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America Through the Eyes of Its People : Primary Sources in American History,9780673977380

America Through the Eyes of Its People : Primary Sources in American History

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9780673977380

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0673977382
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Pub. Date:
1/1/1997
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Longman
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Contact and Colonization
1(12)
Letter to Luis de Sant' Angel (1493)
2(3)
Christopher Columbus
``Indians of the Rio Grande'' (1528-1536)
5(3)
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
``Of the Island of Hispaniola'' (1542)
8(1)
Bartolome de Las Casas
First Letters Patent Granted to John Cabot and His Sons (1496)
9(1)
Henry VII
England's Treasure by Foreign Trade (1664)
10(3)
Thomas Mun
Dreams and Realities in the Colonies
13(14)
``The Starving Time'' (1624)
15(1)
John Smith
The Laws of Virginia (1610-1611)
16(3)
The Declaration (1676)
19(2)
Bacon's Rebellion
``A Model of Christian Charity'' (1630)
21(2)
John Winthrop
Before the Birth of One of Her Children (c. 1650)
23(1)
Anne Bradstreet
The Examination and Confession of Ann Foster at Salem Village (1692)
24(2)
``Model of Government'' (1681)
26(1)
William Penn
Indentured Servants and Slaves
27(14)
The Laws of Virginia (1662, 1691, 1705)
28(1)
The Passage of Indentured Servants (1750)
29(3)
Gottlieb Mittelberger
Letter to His Parents (1623)
32(1)
Richard Frethorne
Letter to Her Father (1756)
33(1)
Elizabeth Springs
The Middle Passage (1788)
34(3)
Olaudah Equiano
The African Slave Trade (1788)
37(4)
Alexander Falconbridge
Uniquely American
41(8)
Diary (1709)
42(1)
William Byrd II
Letters from an American Farmer (1782)
43(1)
Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crevecoeur
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1771)
44(2)
Benjamin Franklin
``Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'' (1741)
46(1)
Jonathan Edwards
``Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion in New England'' (1742)
47(2)
Jonathan Edwards
What Price Freedom?
49(14)
Testimony Against the Stamp Act (1766)
50(3)
Benjamin Franklin
Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1768)
53(2)
John Dickinson
Address of the Inhabitants of Anson County to Governor Martin (1774)
55(1)
``Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death'' (1775)
56(2)
Patrick Henry
Letters; Abigail Adams, Letter to Mercy Otis Warren (1776)
58(2)
Abigail Adams
John Adams
Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1791)
60(3)
Benjamin Banneker
Forming the Young Republic
63(14)
The Newburg Address (1783)
65(2)
George Washington
Letters of Generals William Shepard and Benjamin Lincoln to Governor James Bowdoin of Massachusetts (1787)
67(2)
Shays's Rebellion
The Virginia, or Randolph, Plan (1787)
69(3)
Federalist Paper #10 (1788)
72(3)
Publius (James Madison)
Valedictory Oration (1792)
75(1)
Molly Wallace
Petition for Access to Education (1787)
76(1)
Settling the Government
77(14)
Farewell Address (1796)
79(2)
George Washington
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
81(1)
Martin v. Hunter's Lessee (1816)
82(1)
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
83(2)
Journal (1805)
85(2)
Meriwether Lewis
The Monroe Doctrine and a Reaction (1823)
87(4)
Jacksonian Expansion and Egalitarianism
91(16)
First Annual Message to Congress (1829)
93(1)
Andrew Jackson
``Memorial of the Cherokee Nation'' (1830)
94(2)
Advice to Politicians (1833)
96(1)
Davy Crockett
A Trip to Texas (1828)
97(2)
Jose Maria Sanchez
The Harbinger, Female Workers of Lowell (1836)
99(2)
Letters Home (1845, 1846)
101(2)
Mary Paul
Resolutions of the Boston Carpenters' Strike (1845)
103(4)
The Ferment of Reform
107(16)
``Religious Revival'' (1835)
109(2)
Charles Finney
A Letter from Brook Farm (1841)
111(2)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Report of the Massachusetts Board of Education (1848)
113(1)
Horace Mann
The Liberator (1831)
114(1)
William Lloyd Garrison
Independence Day Speech (1852)
115(3)
Frederick Douglass
``The Blessings of Slavery'' (1857)
118(2)
George Fitzhugh
Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
120(3)
Elizabeth Cody Stanton
Living in and Rebelling Against Antebellum America
123(10)
Letters to George Wilson (1823)
125(1)
Joshua
Sally Wilson
Letter to Mary Matilda Norcom (1846)
126(1)
Ja Norcom
State v. Boon (1801)
127(2)
Confession (1831)
129(2)
Nat Turner
Narratives of Escaped Slaves (1855)
131(2)
Benjamin Drew
Manifest Destiny and Its Consequences
133(10)
``The Great Nation of Futurity'' (1845)
134(2)
John L. O'Sullivan
Against the Mexican War (1847)
136(2)
Thomas Corwin
Journal (1847-1850)
138(2)
Elizabeth Dixon Smith Greer
Chief Seattle, Oration (1854)
140(3)
Road to War
143(8)
Proposal to Preserve the Union (1850)
145(2)
John C. Calhoun
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
147(1)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
148(2)
``A House Divided'' (1858)
150(1)
Abraham Lincoln
The World Turned Upside Down
151(10)
Letter to President Lincoln (1863)
153(1)
James Henry Gooding
Reminiscences of an Army Laundress (1902)
154(2)
Susie King Taylor
Medical Life at the Battlefield (1862)
156(2)
Clara Barton
Diary (1862)
158(1)
Lucy Breckinridge
Gettysburg Address (1863)
159(2)
Abraham Lincoln
The Heal the Nation's Wounds
161(10)
Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
163(2)
A Sharecrop Contract (1882)
165(2)
The Fourteenth Amendment (1868)
167(1)
The Victims of the Ku Klux Klan (1935)
168(3)
Expansion and Conflict in the West
171(16)
A Century of Dishonor (1881)
173(3)
Helen Hunt Jackson
Account of the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)
176(2)
Black Elk
Report on Wounded Knee Massacre and the Decrease in Indian Land Acreage (1891)
178(1)
Benjamin Harrison
``The Significance of the Frontier in American History'' (1893)
179(2)
Frederick Jackson Turner
Giants in the Earth (1927)
181(2)
O. E. Rolvaag
The Omaha Platform of the Populist Party (1892)
183(4)
The Wealth of a Nation
187(12)
``The Gospel of Wealth'' (1889)
188(2)
Andrew Carnegie
The Gilded Age (1873)
190(2)
Mark Twain
Looking Backward (1888)
192(2)
Edward Bellamy
``The March of the Mill Children'' (1903)
194(5)
Mother Jones
Divisions in the New South
199(10)
From Plessy vs Ferguson (1896)
200(1)
Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)
201(2)
Booker T. Washington
``Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others'' (1903)
203(2)
W. E. B. Du Bois
A Red Record (1895)
205(4)
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Huddled Masses
209(10)
The Bitter Cry of Children (1906)
210(2)
John Spargo
Letters to the Jewish Daily Forward (1906-1907)
212(3)
Life of a Chinese Immigrant (1903)
215(2)
Lee Chew
The Secret Oath of the American Protective Association (1893)
217(2)
City Life
219(10)
``The Life of the Street Rats'' (1872)
220(2)
Charles Loring Brace
Sanitary Conditions in New York (1897)
222(1)
George Waring
The Shame of the Cities (1904)
223(2)
Lincoln Steffens
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (1905)
225(1)
William T. Riordon
Coney Island Frolics (1883)
226(3)
Richard K. Fox
The American Flag Around the Globe
229(10)
Our Country (1885)
230(2)
Josiah Strong
``The March of the Flag'' (1898)
232(2)
Albert Beveridge
``On Empire and the Philippines'' (1898)
234(1)
William Graham Summer
``Incident in the Philippines'' (1924)
235(2)
Mark Twain
``Decision on the Philippines'' (1900)
237(2)
William McKinley
Reforming the American Nation
239(6)
The New Nationalism (1910)
240(1)
Theodore Roosevelt
The New Freedom (1913)
241(2)
Woodrow Wilson
``Ballot Necessary for Women'' (1906)
243(1)
Jane Addams
National American Woman Suffrage Association, Mother's Day Letter (1912)
243(2)
America at War
245(12)
Boy Scouts of America, from ``Boy Scouts Support the War Effort'' (1917)
246(2)
``The Treatment of German-Americans'' (1918)
248(1)
Newton D. Baker
A ``Doughboy'' Describes the Fighting Front (1918)
249(2)
Eugene Kennedy
``Address of Welcome to the Men Who Have Returned from the Battlefront'' (1919)
251(2)
F. J. Grimke
The Fourteen Points (1918)
253(4)
Woodrow Wilson
The New Decade
257(10)
Comprehensive Immigration Law (1924)
259(2)
Court Statement (1927)
261(1)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
``Feminist: New Style'' (1927)
262(2)
Dorothy Dunbar Bromley
Advertisements (1925, 1927)
264(3)
Hard Times
267(12)
First Inaugural Address (1932)
268(4)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
``Share Our Wealth'' (1935)
272(1)
Huey Long
``A Third Party'' (1936)
273(2)
Father Charles E. Coughlin
Letter to President Roosevelt (1938)
275(1)
Mrs. Henry Weddington
Hard Times (1986)
276(3)
Studs Terkel
Peace and War
279(12)
Letter to President Roosevelt (1939)
280(2)
Albert Einstein
The Four Freedoms (1941)
282(2)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
``The Black Woman Has Worked All Of Her Life'' (1979)
284(2)
Fanny Christina Hill
A Woman Remembers the War (1984)
286(2)
Memories of the Internment Camp (1981)
288(3)
Ben Yorita
The Cold War at Home and Abroad
291(10)
The Truman Doctrine (1947)
293(1)
Harry S Truman
The Marshall Plan (1947)
294(1)
George Marshall
Testimony Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947)
295(3)
Ronald Reagan
Speech Delivered to the Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia (1950)
298(3)
Joseph R. McCarthy
Liberty for All
301(14)
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
303(2)
The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)
305(2)
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Statement of Purpose (1960)
307(1)
``I Have a Dream'' (1963)
308(1)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Address at the March on Washington (1963)
309(2)
John Lewis
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
311(1)
Black Power (1967)
312(3)
Stokely Carmichael
Charles Hamilton
Cuba, Vietnam, and the Crisis of Authority
315(14)
Decision Not to Intervene at Dien Bien Phu (1954)
317(2)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Cuban Missile Address (1962)
319(1)
John F. Kennedy
Transcript of Ecomm Meeting (1962)
320(3)
The Tonkin Gulf Incident (1964)
323(2)
Letter to Colonel Holmes (1969)
325(4)
Bill Clinton
Dreams of a Great Society
329(14)
Inaugural Address (1961)
330(3)
John F. Kennedy
The War on Poverty (1964)
333(1)
Lyndon Johnson
Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)
334(1)
National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)
335(3)
``Harvest of Discontent'' (1967)
338(5)
Curtis Sitcomer
The End of the American Century
343(2)
House Judiciary Committee, Conclusion on Impeachment Resolution (1974)
345(3)
The ``Malaise'' Speech (1979)
348(1)
Jimmy Carter
Speech to the House of Commons (1982)
349(2)
Ronald Reagan
The Conscience of a Conservative Christian (1985)
351(2)
David Wildom
Address to the Nation Announcing Allied Military Action in the Persian Gulf (1991)
353
George Bush


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