Paperback: 298 pages Publisher: Green Publishing House; August 15, 2014 Language: English Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-63432-000-9 EPUB Format ISBN-13: 978-1-63432-001-6 MOBI Format ISBN-13: 978-1-63432-003-0 PDF Format ISBN-13: 978-1-63432-002-3 AUDIO Format ISBN-13: 978-1-63432-004-7
10 Days That Changed America, Volume 1: The Colonial Years
History is not marked by a ticking off of days on a calendar. It is fashioned by important transformations that alter the world in which people live, that introduce and circulate new ideas and abandon others, that build and destroy familial and governmental relations, and that shape the course of future generations. 10 Days That Changed America, Volume 1: The Colonial Years looks at era-defining events that foreshadowed the creation of the United States. In a fast-paced, gripping narrative that includes dramatic stories of intrigue, cultural and personal clashes, irony, and conflict and resolution, 10 Days That Changed America describes the formation of the American mind and spirit, and offers insights about why Americans think and behave as they do today. The arrangement of the text makes it possible for students to conceptualize America's complex past by assessing the causes and consequences of a small set of momentous moments. Based on the premise that the purpose of survey history courses is not only to cover the waterfront but also to train historians, 10 Days That Changed America provides supplements to its narrative with "Probing the Sources," "What Others Say," and "problem-based learning" features that introduce students to the nature of history and historiography. Every page is designed to help students understand that the past can be interpreted from multiple perspectives, and to discover that "creating history" for themselves and engaging with other critical thinkers in historiographical debates can be entertaining as well as enlightening.
About the Authors
Terry D. Bilhartz is a professor of history at Sam Houston State University who has taught about 18,000 students during his career. He is the author of more than 50 articles and book chapters in the fields of history, religion, philosophy, psychology, and medicine, and has written scripts for public television documentaries. He is the author of Urban Religion and the Second Great Awakening, Francis Asbury's America, Images of Texas in the Nation (with Paul Ruffin), Constructing the American Past (with Elliot Gorn and Randy Roberts), Sacred Words: A Source Book on the Great Religions of the World, and Currents in American History (with Alan Elliott). Bilhartz holds degrees from Dallas Baptist College (BS), Emory University (MA), and the George Washington University (PhD), and has completed post-doctoral studies in history and religion at Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, the University of Connecticut, the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, and the Australian National University.
Alan C. Elliott is the Director of Statistical Consulting in the Department of Statistical Science at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of numerous academic articles and over 30 books on topics including science, history, and biography. Current books include A Daily Dose of the American Dream; Texas Ingenuity: Inventions, Inventors & Innovators; Legendary Locals of Oak Cliff; Images of America: Oak Cliff; and Currents in American History (with Terry Bilhartz.) Technical books include SAS Essentials, Statistical Analysis Quick Reference Guidebook, and Applied Time Series Analysis. He specializes in writing techniques designed to make challenging subjects easy to understand.