Some of the paragraphs the text size is smaller then others for not apparent reason.
I don’t know if there is way to fix that but, if possible please try.
It would be fantastic if there were instructor resources (quiz questions, etc.) available as well.
The book cannot teach for you, its not meant for that.
It would be useful to include in the primary sources for Chapter 6, the US Constitution, since so much of that chapter is dedicated to that document. It would also be nice to include a selection from The Federalist Papers so students can understand the framing of the debate over the Constitution. Given the polarized nature of the electorate today, perhaps Federalist 10 would serve the purpose.
It would be great if you could highlight the text and underline it, as if it were a real textbook. Having a toolbar that allows you to take notes like you do in a physical book would be utterly helpful.
Where are the page numbers? I am using the online text for class, and we are asked to site directly from the text. However, unless I am missing something, the online text does not have a convenient way to find the page numbers.
It would be wonderful to have text-to-speech function for the text and textual sources. Many of my students commute, are ESL, or have other accessibility issues. Also, they would learn pronunciations, as well.
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November 18, 2020 at 8:57 pm
I love the addition of the “Cornerstone” speech and Mississippi’s letter of secession, but with all of the misunderstandings regarding the cause of the Civil War in modern America, the addition of the rest of the Southern statements on secession would help teachers that use this textbook more accurately portray the primary cause of the Civil War. Adding the other states’ memos regarding slavery and secession would strengthen the message that academic historians have no problem understanding and that high school and college textbooks should be underscoring to ensure that people that read this book have no doubt that the perceived threat to slavery was the cause of each Confederate state’s intent to leave the United States in 1860-’61.
This section is written clearly and well, but adding the other states’ declarations, even as footnotes, would benefit readers (and, thus, the rest of us) immensely from possibly never having to entertain an argument over the cause of slavery when each state made it obvious.
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November 16, 2020 at 5:53 pm
Please include in this that polygamy was not practiced by Joseph Smith or any other member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for SEXUAL REASONS. Polygamy was only practiced by said members in order to help and provide for sisters in need. ALSO, as asked by current prophet Russell M. Nelson, it is asked that Mormons be referred to as “Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” because, we are christians and do not worship Mormon.
November 16, 2020 at 3:36 pm
See comment above
Part of a nationwide protest to mark the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
Women’s Strike for Equality.
Aug 26th is not a random day
November 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm
I think to point out that this was likely part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Women’s Strike for Equality– Aug. 26 is not a random day,
November 14, 2020 at 9:50 pm
I realize you can’t include every aspect of Progressivism, but a bit more on public health would set the stage for the Influenza pandemic:
faith in experts
importance of prevention
importance of women, esp. nurses
using the state to achieve ends, etc.
although it is clearly more than an urban issue.
November 14, 2020 at 2:09 pm
[white men regardless of status would gain not only land and jobs but also the right to vote,]
“Regardless of status” should have commas around it, as it is an appositive.
November 13, 2020 at 3:28 am
Change “America” to “the U.S.” for political and cultural correctedness.
November 12, 2020 at 12:12 am
The second sentence of this paragraph is incomplete. “Fashion trends no longer required an honest function—such as a broad-brimmed hat to protect one from the sun, knee-high boots for horse riding, and linen shirts and trousers to fight the heat of an unrelenting sun.” Might I suggest changing it to, “Fashion trends that no longer served their original purpose—such as a broad-brimmed hat to protect one from the sun, knee-high boots for horse riding, and linen shirts and trousers to fight the heat of an unrelenting sun—lost popularity at an astonishing rate.”
November 11, 2020 at 9:22 pm
It should be Selina, not Celia, in the paragraph.
November 8, 2020 at 10:03 pm
The above errors persist two years on.
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