Access to History Context: An Introduction to American History, 1860-1990

Access to History Context: An Introduction to American History, 1860-1990

by Alan Farmer (Author), Alan Farmer (Author), Vivienne Sanders (Author)

Synopsis

Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although the emphasis is clearly on political history, the majoy issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basic knowledge and understanding is acquired. This title introduces the major political and social themes of this period of American history in an accessible and progressive way. Issues and events such as slavery, the origins and course of the American Civil War, boom and bust, and foreign policy are given full coverage. Particular topics such as the USA and the Cold War, involvement in Vietnam and race relations are also introduced and analysed. This is an essential text for students studying aspects of American history for AS and A Level.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Hodder Education
Published: 03 May 2002

ISBN 10: 0340803266
ISBN 13: 9780340803264
Book Overview: This title introduces the major political and social themes of this period of American history in an accessible and progressive way. The Context series is designed to ease students' transition from GCSE to AS and A level, concentrating on key skills for the exams.

Media Reviews
The book is easy to read and use; the summaries are excellent for revision purposes. There are some good, and as yet unused, primary sources, for practice with candidates, and a wealth of illustrations to keep the readers interested...this is a book worthy of purchase. * SATH Resources Review *
Very good coverage of topic - we have purchased many Access series before. * S Reilly, St Marys College *
The material, some of which is new, is presented in a different way which makes it much easier to access for the student of this time. There are excellent summaries on the major issues of the day...The book is easy to read and use; the summaries are excellent for revision purposes. There are some good, and as yet unused, primary sources, for practice with candidates, and a wealth of illustrations to keep the readers interested...this is a book worthy of purchase. * SATH Resources Review *
Author Bio
Alan Farmer and Vivienne Sanders are both very experienced authors of history textbooks, and both have written other titles in the Access to History and Access to History Context series.