Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 1: The Colonial Period to Reconstruction

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  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sides volumes present 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 or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

Colonial Society
Is History True?
Did the Chinese Discover America?
Was Disease the Key Factor in the Depopulation of Native Americans in the Americas?
Was the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria Caused by a Fear of Women?
Was There a Great Awakening in Mid-Eighteenth Century America?
Revolution and the New Nation
Was the American Revolution Largely a Product of Market-Driven Consumer Forces?
Were the Founding Fathers Democratic Reformers?
Was Alexander Hamilton an Economic Genius?
Did Andrew Jackson’s Removal Policy Benefit Native Americans?
Did the Industrial Revolution Provide More Economic Opportunities for Women in the 1830s?
Antebellum America
Was Antebellum Temperance Reform Motivated Primarily by Religious Moralism?
Was the Mexican War an Exercise in American Imperialism?
Was John Brown an Irrational Terrorist?
Conflict and Resolution
Was Slavery the Key Issue in the Sectional Conflict Leading to the Civil War?
Is Robert E. Lee Overrated as a General?
Was Abraham Lincoln America’s Greatest President?
Did Reconstruction Fail as a Result of Racism?
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