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Bedford Document Collections for U.S. History (Six-Month Access)

Primary Sources and Projects


  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-9598-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-9598-8; Format: LaunchPad Solo


Revolutionary Women's Eighteenth-Century Reading and Writing: Beyond "Remember the Ladies"
Karin Wulf, College of William and Mary

Pontiac’s War, 1763–1765
Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah

Perceptions of the Boston Massacre
Robert J. Allison, Suffolk University

Building a Creek Nation: Reading the Letters of Alexander McGillivray
Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Yellow Fever and National Politics in the 1790s
Simon Finger, The College of New Jersey

Debating Federal Indian Removal Policy in the 1830s
John P. Bowes, Eastern Kentucky University

The Antebellum Temperance Movement: Strategies for Social Change
David Head, Spring Hill College

The California Gold Rush: A Trans-Pacific Phenomenon
David Igler, University of California, Irvine

Bleeding Kansas: A Small Civil War
Nicole Etcheson, Ball State University

What Caused the Civil War?
Jennifer Weber, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Interpreting the Battle of Gettysburg
Christopher Hamner, George Mason University

Sand Creek: Battle or Massacre?
Elliott West, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

Louisa Cousselle: Reconstructing a Life in the West
Paula Petrik, George Mason University

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
John McClymer, Assumption College

Sources of Populism in the 1890s
Rebecca Edwards, Vassar College

Convict Labor and the Building of Modern America
Talitha L. LeFlouria, Florida Atlantic University

The Human Cost of an Emerging Industrial Economy: Coal Mining Disasters in the West
Thomas Andrews, University of Colorado, Boulder

World War I and the Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Kathi Kern, University of Kentucky

World War I Posters and the Culture of American Internationalism
Julia Irwin, University of South Florida

The Laguna Pueblo Baseball Game Controversy of the 1920s
Flannery Burke, St. Louis University

Religion Wars in the 1920s
Matthew Avery Sutton, Washington State University

The Decision to Intern the Japanese Americans during World War II
Abbie Grubb, San Jacinto College

War Stories: Black Soldiers and the Long Civil Rights Movement
Maggi Morehouse, Coastal Carolina University

The Social Impact of World War II
Kenneth Grubb, Wharton County Junior College

Organization and Protest in the Civil Rights–Era South: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Paul Harvey, University of Colorado

The Juvenile Delinquency/Comic Book Panic of the 1950s
James Gilbert, University of Maryland, College Park

The Cuban Missile Crisis: An International History
Alan McPherson, University of Oklahoma

Barry Goldwater, Extremism, and the 1964 Election
Donald Critchlow, Arizona State University

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: A Revolutionary Reform
Stephanie Hinnershitz, Valdosta State University

School Desegregation: North and South
Joseph Crespino, Emory University

The Diggers: Cultural Rebellion in the 1960s
David Farber, Temple University
Lynette Mattson, Temple University