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

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2016 - 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. Volume II of the Eighth Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, there are new chapters on the controversial decision to flood the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite in the early twentieth century, and the rise of the religious right in the late twentieth century.
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Contents

Preface
The Road to True Freedom African American Alternatives in the New South
Rose Cohen Comes to America Living and Remembering the Immigrant Experience
Who Controls Americas Natural Resources? Water Rights Public Lands and the Contest over the Hetch Hetchy Valley
Homogenizing a Pluralistic Nation Propaganda During World War I
A Revolution in Manners and Morals Womens Changing Roles in the 1920s
Understanding Rural Poverty During the Great Depression
The American Judicial System and Japanese Internment During World War II Korematsu v United States 323 US 214
The 1960 Student Campaign for Civil Rights
A Generation in War and Turmoil The Agony of Vietnam
The Religious Revolution in PostWorld War II America The Pivotal Role of Southern California
The War on Drugs and the Rise of the Prison State
History Skills in Action Designing Your Own History Project
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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.

Lorri Glover received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1996 and is the John Francis Bannon, S.J., Professor of History at Saint Louis University. She is the author of several books, most recently FOUNDERS AS FATHERS: THE PRIVATE LIVES AND POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES (Yale University Press, 2014) and is the newest co-author of DISCOVERING THE AMERICAN PAST, 8th Edition (Cengage Learning, 2016).

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