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America through the Eyes of Its People, Volume 2

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9780321395764

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Pub. Date:
12/21/2005
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Summary

This collection of primary sources includes both classic and lesser-known documents describing the rich mosaic of American life from the pre-contact era to the present day. The sources, both public and private documents-ranging from letters, diary excerpts, stories, novels, to speeches, court cases, and government reports-tell the story of American history in the words of those who lived it.

Table of Contents

Chapter 14-To Heal the Nation's Wounds
1(18)
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865)
3(2)
Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
5(3)
A Sharecrop Contract (1882)
8(3)
Congressional Testimony on the Actions of the Ku Klux Klan (1872)
11(4)
The Civil Rights Cases (1883)
15(4)
Chapter 15-Expansion and Conflict in the West
19(20)
Helen Hunt Jackson, from A Century of Dishonor (1881)
21(4)
Black Elk, Account of the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)
25(3)
Frederick Jackson Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1893)
28(3)
The Omaha Platform of the Populist Party (1892)
31(3)
William Allen White, "What's the Matter with Kansas?" (1896)
34(5)
Chapter 16-Industrialization and Economic Growth
39(18)
Andrew Carnegie, from "The Gospel of Wealth" (1889)
41(3)
Russell Conwell, from Acres of Diamonds (1915)
44(3)
Edward Bellamy, from Looking Backward (1888)
47(3)
Terence V. Powderly, Preamble to the Constitution of the Knights of Labor (1878)
50(2)
Mother Jones, "The March of the Mill Children" (1903)
52(5)
Chapter 17-Divisions in the New South
57(16)
Henry Grady, "The New South" (1886)
59(3)
From Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
62(2)
Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)
64(2)
W.E.B. Du Bois, from "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others" (1903)
66(2)
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, from A Red Record (1895)
68(5)
Chapter 18-Huddled Masses
73(18)
John Spargo, from The Bitter Cry of Children (1906)
75(2)
Letters to the Jewish Daily Forward (1906-1907)
77(4)
Lee Chew, from Life of a Chinese Immigrant (1903)
81(3)
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
84(3)
The Secret Oath of the American Protective Association (1893)
87(4)
Chapter 19-City Life
91(14)
Charles Loring Brace, "The Life of the Street Rats" (1872)
93(2)
George Waring, Sanitary Conditions in New York (1897)
95(2)
Theodore Dreiser, from Sister Carrie (1900)
97(3)
William T. Riordon, from Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (1905)
100(2)
Richard K. Fox, from Coney Island Frolics (1883)
102(3)
Chapter 20-The American Flag Around the Globe
105(14)
Josiah Strong, from Our Country (1885)
107(3)
Albert Beveridge, "The March of the Flag" (1898)
110(2)
William Graham Sumner, from "On Empire and the Philippines" (1898)
112(2)
William McKinley, "Decision on the Philippines" (1900)
114(2)
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904)
116(3)
Chapter 21-Progressive Reform and Politics
119(16)
Ida M. Tarbell, from The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904)
121(4)
Theodore Roosevelt, from The New Nationalism (1910)
125(2)
Woodrow Wilson, from The New Freedom (1913)
127(2)
National American Woman Suffrage Association, Mother's Day Letter (1912)
129(2)
Jane Addams, from Twenty Years at Hull House (1910)
131(4)
Chapter 22-America in the Great War
135(18)
Boy Scouts of America, from "Boy Scouts Support the War Effort" (1917)
137(3)
Eugene V. Debs, Statement to the Court (1918)
140(3)
Newton D. Baker, "The Treatment of German-Americans" (1918)
143(2)
Eugene Kennedy, A "Doughboy" Describes the Fighting Front (1918)
145(3)
Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points (1918)
148(5)
Chapter 23-The New Decade
153(18)
A. Mitchell Palmer, "The Case Against the Reds" (1920)
155(2)
Comprehensive Immigration Law (1924)
157(3)
Calvin Coolidge, Honoring Charles Lindbergh (1927)
160(3)
Marcus Garvey, Aims and Objectives of the UNIA (1923)
163(4)
Margaret Sanger, The Need for Birth Control (1928)
167(4)
Chapter 24-Hard Times
171(18)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (1933)
173(4)
Jouett Shouse, American Liberty League (1934)
177(4)
Huey Long, "Share Our Wealth" (1935)
181(2)
Mrs. Henry Weddington, Letter to President Roosevelt (1938)
183(2)
Eleanor Roosevelt, from "My Day" Columns (1939)
185(4)
Chapter 25-World War II
189(20)
Albert Einstein, Letter to President Roosevelt (1939)
191(3)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms (1941)
194(3)
Charles A. Lindbergh, from Des Moines Speech (1941)
197(4)
A. Phillip Randolph, "Why Should We March?" (1942)
201(3)
Korematsu v. United States (1944)
204(5)
Chapter 26-The Cold War at Home and Abroad
209(16)
Harry S Truman, The Truman Doctrine (1947)
211(2)
George Marshall, The Marshall Plan (1947)
213(2)
Joseph R. McCarthy, from Speech Delivered to the Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia (1950)
215(2)
Margaret Chase Smith, from "Declaration of Conscience" (1950)
217(3)
Whittaker Chambers, from Foreword to Witness (1952)
220(5)
Chapter 27-Resurgence of the Civil Rights Movement
225(18)
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
227(3)
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)
230(2)
Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963)
232(5)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
237(3)
Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton, from Black Power (1967)
240(3)
Chapter 28-Cuba, Vietnam, and the Costs of Containment
243(18)
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address (1961)
245(2)
John F. Kennedy, Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
247(2)
The Tonkin Gulf Incident (1964)
249(3)
Kevin MacCauley, Oral History on the 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh
252(3)
Richard M. Nixon, Speech on Vietnamization Policy (1969)
255(6)
Chapter 29-Dreams of a Great Society
261(16)
Michael Harrington, from The Other America (1962)
263(3)
Lyndon Johnson, The War on Poverty (1964)
266(2)
Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)
268(2)
National Organization of Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)
270(3)
Curtis Sitcomer, "Harvest of Discontent" (1967)
273(4)
Chapter 30-Post-Sixties America
277(18)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
279(3)
House Judiciary Committee, Conclusion on Impeachment Resolutions (1974)
282(3)
Ronald Reagan, Speech to the House of Commons (1982)
285(2)
David E. Wildom, The Conscience of a Conservative Christian (1985)
287(3)
George H. W. Bush, Address to the Nation Announcing Allied Military Action in the Persian Gulf (1991)
290(5)
Chapter 31-Into the New Millennium
295(18)
Al Gore, from Earth in the Balance (1992)
297(3)
Articles of Impeachment against William Jefferson Clinton (1998)
300(4)
Owen Burdick, Witnessing the 9-11 Terrorist Attack in New York (2001)
304(3)
Barbara Lee, Speech in Opposition to Authorizing the U.S. War in Afghanistan (2001)
307(2)
Wayne Allard, Testifying in Favor of The Federal Marriage Amendment (2004)
309(4)
Credits 313


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