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The American Promise: A History of the United States, Volume I: To 1877

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A book by James L. Roark

The American Promise is more teachable and memorable than any other U.S. survey text. The balanced narrative braids together political and social history so that students can discern overarching trends as well as individual stories. The voices of hundreds … see full wiki

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Author: James L. Roark
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Just what the teacher ordered.

  • Jan 29, 2008
Rating:
+3
This book was required for completing my online Shaping America U.S. History to 1877 class. I bought a used copy in like new condition to save some money. Each lesson and associated exams required us to frequently jump around the chapters to get the full picture of a person's life or event. I never had a real interest in history and found the text to be dry and difficult to read in the required four weeks. This is more about my lack of interest and less about the writing style though. I did notice that the cover is made from cheap paper which easily curls from normal use.

PROS:
Required for my online history class
Informative detailed chapters

CONS:
Cover is made from cheap paper which easily curls
Too darn expensive, as text books tend to be

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