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    Major Problems in American History, 1920-1945 Documents and Essays


This collection of primary source documents and essays provides in-depth coverage of the cultural, social, political, economic, and intellectual events of the 1920-1945 era. In keeping with the proven strengths of the Major Problems series, the compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

Table of Contents

American Politics and Society Between the Wars
The Modern Temper
American Liberalism and the Struggle for Justice between the Wars
Reform and Reaction: Public Policy In The Republican Era
Attorney General Palmer's Case Against the "Reds," 1920
Cartoon, "We Can't Digest the Scum" 1919
Herbert Hoover on American Individualism, 1922
Trade Association in the Auto Industry, 1924
A Business Analyst Explains Why Trade Associations Don't Work, 1933. 6
"Babbitt" Sketches "Our Ideal Citizen," 1922
Alva Belmont Urges Women Not to Vote, 1920
Debate Equal Right for Women, 1922
A Mother's Plea to the Children's Bureau, 1916
Ellis Hawley, Herbert Hoover and the "Associational" State
Molly Ladd-Taylor, Maternalism, Feminism, and the Politics of Reform in the 1920s
Labor and Welfare Capitalism In the 1920S
The Interchurch World Movement Investigates the Steel Strike, 1920
Ralph Chaplin Recalls the "Clamp Down" of the Red Scare of the 1920s
Black Workers ask "What Do Unions Do?", 1923
The Employer's Case for Welfare Capitalism, 1925
Labor's Case Against Welfare Capitalism, 1927
The National Association of Manufacturers Defends the "Open Shop," 1922
The American Federation of Labor Condemns the "Open Shop," 1921
The AFL Ignores Women, 1927
The Women's Bureau Exposes the Myths about Women's Work, 1924
Welfare Capitalism in the Packinghouses
The Uneasy Relationship between Labor and Women
The Politics and Culture Of Consumption
A Critic Sees Advertising as a Narcotic, 1934
An Enthusiast Applauds Advertising, 1928
Two Magazine Advertisements, 1929 and 1930
Radio--A Blessing or a Curse? 1929
Doubts about Auto Financing, 1926
The Automobile Comes to Middletown, 1929
The American Federation of Labor on the "Living Wage," 1919
Bruce Barton Sees Jesus as an Advertising Man, 1925
The Politics of Consumption in the 1920s
The Culture of Advertising
Intellectual and Cultural Currents
"If I Must Die," 1919
Two Poems of the 1920s
F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Jazz Age, 1931
The Educational Promise of Radio, 1930
Granville Hicks on Writers in the 1930s
Two WPA Posters, 1935, 1938
A Magazine Cover Comments on Public Art, 1941
An Artist Remembers the WPA, 1935-9
The Battle For the Airwaves
A New Deal for Art
"100 Percent Americanism": Race and Ethnicity Between the Wars
W.E.B. Du Bois on the Meaning of the War for African-Americans, 1919
The Governor of California on the Asian Problem, 1920
Congress Debates Immigration Restriction, 1921
Cartoon, "Seeking More Freedom," 1921
The Ku Klux Klan Defines Americanism, 1926
Walter White Documents a Lynching, 1925
st. Louis Realtors and Homeowners Bar Negro Occupancy, 1923
Marcus Garvey Makes the Case for Black Nationalism, 1925
Carey McWilliams Accuses California of "Getting Rid of the Mexicans," 1933
Nationalism and Immigration in the 1920s
The Class Anxieties of the Ku Klux Klan
The Mexican Problem
Responding to the Crash
Herbert Hoover Reassures the Nation, 1931
A Business Leader Responds (Hopefully) to the Crash, 1929
Henry Ford on Unemployment and Self-Help, 1932
A Part icipant Recalls The Ford Hunger March of 1932
A Part icipant Recalls the Bonus Army March of 1932
Leading Retailers Propose a Solution, 1934
Understanding the Depression
Organizing the Unemployed
The Dilemmas of Liberal Internationalism: Foreign Policy Between the Wars
President Woodrow Wilson Defends the League of Nations, 1919
President Calvin Coolidge on the Business of Foreign Policy, 1927
A Citizen's Committee Warns of a Foreign Policy "Dangerous to our own Democracy," 1926
A State Department Official on the Benefits of Disarmament, 1931
President Herbert Hoover on the World Depression, 1932
Former Secretary of State Frank Kellogg on Avoiding War, 1935
Secretary of State Hull Promotes Reciprocal Trade, 1936
Standard Oil v. Mexico, 1938-1940
Frank Costigliola, Foreign Policy and Cultural Expansion
Emily Rosenberg, The Dilemmas of Interwar Foreign Policy
Hard Times and Harder Times: Agriculture Between the Wars
Conditions in Rural America, 1932
Tenant Farmers Recall the Conditions of Sharecropping in the 1930s
From a Dust Bowl Diary, 1934
A Farmer Recalls a "Penny Sale" of the 1930s
Milo Reno Suggests "What the Farmer Wants," 1934
The Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1933
Depression and New Deal Both Hit Black Farmers, 1937
John Steinbeck on Migrant Labor in California, 1938
A New Deal for Agriculture
The Sharecroppers' Union
Private Lives In Hard Times Documents
I Was a Burden, 1933
A Working Class Women on "Making Do" in the 1930s
Dr. Hilda Standish Recalls Efforts to Control Reproduction in the 1930s
Children Recall the 1930s
The Plight of the Unemployed in the 1930s
An Ordinary American Appeals to Her Government, 1935
Women's Work in Hard Times
Reproductive Practices and Politics
The Campaign Against Homosexuality
Shaping The New Deal: Recovery and Reform Politics
Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address, 1934
A Business Cynic on the NRA Codes, 1934
The National Urban League Documents Discrimination Under the NRA, 1934
The Negro and the New Deal, 1936
President Roosevelt Outlines Social Security for Congress, 1935
The Committee On Economic Security Argues for "Contributory" Social Insurance, 1935
An Architect of Social Security Recalls the Southern Concession, 1935
Social Security Advisers Consider Male and Female Pensioners, 1938
What the New Deal Did
When Affirmative Action Was White
Men, Women, and the Assumptions of American Social Provision
Race, Gender, And the Rise of the CIO
The National Labor Relations Act, 1935
A Recollection of the Flint Sit Down Strike of 1936
Stella Nowicki Recalls Organizing the Packinghouses in the 1930s
A Congressional Committee Documents Violence Against Labor, 1937
The Chicago Defender Sees the CIO as a Civil Rights Organization. 1939
The Negro--Friend or Foe of Organized Labor? (1935)
A Southerner Recalls the Limits of Labor's Rights, ca. 1938
Organizing the Packinghouses
Gender and Community in the Minneapolis Labor Movement
Race and Unionism: The CIO in the South
Contesting the New Deal
Communists Lament the Futility of the New Deal, 1934
The Communist Part y Argues for a "Popular Front, 1938
Upton Sinclair's Twelve Principles to "End Poverty in California," 1936
Huey Long and the Share Our Wealth Society, 1935
Father Coughlin Lectures on Social Justice, 1935
W.P. Kiplinger Argues "Why Businessmen Fear Washington," 1934
What the Liberty League Believes, 1935-6
Herbert Hoover Comments on the New Deal, 1936
Southern Democrats Erode the New Deal Coalition, 1938
Dissidents and Demagogues
Business vs. the New Deal
The Social Impact of World War II
President Franklin Roosevelt Identifies the "Four Freedoms" at Stake in the War, 1941
A Woman Worker Reflects on the "Good War" at Home in the 1940s
Ethel Gorman Advises: "How to Write a Letter to Your Man Overseas," 1942
An Anxious Letter Home from the Western Front, 1944
A. Philip Randolph Argues for a March on Washington, 1942
An African-American Soldier Notes the "Strange Paradox" of the War, 1944
A Japanese-American Questions the Four Freedoms, 1942
Fighting for the Family
Redefining Women's Work
The Political Economy of World War II
Charles Lindbergh on the Perils of War, 1939
Dr. Seuss on the Perils of Neutrality, 1941
The Atlantic Charter, 1941
Debating The Bretton Woods Agreement, 1945
Postwar Hopes for Full Employment, 1942
Vice President Henry Wallace on Postwar Prospects, 1944
War Bond Ad, 1944
I.F. Stone on Washington's Anxieties about the Peace, 1945
Mobilization and Militarization
World War II and American Liberalism
A New Deal for the World
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