Major Problems in American Environmental History

Documents and Essays

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618308057

Category: History

Page: 559

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This volume traces the history of environmental conditions in the United States through the examination of critical issues such as pollution, conservation, and wilderness preservation. The Second Edition of this popular text includes several new essays and documents and pays particular attention to multiculturalism and gender throughout. In order to place American environmental issues in a larger context, the text emphasizes international relations and globalization.

Major Problems in American Religious History

Documents and Essays

Author: Patrick Allitt

Publisher: Major Problems in American His

ISBN: 9780495912439

Category: Education

Page: 519

View: 9945

"Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the [book] introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. [The book] presents a ... selected group of readings in a format that asks students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians and others, and draw their own conclusions"--P. [4] of cover.

Major Problems in American Women's History

Documents and Essays

Author: Sharon Block,Mary Beth Norton,Ruth M. Alexander

Publisher: Major Problems in American His

ISBN: 9781133955993

Category: Education

Page: 572

View: 5508

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. Major Problems in American Women's History is the leading reader for courses on the history of American women, covering the subject's entire chronological span. While attentive to the roles of women and the details of women's lives, the authors are especially concerned with issues of historical interpretation and historiography.

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume II: Since 1914

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas Paterson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133007546

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 633

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships. In this volume, almost one-half of the essays are new, including selections by Laura McEnaney, Michael L. Krenn, Walter A. Hixson, Robert W. Tucker, Erez Manela, Victoria de Grazia, Thomas F. O'Brien, John Lewis Gaddis, Andrew J. Rotter, Chen Jian, Vladislov Zubok, Michelle Mart, Christina Klein, Randall Woods, Jeremi Suri, Carol Eisenberg, Salim Yaquib, Melvyn P. Leffler, Arne Odd Westad, and George C. Herring. This new edition includes expanded coverage of U.S. policy toward the Third World. New selections explore the U.S. presence in Latin America during the interwar era and the Middle East during the early Cold War and the era of detente. Others examine U.S. relations with Southeast Asia prior to U.S. military escalation in the Vietnam War and the negotiations pursued by the Richard Nixon administration to end that conflict. Recently released documents on Ronald Reagan's presidency and the end of the Cold War have also been added. Finally, the last chapter had been revised to focus on the administration of George W. Bush and its response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, including the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas Paterson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 111178549X

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8628

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. The Seventh Edition introduces new studies on America's early foreign relations which seek to position the nation's post 9-11 attitudes and behaviors within historical context. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships. In this volume, almost one-half of the essays are new, including selections by Michael L. Krenn, Walter A. Hixson, Robert Kagan, John Lamberton Harper, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Joseph J. Ellis, John E. Lewis Jr., Piero Gleijeses, Stuart Banner, McCabe Keliher, Michael H. Hunt, Kristin L. Hoganson, Paul A. Kramer, Stanley Karnow, Robert W. Tucker, and Erez Manela. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Major Problems in Mexican American History

Documents and Essays

Author: Zaragosa Vargas

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 483

View: 3377

.".. documents the presence of the largest Spanish-speaking Latino subgroup in the United States while it marks its contributions to the nation's life. The primary aim of this volume is to illustrate the Chicano experience from as many vantage points as possible, and with as many Chicano views as possible. The documents and essays gathered (in this book) invite readers to see Chicanos in their everyday life and in their organizational life"--Pref.

Major Problems in California History

Documents and Essays

Author: Sucheng Chan,Spencer C. Olin

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 2571

This volume compiles carefully selected documents and essays to illuminate the most important controversies in the history of California from the precontact period to the present.

Preserving Western History

Author: Andrew Gulliford

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826333100

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 6906

The first collection of essays on public history in the American West.

Major Problems in the History of American Sexuality

Documents and Essays

Author: Kathy Lee Peiss

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780395903841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 516

View: 2100

The book—which is suitable for courses on the history of American sexuality, gender studies, or gay and lesbian studies—presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Major problems in American women's history

documents and essays

Author: Mary Beth Norton,Ruth M. Alexander

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 537

View: 1609

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, theMajor Problemsseries introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history.Major Problems in American Women's Historyis the leading reader for courses on the history of American women, covering the subject's entire chronological span. While attentive to the roles of women and the details of women's lives, the authors are especially concerned with issues of historical interpretation and historiography. The Fourth Edition features greater coverage of the experiences of women in the Midwest and the West, immigrant women, and more voices of women of color. Key pedagogical elements of theMajor Problemsformat have been retained: 14 to 15 chapters per volume, chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings. New!In Chapter 1, an exclusive essay by Kate Haulman examines the evolution of the field of women's history and the state of women's history today. New!Chapter 2 now focuses on Native American women, while a new Chapter 3 covers witches and their accusers in New England and the Salem witch trials. New!Chapter 6 draws on recent scholarship on the roles of ordinary and elite women in the numerous reform movements of the Early Republic. Revised!Chapter 7 rethinks and refocuses the text's coverage of women's roles in slavery and the Civil War, and more directly addresses the lives of African American women during and after slavery. New!Post-1960 coverage (in Chapters 15–16) has been thoroughly revised to highlight the women's movement, women's health, recent immigration, and economic changes affecting women.

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations: Since 1914

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas G. Paterson

Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780395938850

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

View: 9336

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully-selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions on the material presented.

A Companion to Environmental Geography

Author: Noel Castree,David Demeritt,Diana Liverman,Bruce Rhoads

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444305739

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 2881

A Companion to Environmental Geography is the first book to comprehensively and systematically map the research frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an accessible and comprehensive way. Cross-cuts several areas of a discipline which has traditionally been seen as divided; presenting work by human and physical geographers in the same volume Presents both the current 'state of the art' research and charts future possibilities for the discipline Extends the term 'environmental geography' beyond its 'traditional' meanings to include new work on nature and environment by human and physical geographers - not just hazards, resources, and conservation geographers Contains essays from an outstanding group of international contributors from among established scholars and rising stars in geography

Major Problems in American History: Since 1865

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman,Jon Gjerde

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618678334

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5000

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this book introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in US history. It contains primary documents, secondary sources, chapter introductions, separate introductions to documents and essays in every chapter, bibliographies, and documentation of sources.

Major Problems in the History of World War II

Documents and Essays

Author: Mark A. Stoler,Melanie S. Gustafson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 6993

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. The volume covers World War II from the homefront and the battlefield, examining both the military and social impact of the war.

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations

Documents and Essays

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas G. Paterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 535

View: 9206

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully-selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions on the material presented.

Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era

Documents and Essays

Author: Leon Fink

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618042555

Category: History

Page: 485

View: 3478

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings—on topics such as American capitalism and the Great War—that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

The Industrial Revolution in America

Author: Gary John Kornblith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 5496

This volume in the Problems in American Civilization series is a well-balanced anthology of essays on industrialization in the U.S.