Documents Set, Volume II

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2002-10-21
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The authors have carefully selected and edited more than 300 documents that relate directly to the themes and content of the text and organized them into five general categories: community, social history, government, culture and politics. Each document is two pages long and includes a brief introduction and study questions.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Reconstruction, 1863-1877p. 219
Life on the Sea Islands, 1864p. 219
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, 1865p. 220
The Freedmen's Bureau Bill, 1865p. 221
Black Code of Mississippi, 1865p. 222
Speech to the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1865p. 224
The Civil Rights Act of 1866p. 226
President Johnson's Veto of the Civil Rights Act, 1866p. 227
The First Reconstruction Act, 1867p. 229
Organization and Principles of the Ku Klux Klan, 1868p. 230
Speech in the Senate, 1876p. 231
A Sharecrop Contract, 1882p. 232
Conquest and Survival: Communities in the Trans-Mississippi, 1860-1900p. 234
The Oklahoma Land Rush, 1889p. 234
The Homestead Act, 1862p. 236
The Thrill of Western Railroading, 1878p. 237
Miners and Cowboys, 1887p. 238
Speech at Cooper Union, New York, 1870p. 240
A Century of Dishonor, 1881p. 241
The Dawes General Allotment (Severalty) Act, 1887p. 243
How Allotment Impoverishes the Indian, 1906p. 244
Letters from the Frontier, 1872p. 245
Report on the Arid Lands of the West, 1879p. 248
The Incorporation of America, 1860-1900p. 251
The Traffic in Meat, 1894p. 251
Wealth, 1889p. 253
Testimony of a Machinist, 1883p. 254
The Knights of Labor, 1889p. 256
Testimony on Labor Unions, 1883p. 258
Experiences of a Chinese Immigrant, 1903p. 260
Testimony on Southern Textile Industry, 1883p. 261
Conspicuous Consumption, 1899p. 264
Higher Education for Women, 1901p. 267
The Vogue of Vaudeville, 1898p. 268
Commonwealth and Empire, 1870s-1900sp. 271
Looking Backward, 1888p. 271
A Great National Disgrace, 1877p. 274
Defense of the Spoils System, 1877p. 275
Populist Party Platform, 1892p. 276
The Solitude of Self, 1890p. 279
Pullman Strikers' Statement, 1894p. 280
The Influence of Sea Power, 1895p. 281
The Significance of the Frontier in American History, 1893p. 283
The Strenuous Life, 1899p. 285
Against Imperialism, 1902p. 287
Urban America and the Progressive Era, 1900-1920p. 289
The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements, 1892p. 289
George Washington Plunkitt Honest Graft, 1905p. 291
The Living Law, 1916p. 293
The Case for Birth Control, 1917p. 294
The Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895p. 296
A Red Record, 1895p. 298
The Niagara Movement, Declaration of Principles, 1905p. 300
Declaration of the Conservation Conference, 1908p. 302
The New Freedom, 1913p. 303
World War I, 1914-1918p. 306
The President's Commission at Bisbee, 1917p. 306
Corollary to The Monroe Doctrine, 1904p. 307
War Message to Congress, 1917p. 309
Against Entry into War, 1917p. 311
How We Advertised America, 1920p. 312
Diary of an Unknown Aviator, 1918p. 314
Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense, 1917p. 315
Eugene v. Debs, Statement to the Court, 1918p. 317
Letters from the Great Migration, 1916-1917p. 318
The Fourteen Points, 1918p. 320
The Twenties, 1921-1929p. 322
Motion Picture Diariesp. 322
American Individualism, 1922p. 323
Jesus Christ as Businessman, 1925p. 325
Petting and Necking, 1925p. 327
Speakeasies in New York, 1929p. 328
U.S. Congress, Debating Immigration Restriction, 1921p. 329
The Klan's Fight for Americanism, 1926p. 330
The City Negro, 1925p. 332
Motion Picture Production Code, 1930p. 334
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939p. 337
Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936p. 337
Women on the Breadlines, 1932p. 339
First Inaugural Address, 1933p. 340
Share Our Wealth, 1935p. 342
National Labor Relations Act, 1935p. 343
U.S. Senate, Investigation of Strikebreaking, 1939p. 345
Republican Party Platform, 1936p. 347
Okies in California, 1939p. 350
The Federal Theater Project, 1936p. 351
World War II, 1930s-1945p. 353
Tales of Los Alamos, 1943p. 353
The Four Freedoms, 1941p. 355
Radio Address on Lend-Lease, 1941p. 356
The Toughest Beachhead in the World, 1944p. 357
A City that Forges Thunderbolts, 1943p. 358
From Housewife to Shipfitter, 1943p. 361
The Fair Employment Practices Committee, 1941-43p. 364
Letters to and from the Front, 1941-1944p. 365
Korematsu v. United States, 1944p. 368
The Cold War, 1945-1952p. 370
Memorandum to President Truman, 1946p. 370
Letter to President Truman, 1946p. 372
The Truman Doctrine, 1947p. 374
The Truman Loyalty Order, 1947p. 376
American Medical Association, Campaign against Compulsory Health Insurance, 1949p. 379
Testimony before HUAC, 1947p. 381
Speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 1950p. 384
The Advertising Council, The Miracle of America, 1948p. 385
NSC-68, 1950p. 387
America at Midcentury, 1952-1963p. 390
The Teenage Comumer, 1959p. 390
Farewell Address, 1961p. 391
Inaugural Address, 1961p. 392
Address to the National Association of Broadcasters, 1961p. 394
The Affluent Society, 1958p. 396
Silent Spring, 1962p. 398
On the Road, 1957p. 399
The Problem That Has No Name, 1963p. 401
Discuss "Great Balls of Fire," 1957p. 402
Speech at American University, 1963p. 404
The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1966p. 406
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955p. 406
Brown v. Board of Education, 1954p. 409
Southern Manifesto on Integration, 1956p. 411
Sit-ins and the Origins of SNCC, 1960p. 412
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963p. 414
Voting Rights in Mississippi 1962-1964p. 417
Letters from Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964p. 420
The Civil Rights Act, 1964p. 424
The Other America, 1962p. 425
Black Power, 1966p. 428
War Abroad, War at Home, 1965-1974p. 432
Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement, 1962p. 432
Respond to Sexism in the Movement, 1965p. 435
The Great Society, 1964p. 436
Why We Are in Vietnam, 1965p. 438
Conscience and the Vietnam War, 1967p. 440
Report of the National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders, 1968p. 443
Radical Feminism, 1975p. 445
The Dangers of Constant Carnival, 1969p. 448
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, 1971p. 450
Roe v. Wade, 1973p. 452
Articles of lmpeachment against Richard M. Nixon, 1974p. 455
The Conservative Ascendancy, 1974-1987p. 458
Town Meeting, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 1979p. 458
The Urban Underclass, 1980p. 459
Affirmative Action in Atlanta, 1974p. 461
Love Canal 1978p. 464
The Crisis of Conscience, 1979p. 467
Presidential Press Conference, 1979p. 469
Why the New Right Is Winning 1981p. 472
Toward a Transitional America, since 1988p. 475
Common Ground, 1988p. 475
Third-Generation Mexican American, 1988p. 476
Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier, 1993p. 478
America Enters a New Century with Terror, 2001p. 480
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