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Unformatted text preview: “America: A Narrative History” however uses this section to discuss in greater detail Monroe’s presidency, relations with Britain, and the extension of boundaries. Another topic covered in both books is judicial nationalism. The textbook simply lists three major court cases and an introductory paragraph. “America: A Narrative History” on the other hand devotes two and a half pages to discussing Chief Justice John Marshall, protecting contract rights, strengthening the federal government and regulating interstate commerce all while still mentioning the court cases. I would use these two texts in different ways were I required to use them in my classroom. While it does not dig deep into history, the textbook is a great overview that would help students to learn the basics of American history. “America: A Narrative History” I would use as another source for students to be able to learn more in depth about certain eras and topics....
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- Fall '10
- History, U.S. state, President of the United States, Narrative History, John G. Roberts, John Marshall