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The Progressive Movement : 1900-1917

By: A.J. Scopino & Jr.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 668943


The Progressive Movement evolved around the turn of the century and continued to be a force in American politics and social reform until the start of World War I. It was a response to the transformation of the country from an agricultural nation to an industrial one. This book presents excerpts from key leaders of the time, such as LaFollette, Roosevelt, Wilson, DuBois, and from the "common man," through speeches, letters, news releases, government documents, car... View more info

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The Civil War

By: Arden Bowers

Price: $8.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 600716


This volume focuses on the causes of the war, camp life of the Union and Confederate troops, and the hardships faced by the soldiers and the general public. Several Civil War songs are included, along with photos by Mathew Brady and other early photo-journalists.ReviewsThe innovative Researching American History series, designed for less experienced students introduces our nation's history through compelling firsthand accounts and primary source mater... View more info

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Life in the American Colonies : Daily Lifestyles of the Early Settlers

By: Jeanne Munn Bracken

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 668370


There was, of course, no single "American Experience" in the colonies. Details depended on whether the colonist lived in the north or the south, in a town or on a farm, in 1660 or in 1770, slave or free. Through songs, journal entries, pictures, and historical writings, this book examines the daily lives of colonial men, women, and children over the century and a half, from the first European settlements to the beginnings of the American Revolution -- how they wo... View more info

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Life in the Southern Colonies : Jamestown, Williamsburg, St. Mary's City and Beyond

By: Jeanne Munn Bracken

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 668749


Although students of history tend to look at the original thirteen colonies together, the Southern colonies had many unique characteristics that varied greatly from their sister colonies in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Even amongst the Southern colonies themselves, there were vast differences in the reasons they were founded, their political and social structure, and their economies. This book provides sources relating to life in the earliest Southern towns ... View more info

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Reconstruction

By: JoAnne Weisman Deitch

Price: $8.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 600727


The primary source documents in this anthology focus on the problems facing the freed slaves, carpetbaggers, Presidential policy vs. Radical Republicans, social and economic problems in the south, Black Codes, the KKK, and the move for the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Included are excerpts from President Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan, and accounts from former slaves and slave owners, teachers working for the Freedman's Bureau, Booker T. Washington, historic illustrations,... View more info

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Woman's Suffrage

By: JoAnne Weisman Deitch

Price: $8.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 600662


This collection of documents begins with Colonial women and traces the views of suffragists and their opponents from the Seneca Falls convention through the passing of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The trials and achievements are expressed in the letters, journals, newspaper accounts, poetry, songs, cartoons, and photos of the women involved.ReviewsThe innovative Researching American History series, designed for less experienced students int... View more info

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Talkin' Union : The American Labor Movement

By: Juliet H. Mofford

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 66879X


In this book, labor historian Juliet Mofford presents the story of the workers from the late 1700s to the present: the Industrial Revolution, the formation and role of the unions, the quest for political reform, and the ongoing efforts for fair and safe labor conditions for migrant workers. Thoughts on labor from Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Gompers, Eugene Debs, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John L. Lewis, Cesar Chavez, JFK, and... View more info

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Forward into Light : The Struggle for Woman's Suffrage

By: Madeleine Meyers

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 668250


This collection of journals, news clips, historic photos, poems, songs, essays, and political cartoons highlights the woman's suffrage movement in the United States. From the early days of Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, to Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Cart, the women who led the movement are profiled through their writing, speeches, and actions. Contemporary historian Madeleine Meyers introduces the movement in her Foreword... View more info

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Echoes of the Civil War : The Blue

By: Stephen M. Forman

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 668837


This selection of letters, speeches, journals, and eyewitness accounts of the Civil War presents the views of soldiers, nurses, volunteers, and political and military leaders from the Union side of the war. The story opens and closes with inaugural speeches of President Lincoln, and goes on to focus on the daily lives of the Union soldiers in camp, on the battlefield, and in hospitals. Songs, poetry, camp humor, photographs, and illustrations round out the text of Americ... View more info

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Echoes of the Civil War : The Gray

By: Stephen M. Forman

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 668844


This volume of letters, journals, and government documents provides a glimpse of life during the Civil War from the point of view of the Confederacy. Among the selections from military leaders are General Beauregard's demand for the surrender of Fort Sumter and Robert E. Lee's farewell to his troops. Much of this book focuses on the average soldier and his daily life in camp and on the battlefield. A selection of songs relating to the Confederacy is also included, along ... View more info