Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 1: the Colonial Period to Reconstruction

ISBN-10: 0078050316
ISBN-13: 9780078050312
Edition: 15th 2013
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Description: Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and  More...

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List price: $57.33
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.10" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and anExploring the Issuesection featuringCritical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?,andAdditional Resources.Taking Sidesreaders also offer aTopic Guideand an annotated listing ofInternet Referencesfor further consideration of the issues. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Preface
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Introduction
Colonial Socioety
Did the Chinese Discover America?
Yes: Gavin Menzies, from 1421: The Year China Discovered America (William Morrow, 2003)
No: Robert Finlay, from "How Not to (Re)Write World History: Gavin Menzies and the Chinese Discovery of America," Journal of World History 15 (June 2004, pp. 229-242)
Was the Settlement of Jamestown a Fiasco?
Yes: Edmund S. Morgan, from American Slavery, American Freedo, (W. W. Norton, 1975)
No: Karen Ordahl-Kupperman, from The Jamestown Project (Harvard University Press, 2007)
Was Conflict Between Europeans and Native Americans Inevitable?
Yes: Kevin Kenny, from Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment (Oxford University Press, 2009)
No: Cynthia J. Van Zandt, from Brothers Among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660 (Oxford University Press, 2008)
Was the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria a Product of Women's Search for Power?
Yes: Lyle Koehler, from A Search for Power: The "Weaker Sex" in Seventeenth-Century New England (University of Illinois, 1980)
No: Laurie Winn Carlson, from A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials (Ivan R. Dee, 1999)
Was There a Great Awakening in Mid-Eighteenth-Century America?
Yes: Thomas S. Kidd, from The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America (Yale University Press, 2007)
No: Jon Butler, from "Enthusiasm Described and Decried: The Great Awakening as Interpretative Fiction," Journal of American History (September 1982)
Revolution and the New Nation
Was the American Revolution Largely a Product of Market-Driven Consumer Forces?
Yes: T. H. Breen, from The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence (Oxford University Press, 2004)
No: Carl Degler, from Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America, 2nd ed. (Harper Collins Publishers, 1959, 1970)
Was the Constitution of the United States Written to Protect the Economic Interests of the Upper Classes?
Yes: Howard Zinn, from A People's History of the United States (Harper Collins, 1999)
No: Gordon S. Wood, from "Democracy and the Constitution," in Robert A. Goldwin and William A. Schambra, eds., How Democratic is the Constitution? (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1980)
Did Alexander Hamilton's Policies Lay the Foundation for America's Economic Growth in the Early National Period?
YES: John Steele Gordon, from An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Powers (Harper Collins, 2004)
NO: Joyce Appleby, from Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans (The Belknap Press, 2000)
Did Andrew Jackson's Removal Policy Benefit Native Americans?
Yes: Robert V. Remini, from Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars (Viking Penguin, 2001)
No: Alfred A. Cave, from "Abuse of Power: Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act of 1830," The Historian (Winter 2003)
Did the Industrial Revolution Provide More Economic Opportunities for Women in the 1830s?
YES: Nancy F. Cott, from The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835 (Yale University Press, 1977,1997)
NO: Gerda Lerner, from "The Lady and the Mill Girl: Changes in the Status of Women in the Age of Jackson," The Majority Finds It's Past: Placing Women in History (Oxford University Press, 1979)
Antebellum America
Was Antebellum Temperance Reform Motivated Primarily by Religious Moralism?
YES: W. J. Rorabaugh, from The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition (Oxford University Press, 1979)
NO: John J. Rumbarger, from Profits, Power, and Prohibition: Alcohol Reform and the Industrializing of America, 1800-1930 (State University of New York Press, 1989)
Was the Mexican War an Exercise in American Imperialism?
Yes: Walter Nugent, from "California and New Mexico, 1846-1848: Southward Aggression II," Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008)
No: Norman A. Graebner, from "The Mexican War: A Study in Causation," Pacific Historical Review (August, 1980)
Was John Brown an Irrational Terrorist?
Yes: James N. Gilbert, from "A Behavioral Analysis of John Brown: Martyr or Terrorist?" in Peggy A. Russo and Paul Finkelman, eds., Terrible Swift Sword: The Legacy of John Brown (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005)
No: Scott John Hammond, from "John Brown as Founder: America's Violent Confrontation with Its First Principles," in Peggy A. Russo and Paul Finkelman, eds., Terrible Swift Sword: The Legacy of John Brown (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005)
Conflict and Resolution
Was Slavery the Key Issue in the Sectional Conflict Leading to the Civil War?
Yes: Charles B. Dew, from Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2001)
No: Marc Egnal, from "Rethinking the Secession of the Lower South: The Clash of Two Groups," Civil War History 50 (September 2004)
Are Historians Wrong to consider the War Between the States a "Total War"?
Yes: Mark E. Neely, Jr., from "Was the Civil War a Total War?" Civil War History 50 (2004)
No: James M. McPherson, from "From Limited to Total War: Missouri and the Nation, 1861-1865," Gateway Heritage Magazine (vol. 12, no. 4, Spring, 1992)
Was Abraham Lincoln America's Greatest President?
YES: Phillip Shaw Paludan, from The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln (University Press of Kansas, 1994)
NO: Melvin E. Bradford, from Remembering Who We Are: Observations of a Southern Conservative (University of Georgia Press, 1985)
Did Reconstruction Fail as a Result of Racism?
YES: LeeAnna Keith, from The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror, and the Death of Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2008)
NO: Heather Cox Richardson, from The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 (Harvard University Press, 2001)
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