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This THIRTEENTH EDITION of TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, VOLUME 1 presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available online for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online
Table of Contents
|Correlation Guide||p. xiv|
|Colonial Society||p. 1|
|Is History True?||p. 2|
|Yes: Oscar Handlin, from Truth in History (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1979)||p. 4|
|No: William H. McNeill, from "Mythistory, or Truth, Myth, History, and Historians," The American Historical Review (February 1986)||p. 12|
|Was Disease the Key Factor in the Depopulation of Native Americans in the Americas?||p. 23|
|Yes: Colin G. Calloway, from New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997)||p. 25|
|No: David S. Jones, from "Virgin Soils Revisited," William & Mary Quarterly (October 2003)||p. 33|
|Was the Settlement of Jamestown a Fiasco?||p. 43|
|Yes: Edmund S. Morgan, from American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (W.W. Norton, 1975)||p. 45|
|No: Karen Ordahl Kupperman, from The Jamestown Project (Harvard University Press, 2007)||p. 54|
|Was the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria Caused by a Fear of Women?||p. 66|
|Yes: Carol F. Karlsen, from The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England (W. W. Norton, 1987)||p. 68|
|No: Mary Beth Norton, from In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)||p. 78|
|Revolution and the New Nation||p. 89|
|Did the American Revolution Produce a Christian Nation?||p. 90|
|Yes: Nathan O. Hatch, from "The Democratization of Christianity and the Character of American Politics," in Mark A. Noll, ed., Religion and American Politics (Oxford University Press, 1990)||p. 92|
|No: Jon Butler, from "Why Revolutionary America Wasn't a 'Christian Nation'," in James H. Hutson, ed., Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000)||p. 102|
|Were the Founding Fathers Democratic Reformers?||p. 112|
|Yes: John P. Roche, from "The Founding Fathers: A Reform Caucus in Action," American Political Science Review (December 1961)||p. 114|
|No: Howard Zinn, from A People's History of the United States (Harper Collins, 1999)||p. 126|
|Was Alexander Hamilton an Economic Genius?||p. 139|
|Yes: John Steele Gordon, from An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (Harper Collins, 2004)||p. 141|
|No: Carey Roberts, from "Alexander Hamilton and the 1790s Economy: A Reappraisal," in Douglas Ambrose and Robert W. T. Martin, eds., The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father (New York University Press, 2006)||p. 150|
|Was James Madison an Effective Wartime President?||p. 164|
|Yes: Drew R. McCoy, from The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy (Cambridge University Press, 1989)||p. 166|
|No: Donald R. Hickey, from The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (University of Illinois Press, 1989)||p. 174|
|Did the Election of 1828 Represent a Democratic Revolt of the People?||p. 185|
|Yes: Sean Wilentz, from The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln (Norton, 2005)||p. 187|
|No: Richard P. McCormick, from "New Perspectives on Jacksonian Politics," The American Historical Review (January 1960)||p. 196|
|Did the Industrial Revolution Provide More Economic Opportunities for Women in the 1830s?||p. 209|
|Yes: Thomas Dublin, from "Women, Work, and Protest in the Early Lowell Mills: 'The Oppressing Hand of Avarice Would Enslave Us'," Labor History (Winter 1975)||p. 211|
|No: Gerda Lerner, from "The Lady and the Mill Girl: Changes in the Status of Women in the Age of Jackson," American Studies (Spring 1969)||p. 224|
|Antebellum America||p. 239|
|Did Slavery Destroy the Black Family?||p. 240|
|Yes: Wilma A. Dunaway, from The African-American Family in Slavery and Emancipation (Cambridge University Press, 2003)||p. 242|
|No: Eugene D. Genovese, from Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made (Random House, 1974)||p. 255|
|Was the Mexican War an Exercise in American Imperialism?||p. 267|
|Yes: Ramon Eduardo Ruiz, from "Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War," in Howard H. Quint, Milton Cantor, and Dean Albertson, eds., Main Problems in American History, 5th ed. (Dorsey Press, 1988)||p. 269|
|No: Norman A. Graebner, from "The Mexican War: A Study in Causation," Pacific Historical Review (August 1980)||p. 277|
|Was John Brown an Irrational Terrorist?||p. 288|
|Yes: C. Vann Woodward, from The Burden of Southern History, 3d ed. (Louisiana State University Press, 1993)||p. 290|
|No: David S. Reynolds, from John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)||p. 298|
|Conflict and Resolution||p. 309|
|Was Slavery the Key Issue in the Sectional Conflict Leading to the Civil War?||p. 310|
|Yes: Charles B. Dew, from Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2001)||p. 312|
|No: Joel H. Silbey, from The Partisan Imperative: The Dynamics of American Politics Before the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1985)||p. 320|
|Did Abraham Lincoln Free the Slaves?||p. 330|
|Yes: Stephen B. Oates, from Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths (Harper & Row, 1984)||p. 332|
|No: Vincent Harding, from There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981)||p. 341|
|Did Reconstruction Fail as a Result of Racism?||p. 352|
|Yes: George M. Fredrickson, from The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 (Harper & Row, 1971)||p. 354|
|No: Heather Cox Richardson, from The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 (Harvard University Press, 2001)||p. 362|
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