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MindTap History for Major Problems in American History, Volume I 4th Edition

Elizabeth Cobbs, Edward J. Blum, Jon Gjerde

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MindTap® History for Cobbs/Blum’s Major Problems in American History, Vol. I, 4th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook. This product specifically prepares your students to discuss or write about primary and secondary historical sources.

Elizabeth Cobbs, San Diego State University

Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations at San Diego State University, has won literary prizes for both history and fiction: the Allan Nevins Prize, Stuart Bernath Book Prize, San Diego Book Award, and Director’s Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. Her books include AMERICAN UMPIRE (2013), BROKEN PROMISES; A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR (2011), ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: THE PEACE CORPS AND THE 1960s (2000), and THE RICH NEIGHBOR POLICY (1992). She has served on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History and on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department. She has received awards and fellowships from the Fulbright Commission; Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Organization of American States; American Philosophical Society; Rockefeller Foundation, and other distinguished institutions. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, China Daily News, National Public Radio, Washington Independent, San Diego Union, and Reuters. Her current project is a history of women soldiers in World War One.

Edward J. Blum, San Diego State University

Edward J. Blum is a Professor of History at San Diego State University. A scholar of religion and race, he is the co-author of THE COLOR OF CHRIST: THE SON OF GOD AND THE SAGA OF RACE IN AMERICA (2012) and the author of W. E. B. DU BOIS, AMERICAN PROPHET (2007) and REFORGING THE WHITE REPUBLIC: RACE, RELIGION, AND AMERICAN NATIONALISM, 1865–1898 (2005). An award-winning author and teacher, Blum is currently at work on a project that explores issues of radical evil during the era of the Civil War. Blum has been a fellow with the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jon Gjerde, University of California, Berkeley

Jon Gjerde died in October 2008. He was Alexander F. and May T. Morrison professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1982. His areas of expertise included nineteenth-century America with particular reference to immigration and religion, and he published some thirty articles on these subjects. He also published FROM PEASANTS TO FARMERS: THE MIGRATION FROM BALESTRAND, NORWAY, TO THE UPPER MIDDLE WEST (1985) and THE MINDS OF THE WEST: THE ETHNOCULTURAL EVOLUTION OF THE RURAL MIDDLE WEST, 1830-1917 (1997), both of which won the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award of the Immigration History Society for the best book in agricultural history.
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Past and Present Historical Thinking Activity - introductory activity encourages students to make connections between chapter themes and their own lives. Chapters either open with a video, music selection, or map, followed by an open-ended assessment where students are prompted to write about their connections.

eBook for Major Problems in United States History, Volume 1 - features the same great content as the print book, including a variety of curated primary and secondary sources.

Multiple Choice questions – follow each source and urge students to think about the pieces by examining thesis, bias, evidence, and intent. These questions scaffold throughout the book, encouraging students to build on skills as they progress through the chapters.

A collection of Selected Historiography - including the Further Reading list from the book and links to additional reading within Questia.

Reflection Activity - based on the Questions to Think About for each chapter, asks students to consider the chapter themes by answering questions and citing evidence from the sources.

Additionally, the chapters are organized into Unit folders which include primary source Aplia activities as well as an essay that prompts students to make connections across chapters and incorporate the sources, selected historiography, and additional research, into their paper.
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