America and Its Sources: A Guided Journey through Key Documents, 1865-present is an innovative e-book designed for non-majors, ESL students, and other students who struggle with large amounts of reading. Through 14 focused units, the editors guide students from important post-1865 documents to major sources from contemporary America. Each unit includes a brief introduction to the era, unit questions, 5 expertly edited primary sources with overviews and guiding questions, and a unit review. This innovative, affordable sourcebook offers students the essential tools they need to examine and analyze primary sources without overwhelming them with lengthy and difficult texts.
"This book is a useful and engaging way to introduce students to primary sources in history, and to--ultimately--aid our objective to get them to think like historians, introducing them to the historian's tool kit." --Derek Kutzer, San Antonio College
"A really well-conceived source reader: The excerpts are about the right length, the introductory material sets a clear tone for what is to come, and the selections are as timely now as when they were originally written." --William Wantland, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
"This sourcebook provides for students an impressive range of documents while at the same time laying a framework for students in the survey course to understand how they fit together within the contours of US History." --Katrina A. Sinclair, Pennsylvania College of Technology