Documents to Accompany America's History, Volume 2 / Edition 6

Documents to Accompany America's History, Volume 2 / Edition 6

by James A. Henretta, Kevin J. Fernlund, Lynn Dumenil, David Brody

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ISBN-10: 0312454414

ISBN-13: 9780312454418

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This primary source reader is designed to accompany America's History, Sixth Edition, and offers a chorus of voices from the past to enrich the study of U.S. history. Both celebrated figures and ordinary people, from Frederick Douglass to mill workers, demonstrate the diversity of America's history while putting a human face on historical experience. A


This primary source reader is designed to accompany America's History, Sixth Edition, and offers a chorus of voices from the past to enrich the study of U.S. history. Both celebrated figures and ordinary people, from Frederick Douglass to mill workers, demonstrate the diversity of America's history while putting a human face on historical experience. A wealth of speeches, petitions, advertisements, and posters paint a vivid picture of the social and political life of the time, providing depth and breadth to the textbook discussion. Brief introductions set each document in context, while questions for analysis help link the individual source to larger historical themes.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 15
Reconstruction 1865-1877

Presidential Reconstruction
15-1 Andrew Johnson, Plan of Reconstruction (1865)
15-2 Carl Schurz, Report on Conditions in the South (1865)
15-3 Philip A. Bell, Reconstruction (1865)
15-4 The Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
15-5 The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Radical Reconstruction
15-6 Thaddeus Stevens, Black Suffrage and Land Redistribution (1867)
15-7 The Fourteenth Amendment and Woman Suffrage (1873, 1875)
15-8 Richard H. Cain, An Advocate of Federal Aid for Land Purchase (1868)

The Undoing of Reconstruction
15-9 Thomas Nast, The Rise and Fall of Northern Support for Reconstruction (1868, 1874)
15-10 President Grant Refuses to Aid Republicans in Mississippi (1875)
15-11 The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)
15-12 Susan Myrick Interviews ex-Slave Catherine Beale (1929)

Part IV
A Maturing Industrial Society, 1877–1914

Chapter 16
The American West

The Great Plains
16-1 Custer’s Last Stand, Helena Daily Herald (July 4, 1876)
16-2 Helen Hunt Jackson, A Century of Dishonor (1881)
16-3 The Dawes Severalty Act (1887)
16-4 Buffalo Bird Woman, “Beginning a Garden” (1917)
16-5 Howard Ruede, “Letter from a Kansas Homesteader” (1878)
16-6 John Wesley Powell, “Report on the Lands of the Arid Region” (1878)
16-7 William E. Smythe, On Irrigation (1905)

The Far West
16-8 On Chinese Immigration (1876, 1882)
16-9 The White Caps, Nuestra Platforma: Hispanics Protest Anglo Encroachment in New Mexico (1890)
16-10 Charles Fletcher Lummis, The Land of Poco Tiempo (1893)
16-11 Mormon Renunciation of Polygamy, Woodruff Manifesto (1890)
16-12 John Muir, “A Perilous Night on Shasta’s Summit” (1888)

Chapter 17
Capital and Labor in the Age of Enterprise, 1877-1900

Industrial Capitalism Triumphant
17-1 Justin Smith Morrill, On the Origin of the Land-Grant College Act (ca. 1874)
17-2 Henry George, Progress and Poverty (1879)
17-3 Andrew Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth (1889)

The World of Work
17-4 On Child Labor, (1877)
17-5 Lillie B. Chase Wyman, Studies of Factory Life: Among the Women (1888)
17-6 Anonymous (A Black Domestic), More Slavery at the South (c. 1912)
17-7 Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management (1911)

The Labor Movement
17-8 On Agrarian Discontent, 1887
17-9 Terrence V. Powderly, The Army of Unemployed (1887)
17-10 Eugene V. Debs, How I Became a Socialist (1902)
17-11 Testimony before the U.S. Strike Commission on the Pullman Strike (1894)

Chapter 18
The Industrial City: Building It, Living In It

18-1 Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park (1858)
18-2 Julian Ralph, Colorado and its Capital (1893)
18-3 Louis H. Sullivan, The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered (1896)

Upper Class/Middle Class
18-4 Thorstein Veblen, Conspicuous Consumption (1899)
18-5 Catharine E. Beecher, The Christian Family (1869)
18-6 Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)

City Life
18-7 Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives (1890)
18-8 The Immigrant Experience: Letters Home (1901-1903)
18-9 Giuseppe Giacosa, A Visitor in Chicago (1892)
18-10 Josiah Strong, The Dangers of Cities (1886)

Chapter 19
Politics in the Age of Enterprise, 1877-1896

The Politics of the Status Quo
19-1 James Bryce, The American Commonwealth (1888)
19-2 William Graham Sumner, The Forgotten Man (1883)

Politics and the People
19-3 Republican and Democratic State Platforms on the Bennett English-Language School Law (Wisconsin, 1890) and the Liquor Question (Iowa, 1889)
19-4 Frances E. Willard, Woman and Temperance (1876)
19-5 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Solitude of Self (1892)

Race and Politics in the New South
19-6 The 1890 Mississippi Constitution
19-7 Ida B. Wells, Lynching at the Curve (1892)
19-8 Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)
19-9 W.E.B. Du Bois, Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others (1903)

The Crisis of American Politics: The 1890s
19-10 Democrat and Republican National Platforms on the Currency, the Tariff, and Federal Elections (1892)
19-11 People’s (Populist) Party National Platform (1892)
19-12 Henry Demarest Lloyd, Wealth Against Commonwealth (1894)
19-13 William Jennings Bryan, Cross of Gold Speech (1896)
19-14 Henry Adams, National Politics in the 1890s (1918)

Chapter 20
The Progressive Era

The Course of Reform
20-1 John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed, (1897)
20-2 Walter Rauschenbusch, The Church and the Social Movement (1907)
20-3 Lincoln Steffens, Tweed Days in St. Louis (1902)
20-4 Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1910)
20-5 Margaret Sanger, The Case for Birth Control (1917)
20-6 Progressivism and Compulsory Sterilization (1907)
20-7 Robert M. La Follette, Autobiography (1913)

Progressivism and National Politics
20-8 Theodore Roosevelt, The Struggle for Social Justice (1912)
20-9 Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom, (1912)
20-10 Louis D. Brandeis, In Defense of Competition (1912)
20-11 Hetch-Hetchy Debate, Sweeping Back the Flood (1909)

Chapter 21
An Emerging World Power, 1877-1914

The Roots of Expansion
21-1 James G. Blaine, The American System (1881)
21-2 Alfred Thayer Mahan, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890)
21-3 Frederick Jackson Turner, The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893)

An American Empire
21-4 Albert J. Beveridge, The March of the Flag (1898)
21-5 William James, The Philippines Tangle (1899)

Onto the World Stage
21-6 William McKinley, On the Philippines (1899)
21-7 R.C. Bowman, Cartoon on the Philippines and Cuba (1901)
21-8 John Hay, Open-Door Notes (1899, 1900)
21-9 Mark Twain, To the Person Sitting in the Darkness (1901)
21-10 Theodore Roosevelt, The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904, 1905)

Part V
The Modern State and Society, 1914-1945

Chapter 22
War and the American State, 1914-1920

Great War, 1914-1918
22-1 “Don’t Rock the Boat…” (1915)
22-2 Zimmermann Telegram (1917)
22-3 Woodrow Wilson, War Message to Congress (1917)
22-4 Robert M. La Follette, Anti-War Speech (1917)
22-5 Hervey Allen, German Dugouts (1918)
22-6 Posters from the Anti-Venereal Disease Campaign (1917-1918)

War on the Home Front
22-7 Bernard M. Baruch, The War Industries Board (1917-1918)
22-8 Marcus L. Hansen, The Home Front: The Young Women’s Christian Association (1920)
22-9 Wartime Propaganda Poster (c.1917)
22-10 George Creel, The Home Front: The Four Minute Men (1920)
22-11 Help Us to Help (1917)

An Unsettled Peace, 1919-1920
22-12 Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points (1918)
22-13 Treaty of Versailles, Select Articles (1919)
22-14 Henry Cabot Lodge, Speech Before the Senate (1919)
22-15 Woodrow Wilson, Speech in Indianapolis, Indiana (1919)
22-16 Report on the Chicago Race Riot (1919)
22-17 W.E.B. Du Bois, Returning Soldiers (1919)

Chapter 23
Modern Times, 1920-1932

Business-Government Partnership of the 1920s
23-1 Herbert Hoover, American Individualism (1922)
23-2 Andrew W. Mellon, Fundamental Principles of Taxation (1924)

A New National Culture
23-3 Bruce Barton, The Man Nobody Knows (1925)
23-4 Advertisement for Listerine (1923)
23-5 Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd, Remaking Leisure in Middletown (1929)

Redefining American Identity
23-6 The Ku Klux Klan (1924, 1924)
23-7 William Jennings Bryan, Transcript of the Scopes Trial (1925)
23-8 H. L. Mencken, Introduction to Nietzche’s The Antichrist (1918)
23-9 Charles A. Lindbergh, “We” (1927)
23-10 Cabinet Meeting—If Al Were President (1928)
23-11 Marcus Garvey, Editorial in Negro World (1924)

The Onset of the Great Depression
23-12 Herbert Hoover’s Plan (1931)
23-13 John T. McCutcheon, A Wise Economists Ask a Question (1932)
23-14 Mirra Komarovsky, Mr. Patterson (1940)
23-15 Meridel Le Sueur, Women on the Breadlines (1932)
23-16 Richard Wright, Communism in the 1930s

Chapter 24
Redefining Liberalism: The New Deal, 1933-1939

The New Deal Takes Over, 1933-1935
24-1 Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (1933)
24-2 Rexford G. Tugwell, Design for Government (1933)
24-3 Business Week, Editorial (1933)
24-4 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Criticism of a U.S. Supreme Court Decision (1935)
24-5 Huey P. Long, The Long Plan (1933)

The Second New Deal, 1935-1938
24-6 Harlan F. Stone, Dissenting Opinion, United States v. Butler (1936)
24-7 Republican and Democratic National Platforms (1936)
24-8 Norman Thomas, What was the New Deal? (1936)
24-9 The Federal Anti-Lynching Bills (1938)

The New Deal’s Impact on Society
24-10 Eleanor Roosevelt, The State’s Responsibility for Fair Working Conditions (1933)
24-11 Mary Heaton Vorse, The Sit-Down Strike at General Motors (1937)
24-12 Lorena Hickok’s Report on Arizona to Harry L. Hopkins (1934)
24-13 Paul B. Sears, Deserts on the March (1937)

Chapter 25
The World At War, 1939-1945

The Road to War
25-1 Gerald P. Nye, The Profits of War and Preparedness (1934)
25-2 C.D. Batchelor, The Reluctance to Go to War (1936)
25-3 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside Chat on the Great Arsenal of Democracy (1940)
25-4 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Four Freedoms Speech (1941)

Organizing for Victory
25-5 Time, Billion-Dollar Watch Dog (1943)
25-6 Norma Yerger Queen, Women Working at the Home Front (1944)
25-7 Mother, When Will You Stay Home Again? (1944)
25-8 Wartime Posters, The Japanese and Venereal Disease as Enemies (c. 1944)

Life on the Home Front
25-9 Remembering the War Years on the Home Front (1984)
25-10 Executive Order 9066 to Prescribe Military Areas (1942)

Fighting and Winning the War
25-11 Ernie Pyle, Street Fighting (1944)
25-12 William McConahey and Dorothy Wahlstrom, Remembering the Holocaust (1945)
25-13 Albert Einstein’s Letter to Roosevelt (1939)
25-14 Henry L. Stimson, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb (1945)

Part VI
The Age of Cold War Liberalism, 1945-1980

Chapter 26
Cold War America, 1945-1960

The Cold War
26-1 The Novikov Telegram (1946)
26-2 George F. Kennan, Containment Policy (1947)
26-3 Arthur Vandenberg, On NATO (1949)
26-4 NSC-68 (1950)

Cold War Liberalism
26-5 Lyndon B. Johnson, The American West: America’s Answer to Russia (1950)
26-6 Joseph R. McCarthy, Communists in the U.S. Government (1950)
26-7 Civil Rights and the National Party Platforms (1948)
26-8 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)
26-9 The Southern Manifesto (1956)
26-10 Rosa Parks, Describing My Arrest (1955)

“Modern Republicanism”
26-11 Nikita Krushchev, Peaceful Co-existence (1956)
26-12 John Foster Dulles, Cold War Foreign Policy (1958)
27-13 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address (1961)

Chapter 27
The Age of Affluence, 1945–1960

Economic Powerhouse
27-1 George M. Humphrey, The Interstate Highway System (1955)
27-2 Herbert Block, “Let’s See, Now — Where Can We Raise More Taxes?” (1953)
27-3 Help Wanted — Women (1957)

The Affluent Society
27-4 Green Acres (1950)
27-5 Neil Morgan, The Footloose Migration (1961)

The Other America
27-6 Carey McWilliams, North From Mexico (1949)
27-7 Herbert Gans, Boston’s West Enders (1962)
27-8 What Does Chicago’s Renewal Program Mean? (1963)
27-9 Michael Harrington, The Other America (1962)

Chapter 28
The Liberal Consensus: Flaming Out, 1960-1968

John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Expectation
28-1 Theodore H. White, The Television Debates (1960)
28-2 John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address (1961)
28-3 Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)

Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society
28-4 Barry Goldwater, Acceptance Speech at the Republican National Convention (1964)
28-5 Lyndon B. Johnson, Address at the University of Michigan (1964)
28-6 Wilderness Act (1964)

Into the Quagmire, 1960-1968
28-7 The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964)
28-8 Lyndon B. Johnson, Peace without Conquest (1965)
28-9 Philip Caputo, The Splendid Little War (1965)

Coming Apart
28-10 Malcolm X and Yusef Iman, Black Nationalism (1964)
28-11 Inés Hernádez, Para Teresa (
28-12 DRUMS Committee of the Menominee, The Consequences of Termination for the Menominee of Wisconsin (1971)
28-13 National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)

1968: A Year of Shocks
28-14 Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (1968)
28-15 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Memorandum on Benign Neglect (1970)

Chapter 29
Towards a Conservative America: The 1970s

The Nixon Years
29-1 Dan Rather’s Conversation with President Nixon (1972)
29-2 Richard Nixon, Vietnamization and the Nixon Doctrine (1969)
29-3 Richard Nixon, The Invasion of Cambodia (1970)
29-4 Watergate: Taped White House Conversations (1972)

Battling for Civil Rights: The Second Stage
29-5 Gloria Steinem, Statement in Support of the Equal Rights Amendment (1970)
29-6 Phyllis Schlafly, The Power of the Positive Woman (1977)

Lean Years
29-7 Gallup Polls, National Problems, 1950-1999
29-8 Rachel Carson, And No Birds Sing (1962)
29-9 William Serrin, Homestead (1970s)

Politics in the Wake of Watergate
29-10 Jimmy Carter, The National Crisis of Confidence (1979)
29-11 Ronald Reagan, Acceptance Speech, National Republican Convention (1980)

Part VII
Entering a New Era: Conservatism, Globalization, Terrorism, 1980-2006

Chapter 30
The Reagan Revolution and the End of the Cold War, 1980-2001

The Rise of Conservatism
30-1 Ronald Reagan, Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals (1983)
30-2 Creationism, the Public Schools, and the First Amendment, Edwards v. Aguillard (1987)

The Reagan Presidency, 1981-1989
30-3 Donald T. Regan, For the Record (1988)

The Defeat of Communism and the Rise of a New World Order
30-4 Francis Fukuyama, The End of History (1989)
30-5 George H.W. Bush, Iraqi Aggression in Kuwait (1990)
30-6 David Maraniss, University Students Reflect on the Gulf War (1991)
30-7 Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations? (1993)

The Clinton Presidency, 1993-2001
30-8 The Contract with America (1994)
30-9 Bill Clinton, State of the Union Address (1996)

Chapter 31
A Dynamic Economy, A Divided People, 1980-2000

America in a Global Economy and Society
31-1 George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty (1981)
31-2 Jonathan Kozol, Rachel and Her Children (1988)
31-3 Bill Clinton, On World Trade Talks in Seattle, (1999)

New Technology
31-4 Bill Gates, Friction-Free Capitalism (1995)

Culture Wars
31-5 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell” (1993)
31-6 Proposition 187 (1994)
31-7 U.S. Census Bureau, On Women-Owned Businesses (1996)

Chapter 32
Into the Twenty-First Century

The Advent of George W. Bush
32-1 Bush v. Gore (2000)
32-2 Stephen Goldsmith, What Compassionate Conservatism Is—and Is Not (2000)

American Hegemony Challenged
32-3 Bush on Iraq (2002)
32-4 National Security Strategy (2002)

Unfinished Business
32-5 Report on Catastrophic Hurricane Evacuation Plan Evaluation (2006)

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