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America Firsthand, Volume Two : Readings from Reconstruction to the Present

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780312656416

ISBN10:
0312656416
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/5/2011
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Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

This distinctive, class-tested primary source reader tells America's story through the words and other creative expressions of the ordinary and extraordinary Americans who shaped it. Now featuring the contributions of new co-author John M. Giggie, an award-winning teacher and scholar from the University of Alabama, America Firsthandoffers a remarkable range of first-person perspectives that bring the past vividly to life from an African American minister's message of racial liberation, to the prison notes of suffragists, to a writer's recollections of Sputnik. "Points of View" sections provide varied vantage points on important topics, and "Visual Portfolios" draw students into interpreting the visual record. This carefully crafted, ready-to-go collection saves instructors time and effort in finding consistently engaging and informative sources.

Author Biography

Anthony Marcus is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. He has published widely on urban public policy, American legal history, African American history and culture, and economic and social development in America and abroad. His book, Where Have All the Homeless Gone: The Making and Unmaking of a Crisis looks at political discourses on poverty and public policy from the Great Depression to the Clinton era.

John M. Giggie is an Associate Professor of history at the University of Alabama. His published works include articles on nineteenth-century America, southern U.S. history, and U.S. religion, as well as his recently published books After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875–1915  and Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Urban Commercial Culture. His current research projects include African American religion and the Civil War; early blues music; and religion and the civil rights movement.
 
David Burner, late professor of history at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, wrote two books on John F. Kennedy, as well as books on Herbert Hoover, the 1960s, the Democratic Party in the 1920s, and a number of textbooks.

Table of Contents

VOLUME TWO
 
* = new to this edition
 
Introduction: Using Sources to Study the Past
 
PART ONE
After the Civil War: New South and New West
 
Points of View: The Battle of Little Bighorn (1876)
1.  She Walks with Her Shawl, and One Bull
 Victory at Greasy Grass
 2.  Charles DeRudio
 Witness to Custer’s Last Stand
 
3.  Felix Haywood et al.
 African Americans during Reconstruction
 
*4.  Ida B. Wells
 African American Protest
 
5.  Caleb G. Forshey and the Reverend James Sinclair
 White Southerners’ Reactions to Reconstruction
 
*6.  Unknown Photographer
  Picturing Violence
 
7. Grimes Family and Swindell Brothers
 Work under Sharecropper and Labor Contracts
 
8.  Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin)
 School Days of an Indian Girl
 
VISUAL PORTFOLIO: The Peopling of the West
 
PART TWO
The Gilded Age: Industrial Growth and Crisis
 
*Points of View: The Rise of Labor Unions
*9. The Knights of Labor
 Early Efforts at Labor Organizing
 *10.  Industrial Workers of the World
 Demanding a New Workplace
 
11. William Steinway
 Workers Prosper as Industry Grows
 
12. George Rice
 Losing Out to Standard Oil
 
*13.  Albert Parsons
 The Haymarket Riot  
  
*14.    The Omaha Platform
  Agrarian Protests 
 
15.  Pauline Newman et al.
 Conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company
 
VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Urban Industrial America
 
*PART THREE
A Society in Flux: Preparing for an American Century
 
*Points of View: Suppressing the “Dreadful Curse of Liquor”
*16. Carrie Nation
 Smashing the Evils of Alcohol
 *17.  Percy Andreae
 A Glimpse behind the Mask of Prohibition
 
*18. Letters from the Battle Front and the Home Front
 Debating War in the Philippines
 
19. Abraham Cahan
 A Bintel Brief
  
20. Emmett J. Scott et al.
 Letters from the Great Migration
 
*21. Lucy Burns and Alice Paul
 Prison Notes
 
22.  Kate Richards O’Hare et al.
 The Trial of Kate Richards O’Hare

PART FOUR
A New Society: Between the Wars
 
Points of View: The Scopes Trial (1925)
23.  William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow
 In Defense of the Bible
24.  H. L. Mencken
 An Odd Eulogy for William Jennings Bryan
 
25. Langston Hughes
 The Harlem Renaissance
 
26. Margaret Sanger
 My Fight for Birth Control
 
*27. Unknown Photographer
 Capitalizing on New Fears: The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
 
*28. Manuel Gamio
 Crossing Borders: Mexican Migrants and the Promise of America
 
29.  Morey Skaret
 On the Road during the Great Depression
 
30. Genora Dollinger
 Taking a Stand: The Sit-Down Strikes of the 1930s
 
*VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Advertising in the Interwar Years: The Marketing of Race

PART FIVE
“The American Century”: War, Affluence, and Uncertainty
 
Points of View: Building and Using an Atomic Bomb (1942–1945)
31.  J. Robert Oppenheimer
 To Build an Atomic Bomb
32.  Paul Tibbets and George Weller
 To Use an Atomic Bomb
 
33. Fanny Christina Hill
 Rosie the Riveter
 
34. Ben Yorita and Philip Hayasaka
 Memories of the Internment Camp
  
*35. Charles (Chuck) Yeager
  Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines
 
36.   Ring Lardner Jr.
 Blacklisted: The Post–World War II Red Scare
  
37.  Homeowners’ Guide and Images
 Levittown: Making America Suburban
 
*38. Homer Hickam
  The Sputnik Crisis: The Beep Heard ’Round the World
 
PART SIX
Awakenings: Authority and Liberty in the Modern Age
 
Points of View: The My Lai Massacre and Its Aftermath (1968–1970)
39.  Ronald L. Ridenhour et al.
 Disbelief and Corroboration 
40.  General Westmoreland, President Nixon et al.
 Cover-Up and Outcome
 
41. Kathie Sarachild
 Feminism and Consciousness-Raising
 
*42. Phyllis Schlafly
  The Limits of the Women’s Movement
 
43. Letters from Student Workers
 Mississippi Freedom Summer
 
44.  Pablo Guzmán
 The Young Lords
 
*45.  César Chávez
 Toward Mexican American Civil Rights
 
*46.  Robert Amsel
  Recalling the Stonewall Uprising
 
VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Protest Movements of the 1960s and 1970s 

*PART SEVEN
Between History and Tomorrow: Toward a New Century
 
*Points of View: Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina
*47. Scott Delacroix
  The Tragedy of Hurricane Katrina
*48. George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush
  A Visit with Hurricane Katrina Refugees
 
*49. Cathy Langston
  When PATCO Went on Strike
 
*VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Some Consequences of Reagonomics
 
50. Dennis W. Shepard
 Homophobia in the Heartland
 
*51. Jason Armagost
  The Costs and Meaning of War
 
52.  James Yee
 What Price Security? The View from Inside Gitmo
 
*53.  Geraldine Ferraro and Jesse Jackson
  Electing the Unexpected: Reflections on Barack Obama’s Historic Campaign
 
*54. Tom Bennett
 Aid for a Long-Suffering Environment


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