By C. Vann Woodward

Within the mid Nineteen Sixties, C. Vann Woodward was once requested to arrange a application of broadcast lectures on US background for the Voice of the United States as a part of an extended sequence designed to acquaint overseas audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning comparative strategy "was specially tailored to the pursuits and desires of international 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 concerning those issues to advancements somewhere else on the planet. the end result was once the 1968 uncomplicated Books version of The Comparative method of American History.

Now, 3 a long time later, Oxford is particularly happy to be reissuing this vintage number of historic essays in a paperback variation, with a brand new advent by means of Woodward that discusses the decline and resurgence of comparative historical past because the 1960s.

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