Prentice Hall United States History Authors
Making connections to today's students
Authors Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, Peter B. Levy, Randy Roberts, and Pulitzer Prize winner Alan Taylor inspire today's students by presenting our nation's history as a continuing drama. Their focus on enduring American issues help students understand why history matters.Sharing personal perspectives with teachers
As part of their desire to reach out to every teacher in high school U.S. history classrooms, the authors have contributed their own personal insights about the content and teaching of each chapter. Author's Notes, located in the Teacher's Edition, are also available in podcast format.
| ||Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner|
Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner is a Professor of History and Curator of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College. After receiving her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, she taught at Temple University for almost two decades. Her recent publications include Quaker Aesthetics, coauthored with Ann Verplanck, and Back to Africa: Benjamin Coates and the Colonization Movement in America, 1848-1880, coedited with Margaret Hope Bacon.
|Peter B. Levy|
Peter B. Levy is a Full Professor in the Department of History at York College of Pennsylvania, where he teachers a wide variety of courses in American history. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of eight books and many articles, including: The New Left and Labor in the 1960s; Civil War on Race Street: The Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland; and 100 Key Documents in American Democracy. He lives in Towson, Maryland, with his wife, two children, and a yellow Labrador.
| ||Alan Taylor|
Alan Taylor, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, earned his Ph.D. in history from Brandeis University and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia. He teaches courses in early American history and the history of the American West. Taylor is the author of five books, including American Colonies and William Cooper's Town, which won the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes, as well as the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for American history. He is a contributing editor for The New Republic.
| John R. Chavez |
is Professor of History at Southern Methodist University, Clements Department of History. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, with a specialty in Mexican American history. His publications include Chicanos in a Changing Society, Teaching Mexican American History, and Eastside Landmark: A History of the East Los Angeles Community Union.
|Herman Viola |
specializes in the history of the American West, the American Indian, and the Civil War and has published on these subjects such books as After Columbus and Little Bighorn Remembered: The Untold Indian Story of Custer's Last Stand. He earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University and currently serves as curator emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is a faculty member in the Department of Secondary Education at San Francisco State University. A specialist in second language development and content area literacy, she consults nationally on school-wide practices that support adolescent English learners and striving readers to make academic gains. Dr. Kinsella earned her M.A. in TESOL from San Francisco State University, and her Ed.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of San Francisco.
Kevin Feldman, Ed.D., is the Director of Reading and Early Intervention with the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) and an independent educational consultant. At the SCOE, he develops, organizes, and monitors programs related to K-12 literacy. Dr. Feldman has an M.A. from the University of California, Riverside in Special Education, Learning Disabilities and Instructional Design. He earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Francisco
Don Deshler, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Research on Learning (CRL) at the University of Kansas. Dr. Deshler's expertise centers on adolescent literacy, learning strategic instruction, and instructional strategies for teaching content areas to academically diverse classes. He is the author of Teaching Content to All: Evidence-Based Inclusive Practices in Middle and Secondary Schools, a text which presents the instructional practices that have been tested and validated through his research at CRL.