Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People's History, Volume 2

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This primary source reader captures the excitement of hands-on history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. Constructing the American Pastachieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other source books. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem or moment in American history, and provides students with several points of view. The photographs, posters and maps included ask the students to "read" the visual sources of American history. By exposing students to primary sources, the building blocks of history, Constructing the American Pastfosters a solid foundation and invites its readers to analyze and interpret American history.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
Initiation Oath of the Knights of White Camelia
Testimony of Victims of the Ku Klux Klan
Congressional Inquiry into Klan Activities
Speech to the House of Representatives
From Experience of a Northern Man Among the Ku-Klux
"How to Extirpate Ku-Kluxism from the South."
The Great Strike of 1877. "Fair Wages" by a Striker
"The Recent Strikes" by the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad
From Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives
"A Declaration of Protest in the Name of American Manhood"
"The Great Uprising."
"There Is No Rich Class and No Working Class Under the Law."
When Cultures Collide: Wounded Knee
"The Ghost Dance Observed."
Letters from Reservations by United States Agents
Selwyn's Interview with Kuwapi, "No White People in the Other World"
"Indians Armed to the Teeth"
"Defrauding Us of Vested Rights"
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891
Three Letters by Military Leaders
Eyewitness Reports of Indians Interviewed by the Office of Indian Affairs
Government and Military Statements on Wounded Knee
New Americans: The Immigrants
"Little Italy."
"The Biography of a Bootblack."
"The Biography of a Chinaman."
"A Cap Maker's Story."
Building an Empire: America and the Philippines
"The March of the Flag."
"The Conquest of the United States by Spain."
"The Strenuous Life."
Press Opposition to the War
"National Duties"
Proceedings of the Congressional Committee on the Philippines
The Progressive Era: Two Issues
Upton Sinclair and the Meat Packing Industry
From The Jungle
Antanas Kaztauskis's Story
Report to Congress
Letter from Louis F. Swift
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