"American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation" Concise Third Edition, Volume One Mark C. Carnes and John A. Garraty With the political history of the nation as its organizational framework, "American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation" describes the development and growth of the United States as the product of the myriad actions, ideas, and forces of the immense variety of individuals and groups who together comprise the American people. In richly detailed prose, the book examines the political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have shaped America. This elegantly written concise text offers a lower-price alternative to traditional American history survey textbooks, while maintaining the efficacy of a full-color map and image program. Hallmark Features -"Debating the Past" essays, which appear in each chapter, introduce students to historiographical debates, probing such provocative questions as "Was the American Revolution rooted in class struggle?" (Ch.4), "Did the frontier change women's roles?" (Ch.11), "Did immigrants assimilate'." -"Re-Viewing the Past" essays examine recent feature films dealing with some incident in or aspect of history and compare the screen portrayals to actual events. These essays remind readers that all historical narratives are interpretations and should be read-and seen-with a critical eye. New to the Third Edition -NEW! Full-color format enhances the value of the maps and graphs and gives the book a vibrant appearance. -NEW! Each chapter begins with a compelling new essay that connects the chapter topic to issues that directly affect student's lives. For example, Chapter 5 begins with a discussion of the copyrightprovisions of the Constitution, debated over two centuries ago, which now prevent students from freely downloading songs on the Internet. In Chapter 28, the essay explains how the decision to use aptitude tests to select officers during World War II led to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), an obligatory rite of passage for many college students today. -NEW! Each chapter has been revised to reflect new scholarship, to offer new perspectives, and to streamline and sharpen the prose. -NEW! Questions for Discussion are included in the "Re-Viewing the Past" features to spark class discussion and analysis or to prompt writing assignments. "American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation" is available in three formats: Combined Edition, Chapters 1-32 (ISBN 0-205-56804-1) Volume I: To 1877, Chapters 1-15 (ISBN 0-321-51087-9) Volume II: Since 1865, Chapters 14-32 (ISBN 0-321-51086-0) Visit us at www.ablongman.comCarnes, Mark C. is the author of 'American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Concise Edition, Volume II (since 1865)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321510860 and ISBN 0321510860.