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Dissent in America: Voices That Shaped a Nation

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This collection of primary sources presents the story of US History as told by dissenters who, throughout the course of American history, have fought to gain rights they believed were denied to them or others, or who disagree with the government or majority opinion. Each document is introduced by placing it in its historical context, and thought-provoking questions are pro ...more
Paperback, 792 pages
Published June 19th 2009 by Longman Publishing Group (first published October 1st 2006)
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Diana
Aug 22, 2007 Diana marked it as to-read
I am getting antsy and excited about teaching again. That means I start gravitating toward books that I want to have in my classroom and books that provide materials to subtly influence my students to bend under my will! muhaHA! Somewhat analogous to Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States", "Descent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation: 400 years of speeches, sermons, arguments, articles, letters, and songs that made a difference" encapsulates struggles through the words o ...more
Lindsay
Dec 17, 2007 Lindsay rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: students doing Mr. Wood's anthology project
Most of this book is not contemporary, and therefore cannot be used for the anthology, but the entries towards the end are a good fit for the essay category. They are by people the students may have heard of (Michael Moore, Ralph Nader), so they may catch the student's interest.
Audrey
The title says it all…. A great resource for anyone looking for an alternative portrait of U.S. History from the standard textbook portrayal and for all those history lovers who have a slightly rebellious side!
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Feb 05, 2009 BrainBackBend marked it as to-read
I bought this at the A & M bookstore while on a trip with Fulmore GT students.
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