Author Joseph R. Conlin's award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation's past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin's popular sidebars and How They Lived vignettes'many of which are new in this edition'bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Eighth Edition will capture and hold your students' interest as it guides them on a fascinating, eye-opening walk through the years gone by. Conlin's text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-51), ISBN: 0495050148; VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-25), ISBN: 0495050571; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 25-51), ISBN: 0495050598.Conlin, Joseph R. is the author of 'American Past A Survey of American History', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495050599 and ISBN 0495050598.