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For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From First Contact through Reconstruction W. W. Norton & Company Fourth Edition edition David E. Shi


31st August 2011 History Books 3 Comments

A companion primary-source reader for America: A Narrative History.

For The Record, Fourth Edition, includes a rich collection of 225 primary sources, both textual and visual, with just the right amount of pedagogy. The. Fourth Edition includes a number of documents designed to highlight the new theme of religion in the Eighth Edition of America: A Narrative History.

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.

Holly A. Mayer is an associate professor of history at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her primary field is Early America, and she is the author of Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American Revolution.

For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From First Contact through Reconstruction (Fourth Edition) (Vol. 1)










  • 3 responses to "For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From First Contact through Reconstruction W. W. Norton & Company Fourth Edition edition David E. Shi"

  • cjinsd
    15:43 on August 31st, 2011
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    An excellent book to use for study of this time. Very helpful because of it’s primary source documents.

  • Hindsight /
    8:43 on September 3rd, 2011
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    This book was all it was supposed to be the condition and all!!! All anns all I’d do it again…

  • Dave S.
    15:18 on September 3rd, 2011
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    The only reason I bought this book was for my history class. I would recommend it to anyone is an avid learner especially about American history. The letters are entertaining and a complete eyeopener as to the events that occurred.

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