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Designed as a text for the second half of the U.S. history survey course, 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 students 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. The essays included here are sure to engage students, provoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 LaSalle Corbell Pickett: "What Happened to Me" Chapter 3 Benjamin "Pap" Singleton: Father of the Kansas Exodus Chapter 4 Alexander R. Shepherd: The Haussmannization of Washington, DC Chapter 5 Mary Lease and the Sources of Populist Protest Chapter 6 Clelia Duel Mosher and the Change in Women's Sexuality Chapter 7 Black Zack and Uncle Amon Chapter 8 Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues Chapter 9 Pauline Newman: Immigration, Jewish Radicalism, and Gender Chapter 10 Gerald L. K. Smith: Political Activist, Candidate, and Preacher of Hate Chapter 11 The Hara Family: The Story of a Nisei Couple Chapter 12 Daisy Bates: The Struggle for Racial Equality Chapter 13 Walter Reuther: The Promise of Modern America Chapter 14 In My Brother's Name: The Life and Death of Spec. 4 Bill Weber Chapter 15 Otto Feinstein, the McCarthy Campaign in Michigan, and Campus Activism during the Cold War Chapter 16 CÈsar Ch·vez: The Serpent and the Dove Chapter 17 Alix Kates Shulman: Novelist, Feminist, Twentieth-Century Woman Chapter 18 Mary Crow Dog: A Story of the American Indian Movement and the United States Chapter 19 Harvey Milk: San Francisco and the Gay Migration Chapter 20 William O. Douglas: The Environmental Justice Chapter 21 Index