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Fourth Edition   ©2012

Sources of The Making of the West, Volume I: To 1750

Peoples and Cultures

Katharine J. Lualdi (University of Southern Maine)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-57611-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-57611-0
  • Paper Text , 384 pages

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Sources that bring the periods, cultures, and societies of the West to life

Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices — including both notable figures and ordinary individuals — that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.
“This is a thoughtful collection of obvious as well as less-obvious original sources that help students to gain a fuller understanding of the history recounted in the textbook. In particular, the sources that relate to individuals (whether testimony from a trial or a scene from a play) not only bring the periods, cultures and societies to life, but also help guard against the broad generalizations that first year students so commonly make.”
— Tim Stretton, St. Mary’s University

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