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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date September 1, 1997
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679454595
ISBN-10 0679454594
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 3.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $50.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A single volume history of the United States that explores America's rich complexity and diversity, as well as the forces that have drawn it together to create a stable political system
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Perhaps never before has the writing of American history seemed so much an arena of diverse claims and discord. Scholars explore areas of the past that once seemed hidden from view. Newly assertive groups in the American population draw attention to their own distinctive pasts. The "story" of America sometimes seems to be many different stories, with nothing to tie them together.

In The Unfinished Nation, Alan Brinkley provides a clear and intelligent account of the American past that strikes a balance between the new diversity in scholarship and the narrative unity that any general history must have. He makes clear that one can incorporate the rich and varied experiences of America's many cultures into a coherent and compelling story and at the same time retain a sense of what ties Americans together as members of a perpetually troubled but remarkably successful nation.

Beginning with the "discovery" by Europeans of a "New World" that was already the home of millions of people and highly developed civilizations, The Unfinished Nation chronicles the growth of new societies in America and the survival and transformation of old ones. It traces the development of political ideas and political institutions in the American colonies and, later, in the American nation. It examines the emergence of a society divided into distinct regional cultures, each with a highly developed system of class relations, gender roles, and racial norms. It explores the great crisis of American nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century and the emergence of a more consolidated nation out of the Civil War and Reconstruction. And it describes the dazzling changes that industrialization and the rise to world power have brought in the twentieth century -- and the host of social and cultural transformations that have come with them.

The Unfinished Nation offers anyone interested in American history a picture of how new scholarship has changed our understanding of our past. It also shows how, despite these important changes, the story of America remains just that: a "story," made newly complicated perhaps, but no less remarkable and compelling for those complications.

Editions
Hardcover
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8 lslf stu edition from McGraw-Hill College (September 22, 2015)
9781259722509 | details & prices | List price $116.10
8 lslf con edition from McGraw-Hill College (September 21, 2015)
9781259722523 | details & prices | List price $78.50
7 edition from Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Div (January 1, 2013)
9780076654581 | details & prices | 808 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.95 lbs | List price $134.84
6 edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (December 15, 2009)
9780077286347 | details & prices | 891 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 3.25 lbs | List price $149.10
5th edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (December 15, 2006)
9780073307008 | details & prices | 957 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $98.35
About: Known for its clear narrative voice, impeccable scholarship, and affordability, Alan Brinkley’s The Unfinished Nation offers a concise but comprehensive examination of American History.
4th edition from McGraw-Hill College (June 1, 2003)
9780072565621 | details & prices | List price $40.50
With N. T. Wright, Tom Wright | 3rd edition from McGraw-Hill College (August 1, 1999)
9780072295597 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 3.35 lbs | List price $49.70
This edition also contains Mark for Everyone
The price comparison is for this edition
2 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1997)
9780679454595 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 3.30 lbs | List price $50.00
About: A single volume history of the United States that explores America's rich complexity and diversity, as well as the forces that have drawn it together to create a stable political system
With Paul R. Williamson | 2nd edition from McGraw-Hill College (August 1, 1996)
9780070082199 | details & prices | 949 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 3.30 lbs | List price $48.65
This edition also contains Abraham, Israel and the Nations: The Patriarchal Promise and Its Covenantal Development in Genesis
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 1993)
9780679425489 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 3.45 lbs | List price $40.00
About: A single volume history of the United States that explores America's rich complexity and diversity, as well as the forces that have drawn it together to create a stable political system
Paperback
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With Andrew Huebner (other contributor), John Giggie (other contributor) | 8 edition from McGraw-Hill College (September 18, 2015)
9780073513331 | details & prices | 906 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $155.15
7 pck pap/ edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (February 5, 2013)
9780077821029 | details & prices | 808 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $169.00
7 edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (January 3, 2013)
9780073406985 | details & prices | 808 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $151.95
6 edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (December 11, 2009)
9780073385525 | details & prices | 891 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.90 lbs | List price $134.90
5th edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (December 16, 2006)
9780073513232 | details & prices | 957 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $116.10
4 stg sub edition from McGraw-Hill College (July 1, 2003); titled "Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People"
9780072846928 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $39.80
About: This is a study with map exercises useful for the AP US History Exam.
4th edition from McGraw-Hill College (July 1, 2003); titled "Unfinished Nation: A Concise History Of The American People"
9789990001839 | details & prices | List price $0.02
from McGraw-Hill College (June 1, 2003)
9780072565546 | details & prices | 948 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.80 lbs | List price $76.35
With Marion Boulton Stroud, Judith Tannenbaum | 3rd bk&cdr edition from McGraw-Hill College (August 1, 2000)
9780072430509 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.75 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $56.80
This edition also contains On The Wall: Contemporary Wallpaper
3 pap/cdr edition from McGraw-Hill College (August 1, 2000)
9789990815962 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.75 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $0.02
With Naomi Ozaniec, Clare Double (other contributor) | 3rd edition from McGraw-Hill College (August 1, 1999)
9780072295580 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.75 in. | 3.05 lbs | List price $40.15
This edition also contains 101 Essential Tips Basic Meditation
2 edition from McGraw-Hill College (August 1, 1996)
9780070082168 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.95 lbs | List price $45.10

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