Issues & Controversies in American History
Issues & Controversies in American History demonstrates the importance of ideas and actions in history and helps students analyze conflicts, prepare for debates, and write research reports. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources. Some articles feature original videos with historic footage, special educator resources, and a counterfactual “what if” section speculating on how history might have turned out differently had people made other decisions. With Issues & Controversies in American History, history comes to life, not as a mere recitation of names and dates but as a series of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides. Special, enhanced articles are introduced by an exciting, original three-minute video that gives essential visual content to the issue and controversy covered by the article. This accessible educational database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. All articles feature multiple primary sources, essential to understanding our nation’s past. In addition, all articles have been indexed to key subjects such as immigration, politics and government, race and civil rights, religion, war and military, and more.