Organized by thematic chapters, American Eras Primary Sources: Reform Era & Eastern U.S. Development (1815-1850) is a student-friendly reference that's patterned after Gale's award-winning American Decades: Primary Sources series. This volume [reproduces full text or excerpts of primary sources] representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events of the Reform era and the urbanization and economic growth of the eastern United States. Also included with each primary source is concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and full-color photos and illustrations. Key Features Chronology of world events outside the United States. Chronologies for each topic. General resources. PS type index. General index. Ten topical chapters: The Arts; Business & the Economy; Communications; Education; Fashion & Leisure; Government & Politics; Law & Justice; Lifestyles & Social Trends; Religion; Science, Medicine & Technology About 100 primary source entries include laws, acts, speeches, diaries, broadsides, news articles, cartoons, art, and photos of those who lived through the events described. About the Author, Introduction, and Significance sections provide context for each document and encourage critical thinking. Further Resources section for each entry provides a gateway to additional research opportunities. Provides in-depth descriptions of important events, including trends, movements, conflicts, and diplomatic efforts that shaped America in the first half of the nineteenth century. Multiple primary sources on particularly significant subjects are often presented in more than one chapter of a volume, providing opportunities to see the significance and impact of an event or figure from many angles."
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc