Presents primary source readings in American history to help students identify with the nation's past. American Conversations is a two-volume anthology of original primary sources in United States history. It features texts by famous and obscure Americans, seeking to reflect the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, women, and workers out of the backwaters onto the historical mainstream by devoting attention to these "forgotten" Americans. At the same time, the text acquaints students with leading figures and core texts. This juxtaposition offers a richer understanding of American history.The people and texts presented will resonate powerfully with the contemporary American conversation. Whatever today's topic-race relations, the battle of the sexes, protest or piety, or unum vs. pluribus-readers will find its roots in these pages.A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how:Personalize Learning- MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking- Suggested answers and discussion topics are provided in the appendix.Engage Students- Images are used as an indispensable tool for illuminating the past. To sharpen the reader's eye, American Conversations includes three chapters devoted exclusively to visual texts. Additionally, substantive head notes accompany the longer passages.Support Instructors- MySearchLaband Class Preparation are available. For volume 2 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0131582615 Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205721648 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205721641.