9780618042555

Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era Documents and Essays

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    9780618042555

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    0618042555

  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2000-08-04
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This text presents a carefully selected group of readings, on topics such as American capitalism and the Great War, that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introducing the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
1(16)
Essays
Industrial Spring: America in the Gilded Age
2(6)
Sean Dennis Cashman
Pivotal Decades, 1900--1920
8(8)
John Milton Cooper, Jr.
Further Reading
16(1)
The Price of Progress: Capitalism and Its Discontents
17(29)
Documents
Andrew Carnegie Hails the Triumph of America, 1885
18(2)
Henry George Dissects the Paradox of Capitalist Growth, 1879
20(3)
The Reverend Alexander Lewis Offers an Ode to Upward Mobility, 1902
23(1)
Mark Twain Satirizes the Great American Myth, 1879
23(1)
The Purposes and Program of the Knights of Labor, 1878
24(1)
A Trade Union Official Enunciates a Restrictive AFL Policy Toward Women Workers, 1897
25(2)
Essays
The Machine as Deity and Demon
27(7)
Alan Trachtenberg
Class Consciousness American-Style
34(11)
Leon Fink
Further Reading
45(1)
Behind the Bravura of the Wild West
46(40)
Documents
A Buffalo Hunter Describes His Business, c. 1875
47(2)
President Chester A. Arthur Aims to Turn Indians into U.S. Citizens, 1881
49(1)
A Popular Account of the Death of Jesse James, 1882
50(2)
Miguel Antonio Otero Remembers the Land Wars of the 1880s
52(1)
Black Elk Remembers the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890
53(1)
Frederick Jackson Turner Praises the Frontier as the Source of American Democracy, 1893
54(1)
Catharine Calk McCarty Meets Her Cattlemen Neighbors, 1916
55(3)
Essays
Outlaw Gangs and Social Bandits
58(12)
Richard White
Western Women and the Uses of Domestic Ideology
70(8)
Robert L. Griswold
Farming and the Northern Ute Experience
78(7)
David Rich Lewis
Further Reading
85(1)
Trials of the New South
86(30)
Documents
Sharecroppers' Contracts, 1876--1886
87(1)
Atlanta Constitution Editor Henry W. Grady Heralds the New South, 1886
88(3)
Historian Broadus Mitchell Describes a Benevolent Cotton-Mill Campaign of the 1880s
91(1)
Labor Organizer Mother Jones Compares Southern Mill Life to Serfdom, 1901
92(1)
Frederick Douglass Describes a Legacy of Race Hatred, 1883
93(2)
A Teacher and Two Pupils Outline the Problems of a ``Colored'' School, 1883
95(3)
Essays
Mill and Mine
98(9)
Edward L. Ayers
Bent Backs in the Rural South
107(7)
Jacqueline Jones
Further Reading
114(2)
Rise of the Industrial City: New Places, New Peoples
116(42)
Documents
Population Growth in Select U.S. Cities, 1870--1920
118(2)
Immigrant Distribution in Six Cities, 1870--1920
120(1)
A Visiting Rudyard Kipling Returns, Unimpressed, from Chicago, 1899
121(1)
Poet Carl Sandburg Extols the City of the Big Shoulders, 1916
122(1)
Congress Takes Aim at the ``Chinese Menace,'' 1892
123(1)
Huang Zunxian Expresses the Chinese Perspective in Poetry, c. 1884
124(2)
W.E.B. Du Bois Denounces Racial Prejudice in Philadelphia, 1899
126(2)
An Advice Column for Jewish Immigrants, 1906, 1907
128(4)
Essays
Technology and the Treadmill of Urban Progress
132(9)
Maury Klein
Harvey A. Kantor
Families Enter America
141(9)
John Bodnar
Americanization of the Mexican Immigrant
150(7)
George J. Sanchez
Further Reading
157(1)
Politics in the Gilded Age: Mainstream and Periphery
158(30)
Documents
Three Cartoonists Interpret the Political Scene, 1880, 1888
160(1)
Thomas Nast Attacks the Democrats, 1880
160(1)
Joseph Keppler Ridicules the Third-Term Aspirations of President Grant, 1880
161(1)
Watson Heston Lampoons Parties and Their Corporate Patrons, 1888
162(1)
Free-Thinker Robert G. Ingersoll Waves the Bloody Shirt, c. 1880
163(1)
Virginia Activist Live Pryor Seeks Help for Her Downtrodden Black Sisters, 1880
163(1)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Demands Suffrage as the Protection of Selfhood, 1892
164(1)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Justifies the Woman's Bible, 1895
165(2)
Essays
Political Culture: Public Life and the Conduct of Politics
167(12)
Charles W. Calhoun
The Limitations of Sisterhood
179(8)
Ellen Carol DuBois
Further Reading
187(1)
The 1890s: Economic Depression and Political Crisis
188(37)
Documents
John W. Holway, a Pinkerton Guard, Views the Battle of Homestead, 1892
189(4)
Eugene V. Debs Denounces the Role of Corporations and the Courts in the Pullman Strike, 1895
193(1)
Populist Principles: The Omaha Platform, 1892
194(2)
William Jennings Bryan Scorns Advocates of the Gold Standard: The ``Cross of Gold'' Speech, 1896
196(1)
The Republican Party Platform, 1896
197(2)
Puck Assails William Jennings Bryan and the ``Popocrats,'' 1896
199(1)
McKinley Takes Credit for New Prosperity, 1900
200(1)
Essays
The Depression of the 1890s
201(7)
Nell Irvin Painter
The Righteous Commonwealth of the Late Nineteenth Century
208(16)
Michael Kazin
Further Reading
224(1)
Professionalism and the Uses of New Knowledge
225(38)
Documents
John Fiske Reconciles Evolutionism and Christian Doctrine (1882), 1902
226(3)
William Graham Sumner Elaborates the Principles of Social Darwinism, 1885
229(2)
Lester Frank Ward Attacks Laissez Faire in the Name of Reform Darwinism, 1884
231(3)
A Day in the Life of Thomas Alva Edison, 1885
234(1)
Jane Addams Explains the Need for Social Settlements, 1892
235(2)
F.W. Taylor Recruits the Ideal Worker with the Principles of Scientific Management, 1910
237(2)
Essays
The Culture of Professionalism
239(5)
Burton J. Bledstein
The Female Dominion of Professional Service
244(9)
Robyn Muncy
Social Darwinism: Adapting Evolution to Society
253(9)
Edward Caudill
Further Reading
262(1)
The Language of Empire
263(32)
Documents
Alfred T. Mahan Proclaims the Importance of Sea Power, 1890
264(1)
Theodore Roosevelt Links War in the Philippines to the Ideal of the Strenuous Life, 1899
265(2)
William Jennings Bryan Opposes U.S. Occupation of the Philippines, 1900
267(3)
Albert Beveridge Defends U.S. Imperialism, 1900
270(2)
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
272(1)
Essays
The United States as New Kid on the Block, 1890--1940
273(6)
Paul Kennedy
1898: The Meaning of the Maine
279(7)
Louis A. Perez
Theodore Roosevelt and the Strenuous Life
286(8)
Gail Bederman
Further Reading
294(1)
Race and Power Under Jim Crow
295(30)
Documents
The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Segregation: Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
296(3)
Congressman Frank Clark Praises Segregation, 1908
299(2)
Booker T. Washington Advocates Self-Help, 1895
301(2)
W.E.B. Du Bois Rejects Washington's Strategy of Accommodation, 1903
303(2)
Mary Church Terrell Praises the Club Work of Colored Women, 1901
305(2)
Essays
Whiteness and Manhood
307(8)
Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Uplift and the Decline of Black Politics
315(8)
Kevin K. Gaines
Further Reading
323(2)
Consumer Culture and Commercialized Leisure
325(30)
Documents
Theodore Dreiser's Carrie Discovers the Department Store, 1900
326(1)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Seeks to Extricate Women from the Trap of Consumption, 1899
327(1)
Amusement Park Promoter Frederic Thompson Creates the Carnival Spirit, 1908
328(4)
Democracy at the Movies, 1910
332(1)
Ring Lardner's Baseball ``Busher'' Writes Home, 1914
333(3)
Essays
Baseball and the Values of Industrial America
336(10)
Gunther Barth
Steppin' Out
346(8)
Lewis A. Erenberg
Further Reading
354(1)
Progressivism: Roots of the Reform Vision
355(32)
Documents
John Dewey Advocates a Democratic Schoolroom, 1900
356(2)
Lincoln Steffens Exposes the Corruption of Municipal Politics, 1904
358(2)
New York City's Boss Plunkitt Defends ``Honest'' Graft, 1905
360(2)
Socialist Reformer Robert Hunter Decries Murder by Tenement, 1907
362(1)
Baptist Clergyman Walter Rauschenbusch Seeks a Social Christianity, 1912
363(2)
Two Suffrage Cartoons
365(1)
``The Corn or the Cob---Which?'' 1911
365(1)
``Double the Power of the Home,'' 1915
366(1)
Essays
Evaluating the Progressives
367(12)
Richard L. McCormick
Lewis Hine and the Two Faces of Progressive Photography
379(7)
Robert Westbrook
Further Reading
386(1)
Progressivism: Foundations for a New American State
387(25)
Documents
The Supreme Court Accepts Limits on Working Women's Hours: Muller v. Oregon, 1908
388(1)
Charles McCarthy Inventories Wisconsin's La Follette--Era Reforms (1909--1911), 1911
389(3)
Theodore Roosevelt Announces the New Nationalism, 1910
392(1)
Woodrow Wilson Proclaims the New Freedom, 1913
393(2)
The Clayton Anti-Trust Act, 1914
395(2)
Essays
Progressive Statecraft
397(7)
Alan Dawley
Freedom and the Progressive State
404(7)
Eric Foner
Further Reading
411(1)
Nature Without Nurture: Progressives Confront Environmental Destruction
412(33)
Documents
413(14)
President Theodore Roosevelt's Conservation Message, 1907
A Lumberer's Perspective on the California Redwoods, 1884
415(2)
Enos Mills Mourns the Death of a One-Thousand-Year-Old Pine, 1914
417(3)
The Pros and Cons of the Great Hetch Hetchy Dam Debate, 1913
420(5)
Jane Addams Offers an Example of Municipal Housekeeping in Chicago, 1910
425(2)
Essays
Economic Gain and Environmental Loss: Lumber
427(4)
William J. Cronon
The Hetch Hetchy Controversy
431(9)
Roderick Nash
Responding to the Urban Environmental Crisis
440(4)
Martin V. Melosi
Further Reading
444(1)
America and the Great War
445(39)
Documents
President Woodrow Wilson's War Message, 1917
446(2)
Senator Robert M. La Follette's Antiwar Dissent, 1917
448(2)
George Creel Looks Back on the Selling of the War, 1920
450(2)
A Wobbly Testifies to Vigilante Attack, 1917
452(2)
The U.S. Government Punishes War Protesters: The Espionage Act, 1918
454(1)
Two Treatments of the Color Question During Wartime, 1918
455(1)
A.U.S. Divisional Commander in Kansas Counsels Against Race Discussions
455(1)
German Propaganda Circular Targets the African American Soldier
456(1)
Wilson's Fourteen Points for World Peace, 1918
457(2)
Essays
Managing War
459(9)
Barry D. Karl
Over There: Interpreting Wartime Experiences Abroad
468(8)
David M. Kennedy
Wilson and the War for Democracy
476(8)
Arthur S. Link
Further Reading
484

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