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September 10, 2012

Milestone Documents Hosts Case on Textbook Alternative for American Studies Courses

Milestone Documents is helping educators find an effective alternative to the traditional textbook model by showcasing American Studies educator Karen Linkletter’s classroom strategy. A case study available on MilestoneDocuments.com details the Cal State Fullerton lecturer’s strategy for combining primary sources, movies and works of fiction and nonfiction to help students examine the interplay between art, culture and history. Read the press release.

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April 10, 2012

Milestone Documents Now Available for High School Classrooms

The primary source reader that reinvented the classic classroom resource in an innovative and affordable online model is now available for secondary schools, offering teachers and students unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage of the most significant primary sources of all time. With a price tag as low as $15 per student per year, it’s accessible to a wide range of schools and school districts. Read the press release.

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March 15, 2012

Milestone Documents Case Study: Eric Cunningham Inspires Critical Thinking at Gonzaga University

Milestone Documents has published a new case study featuring Eric Cunningham, associate professor of history at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Cunningham has reimagined his world history survey class by combining a traditional textbook with the online primary-source resource offered by Milestone Documents. Read the press release.

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December 6, 2011

Milestone Documents Case Study: Ditching the Text to Get in Step with Students

Milestone Documents has published a case study featuring Jonathan Rees, professor of history at Colorado State University--Pueblo. Rees has ditched his textbook for a primary-source approach built around Milestone Documents. Read the case study.

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August 30, 2011

Milestone Documents Reinvents the Primary Source Reader

The primary source reader has an all-new model with this week’s launch of Milestone Documents, an online classroom resource that includes more than 1,200 key historical documents and expert analysis from a global network of scholars. With a price tag that checks in at under $20 for a semester’s worth of unlimited access, Milestone Documents provides students with an exceptional, affordable document reader. At the same time, history and social science faculty enjoy a guilt-free add-on to enrich the classroom experience or a low-cost, robust alternative to an expensive textbook. Read the full press release.

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June 7, 2011

Two Milestone Documents reference sets honored by Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association has named Milestone Documents in World History and Milestone Docments in African American History to its 2010/2011 list of the best reference sources for young adults.

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January 1, 2011

Milestone Documents in African American History awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Choice magazine has named Milestone Documents in African American History an Outstanding Academic Title. The award announcement is in the January 2011 issue of the magazine.

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December 15, 2010

Milestone Documents of World Religions is published

Schlager Group has published the 5th installment in its award-winning Milestone Documents series, Milestone Documents of World Religions. The 3-volume set covers nearly 100 key documents and sacred texts from religions around the world and throughout history.

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May 27, 2010

Milestone Documents of American Leaders honored by Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association has named Milestone Documents of American Leaders to its annual Top Forty list of the best reference sources for young adults.

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January 5, 2010

Milestone Documents of American Leaders awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Choice magazine has named Milestone Documents of American Leaders an Outstanding Academic Title. The award announcement is in the January 2010 issue of the magazine.

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December 11, 2009

Milestone Documents of American Leaders wins Booklist award

Booklist magazine has honored Milestone Documents of American Leaders with its Editor's Choice award for 2009. The award will be formally announced in the January 2010 issue of the magazine.

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October 14, 2009

Neil Schlager interviewed for "Bookmakers" feature by Booklist magazine

Mary Ellen Quinn of Booklist magazine has interviewed Neil Schlager for the magazine's "Bookmakers" feature. The interview appears in the October 15, 2009, edition of the magazine. In the article, Schlager discusses the origin of the company, the launching of its own reference imprint in 2007, and its evolving strategy to reach history students and educators wherever they are. The interview is available online.

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September 28, 2009

Schlager Group releases iPhone apps for history students, teachers, and buffs

Schlager Group has released its first set of history-themed apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Presidential Speeches is available in a Basic version ($.99) as well as a Pro version ($9.99). The Basic version includes the full texts of 90 critical presidential speeches in U.S. history along with glossaries that define difficult or unfamiliar words. The Pro version includes these same 90 speeches along with expert analysis and commentary on each speech from the Milestone Documents team of historians and scholars. Learn more.

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May 19, 2009

Milestone Documents in American History honored by Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association has named Milestone Documents in American History to its annual Top Forty list of the best selections for young adults. The selections were featured at a workshop in May 2009 and will be highlighted in the upcoming print publication Learning and Media.

 

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May 6, 2009

Schlager Group publishes Milestone Documents of American Leaders

Schlager Group has published Milestone Documents of American Leaders, a four-volume set that explores history through the words of the nation’s most influential leaders.  A companion to Schlager’s award-winning Milestone Documents in American Historydubbed “exceptional” by School Library Journal and “the premier reference work devoted to the subject” by American Reference Books Annual—American Leaders offers a unique biographical approach to the study of primary source documents. Read the full press release.

 

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March 16, 2009

Schlager Group donates material to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Schlager Group is donating $16,000 in digital and print history references to Project Learn in BGCD’s 14 locations in the city’s schools, neighborhoods and housing developments. Project Learn is an educational program aimed at helping BGCD youth and teens tackle core classes at school and, in particular, pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).   Schlager Group is donating digital and print sets of its acclaimed Milestone Documents series of library reference works, which help students and teachers explore and understand the original text of history’s most important speeches, laws and legal cases. Read the full press release.

 

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January 5, 2009

Who Is Inspiring Barack Obama?

President-elect Barack Obama often cites past presidents as a source of guidance and inspiration.  So from whose inaugural address is he taking cues as he prepares for his January 20th address?  Neil Schlager, publisher of the award-winning reference book Milestone Documents in American History and the soon-to-be-released Milestone Documents of American Leaders, says that while the obvious modern choice is John F. Kennedy's hope-filled 1963 address, we can expect to hear echoes from a variety of other great inaugural addresses. Read the full press release.

 

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January 2, 2009

Milestone Documents in American History wins two prestigious awards

Milestone Documents in American History, the inaugural publication from Schlager Group's Milestone Documents series, has received two prominent industry awards: an Outstanding Academic Title citation from Choice magazine and a Booklist Editor's Choice award. Both awards will be announced in the January 2009 issues of the respective journals.

 

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July 10, 2008

Review of Milestone Documents in American History: Doug's Student Reference Room

Doug Achterman of Doug's Student Reference Room has written a review of Milestone Documents in American History. His bottom line: "Highly recommended for high school and academic libraries." Read the full review.

 

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May 9, 2008

Schlager Group’s “Milestone Documents” series debuts with American History

Schlager Group has published Milestone Documents in American History, a four-volume set that explores the nation's most important documents and analyzes their historical impact. The set is being distributed by Salem Press and includes a free companion databasepart of Salem's new digital platform, Salem Historythat allows unlimited users to access the content in libraries and schools as well as from homes and dorm rooms. Read the full press release.

 

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February 26, 2008

Five Milestone Documents in Black American History

Black History Month is often a time for reflection on the contributions of individuals.  But according to Paul Finkelman, legal historian and editor in chief of Milestone Documents in American History (Schlager Group, 2008), if Americans want to truly feel the impact of African American history, they should study its written artifacts.  He says that reviewing the documents at the center of watershed events, with their unfiltered perspective, delivers the immediacy of the moment. So, before the month closes, here’s a starting point:  Finkelman has named five essential documents that show the pace of civil rights over the course of 100 pivotal years—a century of heartbreaks and victories.

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February 12, 2008

Five things you should know about the Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation is a tangible artifact of Abraham Lincoln’s role in black history. Baruch College historian Carl Rollyson says that the proclamation’s context and history reveal much not only about Lincoln’s priorities but also about his military mind at work. Rollyson analyzes the Emancipation Proclamation in Milestone Documents in American History (Schlager Group, 2008), where he notes that Lincoln used the proclamation as a military weapon, ensuring a win for the North, preservation of the Union, and abolition of slavery.

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Read the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation.

 

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December 3, 2007

Five things you should know about FDR's "Pearl Harbor" Speech

How would December 7—Pearl Harbor Day—be remembered without President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s powerful address to Congress on December 8, 1941? Historians see that speech as a turning point in American history, uniting the country in a patriotic surge of support for the “good war.” In fact, FDR’s address was chosen to be among the 134 works included in Milestone Documents in American History (Schlager Group, 2008), placing it among the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights in historic importance.

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Read the full text of Roosevelt's address.

 

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November 12, 2007

Schlager Group Chooses Salem for Print and Online Distribution

Schlager Group has chosen Salem Press as its worldwide distribution partner for the first five titles in its upcoming Milestone Documents series. The partnership launches with Salem’s distribution of Milestone Documents in American History in print. An online version, American Historypart of Salem Historywill be available as a free companion database. The database will allow unlimited users to access the content in libraries and schools as well as from homes and dorm rooms. Read the full press release.

 

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September 17, 2007

Schlager Group announces launch of new library reference imprint

Schlager Group, an editorial services company that provides a behind-the-scenes competitive advantage for some of the biggest names in reference publishing, is launching its own multiformat reference imprint with a new series that promises an innovative take on primary source documents. Sought after for its ability to create content that resonates with librarians and patrons, the organization will debut its Milestone Documents series in spring 2008 with Milestone Documents in American History. The four-volume set, which explores the nation's most important documents and analyzes their historical impact, is one of the first reference works to place primary sources in the starring role. Read the full press release.

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September 14, 2007

Five things you should know about the Constitution

Feeling sheepish about your knowledge of this foundation of American history? The editors of Milestone Documents in American History have gathered five essential facts that will give you a fresh appreciation of our Founding Fathers’ genius. Read the full press release.