(University of Utah)
Robert O. Self
James A. Henretta
(University of Maryland)
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Chapter 14: Reconstruction 1865–1877
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New secondary sources feature "Interpretations" brings historical argumentation into each chapter. Students read two short passages from scholarly works that offer different interpretations of the same event or period. By examining the passages side-by-side and responding to the questions, students learn how historians interpret evidence, weigh facts, and arrive at their conclusions.
Thoroughly revised chapters on the early republic and antebellum America (Part 4) draws on the most recent scholarship in the field and incorporates five chapters into four.
Revised chapters on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Part 6) provide greater focus on cultural change in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
New section-review questions "In Your Own Words" help students articulate the main points of the section.
New on-page glossary defines key terms to aid student understanding.
Revised and expanded chapter review sections help students grasp the chapter contents and make connections to other chapters, themes, and events in the textbook
New source-based questions in the test bank and in the LearningCurve adaptive learning tool in LaunchPad give instructors easier ways to test students on their understanding of sources in the book.
Questions in the online test bank can now be sorted by chapter learning objectives. This ability to sort allows instructors to test portions of the chapters, making it easier to see what major concepts students need to work on. The test bank is also tagged to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Student Learning Outcomes for History 1301 (U.S. History to 1877) and History 1302 (U.S. History Since 1865).
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