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The State of U.S. History (Paperback, New Ed): Melvyn Stokes
The State of U.S. History (Paperback, New Ed): Melvyn Stokes

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The State of U.S. History (Paperback, New Ed)

Melvyn Stokes

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Historians are very much aware of the variety of national and international trends that have shaped historical inquiry in recent decades. Americanists, in particular, have been conscious of the growing importance of gender issues, the 'turn' to questions of language and meaning, the increasing significance of cultural matters, and a new emphasis on regional history. The 1990s, moreover, saw a major movement to internationalize approaches to American history by emphasizing comparisons with other countries and cultures. By the end of the twentieth century it was by no means clear whether there was any distinctive 'American' history or, if it did exist, what its main contours were.This book brings together a distinguished international group of scholars in an effort to answer this key question through a sustained interrogation of the periods, themes, fields, problems and perspectives in historical writing on the United States. How have the intricate issues surrounding gender, race, slavery and civil rights been resolved and interpreted in recent American history? How have historians dealt with the complexities of events such as the American Revolution, the Civil War, Reconstruction and the New Deal in developing their historical narratives? In what ways have technological developments in industry, print and film influenced the questions historians ask?"The State of U.S. History" offers an exciting introduction to the debates surrounding the major trends in American historical debates and the crucial events and influences that have helped define the American experience.


Imprint: Berg Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2003
First published: March 2003
Editors: Melvyn Stokes
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 464
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-85973-502-2
Barcode: 9781859735022
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-85973-502-9

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