Thinking Through Sources for Exploring American Histories Volume 2
Third Edition   ©2019

Thinking Through Sources for Exploring American Histories Volume 2

Nancy A. Hewitt (Rutgers University) , Steven F. Lawson (Rutgers University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-13230-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-13230-9; Format: Paper Text, 160 pages

Primary Source Projects focus on themes and events related to the parent textbook chapters. Each chapter of Thinking through Sources for Exploring American Histories has approximately five documents all centered on a theme or event related to the corresponding chapter in the textbook. Document Projects include "Loyalists in the American Revolution," "The Cherokee Removal," "Women in the West," and "The Scopes 'Monkey Trial."

An introductory essay provides historical context for each document project.
Each chapter of the reader begins with a short introduction that explains how the documents that follow fit into the historical narrative.

A headnote introduces students to each document while leaving room for their own interpretation.
These brief introductions provide the provenance of the document and historical context to orient the student.

Interpret the Evidence and Put it in Context questions follow each project
and help students analyze the documents and consider them within the broader discussion of a particular moment in history.

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