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Debbie - , reviewed Major Problems in the Era of the American Revolution (Major problems in American history series) on + 136 more book reviews
College history text. From the back cover: "Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, The Major Problems in American History introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This book presents a carefully selected group of readings in an organization that asks students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinquished historians and others, and draw their own conclusions." The original documents and explanatory essays cover the period from 1763 through 1796. In this book one finds original sources like the Navigation Act, the Virginia Stamp Act, The Coercive Acts, A Veteran Remembers the Battle of Saratoga, A Congressman Offers Encouragement, The Sentiments of American Woman, Philidelphia Jews Seek Equality Before the Law, and A Virginia Representative Reports Progress in Drafting the Northwest Ordinance as well as George Washington's Farewell Address to Americans. Historians and their essays include Edmond and Helen Morgan, Thomas Doerflinger, Janice Potter, William Freehling, Jack Rakove, and Gordon S. Wood, among many others. Even though this is a college text and I used it as such, I found the readings very interesting and continued reading them long after the class was completed.