PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS: ERAS History Defining Documents in American History: Civil Rights “Readers will get an excellent sense of the complex fight for civil rights in the United States.” —ARBA This volume offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped civil rights struggles in American history. This text closely studies more than forty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of civil rights movements in the U.S. from 1954 to the present. This volume provides detailed, thought-provoking analysis of Controversies and Actions at the Dawn of the Civil Rights Movement; Legal Challenges to Segregation; the Civil Rights Act and Its Consequences; Organizations and Leaders in the Movement; Gay Rights, Criminal Justice, and the Movement for Social Justice. Chapters provide thoughtful critical analysis, including a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. The documents included represent the diversity of ideas, challenges and struggles that shaped the American civil rights movement. January 2016 | One Volume, 321 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-856-3 | Library Price: $175 FREE Online Access FREE BEST SELLER! See also: The Seventies in America, pg. 81 See also: The Sixties in America, pg. 81 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! Defining Documents in American History: The 1970s (1970-1979) “A fine resource to help high school and early college students learn about the study of primary sources, and the handy background information will enhance understanding of where these artifacts of a (to some) now-distant past fit in historically. Recommended.” —CHOICE The 1970s offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped this turbulent decade from the end of the conflict in Vietnam to the resignation and pardon of Richard M. Nixon to the Camp David Accords. Talks and treaties such as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty marked renewed efforts by the United States and Russia (USSR) to ease tensions and reduce the proliferation of nuclear weapons. On the domestic front, Roe v. Wade worked its way through the courts, and Harvey Milk delivered a clarion call with his speech against California’s infamous Proposition 6. Bill Gates launched a discussion about the pirating of software that continues to the present day. Thought-provoking document analyses provide ample material on The Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate, The Cold War and the Middle East, Domestic Affairs, Environmental Developments and Science and Technology. Through the close study of 49 primary source documents, this text delivers a thorough examination of important international, political, domestic, environmental, and technology concerns in the U.S. from 1970 to 1979. June 2016 | One Volume; 374 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-890-7 | Library Price: $175 Defining Documents in American History: The 1960s (1960-1969) This volume offers in-depth analyses of forty important primary source documents to give students and researchers fresh insights into the 1960s and their lasting effect on American history. Defining Documents in American History: The 1960s provides detailed, thought-provoking analysis of: the Civil Rights Movement; the Vietnam War and the Anti-War Movement; the Apollo 11 Moon Landing; the Assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Beatlemania and the British Invasion. Articles begin by introducing readers to the historical context of the document, followed by a description of the author’s life and circumstances in which the document was written. An historical timeline and bibliography of supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events and subjects in the period. An introduction for each of the major subjects covered in this title provides readers with helpful background information that promotes a deeper understanding of the issues covered. April 2016 | One Volume; 331 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-888-4 | Library Price: $175 Defining Documents in American History: The Vietnam War (1956-1975) “Will be extremely useful... Recommended. High school, community college, and undergraduate students: general readers.” —CHOICE This resource offers a variety of tools to study and analyze vital documents from the Vietnam War, a war that lasted twenty years and left countless casualties and severe destruction in its wake, sparking international anti-war movements and controversy about U.S. involvement. Detailed, thought-provoking analysis covers: Kennedy’s, Johnson’s & Nixon’s War; the Antiwar Movement; the My Lai Massacre; Bombing Operations in Cambodia; and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Chapters highlight the document’s historical impact and provide thoughtful critical analysis, including a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. An historical timeline and bibliography of important supplemental readings also supports readers in understanding the broader historical events and subjects in the period. These analyses highlight the social, political and cultural contexts of the Vietnam War in American history. September 2015 | One Volume; 288 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-852-5 | Library Price: $175 FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS: ERAS HISTORY 62