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Taking sides. Volume I, The colonial period to reconstruction : clashing views on controversial issues in American history

Author: Larry Madaras; James M SoRelle
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Dushkin Pub. Group, ©2003.
Series: Taking sides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Presents opposing viewpoints on seventeen controversial issues in American history, covering a period that ranges from colonial times to Reconstruction.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Madaras; James M SoRelle
ISBN: 0072850299 9780072850291
OCLC Number: 51563624
Description: xv, 399 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 : Colonial society. Is America exceptional? --
Was columbus an imperialist? --
Were the English colonists guilty of genocide? --
Was the colonial period a "golden age" for women in America? --
Were socioeconomic tensions responsible for the witchcraft hysteria in salem? Part 2 : Revolution and the new nation. Was the great awakening a key to the American revolution? --
Were the founding fathers democratic reformers? --
Was Thomas Jefferson committed to bringing and end to chattel slavery? --
Was Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy motivated by humanitarian impulses? Part 3 : Antebellum America. Was antebellum reform motivated primarily by humanitarian goals? --
Was the Mexican war an exercise in American imperialism? --
Did the westward movement transform the traditional roles of women in the mid-nineteenth century? --
Did slavery destroy the black family? Part 4 : Conflict and resolution. Is Robert E. Lee overrated as a general? --
Did Abraham Lincoln free the slaves? --
Did William M. Tweed corrupt post-civil war New York? --
Was reconstruction a "splendid failure'?
Series Title: Taking sides.
Other Titles: Taking sides.
Reconstruction to the present.
Clashing views on controversial issues in American history
Colonial period to reconstruction
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by Larry Madaras and James M. SoRelle.

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Designed to introduce students to controversies in American history through readings of different viewpoints. Each issue is framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. This  Read more...

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