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Vol II: From Reconstruction to the Present

Vol II: From Reconstruction to the Present

by William Dudley
     
 

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Opposing Viewpoints[Registered] in American History are anthologies of primary documents from America's past. Assembled in two volumes, Volume 1: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction and Volume 2: From Reconstruction to the Present, these writings discuss important and controversial events, personalities, movements, and ideas from the nation's history. Each volume

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Opposing Viewpoints[Registered] in American History are anthologies of primary documents from America's past. Assembled in two volumes, Volume 1: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction and Volume 2: From Reconstruction to the Present, these writings discuss important and controversial events, personalities, movements, and ideas from the nation's history. Each volume presents more than eighty original sources in which men and women of various classes and professions express their opinions on the issues of their times. The writings are arranged in a pro/ con format, creating a running historical debate on specific topics within each era. Opposing Viewpoints[Registered] in American History offers students the opportunity to interpret history for themselves by studying original documents on the debates that forged our present social, political, and economic structures.

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VOYA - Cindy Lombardo
Providing a wealth of primary documents, these two volumes from Greenhaven's Opposing Viewpoints in American History set focus on the speeches, letters, articles, and other writings that have contributed to a historical understanding of America's past. Together the two volumes cover a variety of viewpoints about American social, political, and diplomatic history from colonial times up to the twenty-first century. For ease of use, the documents are paired in a running debate format, which permits the user to compare and contrast perspectives easily. Supplementary features include introductions and time lines for each section of each volume, essential biographical information about the author of the document, an overview of the issues being debated, and questions to encourage debate and critical analysis. A highlight of this second edition is the inclusion of materials about the September 11 terrorist attacks and the Iraq war. This two-volume set will be of particular interest and use to high school students doing historical research or preparing to engage in competitive debate. Teachers will find the books helpful in preparing classroom curriculum and as supplementary material. Each volume includes suggestions for further reading for many of the entries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737731873
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
10/04/2006
Series:
Opposing Viewpoints in American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
404,144
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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