Defining Documents in American History: The Emergence of Modern America (1874-1917)

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1 Volume
500 Pages
60 Essays
60 Primary Source Documents
60 Readers’ Guides
Photos, Maps & Time Line
General Bibliography & Subject Index

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Defining Documents

The following titles make up the entire Defining Documents series:

Exploration and Colonial America (1492-1755)

The American Revolution (1754-1805)

Manifest Destiny & the New Nation (1803-1859)
The American West (1836-1900)
Civil War  (1860-1896)
Reconstruction & Development of the Industrial United States  (1865-1880)
The Emergence of Modern America (1868-1918)
World War I (1914-1920)
The 20s (1920-1929)
The 30s (1930-1939)
World War II (1936-1946)
Post-War 1940s (1945-1949)

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July 2014 · 1 volume · 500 pages · 8"x10"

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Defining Documents in American History:
The Emergence of Modern America, 1874-1917
Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans.

This important resource provides readers with many new ways to explore the emergence of modern America in the years of 1874 to 1917. The text provides in-depth analysis of over sixty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of this important time in American history.

Defining Documents in American History: The Emergence of Modern America offers in-depth critical analysis of 60 primary source documents. Articles begin by introducing readers to the document’s historical context, followed by a description of the author’s life and circumstances in which the document was written. A document analysis, written by professional writers and historians, guides readers in understanding key elements of language, rhetoric, and social and political meaning that define the significance of the author and document in American history.

Defining Documents in American History: The Emergence of Modern America provides detailed analysis of a wide array of subjects important to the study of this pivotal time period in American history, including:

Labor Reform, Child Labor & Labor Conditions
Wounded Knee & Native American Relations
The Spanish American War
Westward Expansion
Social Responsibility & Humanitarianism
Politics & Government Policy
Suffrage & Feminism
Prohibition
Civil Rights & Ethnic Prejudice
Conservation & Environmentalism

This collection will introduce students and educators to a diverse range of genres, including journals, letters, speeches, government legislation, and court opinions. Documents represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that define social, political and cultural subjects throughout American history.