American Decades Primary Sources, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414411170
  • ISBN-13: 9781414411170
  • DDC: 973.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 6906 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released September 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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American Decades Primary Sources is a 10-volume set spanning the 20th century. As a companion to Gale's popular American Decades series or as a stand-alone, American Decades Primary Sources provides fresh insight into the decade's most important events, people, and issues.

Each volume of American Decades Primary Sources includes approximately 200 full or excerpted primary sources in 160-170 entries from the period representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from the decade. Also included are concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and more than 250 photos and illustrations. Patterned after the popular American Decades series, each American Decades Primary Sources volume includes chapters on the arts, medicine and health, media, education, world events, religion, government and politics, lifestyles and social trends, law and justice, religion, business and the economy, and sports. Included to provide unique perspectives and a wealth of understanding are:

  • Oral histories
  • Songs
  • Speeches
  • Advertisements
  • TV, play and movie scripts
  • Letters
  • Laws
  • Legal decisions
  • Newspaper articles
  • Cartoons
  • Recipes
  • And much more

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available in the eBook version due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787665878 | ISBN-13: 9780787665876


"Finally there's a comprehensive compendium of more than 2,000 primary source documents on U.S. history and culture, organized chronologically, and more attractive to read than Annals of America. This is a purchase with long-lasting value. It was popular with students and teachers as soon as it hit the shelves." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association