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The American yawp : a massively collaborative open U.S. history textbook

Author: Joseph L Locke; Ben Wright
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The American Yawp is a free, online, collaboratively built American history textbook. Over 300 historians joined together to create the book they wanted for their own students?an accessible, synthetic narrative that reflects the best of recent historical scholarship and provides a jumping-off point for discussions in the U.S. history classroom and beyond.Long before Whitman and long after, Americans have sung  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American yawp.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018017638
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph L Locke; Ben Wright
ISBN: 9781503606715 1503606716 9781503606883 1503606880
OCLC Number: 1030385956
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. To 1877 --
vol. 2. Since 1877.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph L. Locke and Ben Wright.

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"The American Yawp is a free, online, collaboratively built American history textbook. Over 300 historians joined together to create the book they wanted for their own students?an accessible, synthetic narrative that reflects the best of recent historical scholarship and provides a jumping-off point for discussions in the U.S. history classroom and beyond.Long before Whitman and long after, Americans have sung something collectively amid the deafening roar of their many individual voices. The Yawp highlights the dynamism and conflict inherent in the history of the United States, while also looking for the common threads that help us make sense of the past. Without losing sight of politics and power, The American Yawp incorporates transnational perspectives, integrates diverse voices, recovers narratives of resistance, and explores the complex process of cultural creation. It looks for America in crowded slave cabins, bustling markets, congested tenements, and marbled halls. It navigates between maternity wards, prisons, streets, bars, and boardrooms.The fully peer-reviewed edition of The American Yawp will be available in two print volumes designed for the U.S. history survey. Volume I begins with the indigenous people who called the Americas home before chronicling the collision of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.The American Yawptraces the development of colonial society in the context of the larger Atlantic World and investigates the origins and ruptures of slavery, the American Revolution, and the new nation's development and rebirth through the Civil War and Reconstruction.Rather than asserting a fixed narrative of American progress, The American Yawp gives students a starting point for asking their own questions about how the past informs the problems and opportunities that we confront today." -- Amazon.com.

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