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Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People's History,9780321002198

Constructing the American Past : A Source Book of a People's History

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0321002199
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Pub. Date:
11/1/1998
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

Students get involved in discovering history for themselves when using Constructing the American Past. Readers evaluate primary sources and then develop informed interpretations of American History.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii(10)
Introduction Constructing the Past xxiii
CHAPTER 1 Reconstruction and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
1(20)
Historical Context
1(2)
The Documents
3(16)
1. Initiation Oath of the Knights of the White Camelia
4(2)
2. Testimony of Victims of the Ku Klux Klan
6(2)
3. Congressional Inquiry into Klan Activities
8(4)
4. Hon. Job E. Stevenson of Ohio, Speech to the House of Representatives
12(4)
5. Benjamin Bryant, From Experience of a Northern Man Among the Ku-Klux
16(2)
6. W. H. Gannon, "How to Extirpate Ku-Kluxism from the South"
18(1)
Questions
19(1)
Defining Terms
19(1)
Probing the Sources
20(1)
Interpreting the Sources
20(1)
Additional Reading
20(1)
CHAPTER 2 The Great Strike of 1877
21(18)
Historical Context
21(4)
The Documents
25(11)
1. "Fair Wages" by a Striker
25(3)
2. "The Recent Strikes" by the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad
28(2)
3. Allan Pinkerton, from Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives
30(2)
4. Samuel Gompers, "... A Declaration of Protest in the Name of American Manhood..."
32(2)
5. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, "The Great Uprising"
34(1)
6. Henry Ward Beecher, "There Is No Rich Class and No Working Class Under the Law"
35(1)
Questions
36(1)
Defining Terms
36(1)
Probing the Sources
36(1)
Interpreting the Sources
36(1)
Additional Reading
37(2)
CHAPTER 3 When Cultures Collide: Wounded Knee
39(24)
Historical Context
39(3)
The Documents
42(18)
1. Z. A. Parker, "The Ghost Dance Observed"
42(2)
2. Letters from Reservations by United States Agents
44(4)
3. "... No White People in the Other World ...", Selwyn's Interview with Kuwapi
48(1)
4. "... Indians Armed to the Teeth..."
49(1)
5. "...Defrauding Us of Vested Rights..."
50(1)
6. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891
51(1)
7. Three Letters by Military Leaders
52(3)
8. Eyewitness Reports of Indians Interviewed by the Office of Indian Affairs
55(2)
9. Government and Military Statements on Wounded Knee
57(3)
Postscript
60(1)
Questions
60(1)
Defining Terms
60(1)
Probing the Sources
61(1)
Interpreting the Sources
61(1)
Additional Reading
61(2)
CHAPTER 4 New Americans: The Immigrants
63(24)
Historical Context
63(3)
The Documents
66(19)
1. Jacob Riis, "Little Italy"
67(1)
2. Rocco Corresca, "The Biography of a Bootblack"
68(4)
3. Jacob Riis, "Chinatown"
72(2)
4. Lee Chew, "The Biography of a Chinaman"
74(6)
5. Jacob Riis, "Jewtown"
80(1)
6. Rose Schneiderman, "A Cap Maker's Story"
81(4)
Postscript
85(1)
Questions
86(1)
Defining Terms
86(1)
Probing the Sources
86(1)
Interpreting the Sources
86(1)
Additional Reading
86(1)
CHAPTER 5 Building an Empire: America and the Philippines
87(24)
Historical Context
87(3)
The Documents
90(17)
1. Albert J. Beveridge, "The March of the Flag"
91(2)
2. William Graham Sumner, "The Conquest of the United States by Spain"
93(2)
3. Theodore Roosevelt, "The Strenuous Life"
95(4)
4. Press Opposition to the War
99(3)
5. Theodore Roosevelt, "National Duties"
102(2)
6. Proceedings of the Congressional Committee on the Philippines
104(3)
Postscript
107(1)
Questions
108(1)
Defining Terms
108(1)
Probing the Sources
108(1)
Interpreting the Sources
109(1)
Additional Reading
109(2)
CHAPTER 6 The Woman Rebel: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement
111(22)
Historical Context
111(2)
The Documents
113(16)
1. Margaret Sanger, From The Woman Rebel
114(1)
2. Anthony Comstock's Views on Birth Control
115(3)
3. Margaret Sanger, From the Case for Birth Control
118(2)
4. Michael P. Dowling, From Race-Suicide
120(2)
5. Physicians' Statements about Birth Control
122(2)
6. Debate between Margaret Sanger and Winter Russell
124(5)
Postscript
129(1)
Questions
130(1)
Defining Terms
130(1)
Probing the Sources
130(1)
Interpreting the Sources
130(1)
Additional Reading
131(2)
CHAPTER 7 Selling the War: Recruitment Posters of World War I
133(18)
Historical Context
133(5)
The Documents
138(12)
World War I Posters
139(11)
Questions
150(1)
Defining Terms
150(1)
Probing the Sources
150(1)
Interpreting the Sources
150(1)
Additional Reading
150(1)
CHAPTER 8 Science on Trial: Tennessee Versus John Thomas Scopes
151(20)
Historical Context
151(4)
The Documents
155(14)
1. George William Hunter, From Civic Biology
156(2)
2. Darrow Versus Bryan
158(8)
3. H. L. Mencken, "In Memoriam: W. J. B."
166(3)
Postscript
169(1)
Questions
169(1)
Defining Terms
169(1)
Probing the Sources
169(1)
Interpreting the Sources
170(1)
Additional Reading
170(1)
CHAPTER 9 Writing the Great Depression
171(22)
Historical Context
171(4)
The Documents
175(15)
1. Americans Write to Their Leaders
175(3)
2. Tom Kromer, From Waiting for Nothing
178(4)
3. Meridel Le Sueur, "Women on the Breadlines"
182(2)
4. Meridel Le Sueur, "I Was Marching"
184(3)
5. Poems of the 1930s
187(3)
Questions
190(1)
Defining Terms
190(1)
Probing the Sources
191(1)
Interpreting the Sources
191(1)
Additional Reading
191(2)
CHAPTER 10 In Love and War: Exploring World War II through Family and Oral History
193(28)
Historical Context
193(2)
The Documents
195(24)
1. The War Letters of Skipper and Joy Bilhartz
195(20)
2. An Interview with Alfred John Sandberg, Jr.
215(3)
3. Historical Statistics of the United States, 1940-1950
218(1)
Postscript
219(1)
Questions
219(1)
Defining Terms
219(1)
Probing the Sources
220(1)
Interpreting the Sources
220(1)
Additional Reading
220(1)
CHAPTER 11 Setting the Temperature of the Cold War
221(20)
Historical Context
221(4)
The Documents
225(13)
1. Henry L. Stimson, "On Active Service" and "Memorandum for the President"
225(2)
2. George F. Kennan, The Long Telegram
227(6)
3. Henry A. Wallace, Letter to President Truman
233(5)
Questions
238(1)
Defining Terms
238(1)
Probing the Sources
238(1)
Interpreting the Sources
239(1)
Additional Reading
239(2)
CHAPTER 12 The Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Summer, 1964
241(26)
Historical Context
241(3)
The Documents
244(20)
1. Anne Moody, From Coming of Age in Mississippi
245(3)
2. SNCC Pamphlet on Voting Rights
248(2)
3. Prospectus for the Mississippi Freedom Summer
250(1)
4. Robert Moses Memorandum
251(1)
5. Reporting Freedom Summer
252(9)
6. Howard Zinn, Journey to Understanding
261(3)
Postscript
264(1)
Questions
264(1)
Defining Terms
264(1)
Probing the Sources
265(1)
Interpreting the Sources
265(1)
Additional Reading
265(2)
CHAPTER 13 My Lai
267(22)
Historical Context
267(3)
The Documents
270(17)
1.-3. Initial Reports
270(5)
4.-6. Treatment of Civilians and Prisoners
275(2)
7.-12. My Lai
277(10)
Questions
287(1)
Defining Terms
287(1)
Probing the Sources
288(1)
Interpreting the Sources
288(1)
Additional Reading
288(1)
CHAPTER 14 HIV-AIDS
289(26)
Historical Context
289(3)
The Documents
292(21)
1. Randy Shilts, From And the Band Played On
292(5)
2. Everett Koop, "The Early Days of AIDS as I Remembered Them"
297(3)
3. Abraham Verghese, From My Own Country: A Doctor's Story
300(6)
4. Religious Responses
306(3)
5. From the ACT UP / Golden Gate Web Site
309(2)
6. Margaret Conners, "Unraveling the Epidemic among Poor Women in the United States"
311(2)
Postscript
313(1)
Questions
314(1)
Defining Terms
314(1)
Probing the Sources
314(1)
Interpreting the Sources
314(1)
Additional Reading
314(1)
Credits 315(4)
Index 319


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