Baradat, Leon. Political Ideologies: Their Origins and Impacts. Englewood Cliffs, NJ:
Prentice Hall, 1994. This book explains political ideologies in a clear and succinct manner. It is appropriate reading for an upper level high school class or college freshman.
Bernstein, Mark. "Edward R. Murrow: Inventing Broadcast Journalism,"
History (June 2005). Available online at http://www.historynet.com/ah/blermurrow/. This article present a good summary of Murrow's role in broadcast journalism. It is clear and accessible to readers of average ability.
Black, Allida M. ed. Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor
Roosevelt. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. A suitable collection of Eleanor Roosevelt's writings.
Brinkley, Alan. The Unfinished Nation, 4th Edition. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2004. This
text is used in U.S. History I and U.S. History II courses at New Haven Academy. The text is an upper level narrative intended for an introductory college level course. It is concise, but a good narrative nonetheless. The faculty at NHA for these reasons chose it. Supplementary materials must be utilized by the instructor if this text I to be used in a course.
Cohen, Carl. Communism, Fascism, and Democracy. New York: McGraw Hill, 1972.
An excellent collection of primary source writings from all the major contributors to political ideologies and its foundations. This volume serves as a great companion to Baradat's
Fried, Albert, ed. McCarthyism: The Great American Red Scare. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1997. A good source for background knowledge on communism and its perceived evils in American History.
Hofstadter, Richard. Great Issues in American History: From the Revolution to the Civil
War, 1765 -- 1865. New York: Vintage Books, 1958. Could be considered the standard collection of American History Documents.
Kingman, William K. ed. Encyclopedia of the McCarthy Era. New York: Facts on Rile,
1996. Great volume for obtaining primary source documents on the time period.
Moser, John E. ed. Presidents from Hoover through Truman -- 1929-1953: Debating the
issues in Pro an Con Primary Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. A collection of speeches and other writings presented in a pro and con format.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. New York; Signet Classic, 1956. Classic text that can be
utilized in both a English and history classroom.
Ravitch, Diane. The American Reader. New York: Harper Perennial, 1990. A good
volume of speeches and other primary source documents. Includes many poems and song lyrics.
Rosenthal, Tom and Amy S. Mitchell, eds. Thinking Clearly: Cases in Journalistic
Decision Making. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. Primary source
documents and succinct explanations of their significance.
Schrecker, Ellen. The Age of McCarthyism. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002.
Outstanding volume for background information and primary source documents. This book could be utilized by teachers and students alike.
Young, Ralph. Dissent in American: Volume II -- Since 1865. New York: Pearson
Longman, 2005. Based on a course taught by Ralph Young, this volume explores
some of the more controversial writings and actions in U.S. History. It is a fair and balanced exploration of dissent.