Documents and Debates in American History and Government - Sarah Morgan Smith

Documents and Debates in American History and Government

By Sarah Morgan Smith

  • Release Date: 2018-05-10
  • Genre: United States

Description

This collection of documents presents American history from 1493 to 1862 as a series of 15 chronologically arranged topics. For each of these, a selection of documents recreates a debate over a particular issue critical to understanding the topic and the corresponding period in American history. Taken together, the debates highlight enduring issues and themes in American life, such as the effort to balance freedom and equality as well as liberty and order; the struggle for inclusion and full participation of African-Americans, women, and working people; the conflict over how America should organize its economy and what role government should have in American economic life; and the argument over how America should use its power in the world. 

This volume and its companion, which covers American history from 1865, are part of an ongoing series of document volumes produced by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.