Thinking Through the Past A Critical Thinking Approach to U.S. History: Volume II: Since 1865

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  • Copyright: 2004-09-15
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This reader for the U.S. history survey course contains both primary and secondary sources concerned with motivation, causation, and the role of ideas and economic interests in history. The text's historiographical approach gives students the opportunity to strengthen their critical-thinking skills through the comparison of historical sources. Each chapter includes an introduction to the historical problem, information on the setting and the investigation, questions to consider, sources, and a conclusion.

Table of Contents

Historians and Textbooks: The "Story" of Reconstruction
The Negro in Reconstruction
The Ordeal of Reconstruction
Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution
Using Primary Sources: Industrialization and the Condition of Labor
Testimony of Workingmen
"Earnings, Expenses and Conditions of Workingmen and Their Families"
Wages in the Iron and Steel Industry, 1858-1900
Price Indexes, 1866-1890
Why We Struck at Pullman
Colored Workmen and a Strike Women
Make Demands
Summary of Conditions Among Women Workers Found by the Massachusetts
Bureau of Labor Work in a Garment Factory
Gainful Workers by Age, 1870-1920
Breaker Boys
Night Shift in a Glass Factory
Evaluating Primary Sources: "Saving" the Indians in the Late Nineteenth Century
"Land and Law as Agents in Educating Indians"
The Dawes Act
A Cheyenne Tells His Son About the Land
Cheyennes Try Farming
A Sioux Recalls Severalty Supervised Indian Land Holdings by State, 1881-1933
A Proposal for Indian Education
Instructions to Indian Agents and Superintendents of Indian Schools
The Education of Indian Students at Carlisle Luther Standing Bear
Recalls Carlisle Wohaw's Self-Portrait
Taking an Indian Child to School
A Crow Medicine
Woman on Teaching the Young Percentage of Population Over Ten Illiterate, 1900-1930
Evaluating a Historical Argument: American Manhood and Philippine
Annexation Male Degeneracy and the Allure of the Philippines
"Recommended by Hoar"
"The Anti-Expansion Ticket for 1900"
"The White Man's Burden"
"The Filipino's First Bath"
"The Strenuous Life"
William McKinley on Annexation
"In Support of an American Empire"
Selection from the Treaty
Debate Value of Manufactured Exports, 1866-1900
Value of U.S. Exports by Country of Destination, 1866-1900
The Problem of Historical Motivation: The Bungalow as the "Progressive" House
The Progressive Housewife and the Bungalow
A Victorian House
A Craftsman Cottage
The Craftsman Contrasts Complexity and Confusion with Cohesion and Harmony
Gustav Stickley on the Craftsman Home
Edward Bok on Simplicity
Cover from The Bungalow Magazine
Putting the American Woman and Her Home on a Business Basis
The Efficient and Inefficient Kitchen
Domestic Economy
Double Bungalow Plan, Bowen Court Average Daily Servants' Wage Rates, Chicago, 1890-1910
Female Servants by Regions, per 1,000 Families, 1880-1920
Clerical Workers in the United States, by Sex, 1870-1920
Ideology and History: Closing the "Golden Door"
Racism and Immigration Restriction
The Passing of the Great Race
Whose Country Is This?
The Klan's Fight for Americanism
Because You're a Jew
Her Father's Daughter
A Congressman Calls for Restriction
The Bootleggers Immigrant Occupation Groups, 1899-1924
Unemployment Rates, 1900-1924
History "From the Top Down": Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as First Lady
Letter to Lorena Hickok
Transcripts of Eleanor Roosevelt's Press Conferences
"The Negro and Social Change"
Letter to Her Daughter This I Remember Letter from Barry Bingham to Marvin McIntyre
Excerpts from Letters to Franklin Roosevelt It's Up to the Women News Item, "Definition of Feminism" News Item, "Opposes Amendment"
History "From the Bottom Up": The Detroit Race
Riot of 1943
The Detroit Rioters of 1943
A Handbill for White Resistance
Black Employment in Selected Detroit Companies, 1941
An Explanation for Strikes
Black Workers Protest Against Chrysler
A Complaint About the Police
Changes in White and Black Death Rates, 1910-1940
A Profile of the Detroit Rioters
Popular Culture as History: The Cold War Comes Home
The Culture of the Cold War
Advertisement for Runaway Daughter
Promotional Material for Walk East on Beacon
A Game Show Producer Remembers the Red Scare
A Playwright Recalls the Red Scare
The Hammer Song
A Folk Singer Remembers the Early 'Fifties
Pogo On the Road
History and Popular Memory: The Civil Rights Movement
I've Got the Light of Freedom
A SNCC Founder Discusses Its Goals
A Mississippi Civil Rights
Pioneer Bids
Farewell to the "N-Double-A" Chronology of Violence, 1961
A Sharecropper's Daughter Responds to the Voter Registration Campaign
A Black Activist Endorses White Participation
A SNCC Organizer Recalls Federal Intervention
A Letter from a Freedom Summer Volunteer
"Deeper Than Politics: The Mississippi Freedom Schools"
Freedom School Poetry
An "Insider" Recalls the Divisions in SNCC
Fannie Lou Hamer on the Lessons of 1964 "What We Want"
Causation and the Lessons of History: Explaining America's Longest War
Fighting in "Cold Blood": LBJ's Conduct of Limited War in Vietnam
God's Country and American Know-How
LBJ Expresses Doubts about Vietnam
LBJ Recalls His Decision to Escalate
The Central Intelligence Agency Reports on the War
McNamara Recalls the Decision to Escalate Fighting a Technological War of Attrition
A Medical Corpsman Recalls the Vietnamese People
A Marine Remembers His Shock
A Foreign Service Officer Acknowledges American Ignorance
Gender, Ideology, and Historical Change: Explaining the Women's Movement
Cold War Ideology and the Rise of Feminism
Women's Liberation and Sixties Radicalism
The Problem That Has No Name
Civil Rights and the Rise of Feminism
NOW's Statement of Purpose
Redstockings Manifesto "What's Wrong with 'Equal Rights' for Women?"
On Women and Sex
Our Bodies, Ourselves
The Politics of Housework
Sex Ratios of High School and College
Graduates in the United States, 1940-1980
Women's Labor Force Participation, by Marital Status, 1940-1987
Median Earnings of Year-round, Full-time Workers, by Sex, 1955-1985
Why Historical Interpretation Matters: The Battle Over Multicultural Education
Multiculturalism and Disunity
Empire, Racism, and Multiculturalism
"The Visigoths in Tweed"
Stereotypes and Multicultural Education
"The Danger in Multiple Perspectives"
"In Defense of Multiculturalism"
Building Bridges or Burning Them?
Musical Instruments in a Multicultural Textbook
Proposition 227 Arguments
The Lessons of Bilingual Education
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