Used by over one million students, America: A Narrative History is one of the most successful American history textbooks ever published. Maintaining the features that have always distinguished this classic text—lively and accessible narrative style, a keen balance of political with social and cultural history, and exceptional value—the Seventh Edition introduces a completely redesigned, full-color layout complemented by eye-catching maps and enhanced pedagogy. The Seventh Edition also introduces the new theme of environmental history. Carefully integrated throughout, this theme adds illuminating perspectives on how Americans have shaped—and been shaped by—the natural world.
About the Author David E. Shi is president and professor of history at Furman University. Professor Shi was the Frontis W. Johnston Professor of History at Davidson College for more than a decade. His four books focus on American cultural history: Matthew Josephson, Bourgeois Bohemian; The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture; In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present; and, most recently, Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture.
George Brown Tindall, late of the University of North Carolina, was for many years one of the country’s most distinguished professors of American history. He was the author of several books, including South Carolina Negros, 1877-1900; the award-winning The Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945; The Disruption of the Solid South; and, most recently, The Ethnic Southerners.