Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People's History, Volume 2 / Edition 7 by Elliott Gorn, Randy Roberts, Terry Bilhartz | | 9780205773633 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People's History, Volume 2 / Edition 7

Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People's History, Volume 2 / Edition 7

by Elliott Gorn, Randy Roberts, Terry Bilhartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 020577363X

ISBN-13: 9780205773633

Pub. Date: 11/12/2010

Publisher: Pearson

This primary source reader captures the excitement of hands-on history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters.

Constructing the American Past achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other source books. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem or moment in American history, and

Overview

This primary source reader captures the excitement of hands-on history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters.

Constructing the American Past achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other source books. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem or moment in American history, and provides students with several points of view. The photographs, posters and maps included in the text ask the students to “read” the visual sources of American history. By exposing students to primary sources, the building blocks of history, Constructing the American Past fosters a solid foundation and invites its readers to build their own understanding of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205773633
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/12/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,032,576
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Reconstruction and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Initiation Oath of the Knights of the White Camelia

2. Testimony of Victims of the Ku Klux Klan

3. Congressional Inquiry into Klan Activities

4. Hon. Job E. Stevenson of Ohio, Speech to the House of Representatives

5. Benjamin Bryant, from Experience of a Northern Man Among the Ku-Klux

6. W. H. Gannon, “How to Extirpate Ku-Kluxism from the South”

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 2 The Great Strike of 1877

Historical Context

The Documents

1. “Fair Wages” by a Striker

2. “The Recent Strikes” by the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad

3. Allan Pinkerton, from Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives

4. Samuel Gompers, “. . . A Declaration of Protest in the Name of American Manhood . . .”

5. Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, The Great Uprising

6. Henry Ward Beecher, “There Is No Rich Class and No Working Class Under the Law”

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 3 When Cultures Collide: Wounded Knee

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Z. A. Parker, “The Ghost Dance Observed”

2. Letters from Reservations by United States Agents

3. “. . . No White People in the Other World . . .”, Selwyn’s Interview with Kuwapi

4. “. . . Indians Armed to the Teeth . . .”

5. “. . . Defrauding Us of Vested Rights . . .”

6. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891

7. Three Letters by Military Leaders

8. Eyewitness Reports of Indians Interviewed by the Office of Indian Affairs

9. Government and Military Statements on Wounded Knee

Postscript

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 4 New Americans: The Immigrants

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Jacob Riis, “Little Italy”

2. Rocco Corresca, “The Biography of a Bootblack”

3. Jacob Riis, “Chinatown”

4. Lee Chew, “The Biography of a Chinaman”

5. Jacob Riis, “Jewtown”

6. Rose Schneiderman, “A Cap Maker’s Story”

Postscript

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 5 Building an Empire: America and the Philippines

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Albert J. Beveridge, “The March of the Flag”

2. William Graham Sumner, “The Conquest of the United States by Spain”

3. Theodore Roosevelt, “The Strenuous Life

4. Press Opposition to the War

5. Theodore Roosevelt, “National Duties”

6. Proceedings of the Congressional Committee on the Philippines

Postscript

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 6 ”The Progressive Era”

Part 1: Upton Sinclair and the Meat Packing Industry

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Upton Sinclair, From The Jungle

2. Antanas Kaztauskis’s Story

3. House Congressional Record, June 4, 1906

4. Letter from Louis F. Swift

Postscript

Part 2: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Margaret Sanger, The Women Rebel

2. Anthony Comstock’s Views on Birth Control

3. Margaret Sanger, The Case for Birth Control

4. Michael P. Dowling, Race Suicide

5. Physicians’ Statements about Birth Control

6. Debate between Margaret Sanger and Winter Russell

Postscript

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 7 Selling the War: Recruitment Posters of World War I

Historical Context

The Documents

1. George Creel, How We Advertised America

2. “The Artist’s Call to Colors.”

3. World War I Posters

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 8 Science on Trial: Tennessee versus John Thomas Scopes

Historical Context

The Documents

1. George William Hunter, from Civic Biology

2. Darrow versus Bryan

3. H. L. Mencken, “In Memoriam: W. J. B.”

Postscript

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 9 Writing the Great Depression

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Americans Write to Their Leaders

2. Tom Kromer, from Waiting for Nothing

3. Meridel Le Sueur, “Women on the Breadlines”

4. Meridel Le Sueur, “I Was Marching”

5. Michael Gold, from Jews Without Money

Postscript

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 10 The Good War

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941

2. Norman Rockwell Four Freedoms

3. The Army Must Act

4. An Open Letter to President Roosevelt—An Editorial

5. Hirabayashi v. United States

6. Concentration Camp: U.S. Style

7. 28 Zoot Suiters Seized on Coast After Clashes with Service Men

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 11 The Cold War

Historical Context

The Documents

1. The Truman Doctrine March 12, 1947

2. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Speech in Wheeling, West Virginia

3. Thomas McGrath’s Statement to the House Committee on Un-American Activities

4. John F. Kennedy’s Innagural Address, January 20, 1961

5. Stan Lee, Iron Man Is Born, 1963

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 12 The Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Summer, 1964

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Anne Moody, from Coming of Age in Mississippi

2. SNCC Pamphlet on Voting Rights

3. Prospectus for the Mississippi Freedom Summer

4. Robert Moses Memorandum

5. Reporting Freedom Summer

6. Howard Zinn, Journey to Understanding

Postscript

Questions

Interpreting the Sources

Additional Reading

Chapter 13 My Lai: The Nadir of the Vietnam War

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Press Release, March 17, 1968

2. Report of Investigation, April 24, 1968

3. Letter to Military and Political Leaders, March 29, 1969

4. Nine Rules for Personnel of US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

5. The Enemy in Your Hands

6. “. . . You Do What You Want to Do . . .”

7. Michael Bernhardt

Postcript

Questions

Additional Reading

Chapter 14 The Rise of Liberalism in the 1960s and 1970s

Historical Context

The Documents

1. The Plan of Delano

2. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Cesar Chavez

3 Cesar Chavez on Money and Organizing

4. Hon. Shirley Chisholm of New York, Equal Rights for Women

5. The Equal Rights Amendment

6. Kathi Roche, The Secretary: Capitalism’s House Nigger

7. ‘Women’s Liberation’ Aims to Free Men, Too

8. Dennis Hayes, Earth Day Speech, Washington D.C., April 22, 1970

Postscript

Questions

Additional Reading

CHAPTER 15 The Conservative Revolution

Historical Context

The Documents

1. Barry Goldwater, “The Perils of Power “

2. President Ronald Reagan on Russia as an “Evil Empire”, 1983

3. Pat Robertson Launches His Presidential Bid, September 17, 1986

4. Contract With America, 1994

5. President George W. Bush on the “Axis of Evil”

Questions

Additional Reading

Credits

Index

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