Discovering the American Past: To 1877

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994 - United States - 320 pages
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This is volume one of a two-volume supplement for the US history survey course. It presents a variety of historical evidence organized to guide students through a process of historical analysis. This approach allows students to act as true historians by evaluating, analyzing and drawing conclusions based on evidence supplied in the text. In each chapter, students examine a central question relating to a person, issue, movement or event in American history and use a proven analytical method of analysis to arrive at conclusions.

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William Bruce Wheeler received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1967. He is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE AMERICAN PAST (2012), and DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008). He has also written books on Tennessee history and the Tellico Dam.

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