Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History

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ISBN-13: 9781561341221
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Series: Taking Sides Ser.
Edition description: 5th ed
Pages: 396

Table of Contents

PART 1. Colonial Society
ISSUE 1. Is America Exceptional?
YES: Seymour Martin Lipset, from American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword
NO: Ian Tyrrell, from "American Exceptionalism in an Age of International History," American Historical Review
ISSUE 2. Was Columbus an Imperialist?
YES: Kirkpatrick Sale, from The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy
NO: Robert Royal, from 1492 and All That: Political Manipulations of History
ISSUE 3. Was the Colonial Period a "Golden Age" for Women in America?
YES: Lois Green Carr and Lorena S. Walsh, from "The Planter's Wife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," William and Mary Quarterly
NO: Mary Beth Norton, from "The Myth of the Golden Age," in Carol Ruth Berkin and Mary Beth Norton, eds., Women of America: A History
ISSUE 4. Did Racism Cause the Enslavement of Africans in America?
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