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Opinions Throughout History: The Environment
Opinions Throughout History: The Environment follows shifting public opinion on the environment. Historian at-large, Micah Issitt traces the path of how Americans think about the environment, with each chapter providing insightful commentary on a selected primary source. Drawing from the popular press, key court and legislative battles, scientific research, social activism and opinion polls,  Opinions Throughout History: The Environment  offers readers mixed sources of information woven together to highlight the overall momentum of developing public opinion around “green” thinking and environmental policy. As commercial and conservation forces compete to shape popular opinion on this, issue readers will see the constant tension between development of natural resources for human benefit and “leaving no trace” thinking in the natural world.
From Smoky the Bear to Earth Day, this volume tracks public opinion from activists to boardrooms and considers an array of issues including public belief in or skepticism of climate science, the establishment of national parks and conservation areas and threats to their future, animal conservation, the environmental impact of energy independence, funding for environmental research, GMO policies and agribusiness and electric cars and eco urban development. 

The Environment provides an essential resource for science and environmental research and an accessible commentary on one of the most complex and pressing issues of our day. Each chapter includes an introduction and conclusion, bulleted topics covered and discussion questions. The volume includes the following Resources: Primary Sources, Timeline, Glossary, Historical Snapshot, Bibliography and Index.
Pub. Date: January 2019 | ISBN: 978-1-68217-953-6 | $195 | More Information
Opinions Throughout History: Drug Use & Abuse
This title's 28 chapters give a detailed history of the drugs that have garnered the most attention from the American public, beginning in the 1700s up to the present day. Media coverage of various drug epidemics, legislation, and the creation of such federal organizations as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are covered, beginning with the nation’s first recognized opium crisis in the 1800s and ending with the current opioid crisis and new treatment options. The role of physicians in prescribing potentially dangerous and addictive drugs to treat medical conditions —and to treat addictions to other drugs—is explored, as well as the often unscrupulous marketing efforts of pharmaceutical companies. The presentation of legislation efforts to curb drug use through tough punitive policies demonstrate a cyclical pattern—a drug epidemic captures media attention, is portrayed as the cause of an increase in crime, and the government begins a new “War on Drugs.”
The time period covered is sweeping. The content starts with a New York Times Letter to the Editor from 1860 with testimonial for “Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup,” a cough medicine for children that contained alcohol and morphine, and ends with a new treatment program implemented in San Francisco in 2018, to treat drug addicts on the street instead of in treatment facilities, where they fear arrest.

Each chapter starts with a valuable Introduction and list of Topics Covered, and ends with a Conclusion, Discussion Questions, and Works Used. The work is further enhanced by photos and other images, quotations, and sidebars.
Pub. Date November 2018 | ISBN: 978-1-68217-724-2 | $195 | More Information
Opinions Throughout History: Gender:
Roles & Rights
Opinions Throughout History: Gender: Roles & Rights  provides an essential resource for history and social studies research and an accessible commentary on the ways in which the idea of gender roles have evolved .

The first two titles in this series were arranged chronologically. Gender: Roles & Rights differs in that it is arranged by subject, with topics falling chronologically within each.

The time period covered is sweeping, with content beginning with excerpts from the 1777 New York Constitution and ending with 2018 documents significant to the #MeToo Movement.
Sections cover Citizenship & Constitutional Rights, Sexual Nonconformity & Changing Policy, In the Workplace, LGBTQ+ Rights, Birth Control & Reproduction, and Marriage & Parenting.

Using carefully chosen original documents that cover a wide time span, Opinions Throughout History weaves a thoughtful and easy-to-understand analysis of how public opinion is formed and evolves, starting the discussion at an historical, seminal moment, and ending with where we stand today.
Pub. Date: September 2018 | ISBN: 978-1-68217-951-2 | $195 | More Information
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Opinions Throughout History: Immigration
This volume tracks the changing national views on immigration. An introduction follows immigration throughout history, what it means to be American, and why it's important.

A timeline of significant events related to immigration is followed by 30 related documents in chronological order.

Accompanying each document is a 1,500 word analysis and commentary, detailing the significance of the document and how it reflects the ongoing tensions between opposing priorities of immigration in America.

Back matter includes historical snapshots that provide an understanding of the times. Also included is a list of primary and secondary sources, and a glossary of terms.
The time period covered is sweeping. The content starts with the 1798 Treaty With the Delawares, which established a nation-to-nation relationship between European colonists (the first immigrants) and various indigenous American societies, and ends with the Smithsonian article, " America's True History of Religious Tolerance." Each chapter includes an introduction, list of topics covered, conclusion, discussion questions, and works cited. Photos and other images, quotations, and sidebars further enhance this title.
Pub. Date: May 2018 | ISBN: 978-1-68217-722-8 | $195 | More Information
Opinions Throughout History: National Security vs. Civil & Privacy Rights
"A timely reference work with a wealth of historical information and detail on these topics." - ARBA
What is more important: privacy or security? This is a question that has perplexed and intrigued philosophers, theologians, legal scholars, politicians, and the public alike for untold millennia. Human societies, wherever they occur and whatever form they take, require both: a system to protect against the dangers of the world and the ability for citizens to find refuge, to develop and keep private rituals and practices, and to have room away from the public gaze and the pressures of social life. Part of this debate necessarily involves trying to define what privacy is and why it is important.

Opinions Throughout History: National Security vs. Civil & Privacy Rights offers a sweeping overview of the shifting tensions and public opinions fueled by Americans' expectations of privacy vs. their collective desire for national security.
Beginning with the seminal "Privacy Rights" article in the Harvard Law Review in 1898, and ending with a recent Pew survey on Americans' Attitudes about Privacy, Security, and Surveillance, this volume makes for a remarkable series debut, and illustrates the dramatic shift of opinion, sparked by significant events, including perceived Communist threat, the publication of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, 9/11, and the rash of recent terrorist attacks all around the world.

Diving into how far the government has gone and "should" go in the name of national security, this volume analyzes primary and secondary source documents such as Supreme Court decisions, articles from respected periodicals, and legislation. Coverage includes domestic spying, Apple's refusal to help with "back door" access of the iPhone, and the differences between President Obama's and President Trump's surveillance policies. Readers will read first hand of the current challenges to both privacy and national security that pit fears of an emerging surveillance state against a need for national security in a dangerous world.
Pub. Date: March 2018 | ISBN: 978-1-68217-720-4 | $195 | More Information
Opinions Throughout History: Social Media
This work explores how social media, now the dominant means of communication in this country, has changed individual access to information and who controls distribution of that information, which significantly influences our opinions. This volume also considers Americans’ opinions about the media itself i.e., freedom of speech and of the press, trustworthiness of social media, propaganda,
cyberbullying, and if regulations are needed. As a resource for exploring the influences on American values, Opinions Throughout History: Social Media provides an essential and an accessible commentary on the ways in which advances in communication technologies and practices have shaped American opinion and history.
Each chapter includes a valuable introduction and conclusion, a bulleted list of topics covered, a reprint of a particularly significant primary or secondary source document, detailed analysis and commentary of that document, images and photographs, and discussion questions. The work also includes a Timeline, Glossary, Historical Snapshot, Bibliography, and Index.
Pub. Date: March 2019 | ISBN: 978-1-64265-064-8 | $195 | More Information
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