Major Problems in American Indian History, 3rd Edition
- Albert L. Hurtado
- Peter Iverson
- Willy Bauer
- Stephen Amerman
- ISBN-10: 1133944191
- ISBN-13: 9781133944195
- 544 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2001, 1994
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
This text presents a carefully selected group of readings, on topics such as European encounters and contemporary Native American activism that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.
“The selection of primary source materials perfectly illustrates the themes of each of the chapters. They are easy to use in discussions with the students because they are generally pithy and memorable. The articles chosen for each chapter compliment each other well, whether they approach the same subject in different ways, or illuminate differing viewpoints on the same subject. The chapter sequencing and organization works well....It's wonderful to have such a comprehensive text that uses primary sources to illustrate points being made in the articles. And then the articles in each chapter compliment each other well. When I use a Major Problems text, I can always count on students commenting on the Primary sources, and understanding pretty well what the article authors are trying to convey. This makes for excellent discussions in class and students who are willing to get the reading done. This volume is no different; this is why I use it!”
— Rosanne Barker, Sam Houston State University
1. Approaching American Indian History.
2. Early American History.
3. Strangers on the Shores, 1492-1600.
4. Southern and Northern Encounters, 1600-1700.
5. Eastern Encounters, 1600-1700.
6. War and Survival, 1700-1763.
7. Continental Transformations, 1763-1815.
8. A Tightening Circle, 1750 -1840.
9. Native People Confront Westward Expansion, 1840-1865.
10. Resistance, Restrictions, and Renewals, 1865-1890.
11. Education, Land and Sovereignty in the Assimilation Era, 1890-1920.
12. New Deals and Old Deals, 1920-1940.
13. Wars Abroad and at Home, 1941-1960.
14. Taking Control of Education, Land, and Lives, 1960-1981.
15. Identity, History, and Economic Development in the 21st Century.