Describes controversies surrounding events in American history, identifying important people, laws, and circumstances which played a role in the event.
Debatable Issues in U.S. History looks back in time and explores avenues taken by Americans who changed the course of history. From the early colonial days to 2003, this 5-volume set examines seminal events and challenges students to think critically about American history by presenting viewpoints of various groups and political leaders. Each entry includes a historical overview and analysis of the pro and con arguments surrounding the issue, as well as the outcome of the action taken. Fact boxes, sidebars, biographies, and excerpts from primary documents offer additional information and give students ideas for reports and projects.
Volume 1: From Colonies to a Country, 1635-1790
Volume 2: Building the Nation, 1791-1832
Volume 3: A Country Divided, 1833-1868
Volume 4: Entering the Industrial Age, 1869-1933
Volume 5: A World Power, 1934 to the Present
• 350 photographs, maps, charts, and graphs
• Sidebars and fact boxes
• Primary documents
• Cumulative Index in each volume