America and Its Peoples, Fourth Edition presents American history in an exciting way, with a spirited narrative, vivid character sketches, and colorful anecdotes. The book highlights the rich ethnic diversity of the American people. Social history-with an emphasis on sports, leisure, and popular culture-is integrated with more traditional coverage of military history, politics, and diplomacy.MARKET Appropriate for anyone with an interest in American history.
Recaptures the excitement of American history through vivid character sketches, colorful anecdotes, a strong narrative pulse, and a perspective that examines such subjects as crime, disease, the family and sexuality, and sports. Underscores the role that ethnicity, race, and religion have played in the nation's social, cultural, and political development. Excerpts from primary sources introduce students to critical documents in American history. Includes color and b&w photos and illustrations, plus a comparative chronology. Martin is affiliated with the University of Houston. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)