Milestone Documents of American Leaders, Second Edition

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Highly recommended for high-school libraries and would also be an excellent choice for both undergraduate and public libraries.Booklist Starred Review  
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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 LeadersNOVEMBER 2016
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 ReligionsNOVEMBER 2016
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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Published by Grey House Publishing
& The Schlager Group

January 2017 · 4 volumes
2,500 pages · 8.5" x 11"

Includes Online Database with Print Purchase
ISBN: 978-1-68217-165-3
# of Pages: 2500
# of Volumes: 4
Print List Price: $395
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Milestone Documents
of American Leaders


Published by Grey House Publishing & The Schlager Group

Completely updated for 2016, this new edition of Milestone Documents of American Leaders offers a unique biographical approach to the study of primary source documents in American History.

This new four volume set pairs primary source texts with expert analysis by esteemed historians. Here, the lives of notable Americans are illuminated through an in-depth study of primary source texts that made them exceptional. From presidents, jurists, and legislators to influential private citizens both past and present, Milestone Documents of American Leaders features important primary source documents written by the people who shaped the nation-and crucial scholarly analysis to help the documents come alive.

Conceived and produced by an expert group of teachers, librarians, and historians, Milestone Documents of American Leaders brings a unique biographical approach to the study of primary source documents. Each entry offers a number of texts from the historical figure in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the documents in their historical context. With content aligned with the National History Standards and signed essays written by a team of 60 esteemed historians, Milestone Documents of American Leaders offers an unparalleled reference tool for students conducting primary source research.

This new update features influential documents written in the last 10 years including President Barack Obama's Election Night Speech in 2008, Newtown, Connecticut speech in 2012 and the State of the Union Address in 2014, plus, Chief Justice John G. Robert's Citizen's United Case of 2010, the Affordable Care Act case of 2012 and Same-sex Marriage case of 2015. In addition to the documents added to this new edition, all existing analyses have been reviewed and updated. The documents in this set cover the span of American history from the Revolutionary era to the present day, and include the most notable documents and addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Sandra Day O'Connor, Martin Luther King Jr., Abigail Adams, Ronald Reagan, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a few. 

Essays are arranged alphabetically by last name of author, and include several sections, including the full text of the primary documents; a summary overview of the person's place in history and their role as a producer of documents; a timeline of key events; a detailed explanation and analysis of the selected primary documents; the impact and legacy of the person's writings on American history; a selection of key quotes; an annotated bibliography; and a comprehensive glossary.

Each entry in Milestone Documents of American Leaders begins with an overview section that outlines the importance of the historical figure and the selected documents. Subsequent sections include the following:

Overview Provides a summary overview of the person’s output and
describes his/her place in American history and his/her role as a
producer of documents within the context of the time.

Time Line includes key events from the subject’s life and times

Explanation and Analysis of the Documents detailed analysis 
the texts of several key primary documents produced by the subject

Impact and Legacy Outlines the impact that the person’s writings had
on his/her times and thus on American history. It also discusses the
legacy of the subject and of the corresponding documents.

Essential Quotes offers a selection of key quotes from the document 

Key Sources annotated bibliography of the subject’s key writings
and papers 

Questions for Further Study includes study questions for students 

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

Full text of the primary documents

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

Full Text of the primary document