"The latest installment in the award-winning Milestone Documents series lives up to the excellence of previous sets." (Booklist starred review of Milestone Documents in African American History, Oct. 15, 2010 issue)

Series Editor: Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School

Primary source documents occupy a central role in the study of history. Most other reference sources, however, treat these documents as an afterthought. Schlager Group's Milestone Documents* series fills this gap by offering students and researchers in-depth, analytical essays about famous primary source documents from U.S. and world history. The first two publications in the series, Milestone Documents in American History and Milestone Documents of American Leaders, both won Booklist Editor's Choice awards and were named Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice magazine. Recent titles include Milestone Documents in World History, sure to be a must-have for every library whose patrons include world history students; Milestone Documents in African American History; and Milestone Documents of World Religions. The entire series is available in print and electronic form through Salem Press. To order, call 800-221-1592. Click here to learn more about Salem History, the free online database that accompanies any purchase of a "Milestone Documents" print title.

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Titles in this series:

Milestone Documents in American History
May 2008 * ISBN: 978-0-9797758-0-2

The inaugural title in the "Milestone Documents" series combines the full-text of iconic primary source documents with riveting, readable analysis by esteemed historians.

Milestone Documents of American Leaders
May 2009 * ISBN: 978-0-9797758-5-7

This set offers a unique biographical approach to the study of primary source documents, with entries devoted to a diverse array of key figures from American history. From U.S. presidents and other government figures to influential private citizens, Milestone Documents of American Leaders features important full-text sources written by the people who shaped the nation.

Milestone Documents in World History
March 2010 * ISBN: 978-0-9797758-6-4

Modeled after Milestone Documents in American History, this set extends the series into world history, from ancient times to today. Key documents from all important world cultures are included, from the ancient Near East and ancient Egypt to the Greek and Roman Empires, medieval Islam, Renaissance Europe, and modern Africa and Asia. Constitutions, speeches, letters, acts, treaties, and legal cases are all covered with the same detailed, expert analysis that is the hallmark of the "Milestone Documents" series.

Milestone Documents in African American History
June 2010 * ISBN: 978-1-935306-05-4

African American history is an integral part of the American story. Milestone Documents in African American History explores the key documents in this heritage, including court cases, presidential and legislative initiatives, and speeches from figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Barack Obama.

Milestone Documents of World Religions
December 2010 * ISBN: 978-0-9797758-8-8

For thousands of years, sacred texts have built societies, divided civilizations, and shaped history. Milestone Documents of World Religions examines the key texts of the world's primary religions, from ancient times to the present. As with all titles in the "Milestone Documents" series, this set combines primary source texts with expert historical analysis, providing students with a fresh perspective on how important religious texts have influenced both the past and the present.