Discovering the American Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume II: Since 1865

Discovering the American Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume II: Since 1865

by William Bruce Wheeler

ISBN-10: 0495915017
ISBN-13: 9780495915010
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Edition: 7 - 2011

Book Description
This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides readers through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue. The Seventh Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, the Reconstruction chapter, appearing in Volumes I and II, now explores Thomas Nast's political cartoons and their effect on public opinion.