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For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From First Contact Through Restorationby Holly Mayer
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, Fourth Edition, includes a rich collection of 225 primary sources, both textual and visual, with just the right amount of pedagogy. The. Fourth Edition includes a number of documents designed to highlight the new theme of religion in the Eighth Edition of .
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For students, Shi (history, Furman U.) and Mayer (history, Duquesne U.) present the first volume in a two-volume series containing primary sources and excerpts meant to accompany America: A Narrative History by George B. Tindall and Shi. For this edition, the selections have been more closely tied to the topics and themes in the text. It contains about 100 documents presented chronologically from pre-colonial times to the Reconstruction, including eyewitness accounts, public documents, and contemporary literature on themes like the Revolution, women, the shaping of the Constitution, colonial life, expansion, and slavery. Visual sources on development versus nature, the Civil War, Progressive reform, and the civil rights movement are included. This edition also incorporates new sources on the new theme of religion and has fewer selections in general. No index is provided. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A companion primary-source reader for America: A Narrative History.
Newly updated to mirror the contents of America: A Narrative History, Seventh Edition, this rich resource offers over 300 primary-source readings from diaries, journals, newspaper articles, speeches, government documents, and novels.
About the Author
David E. Shi is president and professor of history at Furman University. Professor Shi was the Frontis W. Johnston Professor of History at Davidson College for more than a decade. His four books focus on American cultural history: Matthew Josephson, Bourgeois Bohemian; The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture; In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present; and, most recently, Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture.Holly A. Mayer is an associate professor of history at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her primary field is Early America, and she is the author of Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American Revolution.
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