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The Resource A history of American life, general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; consulting editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

A history of American life, general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; consulting editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

Label
A history of American life
Title
A history of American life
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; consulting editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Much has changed in the past seventy-five years, and for that we owe no greater debt than to the publication of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr.'s life work, the first comprehensive social history of the United States ever undertaken, A History of American Life. Published in twelve volumes from 1927 to 1944, A History of American Life pushed the study of American history into places it had never been before, and legitimized a new discipline - social history - in its wake. Few series before or since have boasted more notable contributors, among them Pulitzer Prize winners James Truslow Adams and Allan Nevins, and Schlesinger himself, one of the most influential historians of the twentieth century
  • To this day, A History of American Life remains one of the most magnificent attempts ever made to comprehend the American experience in its totality, from the coming of the first explorers to the Great Depression. A work of astonishing narrative power, richly enjoyable in the broadest of its strokes and the most minute of its particulars, it offers a definitive answer to the question "What is the American civilization?" We celebrate its republication in a single volume, sensitively abridged by Mark C. Carnes, and including a lengthy introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr.'s son, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and an extended historiographical essay by Professor Carnes
Cataloging source
NBPu
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E178
LC item number
.H6995 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A history of American life, general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; consulting editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780684807232.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Abridged version of Macmillan's 13 volume set, A history of American life, published in 1948
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. 1. The coming of the white man, 1492-1848 / by H.I. Priestley -- Bk 2. The first Americans, 1607-90 / T.J. Wertenbaker -- Bk 3. Provincial society, 1690-1763 / J. T. Adams -- Bk 4. The revolutionary generation, 1763-1790 / E.B. Greene -- Bk 5. The completion of independence, 1790-1830 / J.A. Krout and D.R. Fox -- Bk 6. The rise of the common man, 1830-1850 / C.R. Fish -- Bk 7. The irrepressible conflict, 1850-1865 / A.C. Cole -- Bk 8. The emergence of modern America, 1865-1878 / A. Nevins -- Bk 9. The nationalizing of business, 1878-1898 I.M. Tarbell -- Bk 10. The rise of the city, 1878-1898 / A.M. Schlesinger -- Bk 11. The quest of social justice, 1898-1914 / H.U. Faulkner -- Bk 12. The great crusade and after, 1914-1928 / P.W. Slosson -- The Historiographical legacy of the History of American life / M.C. Carnes
Control code
402591
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Rev. and abridged.
Extent
1433 p.
Isbn
9780684807232
Lccn
96207980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35220456
  • (OCoLC)35220456
Label
A history of American life, general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; consulting editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780684807232.pdf
Publication
Note
Abridged version of Macmillan's 13 volume set, A history of American life, published in 1948
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. 1. The coming of the white man, 1492-1848 / by H.I. Priestley -- Bk 2. The first Americans, 1607-90 / T.J. Wertenbaker -- Bk 3. Provincial society, 1690-1763 / J. T. Adams -- Bk 4. The revolutionary generation, 1763-1790 / E.B. Greene -- Bk 5. The completion of independence, 1790-1830 / J.A. Krout and D.R. Fox -- Bk 6. The rise of the common man, 1830-1850 / C.R. Fish -- Bk 7. The irrepressible conflict, 1850-1865 / A.C. Cole -- Bk 8. The emergence of modern America, 1865-1878 / A. Nevins -- Bk 9. The nationalizing of business, 1878-1898 I.M. Tarbell -- Bk 10. The rise of the city, 1878-1898 / A.M. Schlesinger -- Bk 11. The quest of social justice, 1898-1914 / H.U. Faulkner -- Bk 12. The great crusade and after, 1914-1928 / P.W. Slosson -- The Historiographical legacy of the History of American life / M.C. Carnes
Control code
402591
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Rev. and abridged.
Extent
1433 p.
Isbn
9780684807232
Lccn
96207980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35220456
  • (OCoLC)35220456

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