Each year since 1972, CQ Press has published a book of 100 significant documents in U.S. history accompanied by detailed annotations. The entire collection is available at the Jackson Library, with the most recent five volumes in the Reference Collection and the remaining volumes in the circulating collection, available for checkout. Documents include U.S presidential speeches, government and international organization publications, legal decisions, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. The documents are grouped by year and by topic.
Topics include the economy, defense, the environment, health care, international affairs, and life in America. Call Number: 973.92 H629
Defining Documents offers a broad range of historical documents on important subjects in American history. Each title offers 80 primary source documents with in-depth critical analysis. Articles introduce the historical context and circumstances in which the document is written. A document analysis guides readers in key elements of language, rhetoric, and social and political meaning that define the significance of the author and document in American history. Full List of Titles