About

Oxford First Source

Thomas Slopnik, Central Connecticut State University
Peter Sheehy, Ph. D.
Jonathan S. Perry, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee

978-0-19-979418-8  •  Online Resource  •  07/15/2013  •  $19.95

A robust online database of U.S. History and World History primary source documents, covering a broad range of topics and voices

Distinctive Features:

  • An online database that provides over 500 U.S. and World History historical documents
  • Covers a broad variety of topics, including politics, economics, society, and culture
  • Represents a broad range of historical voices
  • Documents in the collection are indexed and searchable by date, author, title, and subject, allowing instructors to easily identify documents best suited for their courses
  • Each document is introduced by a short explanatory paragraph and accompanied with study questions
  • Includes an Introduction to Reading and Interpreting Primary Documents, which introduces primary documents and explains several methods for reading, interpreting, and understanding them
  • Students would get access to all the sources

Overview:

Oxford First Source is an online database—with custom print capability—of primary source documents for the U.S. History Survey Course and World History Survey Course.

This initial collection consists of roughly 500 documents selected and organized to complement any U.S. history or world history survey textbook. These documents cover a broad variety of political, economic, social, and cultural topics and represent a broad cross section of historical voices. Special effort was made to include as many previously disenfranchised voices as possible. The documents in this collection are indexed by date, author, title, and subject, allowing instructors to identify and select documents best suited for their courses. Short documents (one or two pages) are presented in their entirety while longer documents have been carefully edited to highlight significant content.

Each document is introduced with a short explanatory paragraph and accompanied with study questions. The collection includes an Introduction to Reading and Interpreting Primary Documents, which introduces students to the concept of primary documents and explains several methods for reading, interpreting, and understanding them. It also explains how to set documents into their historical context and how to incorporate primary documents into papers, exams, and other assignments.

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Oxford First Source
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