“The Brief edition of American Government: Stories of a Nation outlines the crucial areas and helps guide students along to what they should know… I am confident this approach is what students are looking for.” —Frank Fuller, Chestnut Hill College American government is not just one story—it’s many stories. Our stories. And they are still being told. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to the voices of America’s people, showing how diverse ideas throughout our nation’s history have shaped our political institutions, our identities, the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. His storytelling approach brings the core concepts of government to life, making them meaningful and memorable, and allowing all students to see themselves reflected in the pages. For the new Brief Edition, Abernathy has carefully condensed and updated the content from the Full version, giving your students the information they need–and the stories they relate to–in a more concise, value-oriented package. Curious how storytelling can boost learning in your classroom? Read a free whitepaper that explains the research.
“The Brief edition of American Government: Stories of a Nation outlines the crucial areas and helps guide students along to what they should know… I am confident this approach is what students are looking for.”
— Frank Fuller
“Abernathy’s text distinguishes itself through the combination of historical references and contemporary examples.”
— James Ronan
“One of the most readable texts I’ve read; good for non-majors who aren’t interested in tons of theory, but don’t want to be talked down to.”
— William Housel