Milestone Documents in American History

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4 Volumes
2,100 Pages
Subject Index
133 Full-Text
133 Analytical Essays
8 Teachers' Guides
Index by Category

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Milestone Documents

Milestone Documents in American HistoryAPRIL 2008
Milestone Documents in American History
combines the full-text of iconic primary source documents with riveting, readable analysis by esteemed historians.

Milestone Documents of American LeadersAPRIL 2009
American Leaders
offers a unique biographical approach to the study of primary source documents, featuring a significant number of each leaders original texts. 

Milestone Documents in World HistoryJANUARY 2010
World History extends the series into world history, from ancient times to today. Key documents from all important world cultures are included.

Milestone Documents of African American LeadersAPRIL 2010
African American History offers the full text of the document in question, as well as an in-depth analytical essay.

Milestone Documents of World ReligionsDECEMBER 2010
World Religions
examines the key sacred texts and foundational documents of the world's primary religions, from ancient times to the present.

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From: The Schlager Group
April 2008 · 4 volumes · 2100 pages · 8.5" x 11"

Includes Online Database with Print Purchase
ISBN: 978-0-9797758-0-2
# of Pages: 2100
# of Volumes: 4
Print List Price: $385
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e-ISBN: 978-0-9797758-9-5
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Milestone Documents
in American History

A new series combining full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary - With complimentary, unlimited online access to all the "Milestone Document" titles in your collection.

Four volumes, including 2,100 pages
133 full-text documents & analytical essays
Eight teachers' guides
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings

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Unlimited users at your library
Full access from home or dorm room
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A simple, intuitive interface
User profile areas for students and patrons
Sophisticated search functions
Complete content, including appendixes
Fully illustrated

Primary source documents have always occupied a central role in the study of history. Most existing reference sources, however, treat these documents as an afterthought. This new series - the focus of a new imprint by the Schlager Group, and available exclusively through Salem Press - fills the gap by offering students and researchers in-depth, analytical essays illuminating famous primary source documents from U.S. and world history.

As important, Milestone Documents is offered in print and online database form simultaneously, with the online resource available at no charge to purchasers of the printed volumes. Access supporting unlimited users are fully supported by Salem Press.

American Documents
The first publication in this remarkable series is Milestone Documents in American History: Exploring the Primary Sources That Shaped America. This fully illustrated, four-volume set will treat more than 133 iconic documents from the Revolutionary era to the twenty-first century.

Conceived and produced by an expert group of teachers, librarians, and historians, Milestone Documents in American History represents a unique and innovative approach to history reference. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context. With content aligned with the National History Standards and signed essays written by a team of nearly 100 esteemed historians, Milestone Documents in American History offers an unparalleled reference tool for students conducting primary source research.

Among the documents included in the set are Revolutionary era standards such as Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Important presidential sources include Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Franklin Roosevelt's speech following the attack on Pearl Harbor, John F. Kennedy's 1963 address on integration, and George W. Bush's address on September 11, 2001. Influential decisions of the Supreme Court are also included, from Marbury v. Madison to Brown v. Board of Education to Bush v. Gore. Critical documents related to minority rights are also present: Andrew Jackson's message "On Indian Removal," the Seneca Falls Declaration, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

Each entry in Milestone Documents in American History begins with an overview section that outlines the importance of the document. Subsequent sections include the following:

Context places the document in its historical context

Timeline includes key events surrounding the writing of the document

About the Author offers a brief biographical profile of the person or
persons who wrote the document

Explanation and Analysis of the Document consists of a detailed
examination of the document text

Glossary defines important, difficult, or unusual terms in the document

Essential Quotes offers a selection of key quotes from the document

Audience discusses the intended audience of the document's author

Impact examines the historical impact of the document

Questions for Further Study includes study questions for students

Related Documents features an annotated listing of related primary
source documents

Bibliography lists books, articles, and Web sites for further research

Full Text of the primary document

Special features include a general subject index, an index by category, and hundreds of photographs and other images. In addition, history educators will find eight detailed and useful teacher's guides containing dozens of student activities, all of which are aligned with the National History Standards, as well as an introduction to teaching with primary source documents.