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Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents, Volume 2: Since 1865

Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents, Volume 2: Since 1865
A Book

by Michael P. Johnson

  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release : 2019-09-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1319212026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this popular two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in an accessible way. Expertly edited by Michael Johnson, co-author of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and will fit into any syllabus.

Reading the American Past: From 1865

Reading the American Past: From 1865
A Book

by Michael P. Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9780312139094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reading the American Past, Volume II: From 1865

Reading the American Past, Volume II: From 1865
Selected Historical Documents

by Michael P. Johnson

  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release : 2008-01-04
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780312459680
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This two-volume primary-source collection provides a diverse selection of voices from the nation’s past while emphasizing the important social, political, and economic themes of a U.S. history survey course. Edited by one of the authors of The American Promise and designed to complement the textbook, Reading the American Past features over 150 documents, each accompanied by a headnote and questions for discussion to encourage students’ understanding of the sources.

Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865

Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865
A Book

by Shirley Samuels

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-06-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1118786319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reading the American Novel 1780-1865 provides valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of fictional genres produced in the United States from the late 18th century until the Civil War, and helps introductory students to interpret and understand the fiction from this popular period. Offers an overview of early fictional genres and introduces ways to interpret them today Features in depth examinations of specific novels Explores the social and historical contexts of the time to help the readers’ understanding of the stories Explores questions of identity - about the novel, its 19th-century readers, and the emerging structure of the United States - as an important backdrop to understanding American fiction Profiles the major authors, including Louisa May Alcott, Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, alongside less familiar writers such as Fanny Fern, Caroline Kirkland, George Lippard, Catharine Sedgwick, and E. D. E. N. Southworth Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

Rethinking America's Past

Rethinking America's Past
Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States in the Classroom and Beyond

by Robert Cohen,Sonia E. Murrow

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2021-11-01
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 082036035X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No introductory work of American history has had more influence over the past forty years than Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, which since its publication in 1980 has sold more than three million copies. Zinn’s iconoclastic critique of American militarism, racism, and capitalism has drawn bitter criticism from the Right, most recently from President Donald Trump, who at his White House Conference on American History in 2020 denounced Zinn as a Left propagandist and accused teachers aligned with Zinn of indoctrinating students to hate America and be ashamed of its history. Rethinking America’s Past is the first work to use archival and classroom evidence to assess the impact that Zinn’s classic work has had on historical teaching and learning and on American culture. This evidence refutes Trump’s charges, showing that rather than indoctrinating students, Zinn’s book has been used by teachers to have students debate and rethink conventional versions of American history. Rethinking America’s Past also explores the ways Zinn’s work fostered deeper, more critical renderings of the American past in movies and on stage and television and traces the origins and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of A People’s History in light of more recent historical scholarship.

Reforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era [2 volumes]

Reforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era [2 volumes]
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by Jeffrey A. Johnson

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2017-03-20
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN : 144083721X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presenting a detailed look at the individuals, themes, and moments that shaped this important Progressive Era in American history, this valuable reference spans 25 years of reform and provides multidisciplinary insights into the period. • Offers more than 200 entries on the most significant people, places, themes, and moments of the era in one collected two-volume work • Presents authoritative information by scholars and specialists in the period • Enables readers to gain a sense of the times through an understanding of the problems, viewpoints, and approaches that dominated the day

Constructing the American Past

Constructing the American Past
A Source Book of a People's History

by Elliott J. Gorn,Randy Roberts,Terry D. Bilhartz

  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 2004-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780321216427
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This popular reader consists of a variety of primary sources, grouped around central themes in American history. Students get involved in discovering history for themselves when reading Constructing the American Past. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem in American history, providing students with several points of view from which to examine the historical evidence. Introductions and study questions prompt students to participate in interpreting the past and challenge them to understand the problems in relation to the big picture of American history.

The Segregated Hour

The Segregated Hour
A Layman's Guide to the History of Black Liberation Theology

by Jeremy D. Lucas

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2009-02-20
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 1498274870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On March 18, 2008, as Barack Obama rose to the stage in Philadelphia, political commentators were on pins and needles over how he was going to address the fiery sermons of his long-time friend and mentor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. With an eye toward a more perfect union, the soon-to-be president offered his initial thoughts on the current state of race relations in America. "The fact that so many people are surprised to hear that anger in some of Reverend Wright's sermons simply reminds us of the old truism that the most segregated hour in American life occurs on Sunday morning." Soon after the Civil Rights Movement came to an end, James Cone had been the first to write of this "old truism" when he introduced the world to something he called Black Liberation Theology. Centuries of slavery, discrimination, and violence had stained the canvas of America's racial divide, but laws now required the immediate and full integration of public life. For those still angered by past and present oppression, there was only one place of refuge where the government would not intrude: the black church. Cone became their primary theologian. Rarely seen in small towns and rural fellowships, black liberation has been relegated to the inner city neighborhoods where the poor reach out for anyone who will give them hope for a better tomorrow. Whether the preachers of liberation have been truly held accountable for the accuracy of their message is the subject of great controversy, but there can be no productive dialogue over such matters until those who would cast judgment first acknowledge the honest and often tragic history that has created this most segregated hour of American life.

Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians

Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians
An Anthology of Oral History Education

by Barry Allen Lanman,Laura Marie Wendling

  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN : 9780759108530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians is an invaluable resource to educators seeking to bring history alive for students at all levels. The anthology opens with chapters on the fundamentals of oral history and its place in the classroom, but its heart lies in nearly two dozen insightful personal essays by educators who have successfully incorporated oral history into their own teaching. Filled with step by step descriptions and positive student feedback, these chapters offers practical suggestions on creating curricula, engaging students, gathering community support, and meeting educational standards. Lanman and Wendling open each chapter with thoughtful questions that guide readers, whether unfamiliar with oral history or seeking to refine their approach, in applying the examples to their own classrooms. The bibliography of further resources at the anthology's close provides interested educators with all the information necessary to transform their lessons and show their students' history's power as a living force within their own lives and communities.

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America
A Book

by Ronald H. Bayor

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2004-07-14
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN : 0231508409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black–white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 Thomas Jefferson—"Notes on the State of Virginia" Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857–1858. "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay Malcom X speech, 1964 Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform Preamble—La Raza Unida Party Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 L.A. riot—from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 Asian American Political Alliance President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 Louis Farrakhan—"The Vision for the Million Man March"

American Promise 2e, Volume 1 + Reading the American Past 2e, Volume 1 + Map Workbook for American Promise, Volume 1+ Study Guide for American Promise 2e

American Promise 2e, Volume 1 + Reading the American Past 2e, Volume 1 + Map Workbook for American Promise, Volume 1+ Study Guide for American Promise 2e
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by Michael P. Johnson

  • Publisher : Bedford/st Martins
  • Release : 2002-10-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780312410643
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Promise and Reading the American Past

The American Promise and Reading the American Past
To 1877

by James L. Roark,Patricia Cline Cohen,Michael P. Johnson,Sarah Stage,Alan Lawson

  • Publisher : Bedford/st Martins
  • Release : 2006-08-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780312458010
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cengage Advantage Books: The American Pageant, Volume 2: Since 1865

Cengage Advantage Books: The American Pageant, Volume 2: Since 1865
A Book

by David Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1285546199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition, offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format for those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional features of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT help you understand and master the content: chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present global context and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books: The American Pageant, Volume 1: To 1877

Cengage Advantage Books: The American Pageant, Volume 1: To 1877
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by David Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2012-12-20
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1285546180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition, offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format for those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional features of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT help you understand and master the content: chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present global context and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College Reading: The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers

College Reading: The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers
A Book

by Janet Nay Zadina,Rita Smilkstein,Deborah Daiek,Anter

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2013-01-04
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 128565739X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS approaches reading from a thinking skills perspective by explaining how we think, learn, and read. This expert group of authors credibly incorporates widely proven brain research and learning theory into a user-friendly dynamic reading textbook aimed at diverse learners. The bridge from the scientific research to the classroom is carefully crafted so that not only will students learn to read more efficiently, but they will also learn how to learn more efficiently. By explaining the brain science of reading, COLLEGE READING empowers students with the knowledge that they can change their brain into a more effective reading brain. COLLEGE READING teaches students how to read by providing interactive learning and reading opportunities--Making Connections, Brain Connections, Activities, Practice with a Reading Passage, Post Test, and Brain Strength Options--so that students are discovering, understanding, and remembering essential reading skills they can apply to their future coursework. All students can be naturally motivated, expert readers and learners with COLLEGE READING. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Chicago Transformed

Chicago Transformed
World War I and the Windy City

by Joseph Gustaitis

  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release : 2016-07
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0809334984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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14. "Taking New Heart": Organized Labor and the Postwar Strikes -- 15. "Eyes to the Future": Chicago in 1919 -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author -- Back Cover

The Civil Rights Revolution

The Civil Rights Revolution
Events and Leaders, 1955-1968

by Frederic O. Sargent

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-03-21
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0786484225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the Supreme Court's decision of Brown v. Board of Education in 1955 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968--African American students, lawyers, ministers and communities conducted a successful nonviolent campaign against the system of American apartheid in eleven states. This work is organized into four sections. The first describes apartheid in the U.S. before Brown v. Board of Education. The causes of the revolution--the enforcement of apartheid laws by state governments, courts, police, and the KKK--are also analyzed. The second presents 54 confrontations in the struggle for Civil Rights--including court cases, boycotts, sit-ins, marches, demonstrations, and the desegregation of cities and schools--from the Moton High student strike (in Farmville, Virginia) in 1951 to 1969's hospital workers' strike in Charleston. The third is a series of 60 biographical profiles of leaders giving their educational and civil rights achievements. This section also includes a list of 40 historically significant activist organizations. The fourth section discusses six important Civil Rights laws and concludes with the general accomplishments of the struggle.

The Early National Period

The Early National Period
A Book

by Sarah J. Purcell

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 1438108834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume covers the period 1783 to 1828, picking up after the end of the American Revolution and continuing up to the years when America was expanding westward. It provides an overview of the period, a chronology and hundreds of eyewitness testimonies to the political events and social change.

American Empire in Global History

American Empire in Global History
A Book

by Shigeru Akita

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-12-20
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1000530884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book shows how the predominantly national focus that characterises studies of the United States after 1783 can be integrated with global trends, as viewed from the perspective of imperial history. The book also argues that historians of European empires have much to gain by considering the United States after 1783 as a newly-decolonised country that acquired overseas territorial possessions in 1898 and remained a member of the Western ‘imperial club’ until the mid-twentieth century. The wide-ranging synthesis by A. G. Hopkins, American Empire: A Global History (2018), provides the starting point for contributions that appraise its main theme and take it in new directions. The first three chapters identify fresh approaches to U.S. history between the Revolution and the Civil War, suggesting ways in which the United States can be considered as a newly-decolonised country, examining shifting meanings of the term ‘empire,’ and reassessing the character of continental expansion. The second group deals with initiatives and responses in the Philippines and Cuba, reconsidering the character of nationalism in two of the most important overseas territories that were either ruled directly or controlled indirectly by the United States, and placing it an international context. The third group examines the exercise of U.S. power in the twentieth century, identifying aspects of international law that have been overlooked and reviewing the extensive literature on the controversial themes of the Cold War and informal empire after 1945. The ten chapters in this edited volume bring together noted specialists on the history of international relations, the United States, and the insular empire it ruled in the twentieth century. The chapters were originally published as articles in a special issue of The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.

A Guide to Reading in American History

A Guide to Reading in American History
The Unit Approach

by Herbert Herskowitz,Bernard Marlin

  • Publisher : New American Library of Canada
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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