Milestone Documents of American Leaders is the highly anticipated follow up to 2008's critically acclaimed Milestone Documents in American History. This new, four volume set continues the "Milestone Documents" tradition of pairing primary source texts with expert analysis by esteemed historians. Here, the lives of notable Americans are illuminated through an in depth study of the primary source texts they produced during their lifetimes. From presidents, jurists, and legislators to influential private citizens both past and present,American Leaders features important full text sources written by the people who shaped the nation and crucial scholarly analysis to help the documents come alive. Essays are arranged alphabetically by last name of author, and include several sections, including the full text of the primary documents; a summary overview of the person's place in history and their role as a producer of documents; a timeline of key events; a detailed explanation and analysis of the selected primary documents; the impact and legacy of the person's writings on American history; a selection of quotes; an annotated bibliography; and a comprehensive glossary.
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