER 10 The Opening of America 1815–1850
- CHAPTER 11 The Rise of Democracy 1824–1840
- CHAPTER 12 Afire with Faith 1820–1850
- CHAPTER 13 The Old South 1820–1860
- CHAPTER 14 Western Expansion and the Rise of the Slavery Issue 1820–1850
- CHAPTER 15 The Union Broken 1850–1861
- CHAPTER 16 The Civil War and the Republic 1861–1865
- CHAPTER 17 Reconstructing the Union 1865–1877
- CHAPTER 18 The New South and the Trans-Mississippi West 1870–1914
- CHAPTER 19 The New Industrial Order 1870–1914
- CHAPTER 20 The Rise of an Urban Order 1870–1914
- CHAPTER 21 Realignment at Home and Empire Abroad 1877–1900
- CHAPTER 22 The Progressive Era 1890–1920
- CHAPTER 23 The United States and the Collapse of the Old World Order 1901–1920
- CHAPTER 24 The New Era 1920–1929
- CHAPTER 25 The Great Depression and the New Deal 1929–1939
- CHAPTER 26 America’s Rise to Globalism 1927–1945
- CHAPTER 27 Cold War America 1945–1954
- CHAPTER 28 The Suburban Era 1945–1963
- CHAPTER 29 Civil Rights and Uncivil Liberties 1947–1969
- CHAPTER 30 The Vietnam Era 1963–1975
- CHAPTER 31The Conservative Challenge 1976–1992
- CHAPTER 32 The United States in a Global Community 1980–Present