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From: The Schlager Group
April 2008 · 4 volumes · 2100 pages · 8.5" x 11"
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.
THE PRINTED REFERENCE
Four volumes, including 2,100 pages
133 full-text documents & analytical essays
Eight teachers' guides
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings
Unlimited users at your library
Full access from home or dorm room
Immediate access via online registration
A simple, intuitive interface
User profile areas for students and patrons
Sophisticated search functions
Complete content, including appendixes
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.
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
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.