Going to the Source, Volume II: Since 1865
Fourth Edition   ©2016

Going to the Source, Volume II: Since 1865

The Bedford Reader in American History

Victoria Bissell Brown (Grinnell College) , Timothy J. Shannon (Gettysburg College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-02750-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-02750-6; Format: Paper Text, 416 pages

Hands-on experience with historical sources

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.