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Schlager Group Launches New Reference Series Devoted to Primary Sources

Five new titles will offer inclusive, accessible sourcebooks about U.S. History

Dallas, TX — August 11, 2021 — Schlager Group, an educational publisher that focuses exclusively on primary document resources for the library and classroom, today announced the launch of a new library reference series, “Schlager Anthologies for Students.” Beginning with the publication later this month of The Schlager Anthology of Black America: A Student’s Guide to Essential Primary Sources, each title in the series will offer an inclusive, accessible take on a key facet of American history. The series will be aimed at students at the high school and lower undergraduate college levels. Each title will be available in print directly from Schlager Group as well as in ebook form via library partners including Gale and ProQuest.

“Instructors at both the high school and college levels have made it clear that they need access to far more diverse and inclusive primary sources,” said Neil Schlager, the founder and president of Schlager Group. “They especially need sources produced by and covering communities that have often received light coverage in standard history texts: women, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and more.”

In addition, noted Schlager, instructors have for years been asking for resources that are accessible in terms of length and complexity. “We have heard this again and again from instructors: Today’s students require texts that aren’t excessively long and that offer them brief, concise assistance in placing documents in their historical context,” remarked Schlager. Read Neil Schlager’s blog about this new series.

The “Schlager Anthologies for Students” series will include the following titles:

Featuring the contributions of numerous historians and scholars, each title is edited by a leading expert in the field, from Dan Royles (Black America) to Jennifer Koshatka Seman (Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Westward Expansion), Christine Eisel (Early America), and Jon Chandler (American Revolution). In addition, with a common approach to entry organization, plus images and photographs, further reading sections, appendices and indexes, each title is appropriate for use in school, academic, and public libraries.

For more information on the “Schlager Anthologies for Students” series, visit the series webpage.

About Schlager Group

Schlager Group is an educational publisher serving both libraries and classrooms. The company focuses exclusively on primary document resources covering both U.S. and world history. Its flagship library reference set, Milestone Documents in American History, received widespread critical praise as well as awards including Outstanding Academic Title from CHOICE magazine, a Booklist Editor’s Choice citation, and Best Reference Source from the Pennsylvania School Librarian’s Association. A 2nd edition was published in 2020. In addition to its print and ebook publications, it serves high school teachers and students with Milestone Documents Online, a subscription database offered in partnership with FactCite. It serves college classes with its customizable, all-digital Milestone Documents service, available at For more information about the company, please visit

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