Why Documents Matter: American Originals and the Historical Imagination

An expanded and revised edition of Gilder Lehrman’s signature booklet of historic documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection spanning 400 years of American history. This third edition of Why Documents Matter has more documents related to the American West, Spanish American history, the Civil War, and the twentieth century. Each document is accompanied by an image, a transcript, and a brief introduction to place it in historical context.

paperback; 76pp
Price: $9.99