Going to the Source, Vol. 2: The Bedford Reader in American History, 3rd Edition

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Many document readers offer lots of sources, but only Going to the Source combines a rich diversity of primary and secondary sources with in-depth instructions for how and when to use each type of source. Mirroring the chronology of the U.S. history survey, each of the main chapters employs a single type of source — from personal letters to political cartoons — while focusing on an intriguing historical episode such as the Cherokee Removal or the 1894 Pullman Strike. A new capstone chapter in each volume prompts students to synthesize information on a single topic from a variety of source types. The wide range of topics and sources across 28 chapters — 6 of them new — provide students with all they need to become fully engaged with America’s history.

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Victoria Bissell Brown is the L.F. Parker Professor of History at Grinnell College, where she teaches Modern U.S. History, U.S. Women s History, and U.S. Immigration History. She is the author of "The Education of Jane Addams" and the editor of the Bedford/St. Martin s edition of Jane Addams s "Twenty Years at Hull-House." Her articles have appeared in "Feminist Studies," "The Journal of Women s History," and "The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society." She has served as a Book Review Editor for "The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era" and for the Women and Social Movements website.Timothy J. Shannon is professor of History at Gettysburg College, where he teaches Early American and Native American History. His other books include "Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier," "Atlantic Lives: A Comparative Approach to Early America," and "Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754," which received the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize from the New York State Historical Association and the Distinguished Book Award from the Society of Colonial Wars. His articles have appeared in the "William and Mary Quarterly," "Ethnohistory," and the "New England Quarterly," and he has been a research fellow at the Huntington Library and John Carter Brown Library.
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