9781319062095

The American Promise, Volume 2 A History of the United States

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  • Copyright: 2016-12-09
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Summary

The American Promise has long been a course favorite. Students value The American Promise for its readability, clear chronology, and lively voices of ordinary Americans, while instructors rely upon the rich content, the many documents and features, and the overall support for teaching their class their way. The American Promise provides superior formats for every use—the print book allows for a seamless reading experience while LaunchPad  provides the right space for active learning assignments and dynamic course management tools that measure and analyze student progress. LaunchPad comes with a wealth of primary sources and special critical thinking activities to help students progress toward achieving learning outcomes; LearningCurve, the adaptive learning tool that students love to use to test their understanding of the text and instructors love to assign to prepare students for class; and a suite of instructor resources from videos to test banks that make teaching simpler and more effective.

Author Biography

James L. Roark (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of American History at Emory University. In 1993, he received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2001–2002 he was Pitt Professor of American Institutions at Cambridge University. He has written Masters without Slaves: Southern Planters in the Civil War and Reconstruction and coauthored Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South with Michael P. Johnson. Michael P. Johnson (Ph.D., Stanford University) is professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. His publications include Toward a Patriarchal Republic: The Secession of Georgia; Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: Selected Speeches and Writings; and Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents, the documents reader for The American Promise. He has also coedited No Chariot Let Down: Charleston’s Free People of Color on the Eve of the Civil War with James L. Roark.

Patricia Cline Cohen (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005–2006. She has written A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America and The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York, and she has coauthored The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York. Sarah Stage (Ph.D., Yale University) has taught U.S. history at Williams College and the University of California, Riverside, and she was visiting professor at Beijing University and Szechuan University. Currently she is professor of Women’s Studies at Arizona State University. Her books include Female Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the Business of Women’s Medicine and Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession.

Susan M. Hartmann (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University. In 1995 she won the university's Exemplary Faculty Award in the College of Humanities. Her publications include Truman and the 80th Congress; The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s; From Margin to Mainstream: American Women and Politics since 1960; and The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment.

Table of Contents

Please Note: The Combined Volume includes all chapters. Volume 1 includes Chapters 1-16 and Volume 2 includes Chapters 16-31.

NOTE: LaunchPad material that does not appear in the print book – including guided reading exercises, source feature quizzes, LearningCurve adaptive quizzes, summative quizzes, and all of the documents from the companion reader Reading the American Past – has been labeled on this table of contents as shown. Each chapter in LaunchPad also comes with a wealth of additional documents, videos, key terms flashcards, map quizzes, timeline activities, and much more, all of which can be easily integrated and assigned.

Preface

Versions and Supplements

Maps, Figures, and Tables

Special Features

Chapter 16 Summative Quiz LaunchPad

Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 16

Document 16-1:
Carl Schurz Reports on the Condition of the Defeated South: Report on the Condition of the South, 1865

Quiz for Document 16-1: Carl Schurz Reports on the Condition of the Defeated South: Report on the Condition of the South, 1865 LaunchPad

Document 16-2: Black Codes Enacted in the South: Mississippi Black Code, November 1865

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Document 16-3: Former Slaves Seek to Reunite Their Families: Advertisements from the Christian Recorder, 1865-1870

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Document 16-4: Planter Louis Manigault Visits His Plantations and Former Slaves, 1867: Louis Manigault, "A Narrative of a Post-Civil War Visit to Gowrie and East Hermitage Plantations," March 22, 1867

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Document 16-5: Klan Violence against Blacks: Elias Hill, Testimony before Congressional Committee Investigating the Ku Klux Klan, 1871

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

17. The Contested West, 1865–1900

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: Frederick Jackson Turner delivers his "frontier thesis"

Conquest and Empire in the West

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS:
"Imperialism, Colonialism, and the Treatment of the Sioux and the Zulu"

Quiz for Beyond America’s Borders     LaunchPad

Indian Removal and the Reservation System

The Decimation of the Great Bison Herds

Indian Wars and the Collapse of Comanchería

The Fight for the Black Hills

Forced Assimilation and Indian Resistance

Indian Schools and the War on Indian Culture

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Custer’s Last Stand"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

The Dawes Act and Indian Land Allotment

Indian Resistance and Survival

Mining the West

Life on the Comstock Lode

The Diverse Peoples of the West

Land Fever

Moving West: Homesteaders and Speculators

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS:  "Did Westerners Really Build It All by Themselves?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

Tenants, Sharecroppers, and Migrants

Commercial Farming and Industrial Cowboy

Territorial Government

Conclusion: The West in the Gilded Age

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 17 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 17

Document 17-1:
Pun Chi Appeals to Congress in Behalf of Chinese Immigrants in California: A Remonstrance from the Chinese in California, ca. 1870

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Document 17-2: Mattie Oblinger Describes Life on a Nebraska Homestead: Mattie V. Oblinger to George W. Thomas, Grizzie B. Thomas, and Wheeler Thomas Family, June 16, 1873

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Document 17-3: Texas Rangers on the Mexican Border: N. A. Jennings, A Texas Ranger, 1875

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Document 17-4: In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat Describes White Encroachment: Chief Joseph, Speech to a White Audience, 1879

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Document 17-5: A Plea to "Citizenize" Indians: Richard Pratt, "Kill the Indian ... and save the man," 1892

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

18. Railroads, Business, and Politics in the Gilded Age, 1865–1900

Guided Reading Exercise 
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Opening Vignette: Mark Twain and the Gilded Age

Railroads and the Rise of New Industries

Railroads: America’s First Big Business

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "Charles Crocker, the Big Four, and the Race for Riches"

Quiz for Experiencing the American Promise     LaunchPad

Andrew Carnegie, Steel, and Vertical Integration

John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil, and the Trust

New Inventions: The Telephone and the Telegraph

From Competition to Consolidation

J. P. Morgan and Finance Capitalism

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "Social Darwinism: Did Wealthy Industrialists Practice What They Preached?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

Social Darwinism, Laissez-Faire, and the Supreme Court

Politics and Culture

Political Participation and Party Loyalty

Sectionalism and the New South

Gender, Race, and Politics

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Ida B. Wells and Her Campaign to Stop Lynching"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

Women’s Activism

Presidential Politics

Corruption and Party Strife

Garfield’s Assassination and Civil Service Reform

Reform and Scandal: The Campaign of 1884

Economic Issues and Party Realignment

The Tariff and the Politics of Protection

Railroads, Trusts, and the Federal Government

The Fight for Free Silver

Panic and Depression

Conclusion: Business Dominates an Era

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 18 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 18

Document 18-1:
Marshall Kirkman Likens Railroad Corporations to Armies: Marshall M. Kirkman, "The Railway Army," 1894

Quiz for Document 18-1: Marshall Kirkman Likens Railroad Corporations to Armies: Marshall M. Kirkman, "The Railway Army," 1894 LaunchPad

Document 18-2: William Graham Sumner on Social Obligations: What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 1883

Quiz for Document 18-2: William Graham Sumner on Social Obligations: What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 1883 LaunchPad

Document 18-3: Henry Demarest Lloyd Attacks Monopolies: Wealth against Commonwealth, 1894

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Document 18-4: Andrew Carnegie Explains the Gospel of Wealth: Wealth, 1889

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Document 18-5: Henry George Explains Why Poverty Is a Crime: An Analysis of the Crime of Poverty, 1885

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

19. The City and Its Workers, 1870–1900

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: Workers build the Brooklyn Bridge

The Rise of the City

The Urban Explosion: A Global Migration

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS : "What Happened to Urban Workers’ Standard of Living during the Gilded Age?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

Racism and the Cry for Immigration Restriction

The Social Geography of the City

At Work in Industrial America

America’s Diverse Workers

The Family Economy: Women and Children

White-Collar Workers: Managers, "Typewriters," and Salesclerks

Workers Organize

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

The Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "The Songs of the Knights of Labor

Haymarket and the Specter of Labor Radicalism"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

At Home and at Play

Domesticity and "Domestics"

Cheap Amusements

City Growth and City Government

Building Cities of Stone and Steel

City Government and the "Bosses"

White City or City of Sin?

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: "The World’s Columbian Exposition and Nineteenth-Century World’s Fairs"

Quiz for Beyond America’s Borders     LaunchPad

Conclusion: Who Built the Cities?

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 19 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 19

Document 19-1:
A Textile Worker Explains the Labor Market: Thomas O'Donnell, Testimony before a U.S. Senate Committee, 1885

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Document 19-2: Domestic Servants on Household Work: Interviews with Journalist Helen Campbell, 1880s

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Document 19-3: Jacob Riis Describes Abandoned Babies in New York City's Slums: Waifs of New York City's Slums, 1890

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Document 19-4:
Walter Wyckoff Listens to Revolutionary Workers in Chicago: Walter A. Wyckoff, "Among the Revolutionaries," 1898

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

20. Dissent, Depression, and War, 1890–1900

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: Frances Willard participates in the creation of the Populist Party in 1892

The Farmers Unite

The Farmers’ Alliance

The Populist Movement

The Labor Wars

The Homestead Lockout

The Cripple Creek Miners’ Strike of 1894

Eugene V. Debs and the Pullman Strike

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "The Press and the Pullman Strike: Framing Class Conflict"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

Women’s Activism

Frances Willard and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and the Movement for Woman Suffrage

Depression Politics

Coxey’s Army

The People’s Party and the Election of 1896

The United States and the World

Markets and Missionaries

The Monroe Doctrine and the Open Door Policy

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: "Regime Change in Hawai’I"

Quiz for Beyond America’s Borders     LaunchPad

"A Splendid Little War"

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "Did Terrorists Sink the Maine?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

The Debate over American Imperialism

Conclusion: Rallying around the Flag

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 20 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 20

Document 20-1:
Mary Elizabeth Lease Reports on Women in the Farmers' Alliance: Mary Elizabeth Lease, "Women in the Farmers' Alliance," 1891

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Document 20-2: White Supremacy in Wilmington, North Carolina: Gunner Jesse Blake, Narrative of the Wilmington "Rebellion" of 1898

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Document 20-3: Pinkertons Defeated at Homestead: Pinkerton Guard Testimony, 1893

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Document 20-4: Conflicting Views about Labor Unions: N. F. Thompson, Testimony before the Industrial Commission on the Relations and Conditions of Capital and Labor, 1900 and Samuel Gompers, Letter to the American Federationist, 1894

Quiz for Document 20-4: Conflicting Views about Labor Unions: N. F. Thompson, Testimony before the Industrial Commission on the Relations and Conditions of Capital and Labor, 1900 and Samuel Gompers, Letter to the American Federationist, 1894 LaunchPad

Document 20-5: Emilio Aguinaldo Criticizes American Imperialism in the Philippines: Case against the United States, 1899

Quiz for Document 20-5: Emilio Aguinaldo Criticizes American Imperialism in the Philippines: Case against the United States, 1899 LaunchPad

COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

21. Progressivism from the Grass Roots to the White House, 1890–1916

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: Jane Addams founds Hull House

Grassroots Progressivism

Civilizing the City

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "Making the Workplace Safer: Alice Hamilton Explores the Dangerous Trades"

Quiz for Experiencing the American Promise     LaunchPad

Progressives and the Working Class

Progressivism: Theory and Practice

Reform Darwinism and Social Engineering

Progressive Government: City and State

Progressivism Finds a President: Theodore Roosevelt

The Square Deal

Roosevelt the Reformer

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "The Flash and the Birth of Photojournalism"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

Roosevelt and Conservation

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "Progressives and Conservation: Should Hetch Hetchy Be Dammed or Saved?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

The Big Stick

The Troubled Presidency of William Howard Taft

Woodrow Wilson and Progressivism at High Tide

Progressive Insurgency and the Election of 1912

Wilson’s Reforms: Tariff, Banking, and the Trusts

Wilson, Reluctant Progressive

The Limits of Progressive Reform

Radical Alternatives

Progressivism for White Men Only

Conclusion: The Transformation of the Liberal State

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 21 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 21

Document 21-1:
Jane Addams on Settlement Houses: The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements, 1892

Quiz for Document 21-1: Jane Addams on Settlement Houses: The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements, 1892 LaunchPad

Document 21-2: A Sociologist Studies Working-Class Saloons in Chicago: Royal Melendy, Ethical Substitutes for the Saloon, 1900

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Document 21-3: Mother Jones on the Futility of Class Harmony: Letter to Mrs. Potter Palmer, January 12, 1907

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Document 21-4: Marie Jenney Howe Parodies the Opposition to Women's Suffrage: Marie Jenney Howe, An Anti-Suffrage Monologue, 1913

Quiz for Document 21-4: Marie Jenney Howe Parodies the Opposition to Women's Suffrage: Marie Jenney Howe, An Anti-Suffrage Monologue, 1913  LaunchPad

Document 21-5: Booker T. Washington on Racial Accommodation: The Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895

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Document 21-6: W. E. B. Du Bois on Racial Equality: Booker T. Washington and Others, 1903

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

22. World War I: The Progressive Crusade at Home and Abroad, 1914–1920

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: Doughboy George "Brownie" Browne sees combat on the front lines in France

Woodrow Wilson and the World

Taming the Americas

The European Crisis

The Ordeal of American Neutrality

The United States Enters the War

"Over There"

The Call to Arms

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "What Did African Americans Want from WWI and What Did They Get?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

The War in France

The Crusade for Democracy at Home

The Progressive Stake in the War

Women, War, and the Battle for Suffrage

ANALIZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "The Final Push for Woman Suffrage"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

Rally around the Flag — or Else

A Compromised Peace

Wilson’s Fourteen Points

The Paris Peace Conference

The Fight for the Treaty

Democracy at Risk

Economic Hardship and Labor Upheaval

The Red Scare

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: "Bolshevism"

Quiz for Beyond America’s Borders     LaunchPad

The Great Migrations of African Americans and Mexicans

Postwar Politics and the Election of 1920

Conclusion: Troubled Crusade

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 22 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 22

Document 22-1:
The North American Review Considers War a Blessing, Not a Curse: "For Freedom and Democracy," The North American Review, April 1917

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Document 22-2: Eugene V. Debs Attacks Capitalist Warmongers: Speech Delivered in Canton, Ohio, June 16, 191

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Document 22-3: A Doughboy's Letter from the Front: Anonymous Soldier, Letter to Elmer J. Sutters, 1918

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Document 22-4: Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer Defends America from Communists: The Case against the "Reds," 1920

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Document 22-5: An African American Responds to the Chicago Race Riot: Stanley B. Norvell, Letter to Victor F. Lawson, 1919

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

23. From New Era to Great Depression, 1920–1932

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: Henry Ford puts America on wheels

The New Era

A Business Government

Promoting Prosperity and Peace Abroad

Automobiles, Mass Production, and Assembly-Line Progress

Consumer Culture

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Advertising in a Consumer Age

The Roaring Twenties"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

Prohibition

The New Woman

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "Was There a Sexual Revolution in the 1920s?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

The New Negro

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "The Quest for Home Ownership in Segregated Detroit"

Quiz for Experiencing the American Promise     LaunchPad

Entertainment for the Masses

The Lost Generation

Resistance to Change

Rejecting the Undesirables

The Rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan

The Scopes Trial

Al Smith and the Election of 1928

The Great Crash

Herbert Hoover: The Great Engineer

The Distorted Economy

The Crash of 1929

Hoover and the Limits of Individualism

Life in the Depression

The Human Toll

Denial and Escape

Working-Class Militancy

Conclusion: Dazzle and Despair

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 23 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 23

Document 23-1:
Edward Earle Purinton Celebrates American Business as the Salvation of the World: Edward Earle Purinton, "Big Ideas From Big Business: Try Them Out for Yourself," The Independent, April 16, 1921

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Document 23-2: Reinhold Niebuhr on Christianity in Detroit: Diary Entries, 1925-1928

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Document 23-3: The Ku Klux Klan Defends Americanism: Hiram W. Evans, The Klan's Fight for Americanism, 1926

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Document 23-4: Mothers Seek Freedom from Unwanted Pregnancies: Margaret Sanger, Motherhood in Bondage, 1928

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Document 23-5: Marcus Garvey Explains the Goals of the Universal Negro Improvement Association: The Negro's Greatest Enemy, 1923

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

24. The New Deal Experiment, 1932–1939

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: "Migrant Mother" Florence Owens struggles to survive in the Great Depression

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Patrician in Government

The Making of a Politician

The Election of 1932

Launching the New Deal

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "
How Did the New Deal Contribute to National Defense?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

The New Dealers

Banking and Finance Reform

Relief and Conservation Programs

Agricultural Initiatives

Industrial Recovery

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "Textile Workers Strike for Better Wages and Working Conditions"

Quiz for Experiencing the American Promise     LaunchPad

Challenges to the New Deal

Resistance to Business Reform

Casualties in the Countryside

Politics on the Fringes

Toward a Welfare State

Relief for the Unemployed

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Americans Encounter the New Deal"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

Empowering Labor

Social Security and Tax Reform

Neglected Americans and the New Deal

The New Deal from Victory to Deadlock

The Election of 1936

Court Packing

Reaction and Recession

The Last of the New Deal Reforms

Conclusion: Achievements and Limitations of the New Deal

LearningCurve 
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Chapter Review

Chapter 24 Summative Quiz 
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Documents from Reading the American Past, Chapter 24

Document 24-1:
Martha Gellhorn Reports on Conditions in North Carolina in 1934: Martha Gellhorn to Harry Hopkins, November 11, 1934

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Document 24-2: Working People's Letters to New Dealers: Letter to Frances Perkins, January 27, 1935; Letter to Frances Perkins, March 29, 1935; Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 23, 1936; Letter to Frances Perkins, July 27, 1937; and Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 27, 1939

Quiz for Document 24-2: Working People's Letters to New Dealers: Letter to Frances Perkins, January 27, 1935; Letter to Frances Perkins, March 29, 1935; Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 23, 1936; Letter to Frances Perkins, July 27, 1937; and Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 27, 1939 LaunchPad

Document 24-3: Huey Long Proposes Redistribution of Wealth: Speech to Members of the Share Our Wealth Society, 1935

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Document 24-4: A Mexican American Farmworker Describes the Importance of Sticking Together: Jose Flores, Interview, Farm Security Administration Migrant Labor Camp, El Rio, California, 1941

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Document 24-5: Conservatives Criticize the New Deal: Herbert Hoover, Anti-New Deal Campaign Speech, 1936 and Minnie Hardin, Letter to Eleanor Roosevelt, December 14, 1937

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COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS

25. The United States and the Second World War, 1939–1945

Guided Reading Exercise LaunchPad

Opening Vignette: Colonel Paul Tibbets drops the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

Peacetime Dilemmas

Roosevelt and Reluctant Isolation

The Good Neighbor Policy

The Price of Noninvolvement

The Onset of War

Nazi Aggression and War in Europe

From Neutrality to the Arsenal of Democracy

Japan Attacks America

Mobilizing for War

Home-Front Security

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Japanese Internment"

Quiz for Analyzing Historical Evidence     LaunchPad

Building a Citizen Army

Conversion to a War Economy

Fighting Back

Turning the Tide in the Pacific

The Campaign in Europe

The Wartime Home Front

Women and Families, Guns and Butter

The Double V Campaign

Wartime Politics and the 1944 Election

Reaction to the Holocaust

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: "Nazi Anti-Semitism and the Atomic Bomb"

Quiz for Beyond America’s Borders     LaunchPad

Toward Unconditional Surrender

From Bombing Raids to Berlin

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "Why Did the Allies Win World War II?"

Quiz for Making Historical Arguments     LaunchPad

The Defeat of Japan

Atomic Warfare

Conclusion: Allied Victory and America’s Emergence as a Superpower

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Document 25-1:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Requests Declaration of War on Japan: Speech to Congress, December 8, 1941
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Document 25-2: A Japanese American War Hero Recalls Pearl Harbor: Grant Hirabayashi, Oral History, 1999
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Document 25-3: The Holocaust: A Journalist Reports on Nazi Massacres of Jews: Varian Fry, The Massacre of the Jews, December 21, 1942
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Document 25-4: Soldiers Send Messages Home: Sergeant Irving Strobing, Radio Address from Corregidor, Philippines, May 5 or 6, 1942; John Conroy, Letter, December 24, 1942; Allen Spach, Letter, February 1943; James McMahon, Letter, March 10, 1944; and David Mark Olds, Letter, July 12, 1945

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Document 25-5: Rosies the Riveters Recall Working in War Industries: Rosie the Riveter Memoirs
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26. Cold War Politics in the Truman Years, 1945–1953

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Opening Vignette: Helen Gahagan Douglas, congresswoman and loyal Truman ally, supports the Marshall Plan, the creation of NATO, and the war in Korea

From the Grand Alliance to Containment

The Cold War Begins

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "The Emerging Cold War"

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The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "Why did the United States Launch the European Recovery Program?"

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Building a National Security State

Superpower Rivalry around the Globe

Truman and the Fair Deal at Home

Reconverting to a Peacetime Economy

Blacks and Mexican Americans Push for Their Civil Rights

The Fair Deal Flounders

The Domestic Chill: McCarthyism

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "An Immigrant Scientist Encounters the Anti-Communist Crusade"

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The Cold War Becomes Hot: Korea

Korea and the Military Implementation of Containment

From Containment to Rollback to Containment

Korea, Communism, and the 1952 Election

An Armistice and the War’s Costs

Conclusion: The Cold War’s Costs and Consequences

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Document 26-1:
General Marshall Summarizes the Lessons of World War II: For the Common Defense, 1945
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Document 26-2: George F. Kennan Outlines Containment: The Long Telegram, February 22, 1946
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Document 26-3: Cold War Blueprint: NSC-68: U.S. Objectives and Programs for National Security, 1950
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Document 26-4: Senator Joseph McCarthy Hunts Communists: Speech Delivered in Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950
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Document 26-5: Donald M. Griffith Recalls Combat in the Korean War: Donald M. Griffith Interview, 2003
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27. The Politics and Culture of Abundance, 1952–1960

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Opening Vignette: Vice President Richard Nixon debates Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev

Eisenhower and the Politics of the "Middle Way"

Modern Republicanism

Termination and Relocation of Native Americans

The 1956 Election and the Second Term

Liberation Rhetoric and the Practice of Containment

The "New Look" in Foreign Policy

Applying Containment to Vietnam

Interventions in Latin America and the Middle East

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "Operation Pedro: Young Political refugees Take Flight"

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The Nuclear Arms Race

New Work and Living Patterns in an Economy of Abundance

Technology Transforms Agriculture and Industry

Burgeoning Suburbs and Declining Cities

The Rise of the Sun Belt

The Democratization of Higher Education

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS:  "What Role Did the Government Play in the Prosperity of the Post-World War II years?"

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The Culture of Abundance

Consumption Rules the Day

The Revival of Domesticity and Religion

Television Transforms Culture and Politics

Countercurrents

The Emergence of a Civil Rights Movement

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE:
"The Brown Decision"

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African Americans Challenge the Supreme Court and the President

Montgomery and Mass Protest

Conclusion: Peace and Prosperity Mask Unmet Challenges

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Document 27-1:
Edith M. Stern Attacks the Domestic Bondage of Women: Women Are Household Slaves, 1949
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Document 27-2: Vance Packard Analyzes the Age of Affluence: The Status Seekers, 1959
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Document 27-3: George E. McMillan Reports on Racial Conditions in the South in 1960: George E. McMillan, "Sit-Downs: The South's New Time Bomb," 1960
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Document 27-4: Civil Defense in the Nuclear Shadow: North Dakota Civil Defense Agency, How You Will Survive, 1960
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Document 27-5: President Dwight D. Eisenhower Warns about the Military-Industrial Complex: Farewell Address, January 1961
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28. Reform, Rebellion, and Reaction, 1960–1974

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Opening Vignette: Fannie Lou Hamer leads grassroots struggles of African Americans for voting rights and political empowerment

Liberalism at High Tide

The Unrealized Promise of Kennedy’s New Frontier

Johnson Fulfills the Kennedy Promise

Policymaking for a Great Society

Assessing the Great Society

The Judicial Revolution

The Second Reconstruction

The Flowering of the Black Freedom Struggle

The Response in Washington

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "What Difference Did the Voting Rights Act Make?"

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Black Power and Urban Rebellions

A Multitude of Movements

Native American Protest

Latino Struggles for Justice

Student Rebellion, the New Left, and the Counterculture

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Student Protest"

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Gay Men and Lesbians Organize

The New Wave of Feminism

A Multifaceted Movement Emerges

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: "Transnational Feminisms"

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Feminist Gains Spark a Countermovement

Liberal Reform in the Nixon Administration

Extending the Welfare State and Regulating the Economy

Responding to Environmental Concerns

Expanding Social Justice

Conclusion: Achievements and Limitations of Liberalism

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Document 28-1:
New Left Students Seek Democratic Social Change: Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement, 1962

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Document 28-2: Martin Luther King Jr. Explains Nonviolent Resistance: Letter from Birmingham City Jail, 1963

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Document 28-3: George C. Wallace Denounces the Civil Rights Movement: George C. Wallace, "The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax," July 4, 1964

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Document 28-4: Black Power: Chicago Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee Leaflet, 1967

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Document 28-5: Equal Rights for Women: National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose, October 29, 1966

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29. Vietnam and the End of the Cold War Consensus, 1961–1975

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Opening Vignette: Lieutenant Frederick Downs, Jr., is wounded in Vietnam and returns home to a country divided over the war

New Frontiers in Foreign Policy

Meeting the "Hour of Maximum Danger"

New Approaches to the Third World

The Arms Race and the Nuclear Brink

A Growing War in Vietnam

Lyndon Johnson’s War against Communism

An All-Out Commitment in Vietnam

Preventing Another Castro in Latin America

The Americanized War

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS:  "Why Couldn’t American Bombing Achieve Victory in Vietnam?"

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Those Who Served

A Nation Polarized

The Widening War at Home

The Tet Offensive and Johnson’s Move toward Peace

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: "1968: A Year of Protest"

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The Tumultuous Election of 1968

Nixon, Détente, and the Search for Peace in Vietnam

Moving toward Détente with the Soviet Union and China

Shoring Up U.S. Interests around the World

Vietnam Becomes Nixon’s War

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Ending the War in Vietnam"

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The Peace Accords

The Legacy of Defeat

Conclusion: An Unwinnable War

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Document 29-1:
President Kennedy Explains Why We Are in Vietnam: Bobbie Lou Pendergrass, Letter to President John F. Kennedy, February 18, 1963 and President John F. Kennedy, Letter to Bobbie Lou Pendergrass, March 6, 1963

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Document 29-2: A Secret Government Assessment of the Vietnam War: Robert S. McNamara, Actions Recommended for Vietnam, October 14, 1966

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Document 29-3: Military Discipline in an Unpopular War: Robert D. Heinl Jr., The Collapse of the Armed Forces, June 7, 1971

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Document 29-4: An American Soldier in Vietnam: Arthur E. Woodley Jr., Oral History of a Special Forces Ranger

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Document 29-5: John Kerry Denounces the Vietnam War: John Kerry Testimony before the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations, 1971

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30. America Moves to the Right, 1969–1989

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Opening Vignette: Phyllis Schlafly promotes conservatism

Nixon, Conservatism, and Constitutional Crisis

Emergence of a Grassroots Movement

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "A Mother Campaigns for a Say in Her Children’s Education"

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Nixon Courts the Right

The Election of 1972

Watergate

The Ford Presidency and the 1976 Election

The "Outsider" Presidency of Jimmy Carter

Retreat from Liberalism

Energy and Environmental Reform

Promoting Human Rights Abroad

The Cold War Intensifies

Ronald Reagan and the Conservative Ascendancy

Appealing to the New Right and Beyond

Unleashing Free Enterprise

Winners and Losers in a Flourishing Economy

Continuing Struggles over Rights

Battles in the Courts and Congress

Feminism on the Defensive

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "Why Did the ERA Fail?"

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The Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Protecting Gay and Lesbian Rights"

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Ronald Reagan Confronts an "Evil Empire"

Militarization and Interventions Abroad

The Iran-Contra Scandal

A Thaw in Soviet-American Relations

Conclusion: Reversing the Course of Government

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Document 30-1:
The Watergate Tapes: Nixon, Dean, and Haldeman Discuss the Cancer within the Presidency: Transcript from Tape-Recorded Meeting, March 21, 1973

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Document 30-2: Roe v. Wade and Abortion Rights: Supreme Court Decision, 1973

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Document 30-3: Norma McCorvey Explains How She Became "Roe" of Roe v. Wade: Norma McCorvey Affidavit, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2000

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Document 30-4: President Ronald Reagan Defends American Morality: Address to the National Association of American Evangelicals, 1983

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Document 30-5: A Vietnamese Immigrant on the West Coast: Anonymous Man, Oral History, 1983

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31. The Promises and Challenges of Globalization, Since 1989

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Opening Vignette: Colin Powell adjusts to a post–Cold War world

Domestic Stalemate and Global Upheaval: The Presidency of George H. W. Bush

Gridlock in Government

EXPERIENCING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: "Suing for Access: Disability and the Courts"

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Going to War in Central America and the Persian Gulf

The 1992 Election

The Clinton Administration’s Search for the Middle Ground

Clinton’s Reforms

Accommodating the Right

Impeaching the President

The Booming Economy of the 1990s

The United States in a Globalizing World

Defining America’s Place in a New World Order

Debates over Globalization

The Internationalization of the United States

MAKING HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS: "What Happened to American Manufacturing Jobs and Why Did it Matter?"

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President George W. Bush: Conservatism at Home and Radical Initiatives Abroad

The Disputed Election of 2000

The Domestic Policies of a "Compassionate Conservative"

The Globalization of Terrorism

Unilateralism, Preemption, and the Iraq War

Afghanistan

Iraq

The Obama Presidency: Reform and Backlash

Governing during Economic Crisis and Political Polarization

ANALYZING HISTORICAL EVIDENCE: "Caricaturing the Candidates: Clinton and Obama in 2008"

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Redefining the War on Terror

Conclusion: Defining the Government’s Role at Home and Abroad

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Document 31-1:
National Security of the United States Requires Preemptive War: The National Security Strategy of the United States, September 2002

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Document 31-2: A Captured 9/11 Terrorist Confesses: Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Confession, 2007

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Document 31-3: A Christian Leader Argues That Evangelical Christianity Has Been Hijacked: Tony Campolo, Interview, 2004

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Document 31-4: Joseph Stiglitz Describes Capitalist Fools' Responsibility for the Economic Crisis: Joseph E. Stiglitz, "Capitalist Fools," Global Research, December 11, 2008

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Document 31-5: President Barack Obama Declares a New Beginning in U. S. Relations with the Muslim World: President Barack Obama, "On a New Beginning," Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2010

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APPENDICES

I. Documents

The Declaration of Independence

The Constitution of the United States

Amendments to the Constitution with Annotations (including the six unratified amendments)

II. Government and Demographics

Presidential Elections

Supreme Court Justices

Admission of States to the Union

Population Growth, 1630–2010

Major Trends in Immigration, 1820-2010

Selected Bibliography

Glossary

Acknowledgements

Index

Atlas of the Territorial Growth of the United States

About the Authors

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