b'History PRIMARY SOURCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THEMES 63Defining Documents in American History: BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER!The Gun DebateThis evenhanded treatment of the debate. provides historical context and a range of modern interpretations of the Second Amendment. Public and high-school libraries will find this resource valuable in supporting history and civics curricula. BooklistTop 75 Community College Resources CHOICE, September 2019 From the drafting of the Constitution to the present day, there have been intense arguments made both for and against the rights of citizens to form a well-regulated militia as set forth in the Second Amendment. The arguments have become more impassioned in recent years due to the rising number of incidents of school and mass shootings. This volume analyzes documents that have played a significant role in the attempt to balance the long tradition of gun culture in this country with calls for gun control, including: the Second Amendment; St. George Tucker, Blackstones Commentaries; U.S. v. Miller; and District of Columbia v. Heller. Each in-depth chapter provides a thorough commentary FREE and analysis of each primary source document, often reprinted in its entirety. Commentary includes a Summary,Online AccessOverview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Detailed Document Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes. FREEFebruary 2019 | Two Volumes; 600 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-034-1 | Library Price: $295Defining Documents in American History:Capital PunishmentCapital punishment has been the ultimate consequence for criminals in the United States since before the nation was established. The Eighth Amendment in the Bill of Rights prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, and the Fourteenth Amendment in the Reconstruction Amendments requires due process of law before the taking of a life. The original documents in these volumes review both the policies and principles of capital punishment that continue to evolve. Documents discussed in this volume include: A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches; The EighthHISTORYAmendment; The Fourteenth Amendment; and the Supreme Court decisions in Furman v. Georgia; Hall v. Florida; and Glossip v. Gross. 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 Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes.May 2019 | Two Volumes; 600 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-036-5 | Library Price: $295FREE Online AccessFREEDefining Documents in American History:Prison Reform PRIMARY SOURCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THEMESFollowing the document is an analysis and a bibliography, rendering the information easily digestible at any level. Recommended.CHOICEThis volume gathers together and analyzes documents that discuss the fierce debates and legislation related to prison reform, the privatization of prisons, the efforts to end practices like solitary confinement, and the improvement of mental health care in prisons. Documents analyzed include: the Declaration of Principles by the National Congress of Penitentiary and Reformatory Discipline; Fifty Years of Prison Service: An Autobiography, by Zebulon Reed Brockway; Changing Lenses -A New Focus for Crime and Justice by Howard Zehr, Privatizing Correctional Institutions: An Organizational Perspective, by David Shichor and the FIRST STEP Act. 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 Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes.March 2019 | Two Volumes; 600 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-038-9 | Library Price: $295FREE Online AccessFREEDefining Documents in American History:The Legacy of 9/11This document collection is recommended for school and public libraries.ARBAThe tension between personal liberties and national security, always ready to erupt in the political fights played out in Washington, D.C., became a daily concern for all U.S. citizens in the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Names and groups connected to terrorOsama bin Laden, Ayman al Zawahiri, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, al-Qaeda, ISIS, Army of Islam, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhoodbecame a regular feature of the nightly news.Documents analyzed in this set include: Ladenese epistle; George W. Bushs Bullhorn Speech; President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat; My Guantnamo Diary, Uncensored by Mohamedou Ould Slahi; The Patriot Act; Senate Resolution 118; Detainee Treatment Act; Obama Announces the Death of Osama bin Laden; and Trumps Travel Ban (including challenges and court rulings). Each chapter provides a thorough commentary and a deep analysis of each primary source document, often reproduced in its entirety. Chapters provide a Summary Overview, outline the Defining Moment, and include Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. FREE Online AccessDecember 2018 | One Volume; 336 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-921-5 | Library Price: $175 FREEGET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com'