Going to the Source: The Bedford Reader in American History
Many document readers offer lots of sources, but only Going to the Source combines a rich diversity of primary and secondary sources with in-depth instructions for how to use each type of source. Mirroring the chronology of the U.S. history survey, each of the main chapters familiarizes students with a single type of source — from personal letters to political cartoons — while focusing on an intriguing historical episode such as the Cherokee Removal or the 1894 Pullman Strike. A capstone chapter in each volume prompts students to synthesize information on a single topic from a variety of source types. The wide range of topics and sources across 28 chapters provide students with all they need to become fully engaged with America’s history.
Bedford/St. Martin's Press
US Survey Course, American History, Primary Sources, Primary Source Research
Cultural History | History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Indigenous Studies | Labor History | Military History | Political History | Public History | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social History | United States History | Women's History
Brown, Victoria Bissell, and Timothy J. Shannon. Going to the Source: The Bedford Reader in American History, Volume I & II (Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2016).