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By C. Vann Woodward

Within the mid Sixties, C. Vann Woodward was once requested to arrange a application of broadcast lectures on US heritage for the Voice of the US as a part of an extended sequence designed to acquaint international audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning comparative technique "was specially tailored to the pursuits and desires of overseas audiences," Woodward commissioned twenty-two famous students to hide vintage themes in American history--the Civil conflict, the area Wars, slavery, immigration, and lots of others--but so as to add a comparative measurement by way of referring to those issues to advancements in different places on this planet. the end result used to be the 1968 uncomplicated Books version of The Comparative method of American History.

Now, 3 many years later, Oxford is particularly happy to be reissuing this vintage number of historic essays in a paperback variation, with a brand new advent via Woodward that discusses the decline and resurgence of comparative background because the 1960s.

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