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A History of the United States, Volume 2

David J. Trowbridge
March 2012
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: U.S. History (after 1865).

A History of the United States covers the traditional timeline of events after 1865, while adding cultural context through extensive narratives. Trowbridge makes history come alive with detailed historical perspectives and an impressive numbers of pictures and maps.

  • A blend of social and cultural history in a direct and concise narrative.
  • Examples of how the past has been interpreted by others over time to show why historical interpretations change, and why this matters.
  • Connections between events and eras, such as the ideas and rhetoric of the American Revolution and the Civil War or the impact of the Cold War on the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Customizable.

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David trowbridge

David J. Trowbridge Marshall University

Trowbridge (Ph.D., Kansas) is an associate professor of history and Director African and African American Studies at Marshall University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on civil rights, race and ethnicity, and military and diplomatic history. His favorite course to teach remains the introductory U.S. history surveys where he gets to witness hundreds of students discover that they, too, love history (much to their surprise). He has published several articles in leading academic journals, including the Journal of African American History. He is also the author of a forthcoming book titled Jim Crow in the Land of John Brown that explores the origins of racial segregation in the Midwest. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Trowbridge is proud to serve in the Air National Guard and is a veteran of the Iraq War.
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