Good text for U.S. social history

Jax Historian

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Jul 2012
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Does anyone know of a good, balanced social history text? Thanks
If you mean all of U.S. social history, I don't imagine that any one book could cover that in any meaningful way. I think the best you can do is find books that cover a specific period in U.S. history. For instance, here is an oldie but a goody that covers from the depression through Watergate.

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Dec 2014
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Mississippi
Really thinking of the 20th century, but so far, as you've suggested, there does not seem to be any single source. Thanks for the reference.
 

Comet

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Aug 2006
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Really thinking of the 20th century, but so far, as you've suggested, there does not seem to be any single source. Thanks for the reference.

You might try looking at the social aspects of history through region. Dr. Robert Martin at the University of Northern Iowa is a specialist in Southern social history...particularly it's connection to religion in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Just a thought as I was passing upon this thread.
 
Dec 2014
6
Mississippi
Thanks Comet, that is of interest to me personally, if not always directly applicable to the class I'm putting together.

And thanks again Jax, I orders the Manchester book.