Each volume in the At Issue in History series is an anthology that focuses on a controversial historical topic. An offshoot of Greenhaven's acclaimed At Issue series focusing on current social issues, this series provides primary and secondary sources to explore and investigate the various opinions offered on each topic. History comes to life as the reader is exposed to the voices of those who participated in and witnessed the dramatic events of the past. More recent writings by historians and other scholars examine events with the benefit of hindsight, illuminating both the heroism and egregious errors of history makers.
An introductory essay sets the stage for each topic by presenting background and context. Three or four chapters then examine different facets of the subject at hand. Each selection is preceded by a summary of the author's main points and conclusions.
"Because of the even-handed presentation, the title makes a strong and lasting impression. The writings are well chosen. A thoughtful and well-delineated addition."
-- School Library Journal (April 2003)
Price: US $26.70