9780395871881

Discovering the American Past

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  • ISBN13:

    9780395871881

  • ISBN10:

    0395871883

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/4/1997
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
The Problems of Reconstruction: Andrew Johnson, Congress, and Southern Suffrage
1(28)
The Problem
1(1)
Background
2(4)
The Method
6(1)
The Evidence
7(18)
Correspondence between President Andrew Johnson and members of Congress, state politicians, and prominent individual and leaders during Reconstruction
Political cartoon
Thomas Nast
Questions to Consider
25(2)
Epilogue
27(2)
The Road to True Freedom: African American Alternatives in the New South
29(29)
The Problem
29(1)
Background
29(1)
The Method
30(7)
The Evidence
37(17)
Excerpt from Ida B. Wells, United States Atrocities Booker T. Washington' Atlanta Exposition Address Henry McNeal Turner's ``The American Negro and His Fatherland,'' 1895
Excerpts from the writings of W. E. B. Du Bois
Table showing migration of Negro population by region, 1870-1920
Questions to Consider
54(2)
Epilogue
56(2)
How They Lived: Middle-Class Life, 1870--1917
58(45)
The Problem
58(1)
Background
59(6)
The Method
65(2)
The Evidence
67(33)
Advertisements for clothing, beauty and health aids, firearms, books and home study courses, typewriters, insurance, bicycles, automobiles, household appliances and furnishings
Architectural drawings and descriptions of houses
Questions to Consider
100(1)
Epilogue
101(2)
Justifying American Imperialism: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
103(29)
The Problem
103(2)
Background
105(4)
The Method
109(3)
The Evidence
112(14)
Photographs taken at the Louisiana Purchase International Exposition, 1904
Excerpt from W. J. McGee, ``Anthropology---A Congress of Nations at the Fair''
Questions to Consider
126(2)
Epilogue
128(4)
Homogenizing a Pluralistic Culture: Propaganda During World War I
132(32)
The Problem
132(1)
Background
133(4)
The Method
137(2)
The Evidence
139(20)
Song and poetry, advertisements, posters, cartoons, speeches, movie stills
Questions to Consider
159(2)
Epilogue
161(3)
The ``New'' Woman of the 1920s: Image and Reality
164(27)
The Problem
164(1)
Background
165(3)
The Method
168(2)
The Evidence
170(18)
Popular fiction versus nonfiction views of women in the 1920s
Still photographs of Mary Pickford and Clara Bow
Questions to Consider
188(1)
Epilogue
188(3)
Documenting the Depression: The FSA Photographers and Rural Poverty
191(16)
The Problem
191(1)
Background
192(2)
The Method
194(2)
The Evidence
196(9)
Documentary photographs as instruments of reform
Questions to Consider
205(1)
Epilogue
205(2)
Presidential Leadership, Public Opinion, and the Coming of World War II: The USS Greer Incident, September 4, 1941
207(32)
The Problem
207(1)
Background
208(3)
The Method
211(2)
The Evidence
213(22)
Gallup polls
Deck log and rolls, newspaper articles, correspondence, speeches, and congressional testimony pertaining to the USS Greer incident
Questions to Consider
235(1)
Epilogue
236(3)
Separate but Equal? African American Educational Opportunities and the Brown Decision
239(17)
The Problem
239(1)
Background
240(4)
The Method
244(2)
The Evidence
246(7)
First section of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution
Amicus curiae briefs
Oral exchanges between the lawyers and the Court
Excerpts from the Brown I decision
Questions to Consider
253(1)
Epilogue
254(2)
A Generation in War and Turmoil: The Agony of Vietnam
256(37)
The Problem
256(1)
Background
257(6)
The Method
263(4)
The Evidence
267(23)
Suggested release forms for oral history interviews
Responses of five males and two females to the Vietnam War
Family photographs
Questions to Consider
290(1)
Epilogue
291(2)
Democracy and Diversity: Affirmative Action in California
293(20)
The Problem
293(1)
Background
294(3)
The Method
297(3)
The Evidence
300(9)
Excerpts pertaining to the American ideal of ``equality''
Excerpts from Proposition 209
Speeches, articles, statistics, and opinion polls for and against affirmative action
Questions to Consider
309(1)
Epilogue
310(3)
Text Credits 313

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