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This Third Edition of TAKING SIDES: UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1945 presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 1: The Colonial Period to Reconstruction (15th Edition)by Larry Madaras James M. Sorelle
The book is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in the history of the United States. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading historians, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 2, Reconstruction to the Present (Fourteenth Edition)by Larry Madaras James W. Sorelle
The understanding that the reader arrives at based on the evidence that emerges from the clash of views, encourages the reader to view history as an interpretive discipline, not one of rote memorization.
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