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Discovering the American Past, Volume 2
This text provides you with the opportunity to "do" history, examining and evaluating primary source evidence as a historian would.
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(first published March 31st 1994)
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Why aren't more historybooks like this? If they were, I'd have enjoyed/understood history far better when I was taught it in elementary school. Basically, this book is a collection of primary sources. This is awesome because it cuts down on the biases that historians may have when talking about past events. (Obviously, there is still SOME bias, in that you have to wonder what made them pick the documents they picked, what was left out, who is speaking in the documents - and how much we can gener ...more
Apr 26, 2011 American Eric rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Just another text book... It did a good job of stirring up some conversations in class. I had to give a presentation and write a paper on the chapter about the causes and effects of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.