Reading American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume II: Since 1865 / Edition 1

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This unique two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. history within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy, like headnotes and discussion questions, to make the documents more accessible to students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199768509
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/25/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 657,853
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 15: Reconstructing America, 1865-1877
15.1 Jourdon Anderson, Letter to P.H. Anderson (1865)
15.2 Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, Excerpts from Lancaster County Speech (1865)
15.3 Visual Document: Thomas Nast, Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction (1866)
15.4 José Inácio Barros Cobra, Excerpts from Speech in the Brazilian Parliament (1871)
15.6 Georges Clemenceau, Excerpt from American Reconstruction, 1865-1870, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1867)
15.7 Ku Klux Klan, Letter to Mrs. I. A, Baldwin (1868)
15.8 J.B. Neathery and Joel Asheworth , Letters to Governor Holden (1870)
15.9 Visual Document: Thomas Nast, Tilden-Hayes Cartoon (1877)

Chapter 16: Forging a Transcontinental Nation, 1877-1900
16.1 Frederick Jackson Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1893)
16.2 Visual Document: Cowboys and Presidents
16.3 Remembering the Hop Alley Riots,"The Pest of the Pacific" (1880)
16.4 John Wesley Powell, Report on the Arid Region of the United States (1879)
16.5 Indian Citizens Day Pageants, "The Indians' Appeal" (1892)
16.6 Horace Greeley, An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859 (1859)
16.7 Frank H. Mayer with Charles B. Roth, The Buffalo Harvest
16.8 Colonel William F. Cody, The Life and Adventures of "BUFFALO BILL" (1917)

Chapter 17: A New Industrial and Labor Order, 1877-1900
17.1 Visual Document: Singer Sewing Machine Advertisement (c. 1890)
17.2 Visual Document: The Female Slaves of New York--'Sweaters' and Their Victims (1888)
17.3 Emma E. Brown, Excerpt from Children's Labor: A Problem (1880)
17.4 Visual Document: Puck, The Protectors of Our Industries (1890)
17.5 John Brophy, Excerpt from A Miner's Life (1964)
17.6 The Manufacturer and Builder, Excerpt, "The Homestead Affair" (1892)
17.7 The New England Magazine, Excerpt, "Editor's Table" (1893)

Chapter 18: Cities, Immigrants, Culture, and Politics, 1877-1900
18.1 Wiktorya and Antoni Osinski, Excerpt of Letters from Poland to Children who Immigrated to the U.S. (1902-1908)
18.2 Visual Document: Judge, The Inevitable Result To The American Workingman of Indiscriminate Immigration (c. 1890)
18.3 Immigration Commission, Excerpt, Reports of the Immigration Commission: Emigration Conditions in Europe. Reports of the Immigration Commission: Emigration Conditions in Europe, Presented by Mr. Dillingham (1911)
18.4 Visual Document: Harper's Weekly, The Chinese Question (1871)
18.5 Visual Document: Tecumsah (Neb.) Chieftan, Homeless Children (1893)
18.6 Mary Elizabeth Lease, Excerpt of Speech (1896)

Chapter 19: The United States Expands Its Reach, 1892-1912
19.1 Visual Document: Awake United States (1898)
19.2 Andrew Carnegie, Excerpt, Distant Possessions--The Parting of the Ways (1898)
19.3 Albert Beveridge, Excerpt, The March of the Flag (1898)
19.4 Visual Document: Pears' Soap Advertisement (1899)
19.5 Letters from Black Soldiers in the Philippines (1899; 1900)

Chapter 20: An Age of Progressive Reform, 1890-1920
20.1 George H. White, Farewell Address to Congress (1901)
20.2 Visual Document: "Bull Moose" Party Campaign Poster (1912)
20.3 Helen Keller, Excerpt, Strike Against War (1916)
20.4 William G. Shepherd, Excerpt, Eyewitness at the Triangle Fire (1911)
20.5 Jane Addams, Excerpt, Women and Internationalism (1915)

Chapter 21: America and the Great War, 1914-1920
21.1 Visual Document: Propoganda Posters
21.2 Committee on Public Information, Excerpts from, "General Suggestions to Speakers" and "Speech by a Four Minute Man" (1917)
21.3 The United States Army, Army Intelligence Test, ALPHA, Form 5 Test 8 (1921)
21.4 Theodore Roosevelt, The Hun Within Our Gates (1917)
21.5 Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Ai Quoc), Petition to Woodrow Wilson (1919)
21.6 A. Mitchell Palmer, Excerpt from "The Case against the Reds" (1920)

Chapter 22: A New Era, 1920-1930
22.1 Henry Ford, Excerpt from My Life and Work (1922)
22.2 Ellison DuRant Smith, Anti-Immigration Statement made during the Congressional Debate (1924)
22.3 Ku Klux Klan, Excerpts from Klan Manual (1925)
22.4 Visual Document: Movie Posters
22.5 Darrow-Bryan Exchange from the Scopes Trial (1925)
22.6 Irenee DuPont, Anti-Prohibition Statements (c. 1928)

Chapter 23: A New Deal for Americans, 1931-1939
23.1 E.J. Sullivan, The 1932nd Psalm (1932)
23.2 Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hannon, Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (1939)
23.3 National Labor Relations Act (1935)
23.4 Visual Document: Social Security Board, Join the March (1936)
23.5 Visual Document: Dorothea Lange and Sheldon Dick, Migratory Workers in California (1936-1939)

Chapter 24: Arsenal of Democracy: The World at War, 1931-1945
24.1 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, The Atlantic Charter (1941)
24.2 Western Defense Command, "Instructions to all Persons of Japanese Ancestry Living in the Following Area" (1942)
24.3 Eleanor Roosevelt, Race, Religion, and Prejudice (1942)
24.4 Visual Document: Saturday Evening Post and J. Howard Miller, Wartime Women (1941-1945)
24.5 Franklin D. Roosevelt, "An Economic Bill of Rights": State of the Union Address (1944)

Chapter 25: Prosperity and Liberty Under the Shadow of the Bomb, 1945-1952
25.1 Exhibiting the Enola Gay American and Japan
25.2 Frieda Miller, "What's Become of Rosie the Riveter?" (1946)
25.3 John Hersey, Hiroshima (1946)
25.4 Winston Churchill, "Iron Curtain Speech" (1946)
25.5 Franklin D. Roosevelt, "The G.I. Bill" Statement to Congress (1943)
25.6 W.E.B. Du Bois, "An Appeal to the World," (1947)

Chapter 26: The Dynamic 1950s
26.1 Visual Document: Sputnik on the cover of Time & Herblock's "Mr. Atom" (1949)
26.2 Kwame Nkrumah, Speech to the U.N. on the hopes of the "Third World" (1958)
26.3 Visual Documents: Polio Posters and Grassroots Activism (1950s)
26.4 Dwight Eisenhower, Message to Congress regarding the Interstate Highway Act (1955)
26.5 Billy Graham, A Reinvisioning of Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," for the Cold War Generation (1949)
26.6 Visual Document: Them! Science Fiction and Cold War Culture (1955)
26.7 Edward R. Murrow: A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (1954)

Chapter 27: The Optimism and the Anguish of the 1960s
27.1 Ho Chi Minh, Declaration of Independence (1945)
27.2 Lyndon B. Johnson, Address at Johns Hopkins University: "Peace without Conquest" (1965)
27.3 Benjamin Spock and Michael Zimmerman, "How we got Involved--The Vietnamese and the French" (1968)
27.4 Visual Document: David Levine, Lyndon Johnson (1966)
27.5 Henry Kissinger, Excerpt from Years of Upheaval on Détente
27.6 Sam Ervin, On Watergate (1973)
27.7 Visual Document: President Richard M. Nixon Entangled in Watergate Tapes (1974)

Chapter 28: The Vietnam Era, 1961-1975
28.1 Sargent Shriver, Jobs Corps Costs (1965)
28.2 Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)
28.3 Students for a Democratic Society, Appeal to Students (1964)
28.4 Cesar Chavez, Speech at Harvard University (1970)
28.5 Stokely Charmichael, Excerpts from Stokely Speaks (1965)
28.6 Visual Document: Tomi Ungerer, Black Power White Power (1967)
28.7 Visual Document: Black Power Protest at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics (1968)
28.8 Playboy Magazine, "Playboy Interview: Timothy Leary--A Casual Conversation" (1966)

Chapter 29: Conservatism Resurgent, 1974-1989
29.1 Phyllis Schlafly, What's Wrong with "Equal Rights" for Women? (1972)
29.2 Paul Weyrich, Building the Moral Majority (1979)
29.3 Jimmy Carter, "The Crisis of Confidence" (1979)
29.4 Visual Document: Ronald Reagan (1980-1988)
29.5 Ronald Reagan, Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals (1983)

Chapter 30: After the Cold War, 1988-2000
30.1 Daniel S. Morrow, Interview with Steve Jobs (1995)
30.2 Editorial Responses to California Proposition 187 (1994)
30.3 Bill Clinton, "The Era of Big Government is Over": State of the Union Address (1996)
30.4 Visual Document: Investment Expo'99 Advertisement (1999)
30.5 The Economist, The End? (1999)

Chapter 31: 21st-Century Dangers and Promises, 2000-Present
31.1 Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda Fatwa against the United States (1998)
31.2 Ken Adelman, Cakewalk in Iraq (2002)
31.3 U.S. Supreme Court, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006)
31.4 Terri Schiavo and the Right to Die (2005)
31.4 Young Voters and the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign (2008)

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