Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This text serves as the primary anthology, even the textbook, for the course, covering the subje... more
New! The Second Edition includes a new Chapter 6 on religious life and a new Chapter 14 on the making of American culture in the decades after 1815.
Each volume presents a carefully selected group of readings in an organization that asks students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretation... more
The proven Major Problems format features 14-15 chapters per volume, documents and essays combined, chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings.