Defining Documents in American History: Dissent & Protest (1637-2016)

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800 Pages
80 Essays
80 Primary Source Documents
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General Bibliography & Subject Index
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May 2017 · 2 volumes · 800 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-289-6
# of Pages: 800
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Defining Documents in American History:
Dissent & Protest (1637-2016)
Dissent & Protest studies crucial documents from various protests, dissents, revolts, riots, and revolutions throughout American history, from the American Revolution to the Black Lives Matter Movement of today. This text closely studies more than eighty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of issues so important to Americans that they took action, exercised their rights and stood up to protest. Defining Documents in American History: Dissent & Protest provides ninety-three detailed thought-provoking analysis of speeches and documents organized into the following categories:

  • From Colonies to Nation
  • Slavery and Abolition
  • Sectional Conflict, Civil War, Reconstruction
  • Native American Dissent
  • African American Civil Rights
  • Women's Rights
  • Political and Social Protest
  • Anti-War Activism 

Each in-depth chapter guides readers with historical insight and comprehension. Written by historians and teachers, several elements explain the document's historical impact and provide thoughtful critical analysis, including a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. Plus, an historical timeline and bibliography of important supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events covered.

The documents include highlight American's commitment to stand up and fight for the issues they believe in. This volume will be a welcome addition to the history collections of high schools, undergraduate libraries, and public libraries.