Milestone Documents Abridged: U.S. History II 1865 - present

Editor in Chief: Erin L. Conlin and Stephan Schaffrath (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

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Does your survey course include significant numbers of non-majors, ESL students, or other students who struggle with large amounts of reading? Our new U.S. History II sourcebook is designed to help. Through 14 focused units, the editors guide students from important post-1865 documents to major sources from contemporary America. The sourcebook offers students the essential tools they need to examine and analyze primary sources without overwhelming them with lengthy and difficult texts.

About the Editors

Erin L. Conlin (PhD, University of Florida, 2014) is an assistant professor of history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She specializes in public, oral, and 20th-century U.S. History. She regularly teaches courses in these areas and is actively developing the IUP Oral History Program. Her research examines the evolution of Florida’s modern farm labor system and its heavy reliance on non-citizen workers.

Stephan Schaffrath (PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004) is developmental instructor in the Department of Developmental Studies at IUP. For most of the last twenty-some years, he has been working with first-year college students to prepare them in literacy education through composition, language, literature, reading, academic acclimation, learning skills, and career exploration courses. With a Certificate in Developmental Education from the Kellogg Institute and a PhD from IUP's Literature and Criticism program, Stephan is an ardent advocate for making even the most complex texts accessible to all students. 

About the Series

At Milestone Documents, we believe that all students in college history courses—even non-majors and ESL students—should develop the critical thinking skills that come with analyzing primary documents. Our new series provides survey instructors with ready-made e-books that help fulfil this mission. Brief without being patronizing, each sourcebook helps students engage with primary documents and place them in context with the larger historical currents at work.

Affordable and accessible, Milestone Abridged Sourcebooks are essential tools for the modern survey course.

Table of Contents

Each unit features the following:

  • Brief introduction to the era
  • 4-6 expertly edited sources
  • Short document overviews
  • Guiding questions
  • Unit review