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The American Promise, Value Edition, has long been a favorite with students who value the text's readability, clear chronology, and lively voices of ordinary Americans, all in a portable format. Instructors have long valued the full narrative accompanied by a 2-color map program and the rich instructor resources of the parent text made available at an affordable price. The sixth edition introduces a breakthrough in teaching and learning through the addition ofLaunchPad, which combines carefully-curated new assignments and assessments integrated with the full-length parent text e-book-the same narrative in the Value Edition but with full color art and maps and more features for analysis-in its own intuitive course space. The American Promise Value Edition with LaunchPad now provides the best formats for every activity-the print book allows for a seamless reading experience whileLaunchPad provides the right space for active learning assignments and dynamic course management tools that measure and analyze student progress.LaunchPad comes with a wealth of primary sources and special critical thinking activities to help students progress toward learning outcomes;LearningCurve, the adaptive learning tool that students love to use to cement their understanding of the text and instructors love to assign to prepare students for class; and a suite of instructor resources from videos to test banks that make teaching simpler and more effective.
"A Companion to the American West" is a rigorous, illuminating introduction to the history of the American West. Twenty-five essays by expert scholars synthesize the best and most provocative work in the field. Each essay covers a subtopic of western American history, its major concerns, and its major works to provide a comprehensive overview of themes and historiography. The essays not only come from the perspective of the 'new western history,' reflecting a resurgence in both scholarly and public interest in the region, but also reflect other schools and positions, such as ethnic studies, cultural studies, and subfields of environmental and gender history. The Companion covers such topics as industrialism, women, Native Americans, exploration, religion, politics, and art. Also included is a combined bibliography to aid further research. The essays are lively, well written, and suited to the student, scholar, and all interested readers of the history of the American West.
From classics to new favorites, 100 Best Books for Children "points parents in the right direction to] 100 titles no child should miss" (Booklist). With thirty-five years of experience at the heart of children's publishing, Anita Silvey is better equipped than anyone to help parents make the right reading choices, given the enormous range of children's books available today. From board books to titles for older readers, Silvey narrows the field to 100 "best books," organizing them by age and providing essays on plot summary, along with fascinating insights into the story behind the story that only an insider would know.
The writers of Gothic literature reflect in their works the concerns and fears of the times in which they were created. These fears, in turn, destabilize the reader; that is, they create within the reader a sense of uneasiness characteristic of the Gothic genre, an uneasiness that comes from the challenging of social and cultural conventions or cherished beliefs. In doing so, these works are also cultural artifacts, for they reflect issues central to society at a given point in time. This book examines the process of destabilization in the modern American Gothic.
The volume focuses on the works of three popular 20th-century Gothic writers: H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Matheson, and Stephen King. It argues that science and technology are central to the destabilization process in works by these authors, and it demonstrates how, as cultural artifacts, their writings reflect the fears and concerns of contemporary society. Thus the volume demonstrates how the works of these authors remain within the Gothic literary tradition, while they simultaneously adapt that tradition for a modern audience.
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