Portrait of America, Vol. 2 by Stephen Oates
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Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 20 percent of the essays in the Ninth Edition are new. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings.
 

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: Steven B. Oates is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Over the course of his career he has written highly successful biographies of figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Faulkner. Charles Errico, the new co-author of Portrait of America, is a professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. He also conducts graduate classes at George Mason University.
 
Published August 7, 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing. 416 pages
Genres: History.

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Burns' survey of American history (The Vineyard of Liberty, 1981; The Workshop of Democracy, 1985) concludes with this densely packed but less-than-profound volume covering the period from the Roosevelt era to the present.

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