This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in American history through readings that reflect a variety of viewpoints. Each issue is framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. The Taking Sides readers feature annotated listings of selected World Wide Web sites. Taking Sides is supported by our student Web site, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/).
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Book Description McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART 1. Colonial Society ISSUE 1. Is America Exceptional? YES: Seymour Martin Lipset, from American Exceptionalism:A Double-Edged Sword NO: Ian Tyrrell, from "American Exceptionalism in an Age ofInternational History", American Historical Review Professor of public policy Seymour Martin Lipset describesthe United States as an "outlier" because of its revolutionary originsand because statistically it is more religious, optimistic, patriotic,rights-oriented, and individualistic than other nations in the world.Professor of history Ian Tyrrell criticizes the national focus of theconcept of American exceptionalism and advocates the development of a"transnational" history. ISSUE 2. Was Columbus an Imperialist? YES: Kirkpatrick Sale, from The Conquest of Paradise:Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy NO: Robert Royal, from 1492 and All That: PoliticalManipulations of History Kirkpatrick Sale, a contributing editor of TheNation, characterizes Christopher Columbus as an imperialist whowas determined to conquer both the land and the people he encounteredduring his first voyage to the Americas in 1492. Robert Royal, vicepresident for research at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, objectsto Columbus''s modern-day critics and insists that Columbus should beadmired for his courage, his willingness to take a risk, and hissuccess in advancing knowledge about other parts of theworld. ISSUE 3. Were the English Colonists Guilty of Genocide? YES: David E. Stannard, from American Holocaust: Columbusand the Conquest of the New World NO: Steven T. Katz, from "The Pequot War Reconsidered", The New England Quarterly David E. Stannard, a professor of American studies,insists that the colonists carried out a conscious militaristic policyto exterminate the Native Americans. Steven T. Katz, a professor ofNear Eastern studies, contends that the Pequot War was not an instanceof premeditated genocide carried out by New Englanders against theNative Americans. ISSUE 4. Was the Colonial Period a "Golden Age" for Women inAmerica? YES: Lois Green Carr and Lorena S. Walsh, from "The Planter''sWife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland", William and Mary Quarterly NO: Mary Beth Norton, from "The Myth of the Golden Age", in CarolRuth Berkin and Mary Beth Norton, eds., Women of America: AHistory Adjunct professor of history Lois Green Carr and historianLorena S. Walsh identify several factors that coalesced to affordwomen in seventeenth-century Maryland a higher status with fewerrestraints on their social conduct than those experienced by women inEngland. Professor of American history Mary Beth Norton challenges the"golden age" theory, insisting that women in colonial America, whetherwhite, black, or Native American, typically occupied a domestic spherethat was lacking in status, physically debilitating over time, and abarrier to educational opportunity and political power. ISSUE 5. Were Socioeconomic Tensions Responsible for theWitchcraft Hysteria in Salem? YES: Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, from Salem Possessed:The Social Origins of Witchcraft NO: Laurie Winn Carlson, from A Fever in Salem Historians Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum argue thatthe Salem witchcraft hysteria of 1692 was prompted by economic andsocial tensions that occurred against the backdrop of an emergentcommercial capitalism, conflicts between ministers and theircongregations, and the loss of family lands, which divided theresidents of Salem Town and Salem Village. Author Laurie Winn Carlsoncontends that the witchcraft hysteria in Salem was the product ofpeople''s responses to physical and neurological behaviors resultingfrom an unrecognized epidemic of encephalitis. PART 2. Revolution and the New Nation ISSUE 6. Was the Great Awakening a Key to the AmericanRevolution? YES: William G. McLoughlin, from "'Enthusiasm for Liberty'':The Great Awakening as the Key to the Revolution", in Ja. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0072850299
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