A new section has been added to Infobase’s American History database. Themes in U.S. History explores 26 major themes in American history century by century. Organized around such critical subjects as agriculture, demographics, economics, daily life, government, religion, science and technology, war, and women, the essays trace the progress of human history since the 1500s in what would become the United States.
The new Themes in U.S. History section fosters critical conceptual thinking, allowing students to focus on a particular theme in one era and then examine that theme across the full reach of American history. Discussion questions for each theme encourage students to think critically.
Themes in U.S. History covers the following critical subjects:
- African Americans
- Art, Literature, and Popular Culture
- Business, Economy, and Trade
- Cities, Towns, and Settlements
- Communication and Media
- Daily Life and Material Culture
- Exploration and Discovery
- Foreign Affairs
- Government, Law, and Politics
- Health and Medicine
- Labor and Livelihood
- Native Americans
- Population Trends and Migration
- Protest and Political Violence
- Race Relations
- Rights and Liberties
- Science and Technology
- Sectionalism and Regionalism
- Wars and Warfare
- Women and Gender
American History users can find Themes in U.S. History on the “Browse” menu under the “Resources” heading as well as on the home page right rail “Browse Resources” menu.