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Our teachers have carefully selected classical education textbooks which present their course materials in an organized manner, but which also reflect our primary mission to provide a rigorous and thorough preparation for the life of the mind in Christ. Please read the information supplied in their notes carefully. In some cases, you may be able to substitute editions, but not in others. In many cases, used versions of the textbook will be available through Amazon or ABE Books. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of a text for your student, or about the correct edition to buy, please contact the teacher.

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During the early part of the calendar year, the bookstore may list textbooks for courses from both the current academic year, and the upcoming summer and fall academic years. Not all textbooks will be listed until teachers approve course descriptions and select their books. Be sure that you order books for the correct enrollment year.

Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2021 Courses

Courses in History

Around the World in Nine Weeks (1592) • [2021 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

World History II (1587) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Patterns of World History with Sources, Volume II: from 1400 [Edition required: 3]
Peter Von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George B. Snow

Notes:
No other editions or versions, please. While the 4th edition has been released, we will continue with the 3rd edition for 2021. Be sure to purchase the version with sources, not the brief version. Used copies of the third edition with sources version are entirely acceptable, however, and are available at a substantial reduction in price. Renting the book from Amazon.com or purchasing it as an e-book is also possible through VitalSource (https://www.vitalsource.com/products/patterns-of-world-history-peter-von-sivers-charles-a-v9780190918187?term=0190693614). If you rent the textbook, be sure to choose a period long enough to cover our course, which ends in June!


Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2020 Courses

United States History from 1500 to the Present (1448) • [2020] Trevor Davis
  Required: Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story [Edition required: 1]
Wilfred McClay

Notes:
This is the primary textbook that all students will be required to read for this course. Students may purchase either a physical or digital edition.

  Optional: A Short History of Reconstruction. New York: Harper, 2015. [Edition required: 2]
Eric Foner

Notes:
This book is part of a thematic or topical pairing for an end-of-semester assignment. Students who purchase this book (whether digital or physical) will also want to get a copy of Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh's "The American War: A History of the Civil War Era," 2nd. Edition.

  Optional: The American People in World War II: Freedom From Fear, Part II. Oxford University Press, 2003. [Edition required: 1]
David M. Kennedy

Notes:
This book is part of a thematic or topical pairing for an end-of-semester assignment. Students who purchase this book (whether digital or physical) will also want to get a copy of Michael S. Neiberg's "The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America."

  Optional: The American Revolution: A History. New York: Modern Library, 2003. [Edition required: 1]
Gordon S. Wood

Notes:
This book is part of a thematic or topical pairing for an end-of-semester assignment. Students who purchase this book (whether digital or physical) will also want to get a copy of Guy Chet's "The Colonists' American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783."

  Optional: The American War: A History of the Civil War Era, 2nd edition. State College, PA: Flip Learning, 2019. [Edition required: 2]
Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh

Notes:
This book is part of a thematic or topical pairing for an end-of-semester assignment. Students who purchase this book (whether digital or physical) will also want to get a copy of Eric Foner's "A Short History of Reconstruction," updated 2015 edition.

  Optional: The Colonists' American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019. [Edition required: 1]
Guy Chet

Notes:
This book is part of a thematic or topical pairing for an end-of-semester assignment. Students who purchase this book (whether digital or physical) will also want to get a copy of Gordon Wood's "The American Revolution: A History).

  Optional: The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America. Oxford University Press, 2016. [Edition required: 1]
Michael S. Neiberg

Notes:
This book is part of a thematic or topical pairing for an end-of-semester assignment. Students who purchase this book (whether digital or physical) will also want to get a copy of David M. Kennedy's "The American People in WWII: Freedom From Fear, Vol. 2."


World History I (1482) • [2020] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Patterns of World History, Volume I: To 1600 with Sources [Edition required: 3]
Peter Von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George B. Snow

Notes:
No earlier editions or other versions, please. Be sure to purchase the version with sources, not the brief version. Used copies of the third edition with sources version are entirely acceptable, however, and are available at a substantial reduction in price. Renting the book from Amazon.com or purchasing it as an e-book is also possible through VitalSource (https://www.vitalsource.com/products/patterns-of-world-history-peter-von-sivers-charles-a-v9780190697341). If you rent the textbook, be sure to choose a period long enough to cover our course, which ends in June!


Around the World in Nine Weeks (1492) • [2020 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Courses in Government

United States Government (1449) • [2020] Trevor Davis
  Required: Constitution of the United States of America. [Edition required: 1]
James Madison et al.

Notes:
Obviously this text is widely available, including many full-text online versions, one of which is linked here. Any version will serve, so long as the student can refer to it easily. Annotated versions, in any form, are welcome but not required. See course description for further details on course materials.

  Required: Investigating American Democracy: Readings on Core Questions [Edition required: 1]
Thomas K. Lindsay & Gary D. Glenn
  Required: Major Problems in American Constitutional History. Boston, MA: Wadsworth CENGAGE, 2010. [Edition required: 2]
Kermit L. Hall and Timothy S. Heubner

Notes:
Feel free to purchase a used copy, but please ensure that it is the 2nd edition of the text.

  Required: The Colonists' American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019. [Edition required: 1]
Guy Chet


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