Discovering the American Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume II: Since 1865

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - History - 400 pages
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This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue. The Seventh Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, the Reconstruction chapter, appearing in Volumes I and II, now explores Thomas Nast’s political cartoons and their effect on public opinion.
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Contents

Preface
Reconstructing Reconstruction The Political Cartoonist and Public Opinion
The Road to True Freedom African American Alternatives in the New South
Selling Consumption 18901930
Child Labor Reform and the Redefinition of Childhood 18801920
Homogenizing a Pluralistic Nationpropaganda During World War l
The new Woman Debating Womens Roles in the 1920s
Understanding Rural Poverty During the Great Depression
The American Judicial System and Japanese American Internment During World War IIkorematsu V United States 323 Us 214
The 1960 Student Campaign for Civil Rights
A Generation in War and Turmoil The Agony of Vietnam
Who Owns History? The Texas Textbook Controversy
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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.

Susan Becker received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1975. Her areas of interest include U.S. social, cultural, and women's history. She has written THE ORIGINS OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (Greenwood Press, 1981), along with a host of articles on women's history.

Lorri Glover is the John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair in the Department of History at St Louis University.

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