Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People's History

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This popular reader consists of a variety of primary sources, grouped around central themes in American history. Students get involved in discovering history for themselves when reading Constructing the American Past.Each chapter focuses on a particular problem in American history, providing students with several points of view from which to examine the historical evidence. Introductions and study questions prompt students to participate in interpreting the past and challenge them to understand the problems in relation to the big picture of American history.

Table of Contents

(Each Chapter begins with "Historical Context" and concludes with "Postscript Questions," "Defining Terms," "Probing the Sources," "Interpreting the Sources," and "Additional Reading."
Reconstruction and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
Initiation Oath of the Knights of White Camelia
Testimony of Victims of the Ku Klux Klan
Congressional Inquiry into Klan Activities
Hon. Job E. Stevenson of Ohio, Speech to the House of Representatives
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