b'History PRIMARY SOURCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THEMES61Defining Documents in American History: NEW! The American EconomyFrom the American Revolution to the present day, our financial institutions and financial practicesremain among the strongest influences on our American history and values. The primary documentsin this set reveal the history and historical significance of the political and social currents that haveaffected Americas economy and have had an impact on the fortunes of individuals, businesses andcorporations, banks and lending institutions, the stock market, and the federal government. Some ofthe documents considered in this two-volume set cover: the Panic of 1819; the Financial Panic of 1837; the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression; Black Monday (1987); the Dot-Com Crash (2001); the Great Recession (2008); and the Coronavirus Pandemic (2020). Each in-depth chapter provides a thorough commentary and analysis of every primary source document, often reprinted in its entirety. Commentary includes a Summary, Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Detailed Document FREE Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes. Many of these chapters are bolstered through the NEW!Online Accessinclusion of Supplemental Historical Documents, which broaden the scope of the book and offer FREEadditional context.March 2021 | Two Volumes; 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-756-2 | Library Price: $295Defining Documents in American History: NEW! Espionage & IntrigueEspionage and intrigue have always played a role in the history of the United States, from the American Revolution and Benedict Arnold to the cyber-spying activities of today. The first volume of this set focusesHISTORYon national security, defense, and leaks of sensitive governmental and political information. The second volume is dedicated to corporate whistleblowing, industrial espionage, and trade secrets. A variety of motives stand behind the actions of those featured in this set, from greed and power to a strong sense of patriotism and national pride. Topics analyzed throughout this set include: Klaus Fuchs (Manhattan Project), Silvermaster Spy Ring (places Soviet spies in US government positions), Cuban Missile Crisis, Edward Snowden, Mark Felt (Deep Throat), Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers), Economic Espionage Act of 1996, Peter Buxtun (Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment), Ron Ridenhour (Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam), Frank RECENT PRIMARY SOURCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THEMESSerpico (corruption in police force NYC) and Sherron Watkins (Enron). Each in-depth chapter provides a thorough commentary and analysis of each primary source document, often reprinted in its entirety. Commentary includes a Summary, Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Detailed Document FREE Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes. Many of these chapters are bolstered through the inclusionOnline AccessNEW!FREEof Supplemental Historical Documents, which broaden the scope of the book and offer additional context.September 2020 | Two Volumes; 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-675-6 | Library Price: $295Defining Documents in American History:United States Involvement in the Middle EastThe Middle East and the United States have had a complex relationship, especially as it relates to the conflicts and wars that the region has endured over the past three centuries. The U.S. has engaged in military and covert operations with various groups and nations throughout the Middle East in an effort to protect its own interests, settle border disputes, and prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Shifting alliances and humanitarian crises have led presidents from Eisenhower to Trump to develop specific doctrines to uphold some regimes, dampen the influence of other world powers, especially Russian, and to wipe out the cells that have spawned some of the worlds most terrifying extremist groups, including the Taliban and the Islamic State. This two-volume set organizes this far-reaching content into six sections: Defense of National Interests; Arms and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Covert Operations; Terrorism; Political Regimes; and Fundamentalist Organizations. Each in-depth chapter provides a thorough commentary and analysis of each primary source document, often reprinted in its entirety. Each Historical Document is introduced FREE by a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, and an Author Biography to give historical and social context.Online AccessFREEFollowing the Historical Document, a more thorough understanding of the concepts and issues covered in theRECENTdocument is presented in the Document Themes and Analysis.April 2020 | Two Volumes; 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-397-7 | Library Price: $295GET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com'