The Gilded Age and Progressive Era A Documentary Reader

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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

Author Biography

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' Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgments to Sourcesp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Prelude: Mark Twain and the Gilded Age Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, from the Gilded Age, 1873p. 11
New Frontiersp. 17
The New Southp. 19
Henry W. Grady, "The New South," 1886p. 19
Henry McNeal Turner on African American Civil Rights, 1889p. 22
William D. Kelley, from The Old South and New, 1888p. 26
Lewis Hine, Photographs of Southern Textile Workers, 1908-09p. 31
The New Westp. 34
T.S. Kenderdine, from California Revisited, 1858-1897, 1898p. 34
Theodore Roosevelt, from Ranch Life and the Hunting- Trail, 1888p. 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, 1878p. 48
Native Americansp. 51
Zitkala-Sa, Native Americans and White Attempts to Assimilate, from "The School Days of an Indian Girl," 1900p. 51
Chief Joseph, Selected Statements and Speeches by the Nez Percé Chief, 1877-79p. 54
Lakota Accounts of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, 1896p. 57
Photographs and Images from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 1896-99p. 62
Industrial Societyp. 65
Big Businessp. 67
Andrew Carnegie, "The Gospel of Wealth," 1889p. 67
Herbert Spencer, "The Coming Slavery," 1884p. 70
Henry Demarest Lloyd, "The Lords of Industry," 1884p. 72
US Supreme Court, Slaughterhouse Cases, 1873p. 77
Frederick Winslow Taylor, from The Principles of Scientific Management, 1911p. 83
Russell Conwell, from Acres of Diamonds, 1915p. 89
Gilded Age Societyp. 98
Thorstein Veblen, from The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1899p. 98
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, from "The Yellow Wall-Paper," 1892p. 104
Henry George, from Progress and Poverty, 1879p. 109
Photographs of Gilded Age Mansionsp. 112
Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Woman's Building, from The Book of the Fair, 1893p. 114
Working Peoplep. 120
Stephen Crane, "In the Depths of a Coal Mine," 1894p. 120
Walter A. Wyckoff, from The Workers: An Experiment in Social Reality, 1899p. 125
Image from The National Police Gazette, 1879p. 129
Edward Eggleston, Hardshell Preacher, from The Hoosier Schoolmaster, 1871p. 130
Leon Ray Livingston, Tramping in America, 1910p. 135
Upton Sinclair, from The Jungle, 1906p. 141
Immigrants in the Industrial Agep. 147
Abraham Cahan, "The Russian Jew in America," 1898p. 147
Treaty Regulating Immigration from China, 1880p. 153
Samuel Bryan, "Mexican Americans and Southwestern Growth," 1912p. 157
Jacob Riis, Photographs from How the Other Half Lives, 1890p. 163
Theodore Roosevelt, Hyphenated Americanism, 1915p. 165
The Emergence of Reform Judaism, 1883 and 1885p. 169
Social Conflictp. 175
Populismp. 177
Annie L. Diggs, "The Women in the Alliance Movement," 1892p. 177
The Omaha Platform: Launching the Populist Party, 1892p. 183
Thomas E. Watson, "The Negro Question in the South," 1892p. 188
William Jennings Bryan, "Cross of Gold" Speech, 1896p. 194
The Coming of Jim Crowp. 201
Ida B. Wells, "Lynch Law in America," 1900p. 201
U.S. Supreme Court, Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896p. 204
Booker T. Washington, The Atlanta Compromise, 1895p. 209
W.E.B. Du Bois, "Of Booker T. Washington and Others," from The Souls of Black Folk, 1903p. 212
Images from the North Carolina White Supremacy Campaign, 1898p. 216
Mary Church Terrell, "What It Means to be Colored in the Capital of the United States," 1906p. 218
Labor Protestp. 223
Roger O'Mara, Testimony on Railroad Labor Strikes, 1878p. 223
United States Strike Commission, Report on the Chicago Pullman Strike, 1894p. 227
Constance D. Leupp, "The Shirtwaist Makers' Strike," 1909p. 231
Photographs of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911p. 236
Reformp. 241
Rebuilding American Institutionsp. 243
John Dewey, from The School and Society, 1899p. 243
Walter Rauschenbusch, from Christianity and the Social Crisis, 1907p. 247
Charles Davenport, from Heredity in Relation to Eugenics, 1915p. 250
Margaret Sanger, "Morality and Birth Control," 1918p. 253
Frances E. Willard, from Women and Temperance, 1883p. 256
Chicago Vice Commission, The Social Evil in Chicago, 1911p. 260
The Political Systemp. 266
Robert M. La Follette, "Peril in the Machine," 1897p. 266
Isaac F. Marcosson, The Dayton Plan, 1914p. 274
Helen Valeska Bary, The Suffrage Movement in Southern California, 1910-11p. 278
Seventeenth Amendment to the US Constitution (direct election of senators), 1913p. 283
Marie Jenney Howe on Women's Public Role, 1910p. 284
Imperialism and Warp. 291
Imperialism and Anti-imperialismp. 293
Mayo W. Hazeltine, "What Shall Be Done about the Philippines?" 1897p. 293
Platt Amendment, 1901p. 299
Jane Addams, "Democracy or Militarism," 1899p. 301
Photograph from the Tour of the Great White Fleet, 1907-09p. 304
The Debate about World War Ip. 306
W.E.B. Du Bois on the Postwar Peace, 1918p. 306
Eugene V. Debs, The Canton, Ohio, Anti-War Speech, 1918p. 307
Espionage Act, 1917p. 311
Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points Address, 1918p. 315
Further Readingp. 321
Indexp. 325
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