Going to the Source, Volume 2: Since 1865: The Bedford Reader in American History / Edition 3

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Many document readers offer lots of sources, but only Going to the Source combines a rich diversity of primary and secondary sources with in-depth instructions for how and when to use each type of source. Mirroring the chronology of the U.S. history survey, each of the main chapters employs a single type of source — from personal letters to political cartoons — while focusing on an intriguing historical episode such as the Cherokee Removal or the 1894 Pullman Strike. A new capstone chapter in each volume prompts students to synthesize information on a single topic from a variety of source types. The wide range of topics and sources across 28 chapters — 6 of them new — provide students with all they need to become fully engaged with America’s history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312652791
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 165,935
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Bissell Brown is the L.F. Parker Professor of History at Grinnell College, where she teaches Modern U.S. History, U.S. Women’s History, and U.S. Immigration History. She is the author of The Education of Jane Addams and the editor of the Bedford/St. Martin’s edition of Jane Addams’s Twenty Years at Hull-House. Her articles have appeared in Feminist Studies, The Journal of Women’s History, and The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. She has served as a Book Review Editor for The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and for the Women and Social Movements website.
Timothy J. Shannon is professor of History at Gettysburg College, where he teaches Early American and Native American History. His other books include Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier, Atlantic Lives: A Comparative Approach to Early America, and Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754, which received the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize from the New York State Historical Association and the Distinguished Book Award from the Society of Colonial Wars. His articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, Ethnohistory, and the New England Quarterly, and he has been a research fellow at the Huntington Library and John Carter Brown Library.

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Table of Contents

*new to this edition

Inside Front Cover: Guide to Using the Book

1. Political Terrorism during Reconstruction: Congressional Hearings and Reports on the Ku Klux Klan

Using the Source: Congressional Hearings and Reports

  What Can Congressional Hearings and Reports Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Congressional Hearings and Reports

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Testimony and Reports from the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States

Analyzing Congressional Hearings and Reports

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

2. Picturing a Western Myth: Photography and the Blackfeet Indians

Using the Source: Photographs

  What Can Photographs Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Photographs

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Photographs of the Blackfeet at Glacier National Park and on the Reservation, 1890-1930

Analyzing Photographs

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

3. Reading the 1894 Pullman Strike: Chicago's Daily Papers Report the News

Using the Source: Newspaper Articles

  What Can Newspaper Articles Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Newspaper Articles

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Chicago Newspaper Articles on the Pullman Strike, May 12, 1894-July 15, 1894

Analyzing Newspaper Articles

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

4. Immigrant to the Promised Land: Memory and Autobiography

Using the Source: Autobiographies

  What Can Autobiographies Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Autobiographies

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl by Hilda Satt Polacheck

Analyzing Autobiographies

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

5. Selling Respectability: Advertisements in the African-American Press, 1910-1913

Using the Source: Magazine Advertisements

  What Can Magazine Advertisements Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Advertisements

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Advertisements from The Crisis, November 1910-March 1913

Analyzing Magazine Advertisements

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

6. Living under Fire: World War I Soldiers' Diaries

Using the Source: Wartime Diaries

  What Can Wartime Diaries Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Diaries

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: World War I Diaries from the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Battles, September 17, 1918-November 11, 1918

Analyzing Wartime Diaries

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

*7. Singing of Struggle: Mexican Workers' Folk Songs from the American Southwest

Using the Source: Folk Music

  What Can Folk Music Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Song Lyrics

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Mexican Corridos, 1910-1930

Analyzing Folk Songs

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

8. Painting a New Deal: U.S. Post Office Murals from the Great Depression

Using the Source: Public Art

  What Can Public Art Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Public Art

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Post Office Murals Depicting "Work" in Local Communities, 1936-1942

Analyzing Public Art

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

9. Challenging Wartime Internment: Supreme Court Records from Korematsu v. United States

Using the Source: Supreme Court Records

  What Can Supreme Court Records Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Supreme Court Records

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Briefs and Supreme Court Opinions in Korematsu v. United States, October Term, 1944

Analyzing Supreme Court Records

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

10. The Cold War Heats Up: Presidential Recordings from the Cuban Missile Crisis

Using the Source: Presidential Tapes

  What Can Presidential Tapes Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Presidential Tapes

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Presidential Tape Recordings from the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Analyzing Presidential Tapes

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

11. Speaking of Equality: The Senate Debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Using the Source: Senate Speeches

What Can Sentate Speeches Tell Us?

CHECKLIST: Interrogating Congressional Speeches

Source Analysis Table

The Source: Speeches from the Senate Debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Analyzing Senate Speeches

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

*12. Writing on the Ivy Walls: A Popular History of the 1968 Columbia University Rebellion

Using the Source: Popular History

What Can Popular History Tell Us?

CHECKLIST: Interrogating Popular History

Source Analysis Table

The Source: 1968 in America by Charles Kaiser

Analyzing Popular History

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

13. Drawn to Summits: Political Cartoons on President Reagan and the Arms Race

Using the Source: Political Cartoons

  What Can Political Cartoons Tell Us?

  CHECKLIST: Interrogating Political Cartoons

  Source Analysis Table

The Source: Political Cartoons from the Reagan Era, 1981-1988

Analyzing Political Cartoons

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

*CAPSTONE: Organizing Their Lives: Women, Work, and Family, 1950-2000

Using Multiple Sources on Women, Work, and Family, 1950-2000

  What Can Multiple Source Types Tell Us?

  Source Analysis Table

The Sources: Documents on Women, Work, and Family, 1950-2000

Analyzing Sources on Women, Work, and Family

The Rest of the Story

To Find Out More

Appendix I: Avoiding Plagiarism: Acknowledging the Source

Appendix II: Documenting the Source

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