This popular reader uses both primary and secondary sources to explore social history topics and sharpen your interpretive skills. Each chapter includes one secondary source essay and several related primary source documents. Chapter introductions tie the readings together and pose questions to consider.
Frederick M. Binder is emeritus professor of history at CUNY, College of Staten Island. He received his Ed.D. from Columbia University in 1962 and has been widely published in the areas of early national, social, and intellectual U.S. history. David M. Reimers is emeritus professor of history at New York University. He received his Ph.D. in 1961 from the University of Wisconsin. He has published several articles and books in his research areas, which include immigration and recent U.S. social history.