American History A Very Short Introduction

📒American History ✍ Paul S. Boyer

✏Book Title : American History
✏Author : Paul S. Boyer
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-08-09
✏Pages : 161
✏ISBN : 9780195389142
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American History Book Summary : This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized around major interpretive themes, with facts and dates introduced as needed to illustrate these themes. The emphasis throughout is on clarity and accessibility to the interested non-specialist.

✏Book Title : American History A Very Short Introduction
✏Author : Paul S. Boyer
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-08-16
✏Pages : 184
✏ISBN : 9780199911653
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American History A Very Short Introduction Book Summary : This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized around major interpretive themes, with facts and dates introduced as needed to illustrate these themes. The emphasis throughout is on clarity and accessibility to the interested non-specialist.

✏Book Title : Asian American History a Very Short Introduction
✏Author : Madeline Y. Hsu
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2016-08-16
✏Pages : 184
✏ISBN : 9780190219765
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Asian American History a Very Short Introduction Book Summary : A 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center reported that Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, and best-assimilated racial group in the United States. Before reaching this level of economic success and social assimilation, however, Asian immigrants' path was full of difficult, even demeaning, moments. This book provides a sweeping and nuanced history of Asian Americans, revealing how and why the perception of Asian immigrants changed over time. Asian migrants, in large part Chinese, arrived in significant numbers on the West Coast during the 1850s and 1860s to work in gold mining and on the construction of the transcontinental Railroad. Unlike their contemporary European counterparts, Asians, often stigmatized as "coolies," challenged American ideals of equality with the problem of whether all racial groups could be integrated into America's democracy. The fear of the "Yellow Peril" soon spurred an array of legislative and institutional efforts to segregate them through immigration laws, restrictions on citizenship, and limits on employment, property ownership, access to public services, and civil rights. Prejudices against Asian Americans reached a peak during World War II, when Japanese Americans were interned en masse. It was only with changes in the immigration laws and the social and political activism of the 1960s and 1970s that Asian Americans gained ground and acceptance, albeit in the still stereotyped category of "model minorities." Madeline Y. Hsu weaves a fascinating historical narrative of this "American Dream." She shows how Asian American success, often attributed to innate cultural values, is more a result of the immigration laws, which have largely pre-selected immigrants of high economic and social potential. Asian Americans have, in turn, been used by politicians to bludgeon newer (and more populous) immigrant groups for their purported lack of achievement. Hsu deftly reveals how public policy, which can restrict and also selectively promote certain immigrant populations, is a key reason why some immigrant groups appear to be more naturally successful and why the identity of those groups evolves differently from others.

📒American Naval History ✍ Craig L. Symonds

✏Book Title : American Naval History
✏Author : Craig L. Symonds
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2018-03-12
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 9780199394760
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American Naval History Book Summary : Originally published: The U.S. Navy: a concise history, 2016.

✏Book Title : American Legal History A Very Short Introduction
✏Author : G. Edward White
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-12
✏Pages : 149
✏ISBN : 9780199766000
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American Legal History A Very Short Introduction Book Summary : A concise examination of the central role of legal decisions in shaping key social issues explores topics ranging from Native American affairs and slavery to business and home life as well as how criminal and civil offenses have been addressed in positive and negative ways. Original.

✏Book Title : American Women s History
✏Author : Susan Ware
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2015
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9780199328338
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American Women s History Book Summary : "This Very Short Introduction explores the major transformations in American women's lives, ranging from political activism to popular culture, the workforce, and the family. Beginning in early America, it places gender at the center of American history, making it clear that women's experiences were not always the same as men's. Susan Ware shows how women's domestic and waged labor shaped the northern economy and how slavery affected the lives of both free and enslaved southern women. She moves through the tumultuous decades of industrialization and urbanization, describing the nineteenth-century movements led by women (temperance, moral reform, and suffrage). The book culminates in twentieth-century female activism for civil rights and successive waves of feminism. From Anne Bradstreet to Ida B. Wells to Eleanor Roosevelt, this book recognizes women as a force in American history and, more important, tells women's history as American history." -- Front cover flap.

📒American History ✍ Paul S. Boyer

✏Book Title : American History
✏Author : Paul S. Boyer
✏Publisher : OUP USA
✏Release Date : 2012-08-09
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9780195389142
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American History Book Summary : This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized around major interpretive themes, with facts and dates introduced as needed to illustrate these themes. The emphasis throughout is on clarity and accessibility to the interested non-specialist.

✏Book Title : History A Very Short Introduction
✏Author : John Arnold
✏Publisher : OUP Oxford
✏Release Date : 2000-02-24
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9780191606373
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏History A Very Short Introduction Book Summary : There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are introduced by means of concrete examples of how historians work, giving the reader a sense of the excitement of discovering not only the past, but also ourselves. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

📒American Political History ✍ Donald T. Critchlow

✏Book Title : American Political History
✏Author : Donald T. Critchlow
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2015
✏Pages : 150
✏ISBN : 9780199340057
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American Political History Book Summary : "American Political History : A Very Short Introduction captures the richness of American political history, focusing primarily on national politics. It explores the nature of the two-party system, key turning points in American political history, representative presidential and congressional elections, struggles to expand the electorate, and critical social protest and third-party movements"--Provided by publisher

📒Colonial America ✍ Alan Taylor

✏Book Title : Colonial America
✏Author : Alan Taylor
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2013
✏Pages : 151
✏ISBN : 9780199766239
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Colonial America Book Summary : In this Very Short Introduction, Alan Taylor presents the current scholarly understanding of colonial America to a broader audience. He focuses on the transatlantic and a transcontinental perspective, examining the interplay of Europe, Africa, and the Americas through the flows of goods, people, plants, animals, capital, and ideas.