Home Fronts : A Wartime America Reader

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  • Copyright: 2008-10-09
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"From the Spanish-American War to Iraq, America's fights overseas have reverberated powerfully on the home front. A timely collection of wartime letters, song lyrics, poems, editorial cartoons, newspaper articles, leaflets, and government documents, Home Fronts offers a vivid cross-section of American intellectual, political, and cultural life in wartime over the past century." "Here are brief readings - fully set into context by historians Michael S. Foley and Brendan P. O'Malley - from the most important work by intellectual luminaries, political activists, poets, songwriters, and presidents, including the words of William Jennings Bryan, Emma Goldman, W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles Lindbergh, Muhammad Ali, Noam Chomsky, and many others. Across this rich tapestry of social commentary, political critique, and artistic expression - which covers the full spectrum from pro-war to peacenick - Home Fronts brings into sharp focus the startling continuities and revealing contrasts between past and present wartime experiences."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

The War with Spain, 1898p. 1
"The War Must Be Ended" (1897)p. 3
What Emma Goldman Thinks of Patriotism" (1898)p. 5
"Declaration of War" (1898)p. 8
"Shall We Keep the Philippines?" (1898)p. 11
"The Army" (1899)p. 13
"The Issue of Imperialism" (1899)p. 18
"Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League" (1899)p. 23
"Open Letter to President McKinley by Colored People of Massachusetts" (1899)p. 26
"Unsigned Letter to the Editor of the New York Age" (1900)p. 29
"The Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism" (1900)p. 31
"The Anti-Imperialist Position" (1900)p. 35
"Second Inaugural Address" (1901)p. 39
"Hike," from The Sultan of Sulu (1902)p. 42
The Great War, Part I: Politics, Protest, and the Lawp. 45
"Preparedness, the Road to Universal Slaughter" (1915)p. 47
"I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier" (1915)p. 50
"Don't Take My Darling Boy Away" (1915)p. 52
"Over There" (1917)p. 54
"American Labor's Position in Peace or War" (1917)p. 56
"Speech to Congress Recommending a Declaration of War" (1917)p. 62
"Formal U.S. Declaration of War with Germany" (1917)p. 66
"War Proclamation and Program Adopted at National Convention, Socialist Party" (1917)p. 67
"Proclamation Establishing Conscription" (1917)p. 71
"No-Conscription League Manifesto" (1917)p. 76
"Statement of Conscientious Objection" (1917)p. 79
"Personal Reactions during War" (1917)p. 81
"Espionage Act" (1917)p. 86
"Sedition Act" (1918)p. 90
"The Canton, Ohio Speech" (1918)p. 92
"Address to the Jury" (1918)p. 96
Schenck v. United States (1919)p. 100
The Great War, Part II: Social Consequencesp. 103
"Urge Unity for the War: Suffrage Leaders Demand 'Whole-Hearted Allegiance' to the Country" (1917)p. 105
"Petition from the Women Voters Anti-Suffrage Party of New York to the United States Senate" (1917)p. 107
"Appeal for Woman Suffrage" (1918)p. 108
"Editorial on the East St. Louis Riot" (1917)p. 110
"Close Ranks" (1918)p. 112
"The Case Against the Reds" (1920)p. 113
"The Red Scare Is Un-American" (1920)p. 116
World War II, Part I: Mobilization and the Early Warp. 119
"Letter from Spain from an Abraham Lincoln Brigade Soldier" (1937)p. 121
"'C' Is for Conscription" (1941)p. 123
"Address to a Mass Meeting of the America First Committee" (1941)p. 124
"Declaration of War" (1941)p. 126
"On Inflation and Progress of the War" (1942)p. 128
"Warning and Instructions on Ration Book One" (1942)p. 132
"Deliver the Goods" (1942)p. 134
"Williams Decides to Play One Season" (1942)p. 136
World War II, Part II: A Society at Warp. 139
"Executive Order 9066" (Internment Order) (1942)p. 141
Korematsu v. United States (Supreme Court Opinion Upholding Internment) (1944)p. 144
"Call to Negro America to March on Washington" (1941)p. 148
"Double V Campaign" (1942)p. 151
"Why Should We March?" (1942)p. 154
"What Caused the Detroit Riots?" (1943)p. 156
"Can Women in War Industry Be Good Mothers?" (1942)p. 158
"The Women's Bureau's Assessment of Women's Progress in the Work Place" (1944)p. 162
New York Times, "WPB Bars 'Zoot Suit' Made in Any Material" (1942)p. 164
"Significance of Zoot-Suit Gangsters" (1943)p. 166
World War II, Part III: Ethical Dilemmasp. 169
"Pacifist Program in Time of War, Threatened War, or Fascism" (1939)p. 171
"Why We Refused to Register" (1941)p. 177
"Statement on Entering Prison" (1943)p. 180
"Memorandum on Use of the S-1 Bomb" (1945)p. 184
"On Treatment of the Japanese Emperor" (1945)p. 186
"Petition to the President of the United States" (1945)p. 187
"Prepared Statement for the Public Regarding the Use of the Atomic Bomb" (1945)p. 189
"Cable from Russell to Truman and Response from Truman" (Favoring the Use of the Bomb) (1945)p. 193
"Cable to President Truman (August 9) and Letter of Response (August 11)" (1945)p. 195
"Letter to the Secretary of War" (Advice on Future Atomic Development) (1945)p. 197
The Cold War, Part I: Anticommunism and Civil Libertiesp. 199
"Executive Order 9835" (1947)p. 201
"Testimony, House Committee on Un-American Activities" (1947)p. 206
"Testimony, House Committee on Un-American Activities" (1947)p. 211
"Testimony, House Committee on Un-American Activities" (1947)p. 215
"The Peekskill Riots" (1949)p. 219
Dennis et al v. United States (1951)p. 228
"Speech, Wheeling, West Virginia" (1950)p. 233
"Debate on Homosexuals as Security Risks in Government" (1950)p. 236
"Declaration of Conscience" (1950)p. 240
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg v. The United States of America (1951)p. 245
Loyalty Investigation (1954)p. 248
The Cold War, Part II: Atomic Anxietiesp. 261
"Why Destroy Draft Cards?" (1947)p. 263
"No, No Joe" (1950)p. 267
"War Can Be Stopped! A Statement on Korea" (1950)p. 269
"Dismissal Angers South California" (1951)p. 272
"Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb" (1950)p. 275
"Letter Opposing Civil Defense Drills" (1955)p. 277
"Laughter in the Park" (1960)p. 279
"Why I Am Sailing into the Pacific Bomb-Test Area" (1958)p. 281
"Farewell Speech" (1961)p. 287
"Masters of War" (1963)p. 292
"A Devout Meditation in Memory of Adolf Eichmann" (1966)p. 295
"America's Window to the World: Her Race Problem" (1956)p. 298
"'Satchmo' Tells Off Ike, U.S.!" (1957)p. 301
"Cuba: A Declaration of Conscience by Afro-Americans" (1961)p. 304
The Vietnam War, Part I: Johnson's Warp. 307
"The Johns Hopkins Speech" (1965)p. 309
"Speech at Antiwar Demonstration, Washington, D.C." (1965)p. 315
"There's Money Enough to Support Both of You" (cartoon) (1967)p. 319
"What Is the President Waiting For?" (1966)p. 321
"Ain't I Right?" (1966)p. 324
"Beyond Vietnam: Address Delivered to the Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam" (1967)p. 326
"Channeling Memo" (1965)p. 339
"Draft Dodger Rag" (1965)p. 343
"Draft Board No. 13, Springfield, Ohio" (1968)p. 345
"Statement on Refusing Induction" (1967)p. 348
"A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority" (1967)p. 350
"On Resistance" (1967)p. 355
The Vietnam War, Part II: A Nation Dividedp. 367
"Let's Close Ranks on the Home Front" (1968)p. 369
"A Meditation from Catonsville" (1968)p. 374
"Okie from Muskogee" (1969)p. 377
"My Uncle" (1969)p. 379
"Bring the War Home" (1969)p. 381
"The Silent Majority Speech" (1969)p. 385
"A Woman's Declaration of Liberation from Military Domination" (1970)p. 391
"Letter to the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam" (1970)p. 393
"Meadlo's Home Town Regards Him as Blameless" (1969)p. 396
"The Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley" (1971)p. 399
"Reflections on Calley" (1971)p. 402
"Vietnam Veterans Against the War" (1971)p. 406
"What's Going On" (1971)p. 410
"A Poem at Christmas, 1972, during the Terror-Bombing of North Vietnam" (1975)p. 412
"Search and Destroy" (1973)p. 414
"Chale Guerra" (1982)p. 416
The Cold War, Part III: Life after Vietnamp. 419
Final Report "Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans" (1976)p. 421
"Common Sense and the Common Danger" (1976)p. 436
"Women and the Volunteer Armed Forces: First Report on a Rocky Romance" (1977)p. 439
"Kill the Poor" (1980)p. 450
"In America" (1980)p. 452
"For Love of the Children" (1984)p. 454
"Rambo: Metamachismo Carries the Day" (1985)p. 459
"Nicaragua" (1984)p. 462
"The Conspiracy of Sanctuary" (1985)p. 464
"Ollie? Golly! - Public Reaction to Oliver L. North's Testimony" (1987)p. 469
"The Paradox of North's Popularity" (1987)p. 471
The Bush Wars, Part I: From the Gulf War to 9/11p. 475
"Address to U.S. Armed Forces Stationed in the Persian Gulf" (1991)p. 477
"God Bless the USA" (1984)p. 480
"Censoring for Political Security" (1991)p. 482
"TV's Clean Little War" (1991)p. 489
"The Dogs Bark but the Bandwagon Moves On" (1991)p. 495
"I Wish I Could Have Marched in the Gay Rights Parade" (1993)p. 498
"Banning Child Sacrifice: A Difficult Choice?" (1998)p. 500
"Not in Our Son's Name" (2001)p. 505
"Six Weeks in Autumn" (2002)p. 507
"Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee" (2001)p. 523
"Homeland Security Advisory System Announcement" (2002)p. 529
"Memorandum for Alberto R. Gonzales, Counsel to the President" (2002)p. 533
"How Islam-Bashing Got Cool" (2002)p. 536
"Combat Rock" (2002)p. 542
The Bush Wars, Part II: Protest and Sacrificep. 545
"United for Peace and Justice Statement on the Iraq War" (2003)p. 547
"Freedom and Security: Speech to Moveon.org" (2003)p. 549
"Outsourcing the Pentagon: Who Benefits from the Politics and Economics of National Security?" (2004)p. 562
"Mklvfkwr" (2004)p. 567
"The Invisible Wounded" (2005)p. 571
"The Home Front" (2005)p. 576
"Don't 'Son' Me: End This Silly Talk About Sacrificing Children" (2005)p. 596
"Bush vs. the Mother" (2005)p. 600
Get Your War On (cartoon) (2005)p. 607
"The Iraq Syndrome" (2005)p. 608
"Handcuffed at the Border - Akif Rahman" (2007)p. 616
"Letter to Office of Foreign Assets Control" (2006)p. 618
"After Pat's Birthday" (2006)p. 621
"Our Mission Statement" (2007)p. 624
"A Father's Responsibility" (2007)p. 626
"Driving Home" (2007)p. 629
Permissionsp. 631
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