ERIC Number: ED332882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Soul of America: Documenting Our Past, 1492-1974.
Baron, Robert C., Ed.; And Others
Compiled by historians, the documents and speeches in this volume span 5 centuries of thought in the United States. These documents represent the full scope of U.S. history, from the earliest settlements, through the western expansion, to the era when the United States became a world power. The book contains materials by Coronado, William Penn, Roger Williams, William Bradford, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Red Jacket, Tecumseh, Chief Joseph, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and 16 U.S. presidents. Some choices were based on their long-term influence, some on the beauty of the language and the expression of major ideas. Each document is introduced by a short essay describing its historical context. The volume is organized in chronological order, includes a 15-item bibliography, and identifies sources for the documents. (JB)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Modern History, Presidents, Primary Sources, Speeches, United States History, World War I, World War II
Fulcrum Publishing, 350 Indiana Street, #510, Golden, CO 80401 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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