America Compared: American History in International Perspective, Vol. 1: To 1877
Author:Carl J. Guarneri
America Compared is an innovative secondary source reader that presents United States history in a truly global context. Features:
Each chapter introduction provides a historical context for the issue at hand, background on the countries being compared and a discussion of ideas or arguments presented in the readings.
Each selection introductiondescribes the broad historical issue or question the essay addresses, suggests the new dimension that comparative or transnational history brings to the topic and notes ideas or arguments to look for and contrast with other selections.
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A glossary preceding each selection offers information on historical terms, persons, or events that appear in the essay.
Questions to Consider following each selection helps students analyze their reading and emphasizes the text's comparative approach.