FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE Defining Documents in American History: Dissent & Protest “Finding a primary document can be relatively straightforward on the internet, but comprehending its message and impact can be more difficult for novice scholars. Salem Press’ editor has pulled together documents to illuminate the study of American history in this “Defining Documents in American History” series. Recommended. High school through lower-level undergraduate students; general readers; professionals/practitioners.” —CHOICE Dissent & Protest offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that make up the vibrant and ever-evolving story of dissent and protest in the United States. Dissent and protest is, to many, one of the defining characteristics of the American way of life. The speeches, articles, essays, petitions, editorials, even laws and court orders over the span of this nation’s history demonstrate the ways in which its citizens have exercised the right to free speech. The ninety-three articles in this two-volume title are organized into eight sections: From Colonies to Nation, Slavery and Abolition, Sectional Conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction, Native American Dissent, African American Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Political and Social Protest, and 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. May 2017 | Two Volumes, 687 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-289-6 | Library Price: $295 Defining Documents in American History: Supreme Court Decisions “The advantage of a book like this is that it uses accessible language to give students the reliable information they need to understand a decision and its importance. Highly recommended for public, school, and academic libraries.” —ARBA Supreme Court Decisions offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of the landmark cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, that have explored the Constitution and its amendments in cases such as Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona, and Obergfell v. Hodges. These cases have touched on the rights that underpin the nation’s laws: states’ rights, civil rights, voting rights, and women’s rights, as well as right to privacy, the definition of marriage, the limits on the powers of the executive branch, segregation, affirmative action, and the rights of defendants. This text closely studies sixty court opinions and delivers a thorough examination of the intent and impact of the majority rulings, as well as the significant concurrences and dissents prepared by the Supreme Court justices. The material is organized under three historical groupings: The Founding Years to the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Maturation Pains: From Reconstruction to the Mid-Twentieth Century, and Modern Dilemmas: From the Civil Rights Era to Today. These court decisions provide a compelling view of many important aspects of American history that remain very much in the spotlight today, including the lasting effect of Jim Crow laws, desegregation and busing, voting rights and gerrymandering, and equal rights for all citizens. November 2017 | Two Volumes, 686 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-585-9 | Library Price: $295 RECENT RECENT See also: The U.S. Supreme Court, pg. 87 See also: Working Americans: Social Movements, pg. 85 See also: Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature, pg. 47 Great Events: LGBTQ, pg. 75 Defining Documents in American History: LGBTQ+ “A stunning collection of official commentary and memorabilia, this two-volume set deserves a place in public, high-school, and college libraries.” –Booklist Starred Review As gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals have continued their fight for basic rights and equal treatment under the law, various court cases and challenges to those cases have continued to refine the debate. In the twenty-first century the struggle for equality continues with cases such as Obergefell v. Hodges, which overruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and legalized same- sex marriage, and with blocking the enforcement of President Trump’s memorandum prohibiting transgender individuals from serving in the military. This volume provides thought-provoking analysis and commentary on a wide variety of primary source documents that span the history of LGBTQ+ rights. Each in-depth chapter provides a thorough commentary and analysis of each primary source document, which is often reproduced in its entirety. Chapters provide a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, an Author Biography, in-depth Document Analysis, alongside an analysis and discussion of Essential Themes. April 2018 | Two Volumes, 405 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-894-2 | Library Price: $295 NEW! NEW! NEW! FREE Online Access FREE BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! RECENT RECENT (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS: THEMES HISTORY PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS: THEMES History 62