Understanding Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293276
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Interdisciplinary primary materials for classroom use and student research illuminate the historical and social issues of this controversial American classic.

Understanding The Great Gatsby

Author: Dalton Gross
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313300974
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The only companion to The Great Gatsby to provide a rich collection of primary documents that illuminates its historical, social and cultural context.

Understanding A Separate Peace A Student Casebook to Issues Sources and Historical Documents

Author: Hallman Bryant
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1573566861
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Since its publication in 1959, A Separate Peace has acquired the reputation of a minor classic of American literature. This insightful analysis helps young readers relate to the themes of disillusionment, guilt and betrayal, and the fear of failure and intergenerational conflicts experienced by the teenaged characters in the novel. This casebook also situates A Separate Peace against the backdrop of World War II, enabling students to see the connections between the fictional world of the novel and the real World as it existed for young people. Moving well beyond a standard literary treatment, this interdisciplinary casebook provides a collection of historical primary documents drawn from official records, War Department orders, institutional histories, personal memoirs and letters, and poignant interviews. With commentary by Knowles himself, the casebook takes readers from the prep school setting of the novel to the impact of wartime on American students and their schools. You're in the Army Now explores the difficult transitions through induction and military training. The Combat Zone graphically confronts the realities of war with interviews of two former P.O.W.'s who experienced firsthand the terrors and tragedies of WWII. The volume also examines some of the contemporary issues of the novel including current controversies in athletic programs, gender issues in education, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Teachers and librarians will find helpful suggestions for oral discussion, research projects, and further suggested readings on these important topics.

Understanding A Tale of Two Cities

Author: George Newlin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299391
Format: PDF
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Examines this novel and provides commentary on its political, social, and historical implications.

Understanding the Scarlet Letter

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293283
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Gathers historical documents that illustrate Puritan and nineteenth-century attitudes, and shares contemporaneous reviews and current relevant news articles

Understanding The Call of the Wild

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308826
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Examines Jack London's The Call of the Wild from the Yukon Gold Rush to the animal rights issues confronting our society today.

Understanding Of Mice and Men The Red Pony and The Pearl

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299667
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An interdisciplinary collection of primary documents illuminating the historical, social, economic, and regional context of three frequently-taught Steinbeck novellas.

Understanding Macbeth

Author: Faith Nostbakken
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313296307
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A rich source of primary materials and commentary about Macbeth that illuminates the historical context and draws connections to events in the 1990s.

Satire Or Evasion

Author: James S. Leonard
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822311744
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Essays examine the racist elements of Huckleberry Finn and the extent to which they are able to turn the novel into a satirical attack on racism