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  • 13. The Sectional Crisis (28 comments)

    • Comment by Jesse Gant on November 28th, 2017

      Let’s correct the spelling of the treaty here to Guadalupe Hidalgo. Sorry for the oversight.

      Comment by Thomas on November 29th, 2017

      Proposed change from the caption under the map: “…The highest percentages lie along the Mississippi River in the “Black Belt” of MISSISSIPPI…”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 4th, 2017

      [of developing Whig.]

      *of a developing Whig.

      Comment by Moss on February 11th, 2018

      No reason to have two parentheses on the outside here. Reduce it to one.

      Comment by Kirsten Wood on April 5th, 2018

      “limiting the slave trade by 1808” => should be “limiting the slave trade before 1808”

      Comment by Kirsten Wood on April 5th, 2018

      This comment is supposed to refer to Paragraph 17, but it’s pointing to the previous paragraph.

      Comment by Kirsten Wood on April 5th, 2018

      “limiting the slave trade by 1808” => should be “limiting the slave trade before 1808”

      Comment by Kirsten Wood on April 5th, 2018

      White southerners, rather than southerners in general.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Repetition.  The Haitian Revolution has been mentioned more than once in earlier chapters.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      This all sort of sums of how disorganized this textbook is.  The Northwest Ordinance was not even mentioned in Chapter 6, where it should have been covered.  Now, when we are about to get into the Civil War, it is discussed.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Now we are repeating a lot of material that was covered earlier, with a few extra things tossed in.  This textbook needs to be edited — too many things are repeated too many times.  Other material is ignored when it should be discussed, and then thrown in later on.  There is no overall game plan.  There is no editing.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Everything in Section II has either already been covered, or should have been covered, in earlier chapters.  The same is true for much of Section III.  This textbook is organized in a way that makes it very difficult for me to plan my semester.  It’s as if whoever wrote this chapter wrote it in a vacuum, with no thought to what may have been covered in earlier chapters.  And the layout of the entire book is like that — the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.  There is no editing.  It is quite apparent that no one person ever sat down and went through the entire textbook in its entirety.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      This is a rather awkward transition, from the Fugitive Slave Act to the 1852 elections.  Shouldn’t there be more on the often-violent opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act?  In places like Christiana, Ripon, Oberlin, etc.?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      This material is important, but it is out of place.  It belongs earlier, in the discussion of the Fugitive Slave Act, not here, after a paragraph on the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      The Free Soil aspects of the debates ought to be emphasized here.  What about the “Freeport Doctrine,” which pretty much torpedoed Douglas’s chances of winning the presidency two years later?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Why is the apostrophe in “weapon’s”?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      The reasons for the Democratic Party’s rejection of Douglas are not explained.  This is why the Freeport Doctrine should have been discussed earlier, in the segment on the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      More needless repetition — Seneca Falls was covered in an earlier chapter.  Do some editing.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      The Wilmot Proviso should have been covered earlier, in the chapter covering the Mexican War.  It wasn’t, of course.  But hey, what the hell, let’s just throw it in here!

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Doesn’t an election as important as this deserve at least one full paragraph of its own?  Maybe an election map or a pie chart or something like that?  It would help illustrate the nation’s sectionalism, particularly how the split in the Democratic Party ensured Lincoln’s election.  I mean, considering all the repetitive and needless material that has been tossed into this chapter, this doesn’t seem like too much to ask.  It’s like the writers were in a hurry to finish up.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      John Bell?  Shouldn’t he at least be mentioned?  He won some electoral votes, after all.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      All throughout this chapter there is insufficient discussion of the differences between “anti-slavery” and “free-soil,” and it comes to a climax right here with the inaccurate statement that “The Republican platform made the party’s antislavery commitments clear.”  This is absolutely wrong.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      OK, so I should have guessed!  The Election of 1860 is covered AGAIN in the next chapter — I just checked.  There is the usual repetition, plus a little more.  So did any of the folks responsible for this “textbook” ever actually discuss the division of labor?  Did the person responsible for the next chapter ever look at this one?  Has anyone out there who is using this textbook ever seen another textbook with so little planning and so much overlap?  Good Lord, it’s frustrating trying to use this book.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      “when Abraham Lincoln acted upon his constitutional mandate”?  What is this referring to?  You can’t just throw this in without an explanation.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      The Republican Party was absolutely NOT an “antislavery coalition.”  Again, this chapter fails to differentiate between anti-slavery and free soil or to adequately explain what the terms mean.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      “All bets were off”?  If your student put this in a formal paper, wouldn’t you strike it out as improper slang?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      What, exactly, is the topic of this paragraph?  The topic sentence would indicate that it is about the 1852 election, or about the Whigs.  Yet, the bulk of the material is about Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  If you are writing a paragraph about the book, don’t throw in everything but the kitchen sink.   This is some bad writing, which is typical of this entire textbook.

      Comment by Aaron Cowan on July 17th, 2018

      You know, it is free, and the people working on this text are doing it for absolutely no compensation whatsoever. It’s not perfect, but show me any textbook that is. Have you written the editors and offered to help with revisions and editing?

      For my students, the occasional overlap or repetition hasn’t been much of a problem. If anything, it reinforces the content for them, and reminds them that events can have an impact on multiple aspects of society.

  • 12. Manifest Destiny (26 comments)

    • Comment by History teacher on September 28th, 2017

      the expansion OF democracy (?).

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 16th, 2017

      [expansion the democracy.]

      Typo, should be “expansion OF democracy” or “expansion of the democracy”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 16th, 2017

      Is this something that instead belongs in the footnotes?

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 16th, 2017

      [(Francis Newton Thorpe ed., The Federal and State Constitutions Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America Compiled and Edited Under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906  (Washington, DC : Government Printing Office, 1909).))]

      Is this something that instead belongs in the footnotes?

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 16th, 2017

      [of a]

      Typo. Remove “of”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 16th, 2017

      Belongs in footnotes?

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 16th, 2017

      (James K. Polk, “President Polk’s Mexican War Message,” quoted in Statemen’s Manual: The Addresses and Messages of the Presidents of the United States, Inaugural, Annual, and Special, from 1789 to 1846: With a Memoir of Each of the Presidents and a History of Their Administrations; Also the Constitution of the United States, and a Selection of Important Documents and Statistical Information, Volume 2, (New York: Edward Walker, 1847), 1489.)

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 16th, 2017

      [session]

      secession?

      Comment by Moss on January 21st, 2018

      “Annual annuity” is redundant. An annuity is a sum paid every year.

      Comment by Katie Manbachi on April 2nd, 2018

      Unnecessary period in this title.

      Comment by Christopher Shelley on April 30th, 2018

      This is confusing, since Emerson did not support Manifest Destiny. You can find a dozen other primary sources that make the argument better.

       

      Comment by Jeff Landrum on May 13th, 2018

      [estimated 10,138 deaths on what became known as the Trail of Tear]

      This is a serious misreading of  what Russell Thornton wrote in his book on page 76. Thornton did not claim that 10,138 deaths occurred. Rather he claimed that based on the population projections,  there were 10,138 fewer Cherokee alive than one would anticipate in 1840. Some of this is attributed to non-births due to deaths on the Trail of Tears. And in the prior paragraph from which this excerpt is misquoted, Thornton admits that there was a lack of population data on the Cherokee in 1840, so he is having to make mathematical estimations of what the population of 1840 should be. He then subtracts his estimate from the population data he can find and comes to this number.

      General consensus is that approximately 4,000 died along the Trail of Tears. There is no need for an inflated number, 1/4th is horrible enough.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      This entire chapter can be eliminated.  Put the Indian Removal material in Chapter 9 where it belongs.  Put the Monroe Doctrine there, as well (I was wondering where the hell it was back when I was working on Chapter 9).  Put the Mexican War material in Chapter 13 as a lead-in to the Compromise of 1850.  Then whatever is left over can either be eliminated or interspersed in other chapters.  This entire textbook is horribly organized.  The best way to organize a textbook is chronologically, not thematically.  Students coming out of high school are confused enough as it is — they need a chronological framework.  What is worst of all about this book is that the writers and (non-existent) editors cannot make up their minds whether they are working chronologically or thematically — sometimes it’s one thing, then its another.  This is why there is so much repetition and overlap, while other things are missing altogether.  Again I ask, did ANYBODY associated with putting this hodge-podge together ever actually sit down and read it from start to finish prior to posting it on the web?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      The entire original citation is left in the text, rather than being endnoted.  And this occurs all throughout the book, in fact — here and there you will notice entire citations at the end of paragraphs.  I have made note of this elsewhere.  This is proof that nobody ever actually sat down and read the entire textbook.  This textbook is like a last-minute research paper that hasn’t been proofread.  Somebody has to edit it.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      All of this belongs in Chapter 9, with the other material on Andy Jackson.  I’ve said it elsewhere in my comments on this textbook, but it cannot be said enough.  It occurs to me that the writers and (non-existent) editors of this textbook felt they absolutely had to have 15 chapters, so they took material out of other chapters and slapped it all together here.  That is the only conceivable explanation for placing the Indian Removal material here.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      You are simply padding the text, like a student padding a research paper.  This entire chapter is unnecessary — put the Indian Removal material where it belongs, in Chapter 9, along with the Monroe Doctrine, and there is very little left for this chapter.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      I’ll say it again: you are simply padding the text, like a student padding a research paper.  What purpose do these lengthy quotes really serve?  This entire chapter is unnecessary — put the Indian Removal material where it belongs, in Chapter 9, along with the Monroe Doctrine, and there is very little left for this chapter.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      Just to add to my other comments — take note in this chapter of all the lengthy (and unnecessary) quotes.  This is “padding,” pure and simple, exactly like our students do on hastily-done research papers.  This chapter serves no purpose.  All of the material belongs in other chapters.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      This quote is just unnecessary padding.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      More unnecessary padding.  Get rid of these lengthy quotes.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      Oh where oh where is the Wilmot Proviso?  Maybe it’s there but I just don’t see it.  No, it probably was left out, or maybe it’s tacked on in some other chapter.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      Rehash from the Transportation Revolution chapter.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      More rehash from the Transportation Revolution chapter.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 30th, 2018

      And yet more rehash from the Transportation Revolution chapter.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      All these “editors” and the chapter is still awful.  You all need to go back and edit it a few more times.  In fact, edit out the entire chapter.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      The semicolon after “Christianity” should be a comma.

  • 21. World War I & Its Aftermath (23 comments)

    • Comment by Michele Rotunda on October 12th, 2017

      Would be useful to actually call this the Treaty of Versailles at some point.  Some students were confused when I referred to the Treaty of Versailles.

      Comment by Ernest on December 15th, 2017

      It is Tzar not Czar, right?

      Comment by Heather on January 25th, 2018

      This section has proven to be confusing for some students, who believe that African Americans caused all of the violence during the Red Summer. It might help to clarify that much of the violence was instigated by white people.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 21st, 2018

      [ perceived to ]

      Typo. Either just perceived or perceived to be.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 21st, 2018

      [Ottoman Empire, in Turkey]

      no comma needed

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 21st, 2018

      [the Germany army]

      *German

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 21st, 2018

      [America as crusading nation]

      American as a crusading nation

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 21st, 2018

      [to launch]

      to the launch

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 21st, 2018

      [influence the Senate]

      influence in the Senate

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 21st, 2018

      [bloodshed during included]

      remove during

      Comment by Erin on February 26th, 2018

       If black soldiers were drafted and fought and died on equal footing with white soldiers, then white Americans would see that they deserved to full citizenship.

      This should say “then white Americans would see that they deserved to have full citizenship”

      Comment by Brendan Glascock on March 9th, 2018

      Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to travel abeoad while in office.

      Comment by Jerry Long on March 16th, 2018

      The sentence “Pancho Villa, a popular revolutionary in Northern Mexico, spurned by American support for rival contenders, raided Columbus, New Mexico.” should employ the past tense verb “spurred.”

      Comment by Jerry Long on March 16th, 2018

      “Increasingly, a sense that the fate of the Western world lay in the victory or defeat of the Allies.”

       

      This sentence lacks its primary verb

      Comment by Matthew Tsitso on April 11th, 2018

      Inflame not Enflame

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on May 1st, 2018

      Italicize ship name, no?

      Lusitania

      Comment by Randy Neumeyer on May 3rd, 2018

      Frank Buckles of West Virginia, was the last veteran of WWI to pass away. He was 110 and died in 2011.

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

      Thanks!

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

      Fixed. Thanks!

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

      This will be fixed. Thanks!

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

      This will be fixed. Thanks!

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

      Will be changed. Thanks!

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

      Will be changed. Thanks!

  • 15. Reconstruction (22 comments)

    • Comment by Anya on August 22nd, 2017

      Most African Americans already gained their freedom in the Civil War.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 9th, 2017

      [The amendment and legally abolished]

      * The amendment legally abolished

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 9th, 2017

      [helped Grant him win most]

      *helped Grant win most

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 9th, 2017

      [growing congregations, provided]

      *growing congregations provided

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 9th, 2017

      [rights advocates.]

      After this part, the formatting on the website appears to have a large white space with nothing in it…not sure if this was intentional.

      Comment by student on December 9th, 2017

      *to scare away black job-seekers

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 9th, 2017

      There is a large white space before the picture below (essentially room for paragraphs that no longer exist).

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 9th, 2017

      [away blac job-seekers]

      *away black job-seekers

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 9th, 2017

      [The Homestead Act, meant to open the West to small farmers was often]

      *The Homestead Act, meant to open the West to small farmers, was often

      Comment by Burton Peretti on December 13th, 2017

      Andrew Johnson’s impeachment should be described here. It should not be somewhere else in the narrative.

      Comment by Claudia McCarron on December 18th, 2017

      Spelling error in first line: should be “and THEN transformed the American economy” instead of “and THE transformed the American economy.

      Comment by Peter Merkel on December 19th, 2017

      It seems odd that there is no mention of President Johnson’s impeachment in this chapter.  The nuts and bolts of the process might not be needed, but using it as an example of the division between Johnson and the Republicans in Congress is important.

      Comment by Nikki on January 24th, 2018

      Should the 2nd sentence of the paragraph be revised to read “The amendment had legally abolished slavery “except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”?

      Comment by Hiiiii on April 23rd, 2018

      Hiiiiiiii your book is hard u need make it easy, also nothing on anything

      Comment by Hiiiii on April 23rd, 2018

      Hiiiiiiiiii niki huggy

      Comment by Kevin Jiang on April 27th, 2018

      “black famers often turned to sharecropping”
      *black farmers often turned to sharecropping

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on May 6th, 2018

      a year here would be useful–1869

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      So what is missing here?  Shouldn’t there be a paragraph, at the very least, on Johnson’s impeachment?  I keep looking for it, but I don’t see it.  What is the thought process here?  Also, you never mentioned, either in this chapter or in the previous one, that Johnson was a Democrat.  But what should one expect from a textbook that leaves out so much — gee, you didn’t even mention Lewis and Clark way back in Jefferson chapter.  You left Indian Removal out of the chapter on Andy Jackson.  The folks who put this textbook together were in too much of a hurry and cannot see the forest for the trees.  Too many unnecessary details, too many unimportant people discussed, but basic material left out.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      And a Democrat — never mentioned and never discussed, not even when you covered the 1864 election.  Gee.  🙁

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      Yes, it’s very important to tell students what play Lincoln was attending.  Much more important than Andrew Johnson’s impeachment.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      Kudos for this paragraph, and for this entire section.  This textbook does very little that makes sense, so you deserve to hear about it when you actually do something right.  (Now go back and put in a couple of paragraphs about Andrew Johnson’s impeachment in Section II).

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      This paragraph was obviously not written by the same person who, earlier in the book, referred to Crispus Attucks as a “ringleader,” or described  Sherman’s March to the Sea as “infamous”!

  • 30. The Recent Past (21 comments)

    • Comment by Andrew Paul on October 9th, 2017

      The word “amelioration” doesn’t make sense here. Perhaps appeasement is what was meant?

      Comment by Bill on December 20th, 2017

      build a wall to keep illegal Mexican immigrants out

       

      this is an important distinction.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [White House]

      missing period

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [unbeatable 1992]

      *in 1992

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [Clinton’s]

      *Clinton

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [next Google or Amazon.]

      Since these companies were still fairly new in the late 90s, should this sentiment be revised? Instead of the “next” Google or Amazon, maybe it should be to find those ideas in the first place.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [Monica Lewinsky]

      Might not be a bad idea to identify who Lewinsky was (White House intern/staffer)

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [United Supreme Court]

      United States Supreme Court

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [United State]

      United States

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [Administration]

      capitalization?

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [Joint Chiefs of State]

      Joint Chiefs of Staff

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [have]

      *had

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [continue]

      *continued

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [has ]

      *had? (tense change within paragraph)

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      Once again, there is quite a bit of mixing of verb tenses in this paragraph…either we need to go sequentially, with a past to present flow…or we need to keep it as past tense (as most historical scholarship uses).

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [speaks matters]

      chose one of these verbs

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [morally wrong;]

      *period instead of semicolon

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      *extra period here can be removed

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 23rd, 2018

      [sparked focused]

      *pick one of these verbs

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 27th, 2018

      [.]

      This period is missing on the live site.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 27th, 2018

      [protesting ]

      protested

  • 05. The American Revolution (20 comments)

    • Comment by monika on September 10th, 2017

      I think that is a typo for crowds

      Comment by Teresa Libarkin on October 17th, 2017

      Wasn’t sure if the sentence should read

      “four men in men military dress:

      Comment by Minju on October 30th, 2017

      “prerogratives” should be prerogatives

      Comment by Brittney Logan on November 13th, 2017

      Before the Sons of Liberty became the Sons of Liberty, they were Stamp distributors that resigned. They came from different colonies to broaden their appearance to become more popular.

      Comment by Brittney Logan on November 13th, 2017

      After King George III became king, he brought Torres into his Ministry. It basically made things worse for the colonies. The king caused conflict between him and the colonists and the colonists soon protested against the king’s decision to stop settling in the Appalachian Mountains.

      Comment by Jordan on November 14th, 2017

      factors: war and competition

      Comment by Jordan on November 14th, 2017

      Cause:
      attempt to reform Beitish Empire after war.

      Comment by Jordan on November 14th, 2017

      Cause:
      attempt to reform British Empire after war.

      Comment by Jordan on November 14th, 2017

      Reforms:
      -Sugar Act
      -Currency Act

      Comment by Jordan on November 14th, 2017

      Currency Act held colonies back from making paper money.

      Comment by Nailah Chambers on November 15th, 2017

      How could the revolution be fought for liberty if the wanted to continue slavery? Did Britain oppose slavery ?

      Comment by Nicholas Miller on November 15th, 2017

      What were the short and long term consequences

      Comment by Nicholas Miller on November 15th, 2017

      Who are consodered ‘common citizens’ and how did they play important roles in the local and state government

      Comment by Nicholas Miller on November 15th, 2017

      The treaty of Paris was to end the war and send slaves back. The British sent their slaves back to different locations throughout. But some Americans disobeyed the treaty of Paris and still forced their slaves to work

      Comment by Quinn on April 14th, 2018

      local women would gather at one “of” their homes… the word of needs to be added.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 19th, 2018

      There is simply too much repetition and overlap all throughout this textbook, both in the pre-1877 portion and the pos-1877 part.  The Great Awakening is just one prime example.  It was covered in the previous chapter.  I wondered, as I read about it there, why there was no mention of the Enlightenment, since the general interpretation is that the Great Awakening was a reaction to the Enlightenment.  So now, here, in the following chapter, the Enlightenment is discussed, and the Great Awakening material on Whitefield is thrown in once again, as if it had never been covered before.  Is there any communication between the various authors?  Is there any editing done?  The entire textbook needs a review and a good editing.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 21st, 2018

      Shame on the conservative “author” of this segment for putting the Boston Massacre in quotation marks — five people were killed, for Christ’s sake.  And referring to Crispus Attucks as a “ringleader” is pure bullshit, bordering on racism.  Who wrote this crap?  George Will?  What’s the agenda here?  Is there any editing or oversight to this slapdash hodgepodge you call a “textbook”?  And at least be consistent — in the first sentence of section IV the quotation marks are suddenly gone.  Textbooks by committee are always bad; this one is the worst ever.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 21st, 2018

      There were five “Intolerable Acts,” not four.  The Quebec Act has been omitted here.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 21st, 2018

      Would this not be a logical place to introduce the term, “Loyalist,” or “Tory”?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 21st, 2018

      The Treaty of Paris is not covered satisfactorily.  What about the details?  The acquisition of land east of the Mississippi, for example?  There is a lot of detail at the end of this chapter, and mention of a lot of minor historical figures.  Doesn’t the Treaty deserve, at the very least, a paragraph of its own?  I assumed this might be covered in the next chapter, but it is not.

  • 14. The Civil War (20 comments)

    • Comment by George D. Salaita on November 19th, 2017

      How can you say “the vast majority of northerners went to war to preserve the Union”? Actually, less than 3 million served in the Union army. If anything is true, a larger percentage of the population  of the south  served in the Confederate army.

       

      George Salaita

      Mountain Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, Va.

      Comment by Sally Mercier on November 21st, 2017

      mistake in dates

      Comment by Josh Gorske on December 7th, 2017

      [Sally received the label of she would share]

      *Sally received the label she would share

      Comment by Debra Kimbrough on April 15th, 2018

      I think this chapter could be improved by including the information that the mortal wound of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was not acquired in battle but that he was shot by his own camp guard. I feel that action was a reflection of the fear that was likely existent on both sides as the ferocity of battle had escalated and the war dragged on.

      Comment by your mom on April 26th, 2018

      i dont agree

      Comment by Christopher Shelley on April 30th, 2018

      The Copperheads are a response to the Emancipation Proclamation. The vast majority of Democrats supported the war to restore the Union. It was only when Lincoln made emancipation a war aim that “peace Democrats” emerged.

      Comment by Christopher Shelley on April 30th, 2018

      Move this photo down a few paragraphs to the 1863 section.

      Comment by Christopher Shelley on April 30th, 2018

      Why “infamous”? It’s not like Sherman committed a war crime. It was momentous, since it represents that shift to “total war.”

      Comment by Christopher Shelley on April 30th, 2018

      Somewhere in here you simply must discuss the Gettysburg Address. You can insert it when you discuss unity if you like. But if you are going into this depth of detail about Civil War medicine, you can certainly spend the time discussing Lincoln’s use of white papers and speeches to keep the public informed as to his policies, and how those papers and speeches coaxed Americans into agreeing that emancipation was a worthy war aim.

      Start with Garry Wills classic Lincoln at Gettysburg: the Words that Remade America. 

      Comment by timothy owen on May 1st, 2018

      Could be worded better perhaps but “vast majority” refers to their motives for fighting not how many fought.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Include this in the previous chapter.  Why discuss some of the election in Chapter 13, then some more in Chapter 14?  Put it all in one chapter or the other.  Then start this chapter, which is, after all, “The Civil War,” with the Civil War?  Who is editing this hodge-podge?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      “provoked several Upper States”??? There were four states — identify them!

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Should be noted that Julia Ward Howe’s lyrics were not used until after the Emancipation Proclamation.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 2nd, 2018

      Really ought to mention that Johnson was a Democrat.  Otherwise, the term “National Union Party” is meaningless.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      “The Crittenden Compromise,” not “Crittenden’s Compromise.”

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      Antietam Creek, not creek.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      Over 22,000 casualties.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      The material on women is nicely-done.  But shouldn’t Clara Barton be in here somewhere?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on June 3rd, 2018

      “Infamous” March to the Sea?  A Southerner obviously wrote this chapter.  I could tell earlier, by the use of “Sharpsburg,” rather than Antietam.  Anyway, I don’t think the thousands of slaves freed by Sherman’s army considered it “infamous.”

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  • 04. Colonial Society (19 comments)

    • Comment by Emily on September 4th, 2017

      Useful information but it takes an extremely long time to read! There is too much unnecessary details, please shorten it. This goes for every chapter in the book.

      Comment by Sally Mercier on September 12th, 2017

      “other thirteen colonies?”‘  What was New England?

      The authors try to hard to make it dramatic and make the flashback dates too difficult to follow.

       

      Comment by Sally Mercier on September 12th, 2017

      How is the “form it took” a contradiction?

       

      Comment by Amanda Bechtel on September 21st, 2017

      Grammatical error in the 4th sentence, “…threats to the British liberties they saw as a their birthright.”

      Comment by Justin Stewart on October 26th, 2017

      Why did it take so long to print the Bible if the puritans moved to the Americas so they can practice their religion.

      Comment by Jordan on October 26th, 2017

      The growth of cities was caused by the consumer revolution, levying taxes on sugar, paper, lead, etc.

      Comment by Brittney Logan on October 26th, 2017

      There were pacifist Quakers who wanted slavery to be abolished but there were some other Quakers who did not want slavery to end. The fact of ending slavery was debatable.

      Comment by Jordan on October 26th, 2017

      -Bulk of the enslaved population lived in rural areas
      -Slaves often worked as domestic servants
      -Massachusetts was the first slave-holding colony in New England.

      Comment by Justin Stewart on October 26th, 2017

      Was this actually the currency for Pennsylvania alone?

      Comment by Jordan on October 26th, 2017

      -Virginia, the oldest of the English mainland colonies, imported its first slaves in 1619.
      -By 1750 there were approximately 100,000 African slaves in Virginia, at least 40% of the colony’s total population.

      Comment by Jelani Jackson on October 26th, 2017

      Was coercionthe only method used to gain imperial control?

      Comment by Brittney Logan on October 26th, 2017

      Slavery was the central element for the region’s economy. People in the North tried to make use of slaves.

      Comment by Jelani Jackson on October 26th, 2017

      The French and Indian war was only over land and border control??

      Comment by Brittney Logan on November 1st, 2017

      The slaves tried to protest against slavery by killing the white settlers. It wasn’t right but they deserve justice

      Comment by Brittney Logan on November 1st, 2017

      Americans were fighting for individual freedom. The settlers became so much more independent and they valued education by viewing it as more important than before.

      Comment by Brittney Logan on November 1st, 2017

      European society was much more stable and organized than the American society. At the time, the Europeans had a much more grounded government than the Americans.

      Comment by Richard A. Buckelew on December 4th, 2017

      This chapter alludes to the Albany Congress, but never uses the term, nor provides any description of the specifics discussed there. Students need to know that it had a name.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 16th, 2018

      “Whilst”?  Give me a break!  Use of this word is an annoying trend, generally associated with conspiracy web sites and low brow folks trying to appear intelligent.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 16th, 2018

      “Benefited,” not “benefitted.”

  • 18. Life in Industrial America (16 comments)

    • Comment by Mark Souther on September 9th, 2017

      Chopin’s novel is The Awakening, not The Great Awakening.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      [gave lie to the “New” South.]

      Language is probably a little too obscure, even for college students…maybe change to “contradicted”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      [construction new]

      typo: “construction of”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      [ the South]

      missing period: “of the South.”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      [As poor as white southern mill workers were, southern blacks were poorer, and many mill workers could afford to pay for domestic help in caring for young children]

      Could just be me, but the language here seems a bit ambiguous…is it supposed to say that mill workers could NOT afford to pay? If the passage is correct, consider revisions to the purpose of this sentence.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      [ If measured by industrial output and railroad construction, the New South was a reality, if, relative the rest of the nation, a limited one.]

      Some revisions needed. Suggested: “If measured by industrial output and railroad construction, the New South was a reality;* if, relative to* the rest of the nation, a limited one.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      [Even Gladden came to accept Rockefeller’s donation and businessmen, such as the Baptist John D. Rockefeller, increasingly touted the morality of business.]

      The use of Rockefeller’s name twice here is redundant…

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      This image does not appear in the official version of the textbook.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 14th, 2018

      [Entertainment become]

      Typo: either “had become” or “became”

      Comment by Casey on February 15th, 2018

      many immigrated from overseas.

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on February 15th, 2018

      If, by American Society for the Prevention of Lynching, you mean The Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching,  Keep in mind it doesn’t come into existence until the 1930s.

      Comment by Michael Kuenlen on February 19th, 2018

      Last line of paragraph…”Entertainment [had or would] become the phonograph’s major market.”

      Word is missing.

       

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on February 22nd, 2018

      Actually the original title of Carnegie 1889 article was “Wealth.” As moted in the footnote. Others referred to it as the “Gospel of Wealth” and he would adopt that term.

      You could write that he popularized the idea of the “Gospel of Wealth” in an 1889 article.

       

      Comment by Miguel on March 15th, 2018

      But if many who flocke

      Comment by John Pankratz on April 18th, 2018

      Kate Chopin’s The Awakening   NOT The Great Awakening.

      Comment by Trevor Kallimani on June 6th, 2018

      Two books from Richard White should be added to this list:

      The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 

      Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America    

  • 24. World War II (16 comments)

    • Comment by George D. Salaita on October 17th, 2017

      It is not true that Britain stood alone in Europe. Britain and her Domininew zeND ( Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, and even India sent aid, not to mention thousand from Poland and may other countries as well.

       

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, VA

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 17th, 2017

      Anzio did not become surrounded. The operation was behind German lines, and the American troops there were always surrounded.

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, Va.

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 17th, 2017

      It should read Airman, not soldiers, on bombing raids left from……..

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 17th, 2017

      The navy does not use the word platoons as the army does.

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, Va.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [that ever used in war]

      *that has ever been used in war

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [coalition would]

      *coalition that would

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [ troop]

      *troops

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [Britain and France, alarmed but still anxious to avoid war, the major powers agreed]

      sentence structure needs changing

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [announcing]

      *announced

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [a half million ton]

      *half of a million tons

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [The Federal Bureau of Investigation targeted numbers on suspicions]

      Missing an indirect object here

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [any persons ]

      any persons or just Japanese Americans?

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 9th, 2018

      [as]

      *as well as

      Comment by Eric Pena on March 11th, 2018

      “Fearsome technology that ever used in war.”

      *that was ever used in war.*

      Comment by Tona Hangen on March 19th, 2018

      I feel like there should be a bit more here about American isolationism. Lend-Lease Act; Neutrality Acts; Cash and Carry policy.  “America First” shows up as a primary source, but isn’t really explored in the chapter.

      Comment by Thomas on July 1st, 2018

      That was ever used in war

  • 11. The Cotton Revolution (16 comments)

    • Comment by Cara Rogers on August 28th, 2017

      Jefferson’s Notes were first published in 1785, not 1787. His comment about racial war is being badly misrepresented here: rather than encouraging white slaveowners to remain “vigilant,” he wrote this sentence to encourage emancipation and colonization. See Peter Onuf, “‘To Declare Them a Free and Independant People’: Race, Slavery, and National Identity in Jefferson’s Thought.” Journal of the Early Republic 18, no. 1 (April 1, 1998): 1–46. Additionally, I recommend citing a scholarly edition of the Notes, rather than this more obscure 1832 printing. The most recent is Thomas Jefferson,  Notes on the State of Virginia, ed. Frank Shuffelton (New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, 1999), 145.

      Comment by Cara Rogers on August 28th, 2017

      A more accurate way of phrasing this could be:

      As early as 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Notes on the State of Virginia that slaves should be freed, but then they should be colonized to another country, where they could become an “independant people.” White people’s prejudices, and black people’s “recollections…of the injuries they have sustained” under slavery, would keep the two races from successfully living together in America. If freed slaves were not colonized, eventually there would be “convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.” ((Thomas Jefferson,  Notes on the State of Virginia, ed. Frank Shuffelton (New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, 1999), 145.))

      (The phrase “two warring nations” is not found in Jefferson’s Notes. )

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 29th, 2017

      The Constitution was ratified in 1788. Thus by 1790 it was TWO years , not four years later, in 1790 that…….

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire C. College

      Big Stone Gap, Va.

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 29th, 2017

      The Sea Islands are in large part also off the coast of Georgia. It is wrong to just say South Carolina. Actually, of over 100 islands, a few are also off Florida.

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, Va.

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 29th, 2017

      The author should define the South. In paragraph 19 of this Chapter 11, Maryland is not a part of the South. In this paragraph 38, it is.

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, Va.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 14th, 2017

      Typo: Shoud be changed to “the fever of the time”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 14th, 2017

      Typo: Should be changed to “revivals of the Second”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on November 14th, 2017

      Typo: Should be “swept along the”

      Comment by Mikaiya Dunbar on December 1st, 2017

      The Cotton Gin was not developed by Eli Whitney. It was one of his slaves’ inventions that he patented.

      Comment by Katie Manbachi on April 1st, 2018

      The caption should read “The women” instead of “This women.”

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 29th, 2018

      One of the most irritating and pretentious trends of the past few years is use of the word “amongst.”  And  so much of this material on dueling, eye gouging, and all the rest is unnecessary filler.  You’ve gotten off the narrative.  Did a graduate student write these segments?  This textbook needs editing in the worst way.  No, wait!  It already has been edited in the worst way, hasn’t it?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 29th, 2018

      Who cares about all this?  Timothy Bennett? Thanks for letting us know that he was from Belleville, Illinois.  Very important!

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 29th, 2018

      Wow, does this chapter need some cleaning up.  Talk about unnecessary detail!  On the other hand, this entire textbook is so bad, it is actually entertaining.  Sort of like really bad movies, like Plan 9 From Outer Space, or Robot Monster — you know, so bad they’re good.  Did anyone associated with this endeavor ever actually read through any of this before it was posted on line?  I used the second half of the book last spring, and I thought it was pretty good — but this pre-1877 half is an abomination.  Keep up the good work!

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 29th, 2018

      Another reference to the Trail of Tears, which should have been included in the earlier chapter dealing with Andy Jackson, but wasn’t, and which has yet to be covered sufficiently.

      Comment by Erin Zima on July 11th, 2018

      “Perhaps most importantly, though, it came up at a time Native peoples were removed from the Southwest—southern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and northern Louisiana.”

      I believe this is supposed to say “Southeast.”

      Comment by Erin Zima on July 12th, 2018

      And of course, I didn’t consider this in context of the map of the US at the time we are speaking of. Please ignore previous comment.

  • 23. The Great Depression (15 comments)

    • Comment by Ernest on March 1st, 2018

      The link for the picture does not work, needs to be updated (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017762891/) is the one I found.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 1st, 2018

      [Panicked selling set in]

      *Panic

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 1st, 2018

      [ stock sunk]

      *stocks

      Maybe better?

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 1st, 2018

      [of the J.D. Rockefeller’s]

      *of J.D. Rockefeller’s

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 1st, 2018

      [at migrant farmworker camp]

      *at a migrant farmworker camp

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 1st, 2018

      [ most visible group many who were]

      *most visible group who were

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 2nd, 2018

      [The pamphlet denounced the hardships wrought by the southern economy—in his introductory letter to the Report, called the region “the Nation’s No. 1 economic problem”—and blasted reactionary southern anti-New Dealers]

      There are some issues with this sentence. The “his”  does not refer to any specific subject, and there seem to be some grammatical errors as well.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 2nd, 2018

      [Yet the greatest opposition came from the Supreme Court, a conservative filled with appointments made from the long years of Republican presidents.]

      Grammatical issues…maybe change to “…the Supreme Court, which had been filled with conservative appointments made…”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 2nd, 2018

      [black]

      *blacks

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 2nd, 2018

      [even]

      remove

      Comment by Margaret Rung on March 7th, 2018

      Photograph is misidentified as a WPA photograph.  Lange worked for the Farm Security Administration, not the WPA, and thus I suspect that this picture is from that collection.  The link is also broken.

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

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  • 07. The Early Republic (15 comments)

    • Comment by Sally Mercier on October 4th, 2017

      This is one of the most unorganized texts I have ever read. It is obvious that many people are involved. It jumps around in time with many chronological events scattered among random paragraphs.  One example is the mention of President James Monroe, without specific dates for his presidency. It focuses as much on drama and opinion than on actual historical facts. Casting shadows and imposing a political agenda is not good history. It is useful; however, for causing young American students to develop a sense of resentment for the imperfect people who started our country. When truth is revealed, they will also resent the “educational” deception that was imposed by imperfect authors.

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 8th, 2017

      The word “trope” five lines down is a poor choice of usage in the English language. Most of your readers will not know what is meant by this word. Actually, I looked it up, and I still don’t know what you’re trying to say!

       

      George Salaita

      Mountain Empire Com. College

      Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

      Comment by Zach on October 11th, 2017

      There are a few points in this chapter where the text refers to “sex with a slave”, which is an oversight of the fact that “sex with a slave” is nothing short of sexual assault and rape. This is never pointed out or referenced, and it would do well to do so.

      Comment by student on October 29th, 2017

      “EventuallyTecumseh solicited…” should be “Eventually Tecumseh solicited…”

      Comment by Ben Schmidt on January 24th, 2018

      Pontiac and Neolin are already heavily covered in “Colonial Society.” Rather than redescribing these events, there should be some kind of external link.

      Comment by Elijah Drake on February 21st, 2018

      [women as responsibl for the health of the republic]

      Responsible needs to be corrected

      Comment by Alie Mowbray on May 1st, 2018

      Let’s be specific, the tests didn’t confirm it. DNA showed that a Jefferson male fathered at least one of Hemings’ children. TJ is one of a half-dozen possibilities. It would be more accurate to say that modern DNA testing lends credence to the attacks by Callender.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 21st, 2018

      I applaud the way the Louisiana Purchase is covered here, especially its connection to L’Overture’s revolt.  But is there not a missing paragraph here?  Shouldn’t there be at least some mention of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?  I see not a word regarding it . . . how is this possible in an American history textbook?  Maybe I’m missing something.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 23rd, 2018

      Repetitive, as is so common all throughout this textbook.  This was covered, at least in part, in the segment on Jefferson’s presidency.  The segment on Native Americans, as useful as it was, served mostly to break up the narrative.  Now we are back to the Embargo.  This chapter, and the entire textbook, needs editing.  Like they say, “you get what you pay for,” and what kind of a textbook should one expect for free?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 23rd, 2018

      And now we’re back to Tecumseh again.  Couldn’t the Native American material have been integrated into the War of 1812 segment in a more seamless fashion?  The chapter, and the entire textbook, reads like a sloppy first draft of a master’s thesis.  Are there no editors?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 23rd, 2018

      Poor Tecumseh — he’s already died twice in this chapter!  Hey guys, does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?  Is there any effort at editing this disorganized hodge-podge?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 23rd, 2018

      Should be, “the Americans won THEIR first successes,” or “AMERICA won its first successes.”  (And do you really “win” a “success”?)

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 23rd, 2018

      Hard to believe the authors don’t even mention the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay.  The campaign that killed Tecumseh would not have been possible had Commodore Perry not won control of Western Lake Erie.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 23rd, 2018

      The contributions of African Americans to US victories is completely ignored.  Black troops were essential to the victories at both New Orleans and Put-in-Bay.

      Comment by William D on July 27th, 2018

      I believe the Primary Source, “America Guided by Wisdom Engraving, 1815”,  has a misspelled name.  John J. Bartlett should be corrected to read John J. Barralett.

  • 20. The Progressive Era (13 comments)

    • Comment by Jeff Manuel on September 14th, 2017

      Typo on third line. Should be “operated in a single state.”

      Comment by Michele Rotunda on October 12th, 2017

      Once she became active in the temperance movement, she used the spelling “Carry A. Nation”  to emphasize her goal to “Carry a Nation to Prohibition.”

      Comment by Michele Rotunda on October 12th, 2017

      It was the National WOMAN’s Party.

      Comment by Jacob Lund on December 8th, 2017

      “But it Progressive Era”
      It can be removed

      Comment by Jack A Lewis on December 10th, 2017

      [Although his reputation was wildly exaggerated, he was first major national politician to go after the trusts]

       

      grammar- needs a “the”

      Comment by Jack A Lewis on December 10th, 2017

      already flagged

      Comment by Jack A Lewis on December 10th, 2017

      [African American voters threatened to the dominance of Democratic leadership in the South, southern Democrats turned to what many white southerners understood as a series of progressive electoral and social reforms—disenfranchisement and segregation.]

       

      wording- “threatened by” not “threatened to”

      Comment by Dennis Hutchison on February 2nd, 2018

      [for the]

      Remove this to make it flow better

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 8th, 2018

      Assuming this is a sarcastic remark, it might be wise to include italics or quotations for the word “fraud”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 8th, 2018

      [not only his classrooms]

      *not only in his classrooms

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 8th, 2018

      [help African Americans too accomplish]

      *to

      Comment by Karen Howell on May 20th, 2018

      The Henry Street Settlement was founded by Lillian Wald in 1893. See the Henry Street Settlement website and pages for information at:

      Our History

      Lillian Wald

       

      Florence Kelley was not the founder this social welfare organization

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

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  • 19. American Empire (13 comments)

    • Comment by Jack A Lewis on November 28th, 2017

      long a participant [in] an increasingly complex network of economic, social, and cultural interactions in Latin America, entered the late-nineteenth century with a new aggressive and interventionist attitude toward its southern neighbors.

      Comment by Jack A Lewis on November 28th, 2017

      Awkward wording:

       

      “In the midst of the terrible destruction wrought by the fighting, Americans with investment interests plead for governmental help but the United States government tried to control events and politics that could not be controlled. ”

       

      Comment by Jack A Lewis on November 28th, 2017

      Awkward wording

      [Two months later, American troops took Cuba’s San Juan Heights in what would become the most well-known battle of the war, winning fame not for regular soldiers but for the irregular, particularly Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.]

       

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 22nd, 2018

      [Though the Spanish-American War had begun under the administration of William McKinley, Roosevelt, the hero of San Juan Hill, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Vice-President, and President, ]

      Consider revisions here. While technically grammatically correct, the abundance of commas seems to confuse many students.

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 22nd, 2018

      [a key moment in “savages’” progress toward]

      Two changes suggested:

      “in [which] savages”

      “progressed”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 22nd, 2018

      [responding the shifting]

      “responding [to} the shifting”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 22nd, 2018

      [ approached about immigration]

      “approached immigration”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 22nd, 2018

      There seems to be quite a bit of overlap in this section with the immigration section in Chapter 18.

      Comment by student on January 29th, 2018

      century.

      Comment by MATTHEW DALE on January 30th, 2018

      Because Judge magazine generally favored Republican political views (favoring McKinley and degrading W.J. Bryan), it is likely that this particular cartoon views American Imperialism and the potential for industrial opportunity in China as something favorable.

      Comment by Alexis Brooks on March 6th, 2018

      Typo, “Unites States”

      Comment by Michael on June 1st, 2018

      “like empire” is incorrect. “like an empire” or “looked similar to that of an empire” would best suit the sentence.

      Comment by Christopher Rasmussen on July 30th, 2018

      It seems to me a map or better yet multiple, interactive maps, in this section and elsewhere are necessary.

  • 22. The New Era (13 comments)

    • Comment by Mark Souther on August 28th, 2017

      Most of the material in this paragraph does not support the paragraph’s first sentence that asserts Harding’s corruption because of the way the second sentence is phrased. The second sentence would work much better if “for instance” were replaced with “to be sure.” The examples such as Wallace, Hoover, and Mellon belie the paragraph’s main point but are presented as examples of Harding’s corruption.

      Comment by Michele Rotunda on October 12th, 2017

      Typo in 11th line of paragraph ‘ “fruther”

      Comment by Michele Rotunda on October 12th, 2017

      Last sentence repeats “component in African American’s long history of cultural and intellectual achievements” two paragraphs up.  Also should be Americans’.

       

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 26th, 2018

      [drams ]

      dramas

      Comment by Josh Gorske on February 26th, 2018

      [ membership rising to an estimated five million.]

      this is repeated unnecessarily at the end of paragraph 71

      Comment by Pablo Valenzuela on March 1st, 2018

      It looks like the fourth sentence should say “race pride” instead of “race price.” If I’m wrong, my apologies.

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on April 15th, 2018

      the correct name of the group is the National Woman’s Party

       

      womAn not womEn

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on April 15th, 2018

      Again correct name of group Woman’s Party

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on April 15th, 2018

      I think it is worth pointing out that about 47% of single women worked outside the home in the paid labor force

       

      Overall participation of white women in the paid labor force was 21.9$ in 1920,

      overall participation of black women in the paid labor force was 42.9%

       

      and married black women were more likely to be in the paid labor force than married white women

      Comment by Nancy M Robertson on April 15th, 2018

      In other words–give the numbers–I see that in following paragraphs, you point to racial differences.  But without numbers, the impact is vague.

      Comment by americanyawp_kyzhco on June 13th, 2018

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  • 01. The New World (12 comments)

    • Comment by Jeremiah Inman on August 22nd, 2017

      The Columbian Exchange consisted of people, animals, plants, and microbes.

      This caused Ten thousand years of geographic separation, inaugurated centuries of violence, unleashed the greatest biological terror and revolutionized the history of the world.

      Comment by Gaurav Kaushish on August 23rd, 2017

      People thought the first Americans were the Clovis people.

       

      Comment by Gaurav Kaushish on August 23rd, 2017

      [ Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Archaeologists and anthropologists, meanwhile, focus on migration histories. Studying artifacts, bones, and genetic signatures, these scholars have pieced together a narrative that claims that the Americas were once a “new world” for Native Americans as well.]

       

      Comment by Diana Calton on August 24th, 2017

      Columbian Exchange had good and negative aspects: it had widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, technology and ideas that could  be from the Americas to the Old World,  in relation to colonization, trade. But the down fall was we wiped out entire populations by war and disease.

      Comment by J Gleason on August 28th, 2017

      The statement in the last sentence of this paragraph, “It was God’s will, he said,” is a completely inaccurate summary of the cited journal entry.

      Comment by Diane Chavez on September 4th, 2017

      Creation and migration: History of the first Americans started with the tells of Sky woman who fell onto Turtle Island/ North America. South Easterns’ beginings started in Mississippi Valley specifically in the Seven Caves,this was all before they migrated to New Mexico.

       

      Comment by Rebecca Wolf on September 4th, 2017

      I would add something about the expulsion of the Jews to this sentence: “The Crusades had never ended in Iberia: the Spanish crown concluded centuries of intermittent warfare–the Reconquista–by expelling Muslim Moors [and the Jews] from the Iberian peninsula in 1492, just as Columbus sailed west. With new power, these new nations–and their newly empowered monarchs–yearned to access the wealth of Asia.

      Comment by Zoe on September 4th, 2017

      …seeking land, gold, and titles would sound better I think.

      Comment by giovanni eustache on January 9th, 2018

      Native Americans passed down many of their traditions when they were roaming the land before the Europeans conquered it. Also specialists focused on tracking there migration history reviewing there bones, writing, and architecture.

      Comment by Alexis Gunn on May 31st, 2018

      The Colombian exchange were mainly about the idea of a new world, and the colonization of people but also the separation of geographic.

      Comment by Mark Madsen on June 4th, 2018

      Wondering if it is at all possible to include a summary of pre-Columbian African history alongside those of Europe and the Americas. The societies and cultures of all the Atlantic continents were profoundly altered by the “discovery” of the New World, and a short discussion of African peoples and contemporary developments would, I think, help to put the affects of the Atlantic slave trade on African history into better perspective.

      Comment by Matt on July 17th, 2018

      The last sentence in the paragraph needs a period.

  • 06. A New Nation (11 comments)

    • Comment by Saul Straussman on August 21st, 2017

      It would be good to include a small section on the development of the first two-party system in this chapter within the discussion of the ratification debate and the first Washington administration, rather than just mentioning it within the conclusion. It would help contextualize the political debate between Jefferson’s vision and Hamilton’s vision.

      Comment by monika on September 20th, 2017

      The first sentence doesn’t make sense. is it supposed to be Americans had lost confidence in President Adams? They had let him know it.

      Comment by Noah Simmons on October 3rd, 2017

      Hello,

      The fourth sentence (begins “The Constitution counted each black individual as three-fifths of a person..”) might lead to a misunderstanding as free people of color were counted as whole persons for purposes of representation.

       

      best, Noah Simmons

      Comment by Josh Gorske on October 9th, 2017

      I believe this is supposed to be 1791.

      Comment by Jerreod Bumanlag on October 12th, 2017

      “In the fall of 1761…” this is a typo and should be 1791.

      Comment by David Wilock on November 21st, 2017

      The year listed should be 1791.

       

      Leave a comment on par

      Comment by Greg Gancarz on March 16th, 2018

      [The image of thousands of armed black revolutionaries terrified white Americans. ]

      I think it is important to note that the image of thousands of armed black revolutionaries terrified white Americans because of the very real threat of their being exterminated in the event of it’s occurrence. Almost all French whites, including women and children, were slaughtered by the blacks in Haiti’s uprising, including non-slaveholders. In Southern states with black majorities, this constituted a very realistic possible outcome of a slave revolt.

      The current passage notes that they were terrified but it doesn’t adequately explain why.

      Comment by Katie Manbachi on March 25th, 2018

      1791.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 21st, 2018

      You cannot just dive into Shays’s Rebellion.  There is an entire section omitted here, one covering the Articles of Confederation.  Just mentioning it in a couple of paragraphs is insufficient.  You need to cover its positives and negatives, and you need to at least mention some of the successes.  The Land Ordinances of 1784, 1785 and 1787 are nowhere to be found.  The Northwest Ordinance HAS to be discussed.  As I noted in the previous chapter, the Treaty of Paris of 1783 is pretty much ignored, so it logically follows that the Articles, and the Land Ordinances, would get short shrift.  This really needs to be corrected.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 22nd, 2018

      1791, not 1761.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 22nd, 2018

      Yes, the KY and VA Resolves would have “important effects in later decades.”  So how mindless is it for the author(s) of this section not to introduce the term, “nullification“?   (And “interposition” should be explained, as well).  Gee.  🙁

  • 27. The Sixties (10 comments)

    • Comment by Joshua A Severn on August 20th, 2017

      It would be great to expand on the other half of the UFW with specific individuals representing the Filipino farm workers, particularly Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz, who are both garnering greater recognition in California. While no where near as well known as Chavez, these two figures were nearly as instrumental at the movement’s successes. A great resource for this is “Delano Manongs,” a documentary outlining the Filipino farm labor movement and its part in the Delano Grape Strike. Thank you for your amazing work on this text.

      Comment by George D. Salaita on November 13th, 2017

      Woolworths was not a department store, no more than Walmart is considered a department store in 2017. Walmart is a discount store. Woolworths was a five-and-dime store. Students today haven’t heard of five-and-dime stores, and they should  not be told that Woolworths was some kind of Macys or Dillards or Kohls.

       

      George D. Salaita

      Mt. Empire  Community College

      Big Stone Gap, VA

      Comment by George D. Salaita on November 13th, 2017

      Selma is not 70 miles from Montgomery, Alabama. By most accounts, the mileage is 54, or 87 km.

       

      George Salaita

      Mt. Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, VA

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 4th, 2018

      [letters]

      Is this supposed to be “literature”?

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 4th, 2018

      [Acts, the War]

      *”and the War”

      Comment by tom woodfin on April 23rd, 2018

      this isn’t cool

      Comment by John Alexander on June 5th, 2018

      Misspelling: change the word “acvtivists” to “activists” in the last sentence.

      Comment by John Alexander on June 5th, 2018

      Source the “Letter from Birmingham Jail:” http://abacus.bates.edu/admin/offices/dos/mlk/letter.html

      Comment by John Alexander on June 5th, 2018

      Change “magnified” to “intensified” in first sentence.

      Comment by John Alexander on June 5th, 2018

      Change “classroom building” to “Foster Auditorium.” Foster Auditorium is a gym, not a classroom building.

  • 28. The Unraveling (10 comments)

    • Comment by Zach Griffin on November 18th, 2017

      In the sentence, “Much to Falwell’s delight, conservative Americans did, in fact, stand against and defat the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)…”, the word defeat is misspelled as “defat”

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on April 8th, 2018

      The CIO is not a union.  It is an umbrella organization with many unions, one of which is the UAW.  Also, by this time — or by 1955, in any case — the CIO had merged with the AFL, to form the AFL-CIO.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on April 8th, 2018

      Taft-Hartley was passed in 1947, not 1949.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on April 8th, 2018

      “Defeat,” not “defat.” (In the first sentence).

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 10th, 2018

      [briefing]

      *briefings

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 10th, 2018

      [activist]

      *activists

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 10th, 2018

      [“middle America” The]

      Needs a period

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 10th, 2018

      [here there fewer]

      *where there were fewer

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 10th, 2018

      [ more job meant]

      *more jobs meant

      Comment by Dylan Blundell on April 24th, 2018

      7-2 court ruling

  • 25. The Cold War (9 comments)

    • Comment by Rico Suave on October 5th, 2017

      Remove “s” at the end of “Rosenberg”

      Comment by Jerry Long on March 25th, 2018

      The word “pact” has been omitted after “Hitler and Stalin’s 1939 non-aggression”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 26th, 2018

      [guard, caused]

      *guard, but also caused

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 27th, 2018

      [But even at the height of the global economic crisis, communism never attracted many Americans. Even at the peak of its membership,]

      *is a little redundant with the use of the sentence structure containing “even at”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 27th, 2018

      [A bloc of left-liberal anti-communist, meanwhile, purged remaining communists in their ranks,]

      *grammar error here…maybe change to “left-liberal anti-communists”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 27th, 2018

      [and the concomitant global spread of communist]

      *communism

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 27th, 2018

      [Ronald Reagan stood at Berlin Wall ]

      *stood at the

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 27th, 2018

      [ Leave a comment on paragraph 86 0 Partisans fight to claim responsibility]

      *fought ?

      Comment by Clayton on March 30th, 2018

      Needs a comma between global and political in the first sentence.

  • 26. The Affluent Society (9 comments)

    • Comment by Thomas Froland on November 10th, 2017

      The word “principal” should be changed to “principle.”

      Comment by Regina on January 30th, 2018

      I read this paragraph fully about the difference of newest and preceding technologies, it’s awesome article.

      Comment by Arthur DeMatteo on March 24th, 2018

      The new cabinet office (HEW) was HEALTH, Education and Welfare, not “Housing.”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 28th, 2018

      The link to this site from the chapter is wrong (it directs to the feedback site to Chapter 27)

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 28th, 2018

      [ Discrimination and segregation continued, however, activists would continue to push for fair housing practices.]

      Grammatical error here…either requires a semicolon before “however” or an “and” after its comma

      Comment by Josh Gorske on March 28th, 2018

      [uch as the sit-ins freedom rides and especially the March on Washington]

      Commas are needed to separate these ideas

      Comment by Andre A. Robinson on April 3rd, 2018

      This section would be more appropriately titled “Civil Rights and Education” or “Racism and Education.”    See Barbara and Karen Fields Racecraft regarding the use of the term “race.”

      Comment by Andre A. Robinson on April 4th, 2018

      To further explain…this section is not really about “race,” it’s about desegregation.  So, the best title is probably “Desegregating the Schools” or something along those lines.

      Comment by Angela on July 31st, 2018

      instead of in Long Islanders, people from long island say On long island

  • 17. Conquering the West (9 comments)

    • Comment by Sans on November 17th, 2017

      ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

       

      Comment by student on January 7th, 2018

      “cattle rustlers.Such images” should be “cattle rustlers. Such images”

      Comment by student on January 7th, 2018

      “such as bronc riding” should be “such as bronco riding”

      Comment by student on January 7th, 2018

      “was curtailed.Americans also” should be “was curtailed. Americans also”

      Comment by student on January 7th, 2018

      “frontier life.William Frederick” should be “frontier life. William Frederick”

      Comment by student on January 7th, 2018

      “As many 80 toured” should be “As many as 80 toured”

      Comment by Christopher Shelley on January 9th, 2018

      This paragraph is inaccurate, and totally ignores Red Cloud’s War, a rare victory for the Plains People. The Indians compelled the U.S. government to sign the Treaty of 1868, creating the Great Sioux Reservation. That treaty remains in effect today.

      This entire chapter does a poor job of describing events from the Indians’ point of view.

      Comment by Christopher Shelley on January 9th, 2018

      This is sugar-coating it. The situation in California was nothing short of genocide. The population didn’t just “collapse.”

      Comment by Josh Gorske on January 12th, 2018

      [ response reprisals]

      Choose one word or the other here

  • 09. Democracy in America (8 comments)

    • Comment by George D. Salaita on October 23rd, 2017

      The Jackson family did NOT come to the US from Ireland, but Northern Ireland. There is a difference.

       

      George Salaita

      Mountain Empire Community College

      Big Stone Gap, Va.

      Comment by Alicia on November 15th, 2017

      Four of the first five presidents, for example, were from Virginia.

      Comment by Debra Kimbrough on March 10th, 2018

      Four of the first six presidents were from Virginia.

      [Virginia #1, #3,#4, #5; Massachusetts #2, #6]

      Comment by Katie Manbachi on March 26th, 2018

      Chapter 9 does not include a conclusion section like the other chapters.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 26th, 2018

      Some, perhaps most, of the material on the Battle of New Orleans belongs in an earlier chapter, when the battle is actually being discussed.  I pointed out back there that a number of African Americans fought at New Orleans.  What sense does it make to have this information here, at this point?  Once again I ask, is anyone editing this textbook?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 26th, 2018

      And this should have been discussed earlier, when the John Adams presidency was covered.  As it is, although the VA and KY Resolves are discussed, the term “nullification” is not mentioned.  One person, one editor, needs to read this entire textbook and eliminate the needless repetition, as well as stuff being “tacked on” later because it was not covered when it should have been.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 26th, 2018

      Am I missing something here?  I have combed through this chapter, which focuses mainly on the Jacksonian era, and there is absolutely nothing on the Indian Removal Act, the Trail of Tears, or Worcester v. Georgia?  Nothing at all on Jackson’s battle with Chief Justice Marshall?  Yet there are four pages on the Peggy Eaton affair?!  Who wrote this chapter?  What’s the game plan here?  I  think perhaps some of the Native American-related material is covered in Chapter 12, but it belongs here, with the other material on Andrew Jackson.  The entire textbook needs rethinking, reorganizing, and a lot of editing.

      Comment by Jeff Landrum on June 18th, 2018

      In the Primary Source “Rhode Islanders Protest Property Restrictions on Voting, 1834”, in the 3rd paragraph, the “B” is missing from the last verb. Currently it is “e given”. Sorry there is no feedback on the primary source page.  The mistake is in the 3rd paragraph. See below “…whatever course a true patriot might feel himself to adopt in one of the corrupt monarchies of the old world, no such reason can e given

  • 16. Capital and Labor (6 comments)

    • Comment by student on December 15th, 2017

      “Americans farmers” should be “American farmers”

      Comment by Ben Wright on February 5th, 2018

      “As Butler explained to an audience in Edgecome County…” Mising b, should be Edgecombe County. (Thanks Guy Aldridge)

      Comment by Omar A Eid on March 10th, 2018

      No Mention of the IWW? It’s pretty important in the history of the labor movement as it was one of the first non-segregated Unions in America. It was also instrumental in helping mobilize opposition to World War 1. Also, due to its syndicalist nature did strike more frequently than the AFL and was instrumental in getting the eight hour day.

      Comment by Isaac Grant Goniea on March 28th, 2018

      I think this could be revised to be “In the summer of  1886.  I feel it works better this way.

      Comment by Kitten on April 23rd, 2018

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      Comment by Trevor Kallimani on July 14th, 2018

      Two very important works from Richard White should be included.  Railroaded and The Republic for Which It Stands.

  • 08. The Market Revolution (6 comments)

    • Comment by Max on September 26th, 2017

      Helped fuel, not fueled

      Comment by Aaron Korver on October 4th, 2017

      Helped fuel

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 8th, 2017

      Only New York had a population in 1820 of over 100,000. Philadelphia was 63,802 in 1820.

       

       

      George D. Salaita

      Mountain Empire Com. College

      Big Stone Gap, Va 24219

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 8th, 2017

      Most German immigrants were NOT Catholics. Over half were Lutheran,Reormed, or antibaptist.

       

      Only 1% per Jewish,not MANY.

       

      George D. Salaita

      Mountain Empire Com. College

      Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

       

       

      Comment by George D. Salaita on October 8th, 2017

      Correction.

       

      I meant Reformed, not Reormed.

       

      GDS

      Comment by monika on October 10th, 2017

      helped fuel, not fueled. its a typo

  • 29. The Triumph of the Right (6 comments)

    • Comment by Josh Gorske on April 18th, 2018

      [ the cost of good and services increases]

      *goods

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 18th, 2018

      [n end the arms race]

      *to the arms race

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 18th, 2018

      [Most New Deal and Great Society proved durable.]

      *programs proved durable

      Comment by Josh Gorske on April 18th, 2018

      [even when as controlled Congress or the White House.]

      grammatical error here, needs revision

      Comment by Monty Worth on May 8th, 2018

      Typo: “even when as controlled Congress . . .”

      should be “even when Democrats controlled Congress . . .”

      Comment by Colin Reynolds on May 15th, 2018

      Change “women” to “woman” in the reference to Geraldine Ferraro

  • 02. Colliding Cultures (6 comments)

    • Comment by Gregory Balan on August 19th, 2017

      The usage of the term “capitalist” and its cognates like capitalism perhaps need some explaining. The term is typically used today as a synonym of free markets, but the European colonial powers had anything but free markets. Mercantilist policies are not synonymous with free markets by definition, a definition conveniently explained in Paragraph 43 of this chapter. The state-assisted nature of mercantilism precludes it from being a free market in any strict sense. Thus, I would argue that the use of the term capitalism is somewhat misleading. Only the broadest sense of the term–that capital is being employed–could the term be appropriated used here, and yet that isn’t the commonly understood use of the term.

      Actual free markets presume the Rule of Law and free agents exchanging as they see fit. Slaves simply do not fit into the liberal concept of free markets as understood at the time thanks to Smith, Grotius, and other Enlightenment philosophers. A government-assisted or government-dominated system of exchange that supports slavery is nothing like this. It would be helpful to include some economic history at this juncture to explain the competing theories and practices as they arose in the 17th century and 18th century.

      Comment by Beth Hayslett on August 20th, 2017

      There is a typo in the very first sentence of the introduction. “pecf” should be “of.”

      Comment by Danielle Withrow on August 24th, 2017

      Typo “pecf” instead of “of.

      Comment by Ben Wright on September 4th, 2017

      Thanks, fixed!

      Comment by Ben Wright on September 4th, 2017

      Thanks, fixed!

      Comment by George Hughes on September 24th, 2017

      There seems to be a typo in the second to last sentence: “decoration or churches” should be changed to “decoration of churches”

  • 10. Religion and Reform (3 comments)

    • Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 28th, 2018

      This segment on Indian removal belongs in the previous chapter, with the other material on Andrew Jackson’s presidency.  Somehow tying it all in with American evangelical reform is very questionable.  Also, the term “Trail of Tears” is introduced with no explanation — it’s just tossed in.  Someone needs to edit this entire textbook.  Is anyone besides me even using the book?  I see almost no comments or suggestions.  Is anyone else as disappointed as me with all of the omissions, repetition, and poor organization?

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 28th, 2018

      Are there actually two organizations?  Was there an American Antislavery Association, in addition to the American Antislavery Society, or is this a typo?

      Comment by Johnny O'Hara on June 4th, 2018

      Agree with Art Dematteo, this paragraph or at least the details surrounding it belongs elsewhere, such as in the previous chapter regarding Andrew Jackson. The court case and Indian Removal Act is unquestionably much more prevalent to the previous chapter on “Democracy” than on the current one on “Religion and Reform”. Certainly a change should be considered.

  • General Comments (3 comments)

    • Comment by Kim Wehmeyer on October 1st, 2017

      I am trying to take notes for testing/essay purposes and find some topics hard to follow. For me, I’m trying to put things in date perspective as the chapters seem to jump around. For example, one paragraph might refer to something in the 1500’s but it is hard to know if the next paragraph is in that same time or some other time. For us detailed folks, it would be nice to have date references more often or be assured that everthing listed between date references apply to the last stated time frame.

      Thanks for your consideration.

      Comment by Andrew Paul on February 14th, 2018

      I don’t see a place for American Yawp Reader problems so I’ll post this here.

      The following seems to be titled wrong:

      harriet-h-robinson-describes-a-mill-workers-strike-1863

      The strike being referenced is from 1836. And the text was published in 1898. So unless we know that Robinson’s recollection dates to 1863, I’m thinking that the title just reversed the final two numbers in the date.

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  • 03. British North America (2 comments)

    • Comment by Sally Mercier on September 6th, 2017

      Take the n off of American.

      Comment by Art DeMatteo on May 15th, 2018

      Why is the citation in the text?  Shouldn’t there be a citation number, with the full citation placed in the endnotes?

  • 00. Feedback Instructions (1 comment)

    • Comment by Dennis Korn on September 25th, 2017

      I am seriously considering switching to OER material in my History 107 (Early American) and History 108 (Post Civil War) classes. So far, what I have seen is impressive. Important topics are covered without being boring and the resource material provided at the end of the chapter is excellent.

      My suggestion would be to include the “date span” for each section. Those of us who have been using traditional textbooks are used to a date span and have prepared material along those lines. Having a date span on this material would make it easier to make the change from traditional textbook to OER.

      Thank you,

      Dennis Korn

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