Synopses & Reviews
Special care has been taken to include a diversity of views in order to illustrate the vast range of opinion on historical topics and to promote the reader's critical reading and thinking skills. An in-depth introduction sets the stage by providing essential context. Each document is then preceded by an introduction that places it in its historical context. Guided reading questions assist the reader to interpret the document and to think critically about the topic at hand.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-215) and index.
Religious, political, and economic divisions underlie the foundations of a nation that would eventually tout equality and unity. The diversity of life in the original thirteen colonies is revealed in primary documents from the period.