Liberty, Equality, Power : A History of the American People, by John M. Murrin, Paul E. Johnson, James M. McPherson, Alice

By John M. Murrin, Paul E. Johnson, James M. McPherson, Alice Fahs, Gary Gerstle

Built to fulfill the call for for a reasonably cheap, fine quality historical past publication, this economically priced model of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, energy, 6th variation deals the whole narrative whereas restricting the variety of positive aspects, photographs, and maps. All volumes characteristic a paperback, two-color layout that appeals to these looking a entire, trade-sized historical past textual content. A hugely revered, balanced, and punctiliously sleek method of U.S. historical past, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, strength makes use of those 3 topics in a special method of exhibit how the us was once reworked, in a comparatively couple of minutes, from a land inhabited through hunter-gatherer and agricultural local American societies into the main robust commercial kingdom on the earth. This strategy is helping readers comprehend not just the effect of the notions of liberty and equality, that are frequently linked to the yankee tale, but additionally how dominant and subordinate teams have affected and been suffering from the ever-shifting stability of energy. The textual content integrates the simplest of modern social and cultural scholarship right into a political tale, providing readers the main entire and entire figuring out of yank historical past on hand.

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Several former colleagues and graduate students have also contributed in various ways, especially Stephen Aron, Andrew Isenberg, Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Evan P. Haefeli, Beth Lewis-Pardoe, Geoffrey Plank, Nathaniel J. Sheidley, and Jeremy Stern. PAUL E. JOHNSON My greatest debt is to the community of scholars who write about the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War. Closer to home, I owe thanks to the other writers of this book, particularly to John Murrin. The Department of History at the University of South Carolina provided time to work, while my wife, Kasey Grier, and stray dogs named Lucy, Bill, Buddy, and Patty provided the right kinds of interruptions.

Fred Anderson and Virginia DeJohns Anderson offered acute suggestions. Several former colleagues and graduate students have also contributed in various ways, especially Stephen Aron, Andrew Isenberg, Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Evan P. Haefeli, Beth Lewis-Pardoe, Geoffrey Plank, Nathaniel J. Sheidley, and Jeremy Stern. PAUL E. JOHNSON My greatest debt is to the community of scholars who write about the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War. Closer to home, I owe thanks to the other writers of this book, particularly to John Murrin.

To Charlie and to Mimi, many thanks. GARY GERSTLE A long time ago, Jerald Podair, Thomas Knock, and the late Roy Rosenzweig gave me exceptionally thorough, thoughtful, and insightful critiques on early drafts of my chapters. This textbook still benefits from their good and generous work. Former graduate students Kathleen Trainor, Reynolds ScottChildress, Linda Noel, Kelly Ryan, Robert Chase, Marcy Wilson, Thomas Castillo, and Katarina Keane offered skillful research assistance on earlier editions.

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