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This volume presents documents that illustrate the variety of experiences and themes involved in the transformation of American political, economic, and social systems during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1870-1920). Includes nearly 70 documents which cover the period from the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the 1870s through World War I Explores the experiences of people during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from a variety of diverse perspectives, including important political and cultural leaders as well as everyday individuals Charts the nationalization of American life and the establishment of the United States as a global power Introduces students to historical analysis and encourages them to engage critically with primary sources Introductory materials from the editors situate the documents within their historical context A bibliography provides essential suggestions for further reading and research
William A. Link is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. His publications include Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (2003) and Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern American Conservatism (2008). Susannah J. Link is instructor in American history at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Table of Contents
|Series Editors' Preface||p. ix|
|Acknowledgments to Sources||p. xii|
|Prelude: Mark Twain and the Gilded Age Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, from the Gilded Age, 1873||p. 11|
|New Frontiers||p. 17|
|The New South||p. 19|
|Henry W. Grady, "The New South," 1886||p. 19|
|Henry McNeal Turner on African American Civil Rights, 1889||p. 22|
|William D. Kelley, from The Old South and New, 1888||p. 26|
|Lewis Hine, Photographs of Southern Textile Workers, 1908-09||p. 31|
|The New West||p. 34|
|T.S. Kenderdine, from California Revisited, 1858-1897, 1898||p. 34|
|Theodore Roosevelt, from Ranch Life and the Hunting- Trail, 1888||p. 39|
|María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, from The Squatter and the Don, (1885)||p. 42|
|Workingmen's Party, An Address from the Workingmen of San Francisco to Their Brothers throughout the Pacific Coast, 1878||p. 48|
|Native Americans||p. 51|
|Zitkala-Sa, Native Americans and White Attempts to Assimilate, from "The School Days of an Indian Girl," 1900||p. 51|
|Chief Joseph, Selected Statements and Speeches by the Nez Percé Chief, 1877-79||p. 54|
|Lakota Accounts of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, 1896||p. 57|
|Photographs and Images from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 1896-99||p. 62|
|Industrial Society||p. 65|
|Big Business||p. 67|
|Andrew Carnegie, "The Gospel of Wealth," 1889||p. 67|
|Herbert Spencer, "The Coming Slavery," 1884||p. 70|
|Henry Demarest Lloyd, "The Lords of Industry," 1884||p. 72|
|US Supreme Court, Slaughterhouse Cases, 1873||p. 77|
|Frederick Winslow Taylor, from The Principles of Scientific Management, 1911||p. 83|
|Russell Conwell, from Acres of Diamonds, 1915||p. 89|
|Gilded Age Society||p. 98|
|Thorstein Veblen, from The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1899||p. 98|
|Charlotte Perkins Gilman, from "The Yellow Wall-Paper," 1892||p. 104|
|Henry George, from Progress and Poverty, 1879||p. 109|
|Photographs of Gilded Age Mansions||p. 112|
|Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Woman's Building, from The Book of the Fair, 1893||p. 114|
|Working People||p. 120|
|Stephen Crane, "In the Depths of a Coal Mine," 1894||p. 120|
|Walter A. Wyckoff, from The Workers: An Experiment in Social Reality, 1899||p. 125|
|Image from The National Police Gazette, 1879||p. 129|
|Edward Eggleston, Hardshell Preacher, from The Hoosier Schoolmaster, 1871||p. 130|
|Leon Ray Livingston, Tramping in America, 1910||p. 135|
|Upton Sinclair, from The Jungle, 1906||p. 141|
|Immigrants in the Industrial Age||p. 147|
|Abraham Cahan, "The Russian Jew in America," 1898||p. 147|
|Treaty Regulating Immigration from China, 1880||p. 153|
|Samuel Bryan, "Mexican Americans and Southwestern Growth," 1912||p. 157|
|Jacob Riis, Photographs from How the Other Half Lives, 1890||p. 163|
|Theodore Roosevelt, Hyphenated Americanism, 1915||p. 165|
|The Emergence of Reform Judaism, 1883 and 1885||p. 169|
|Social Conflict||p. 175|
|Annie L. Diggs, "The Women in the Alliance Movement," 1892||p. 177|
|The Omaha Platform: Launching the Populist Party, 1892||p. 183|
|Thomas E. Watson, "The Negro Question in the South," 1892||p. 188|
|William Jennings Bryan, "Cross of Gold" Speech, 1896||p. 194|
|The Coming of Jim Crow||p. 201|
|Ida B. Wells, "Lynch Law in America," 1900||p. 201|
|U.S. Supreme Court, Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896||p. 204|
|Booker T. Washington, The Atlanta Compromise, 1895||p. 209|
|W.E.B. Du Bois, "Of Booker T. Washington and Others," from The Souls of Black Folk, 1903||p. 212|
|Images from the North Carolina White Supremacy Campaign, 1898||p. 216|
|Mary Church Terrell, "What It Means to be Colored in the Capital of the United States," 1906||p. 218|
|Labor Protest||p. 223|
|Roger O'Mara, Testimony on Railroad Labor Strikes, 1878||p. 223|
|United States Strike Commission, Report on the Chicago Pullman Strike, 1894||p. 227|
|Constance D. Leupp, "The Shirtwaist Makers' Strike," 1909||p. 231|
|Photographs of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911||p. 236|
|Rebuilding American Institutions||p. 243|
|John Dewey, from The School and Society, 1899||p. 243|
|Walter Rauschenbusch, from Christianity and the Social Crisis, 1907||p. 247|
|Charles Davenport, from Heredity in Relation to Eugenics, 1915||p. 250|
|Margaret Sanger, "Morality and Birth Control," 1918||p. 253|
|Frances E. Willard, from Women and Temperance, 1883||p. 256|
|Chicago Vice Commission, The Social Evil in Chicago, 1911||p. 260|
|The Political System||p. 266|
|Robert M. La Follette, "Peril in the Machine," 1897||p. 266|
|Isaac F. Marcosson, The Dayton Plan, 1914||p. 274|
|Helen Valeska Bary, The Suffrage Movement in Southern California, 1910-11||p. 278|
|Seventeenth Amendment to the US Constitution (direct election of senators), 1913||p. 283|
|Marie Jenney Howe on Women's Public Role, 1910||p. 284|
|Imperialism and War||p. 291|
|Imperialism and Anti-imperialism||p. 293|
|Mayo W. Hazeltine, "What Shall Be Done about the Philippines?" 1897||p. 293|
|Platt Amendment, 1901||p. 299|
|Jane Addams, "Democracy or Militarism," 1899||p. 301|
|Photograph from the Tour of the Great White Fleet, 1907-09||p. 304|
|The Debate about World War I||p. 306|
|W.E.B. Du Bois on the Postwar Peace, 1918||p. 306|
|Eugene V. Debs, The Canton, Ohio, Anti-War Speech, 1918||p. 307|
|Espionage Act, 1917||p. 311|
|Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points Address, 1918||p. 315|
|Further Reading||p. 321|
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