Brief, flexible, and economical, this Penguin Academics anthology presents classic and contemporary arguments on landmark issues in American life: the environment, education, censorship, civil disobedience, the struggle for liberation, and immigration and assimilation. Argument in America offers multi-sided dialogues on timeless issues fundamental to American culture and civic identity. The book introduces students to an historical dimension as well as contemporary perspectives from a wide range of authors writing in many genres: essays, speeches, poems, stories, and visual arguments. The final section of the anthology, Arguments on Argument, features several selections on the nature of argument itself. Helpful but unobtrusive editorial apparatus includes a brief general introduction, introductions to the seven sections, discussion questions, and headnotes for the selections, many of which explain how the selection contributes to the argumentative issue at hand.Jack Selzer is the author of 'Argument in America: Essential Issues, Essential Texts (Penguin Academics Series)', published 2003 under ISBN 9780321172785 and ISBN 0321172787.