Contending Voices Biographical Explorations of the American Past, Volume II: Since 1865

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  • Copyright: 2006-06-22
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Each chapter in Contending Voices examines the lives of two individuals, some of them familiar historical figures and some of them lesser known, who took opposing positions on important issues in American history. The "paired biographies" in the text are followed by a set of four to six related primary sources, many in the individuals' own voices; a "Questions to Consider" section; and an annotated bibliography. This unique format promotes critical thinking and engages students in historical debates.

Table of Contents

Race and Redemption in the Reconstructed South: Robert Smalls and Carl Schurz
Zion Presbyterian Church, "Memorial to the Senate and House of Representatives" (1865)
Report on the Condition of the South (1865)
Representative Robert Smalls Protests the Withdrawal of Federal Troops (1876)
The Prostrate State (1874)
Speech in the Senate (1872)
Craftsmen and Buccaneers in an Industrial Age: Terrence Powderly and Jay Gould
Preamble to the Constitution of the Knights of Labor (1878)
Terence Powderly Calls for Cooperatives (1880)
Correspondence of Jay Gould and Terence Powderly (1886)
Knights of Labor Attack on Jay Gould (1886)
Jay Gould Testifies Before Congress (1886)
Farmers and the "New South": Tom Watson and Henry Grady
"The New South: (1886)
"The Farmer and the Cities" (1889)
Tom Watson on "Silver-Tounged Orators (1889)
People's Party Platform (1892)
"The Negro Question in the South" (1892)
Sex, Anarchism, and Domestic Science in Progressive America: Emma Goldman and Ellen Richards
Euthenics (1910)
"Who Is to Blame for High Prices?" (1910)
"Marriage and Love" (1917)
"The Woman Suffrage Chameleon" (1917)
"The Social Aspects of Birth Control" (1916)
Home Efficiency Table (1915)
Progressives at War: Randolph Bourne and George Creel
History Teacher's Magazine Announcement for Committee Report on Public Information Literature (1917)
An Advertisement for Publications of the Committee on Public Information (1918)
"Bachelor of Atrocities" (1918)
"The war and the Intellectuals" (1917)
"The State" (1919)
Science, Religion, and "Culture Wars" in the 1920s: William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow
A Defense of Youthful Morality (1926)
An "Imperial Wizard" Explains the Ku Klux Klan's Appeal (1926)
A Preacher Defends Tennessee from Attack (1925)
Clarence Darrow Attacks the Anti-Evolution Law as Unconstitutional (1925)
William Jennings Bryan Argues Against Expert Testimony (1925)
Clarence Darrow Questions William Jennings Bryan on the Bible (1925)
A Black Leader Comments on the Scopes Trial (1925)
Politics and the Big Screen in the Great Depression: Upton Sinclair and Louis B. Mayer
Publicity Poster for Grand Hotel (1932)
Upton Sinclair "EPIC Answers" (1934)
Anti-Sinclair Leaflet (1934)
California Election News, No. 3 (1934)
Anti-Sinclair Cartoon (1934)
Racism and Relocation During World War II: Harry Ueno and Dillon Myer
"Constitutional Principles Involved in the Relocation Program" (1943)
"Rifles Cow Manzanar Japs After Fatal Riots" (1942)
Censored Letters of Harry Ueno (1943)
Dillon Myer on Japanese Resettlement (1943)
War Relocation Authority Questions for Resettlement Applicants (1943)
Confrontation and Compromise in the Cold War: James Byrnes and Henry A. Wallace
"The Long Telegram" (1946)
James Byrnes Restates American Policy Toward Germany (1946)
"The Way to Peace" (1946)
The Truman Doctrine (1947)
"The Path to Peace with Russia" (1946)
Politics and Principle in the Second Red Scare: Joseph McCarthy and Margaret Chase Smith
McCarthy Assaults the State Department (1950)
HUAC Investigations Subversion in Hollywood (1947)
Red Channels Exposes "Reds" (1950)
Margaret Chase Smith, "Declaration of Conscience" (1950)
Margaret Chase Smith Feels McCarthy's Sting (1952)
McCarthy Investigates Overseas Libraries (1953)
From Black Protest to Black Power: Roy Wilkins and Fannie Lou Hamer
Testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer Before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention (1964)
Fannie Lou Hamer on the Lessons of the Democratic National Convention (1967)
Fannie Lou Hamer's Platform (1971)
Poverty Rates, by Race and Family Relationship, 1959-1999
"Sail Our N.A.A.C.P. Ship 'Steady as She Goes'" (1966)
Standing Fast (1982)
The Battlefields of Vietnam: Robert McNamara and Jan Barry
Robert McNamara Assesses the Situation in Vietnam (1964)
Jan Barry Assesses the Situation in Vietnam (1997)
McNamara Offers a Bleak Assessment (1967)
A Marine Describes a Technological War of Attrition (1977)
A Black Soldier Sees Another Enemy (1984)
An Infantryman Refuses "To Go Back In" (1990)
From Mystique to Militance: Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique (1963)
Now's Statement of Purpose (1966)
"Wonder Woman for President" (1972)
Gloria Steinem, "Sisterhood" (1972)
Betty Friedan, "Beyond Women's Liberation" (1972)
Individualism and the Environment in the 1980s
The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975)
Map of Federal Lands (1978)
Outlines His Program (1981)
"It's the People's Land" (1983)
"Immigration and the Liberal Taboos" (1988)
Conservatism and the Limits of Consumer Capitalism: Irving Kristol and Ralph Nader
"The Hidden Costs of Regulation" (1978)
"Corporate Capitalism in America" (1975)
"The Concord Principles" (1992)
"It's Time to End Corporate Welfare as We Know It" (1996)
"The Cultural Revolution and the Capitalist Future" (1992)
Announces His Candidacy for the Green Party's Nomination (2000)
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