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The American Century
A History of the United States Since the 1890s, Sixth Edition
By Walter LaFeber, Richard Polenberg, and Nancy Woloch
Revised and updated, this classic text presents a vivid rendering of America in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, stressing economic and urban growth, social and political change, civil rights and liberties, and the growth of the United States into a global superpower.
Special sections cover gender, diversity, culture, science and technology, and environmental history. A new chapter brings the reader up to the present and places the United States in its current world position. Timelines and marginal notes are now included, and the overall length of the text has been reduced by approximately 50 pages—making it more readable to students and less expensive.
In honor of this new 21st century edition of The American Century, M.E. Sharpe has commissioned several original essays from Kevin C. Murphy that call out moments from the 20th century with particular resonance for today's students, teachers, and Americans more broadly. We hope these essays encourage critical thinking about continuity and change as America embarks upon a new century.
- The Versailles Conference (Adobe PDF)
- The Military Industrial Complex Speech (Adobe PDF)
- The Tet Offensive (Adobe PDF)
- A Second American Century (Adobe PDF)
Primary Source Archive: A Digital Study Companion for Students
This textbook has a "Primary Source Archive: Digital Study Companion" with multimedia primary source documents carefully selected to support the themes of each chapter. Click the image to the right or here to launch the Digital Study Companion in a new browser window.
Teaching Supplements for Faculty
Teaching Supplements include PowerPoints for each chapter, test banks (identification, true/false, multiple choice, short and long essay questions) compatible with Respondus®, Blackboard®, and WebCT®, and chronological timelines for each textbook chapter.
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