New Product Review: W. W. Norton America: A Narrative History

W.W. Norton's America: A Narrative HistoryLearning List has reviewed Norton’s America: A Narrative History, Tenth Edition. This comprehensive product supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) United States History courses. Content is available in print and digital formats. Instruction focuses on how political and economic developments have shaped the nation, with analyses of how these developments informed social change and discussions of key individuals and events. [Read more…]

America begins with a preface that describes changes to the Tenth Edition and provides an overview of digital learning resources. Core content is organized in seven parts titled: (1) A Not-So-“New” World, (2) Building a Nation, (3) An Expanding Nation, (4) A House Divided and Rebuilt, (5) Growing Pains, (6) Modern America, and (7) The American Age. Each chapter begins with a set of “Focus Questions” (e.g., “How did the South and the West change by 1900?”) and a brief introduction. Co-author David Shi provides responses to Focus Questions in closed-captioned video segments on the course’s online “Student Site.”

eBooks are searchable by keyword and have an audio reader; bookmarking, highlighting, and note taking tools; and a feature that allows teachers to post notes to the text for their students to see. The course’s online “Student Site” provides access to author videos, interactive maps (i.e., “iMaps”), downloadable primary source documents, and worksheets indexed by chapter. Students also have access to “Norton’s “InQuizitive” interactive, adaptive quizzing tool.

About W.W. Norton*

Now, in its 90th year and with an annual list of 400 titles, W. W. Norton is a global company, its familiar seagull logo appearing on books in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Latin America. Though the Norton of today is international in scope, there is much about the company that would remain recognizable to its founders: the editorial quality of the books, the rigorously anti-corporate style, and above all the shared sense of purpose that flourishes when all employees have a stake in the success of their firm.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from W.W. Norton.

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