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Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $90.00
  • November 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-91262-3
  • 1744 pages
  • Volume(s): One-Volume
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


A Narrative History

Ninth Edition


Volume(s): One-Volume

George Brown Tindall (Author, late of the University of North Carolina), David E. Shi (Author, Furman University)


Updated coverage of African American history

Major new discussions across the book include:

Chapter 3, Colonial Ways of Life, now expands coverage of colonial slavery, including a clarified explanation of slavery as an economic system, background on the social and cultural roots of West African slaves, and enriched descriptions of slave culture.

Chapter 12, The Old South, now distinguishes among three sub-regions within the Old South, clarifying the different agricultural, social, and economic conditions that would shape regional responses to the secession crisis. Bolstered coverage on slaveholding practices and slave revolts in the south are incorporated into these discussions.

Chapter 17, Reconstruction: North and South, is now more attentive to the uncertain status of former slaves. It includes a narrative on Martin Delaney, a major in the 104th U.S. Colored Troops, whose 1865 speech to freedmen and former slave-owners dramatizes and clarifies the complex and volatile status of African Americans following the Civil War.

Chapter 21, Gilded Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt, now contains substantially revised discussions of Jim Crow laws, race relations in national and local political arenas, and the growing practice of segregation.

Chapter 28, The Second World War, explains the racially segregated military units within a civil rights context, highlighting the ironies of fighting racism abroad while tolerating it at home.

Chapter 31, New Frontiers: Politics and Social Change in the 1960s, provides enhanced coverage of Civil Rights and black power movements, including more detail on the Freedom Rides, Malcolm X, and Bob Moses’ “Freedom Summer.”