The Human Tradition in America: 1865 to the Present / Edition 1

The Human Tradition in America: 1865 to the Present / Edition 1

by Charles W. Calhoun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0842051295

ISBN-13: 9780842051293

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The Human Tradition in America from 1865 to the Present is a collection of the best biographical essays from several volumes  in SR Books’ popular Human Tradition in America series.  Like all books in the series, this text presents history from the “bottom up” by

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The Human Tradition in America from 1865 to the Present is a collection of the best biographical essays from several volumes  in SR Books’ popular Human Tradition in America series.  Like all books in the series, this text presents history from the “bottom up” by chronicling the lives of ordinary Americans.  These brief biographical sketches stress to readers that history is created by people, making the subject appealing and vibrant in a way that just names and dates in a standard textbook cannot.

Capturing the rich diversity of the United States, The Human Tradition in America from 1865 to the Present includes the stories of a variety of Americans of different races, ethnic groups, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, and genders from many different regions of the country.  For this reader, series editor Charles Calhoun has carefully selected biographies of individuals whose lives highlight important themes from this dynamic period of history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842051293
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Human Tradition in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1LaSalle Corbell Pickett: "What Happened to Me"1
2Benjamin "Pap" Singleton: Father of the Kansas Exodus13
3Alexander R. Shepherd: The Haussmannization of Washington, DC29
4Mary Lease and the Sources of Populist Protest47
5Clelia Duel Mosher and the Change in Women's Sexuality65
6Black Zack and Uncle Amon83
7Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues95
8Pauline Newman: Immigration, Jewish Radicalism, and Gender107
9Gerald L. K. Smith: Political Activist, Candidate, and Preacher of Hate129
10The Hara Family: The Story of a Nisei Couple145
11Daisy Bates: The Struggle for Racial Equality165
12Walter Reuther: The Promise of Modern America183
13In My Brother's Name: The Life and Death of Spec. 4 Bill Weber201
14Otto Feinstein, the McCarthy Campaign in Michigan, and Campus Activism during the Cold War215
15Cesar Chavez: The Serpent and the Dove235
16Alix Kates Shulman: Novelist, Feminist, Twentieth-Century Woman251
17Mary Crow Dog: A Story of the American Indian Movement and the United States267
18Harvey Milk: San Francisco and the Gay Migration285
19William O. Douglas: The Environmental Justice301
Index317

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