James L. Roark
Michael P. Johnson
(Johns Hopkins University)
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“For me, the appeal of UTAP is/was the visual resources and the focus on social/cultural history. After using it for a full academic year I would add that students are truly engaged by the organization and visual production of the book.”- Caroline Hoefferle, Wingate University
“The organization and presentation within the chapters of this text serves to promote historical thinking among students. Students can thus access and analyze the major historical developments for the period covered in each chapter. In addition the online interactive text offers students a convenient and affordable alternative to the traditional hardcopy textbook.” -Wesley Moody, Florida State College at Jacksonville
“ It an easy to understand narrative of the United States that allows students to see different perspectives of class, race, and gender.”- Laura Dunn, Eastern Florida State College
“ A strength of the book is the pairing of each chapter with primary sources from Reading the American Past in the interactive e-book, so that students first read in the chapter about a specific historical period and subsequently read primary sources that highlight the major themes of that period.”-Wesley Moody, Florida State College at Jacksonville
“The American Promise is an excellent and balanced text, reflecting the most recent synthesis of current scholarship in the field. But, Understanding the American Promise takes TAP to a whole new level. Students can read a history textbook, but they may have trouble knowing HOW to read a history textbook, for meaning. UTAP is a pedagogically-enhanced version of TAP, and its embedded navigation aids and chapter-opening questions help students make sense of the material.”-A. Glenn Crothers, University of Louisville
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