UTC Historians and Artist Create History
A new history textbook from Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company called
America: The Endless Quest, Vol I and II showcases a unique
collaborative UTC effort.
Dr. James Ward, Guerry UTC Professor of History and the author of
several books, most recently Ferrytale, The Career of W. H. Ping
Ferry, Stanford University Press has written this two-volume
set along with Dr. H. Larry Ingle, UTC professor emeritus and Ingles
former student, Dr.William B. Scott, Kenyon College professor of
American history. Cover art for both volumes was designed by Steve
Lewinter,UTC professor of art.
The book emphasizes political, social, and intellectual history
by highlighting the broad trends in Americas past.
According to Ward, "The textbook confronts the student with
the dilemmas Americans have faced in the past and shows how they
have attempted to deal with them. The use of postage stamps for
illustrations demonstrates how postal authorities viewed the past
and conveys something of the popular images of the people and events
Using the postage stamps on the cover and throughout the book allowed
continuity of the theme, according to Lewinter.
"Using stamps to tell the story of history is really inventive.
The authors were careful in their selection of stamps in the chapters
of the book. My covers represent each book with maps, images of
a ship, the globe, all the parts of the collage that represent our
countrys endless quest," Lewinter said.
Ward is using the book in class, and he says he tells his students
that he and Ingle collect no royalties from the book.
"We donated our royalties to our third author, Scott, who is
younger and has his first child in college," Ward said.
For more information on how to order America: The Endless Quest
click here for Volume
I and here for Volume