America Firsthand, Volume Two: Readings from Reconstruction to the Present / Edition 9

America Firsthand, Volume Two: Readings from Reconstruction to the Present / Edition 9

by Anthony Marcus, John M. Giggie, David Burner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312656416

ISBN-13: 9780312656416

Pub. Date: 12/05/2011

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This distinctive, class-tested primary source reader tells America’s story through the words and other creative expressions of the ordinary and extraordinary Americans who shaped it. Now featuring the contributions of new co-author John M. Giggie, an award-winning teacher and scholar from the University of Alabama, America Firsthand offers a remarkable

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This distinctive, class-tested primary source reader tells America’s story through the words and other creative expressions of the ordinary and extraordinary Americans who shaped it. Now featuring the contributions of new co-author John M. Giggie, an award-winning teacher and scholar from the University of Alabama, America Firsthand offers a remarkable range of first-person perspectives that bring the past vividly to life — from an African American minister’s message of racial liberation, to the prison notes of suffragists, to a writer’s recollections of Sputnik. “Points of View” sections provide varied vantage points on important topics, and “Visual Portfolios” draw students into interpreting the visual record. This carefully crafted, ready-to-go collection saves instructors time and effort in finding consistently engaging and informative sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312656416
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Edition description:
Ninth Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

VOLUME TWO
 
* = new to this edition
 
Introduction: Using Sources to Study the Past
 
PART ONE
After the Civil War: New South and New West

 
Points of View: The Battle of Little Bighorn (1876)
[ 1. She Walks with Her Shawl, and One Bull, Victory at Greasy Grass
[ 2. Charles DeRudio, Witness to Custer’s Last Stand 
3. Felix Haywood et al., African Americans during Reconstruction 
*4. Ida B. Wells, African American Protest
5. Caleb G. Forshey and the Reverend James Sinclair, White Southerners’ Reactions to Reconstruction 
*6. Unknown Photographer, Picturing Violence
7. Grimes Family and Swindell Brothers, Work under Sharecropper and Labor Contracts
8. Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin), School Days of an Indian Girl 
VISUAL PORTFOLIO: The Peopling of the West
 
PART TWO
The Gilded Age: Industrial Growth and Crisis

 
*Points of View: The Rise of Labor Unions
[ *9. The Knights of Labor, Early Efforts at Labor Organizing
[ *10. Industrial Workers of the World, Demanding a New Workplace
11. William Steinway, Workers Prosper as Industry Grows
12. George Rice, Losing Out to Standard Oil 
*13. Albert Parsons, The Haymarket Riot  
*14. The Omaha Platform, Agrarian Protests 
15. Pauline Newman et al., Conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company
VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Urban Industrial America
 
*PART THREE
A Society in Flux: Preparing for an American Century

 
*Points of View: Suppressing the “Dreadful Curse of Liquor” (1890-1919)
[ *16. Carrie Nation, Smashing the Evils of Alcohol
[ *17. Percy Andreae, A Glimpse behind the Mask of Prohibition
*18. Letters from the Battlefront and the Home Front, Debating War in the Philippines
19. Abraham Cahan, A Bintel Brief
20. Emmett J. Scott et al., Letters from the Great Migration 
*21. Lucy Burns and Alice Paul, Prison Notes
22. Kate Richards O’Hare et al., The Trial of Kate Richards O’Hare

PART FOUR
A New Society: Between the Wars

 
Points of View: The Scopes Trial (1925)
[ 23. William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, In Defense of the Bible
[ 24. H. L. Mencken, An Odd Eulogy for William Jennings Bryan
25. Langston Hughes, The Harlem Renaissance
26. Margaret Sanger, My Fight for Birth Control
*27. Unknown Photographer, Capitalizing on New Fears: The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
*28. Luis Tenorio et al., Mexican Migrants and the Promise of America
29. Morey Skaret, On the Road during the Great Depression 
30. Genora Dollinger, Taking a Stand: The Sit-Down Strikes of the 1930s
*VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Advertising in the Interwar Years: The Marketing of Race

PART FIVE
“The American Century”: War, Affluence, and Uncertainty

 
Points of View: Building and Using an Atomic Bomb (1942–1945)
[ 31. J. Robert Oppenheimer, To Build an Atomic Bomb
[ 32. Paul Tibbets and George Weller, To Use an Atomic Bomb 
33. Fanny Christina Hill, Rosie the Riveter
34. Ben Yorita and Philip Hayasaka, Memories of the Internment Camp 
*35. Charles "Chuck" Yeager, Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines
36. Ring Lardner Jr., Blacklisted: The Post–World War II Red Scare
37. Homeowners’ Guide and Images, Levittown: Making America Suburban
*38. Charles Douglas Jackson, The Sputnik Crisis: The Beep Heard ’Round the World
 
PART SIX
Awakenings: Authority and Liberty in the Modern Age

 
Points of View: The My Lai Massacre and Its Aftermath (1968–1970)
[ 39. Ronald L. Ridenhour et al., Disbelief and Corroboration 
[ 40. General Westmoreland, President Nixon et al., Cover-Up and Outcome 
41. Kathie Sarachild, Feminism and Consciousness-Raising 
*42. Phyllis Schlafly, The Limits of the Women’s Movement
43. Student Workers, Mississippi Freedom Summer
44. Pablo Guzmán, The Young Lords
*45. César Chávez, Toward Mexican American Civil Rights
*46. Robert Amsel, Recalling the Stonewall Uprising
VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Protest Movements of the 1960s and 1970s 

*PART SEVEN
Between History and Tomorrow: Toward a New Century

 
*Points of View: Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina (2008)
[ *47. Scott Delacroix, The Tragedy of Hurricane Katrina
[ *48. George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, A Visit with Hurricane Katrina Refugees
*49. Cathy Langston, When PATCO Went on Strike
*VISUAL PORTFOLIO: Some Consequences of Reaganomics
50. Dennis W. Shepard, Homophobia in the Heartland 
*51. Jason Armagost, The Cost and Meaning of War
52. James Yee, Faith and Patriotism Under Fire
*53. Geraldine Ferraro and Jesse Jackson, Reflections on the Historic Campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
*54. Tom Bennett, Aid for a Long-Suffering Environment

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