For introductory-level American History Courses. This pathbreaking text weaves together the complex interaction of social, political and historical forces that have shaped the United States and from which "the American people" have evolved by telling stories of people and of the nation and emphasizing that American history has never been the preserve of any particular region. Traditional turning points and watershed events are integrated with the stories of the nation's many diverse communities. The activebook version is an interactive, online, digital book that completely integrates multimedia resources with the textbook to greatly enhance the student learning experience. The activebook experience: Uses the web for what it's good at! An activebook takes full advantage of the online environment. Each chapter of the activebook for Out of Many: Third Edition contains an active poll, active examples and exercises, active maps, audio examples, audio exercises, active concept checks, moments in time, as well as graphs, tables, and charts to provide an interactive learning experience. Lets students learn the way they learn best! An activebook engages students of all learning styles through online print, audio, and video resources. The activebook experience is customizable by faculty and students. Students can annotate their activebook and customize their view of the book's dynamic resources. Gives you more for less! Despite the increased amount of multimedia and interactive content, activebooks cost less than traditional textbooks. Even though the core text is retained in print, the print component of an activebook is shorter than a traditional text. All boxed material, chapter summaries, exercises, and other content that can be made dynamic reside in the online component of the activebook.