Reading the American Past: Volume II: From 1865: Selected Historical Documents / Edition 5

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Overview

With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in a manageable, accessible way. Thirty-two new documents infuse the collection with the voices of an even wider range of historical actors. Expertly edited by Michael P. Johnson, one of the authors of The American Promise, the readings can be used to spark discussion in any classroom and fit into any syllabus. Headnotes and discussion questions help students approach the documents, and comparative questions encourage students to make connections across documents.
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312563776
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/5/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 57,885
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL P. JOHNSON
Born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Michael P. Johnson studied at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he received a B.A., and at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he earned  his Ph.D.  He is currently professor of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is the author, co-author, or editor of six books, including Reading the American Past, the documents reader designed to accompany The American Promise.  His research has been honored with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanties, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavoral Sciences, and the Huntington Library, and with prizes from the Organization of American Historians and the Omohundro Insttute of Early American History and Culture.  He is also the recipient of university prizes for outstanding undergraduate teaching.

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Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors 
Introduction for Students

 
16. RECONSTRUCTION, 1863-1877 
  16-1 Carl Schurz Reports on the Condition of the Defeated South
 
    Report on the Condition of the South, 1865
  16-2 Black Codes Enacted in the South 
    Mississippi Black Code, November 1865
  16-3 Former Slaves Seek to Reunite Their Families 
    Advertisements from the Christian Recorder, 1865-1870
  16-4 Planter Louis Manigault Visits His Plantations and Former Slaves, 1867 
    Louis Manigault, “A Narrative of a Post-Civil War Visit to Gowrie and East Hermitage Plantations,” March 22, 1867
  16-5 Klan Violence against Blacks
    Elias Hill, Testimony before Congressional Committee Investigating the Ku Klux Klan, 1871
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 
 
17. THE CONTESTED WEST, 1870-1900 
  17-1 Pun Chi Appeals to Congress in Behalf of Chinese Immigrants in California 
    A Remonstrance from the Chinese in California, ca. 1870
  17-2 Mattie Oblinger Describes Life on a Nebraska Homestead 
    Mattie V. Oblinger to George W. Thomas, Grizzie B. Thomas, and Wheeler Thomas Family, June 16, 1873
  17-3 Texas Rangers on the Mexican Border 
    N. A. Jennings, A Texas Ranger, 1875
  17-4 In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat Describes White Encroachment 
    Chief Joseph, Speech to a White Audience, 1879
  17-5 A Plea to “Citizenize” Indians 
    Richard Pratt, “Kill the Indian ... and save the man,” 1892
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 

 
18. BUSINESS AND POLITICS IN THE GILDED AGE, 1870-1895 
  18-1 Marshall Kirkman Likens Railroad Corporations to Armies 
    Marshall M. Kirkman, “The Railway Army,” 1894
  18-2 William Graham Sumner on Social Obligations 
    What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 1883
  18-3 Henry Demarest Lloyd Attacks Monopolies 
    Wealth against Commonwealth, 1894
  18-4 Andrew Carnegie Explains the Gospel of Wealth 
    Wealth, 1889
  18-5 Henry George Explains Why Poverty Is a Crime  
    An Analysis of the Crime of Poverty, 1885
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS  

 
19. THE CITY AND ITS WORKERS, 1870-1900 
  19-1 A Textile Worker Explains the Labor Market 
    Thomas O'Donnell, Testimony before a U.S. Senate Committee, 1885
  19-2 Domestic Servants on Household Work 
    Interviews with Journalist Helen Campbell, 1880s
  19-3 Jacob Riis Describes Abandoned Babies in New York City's Slums  
    Waifs of New York City's Slums, 1890
  19-4 Walter Wyckoff Listens to Revolutionary Workers in Chicago  
    Walter A. Wyckoff, “Among the Revolutionaries,” 1898
  19-5 George Washington Plunkitt Explains Politics  
    William L. Riordon, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, 1905
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS  
 
20. DISSENT, DEPRESSION, AND WAR, 1890-1900  
  20-1 Mary Elizabeth Lease Reports on Women in the Farmers' Alliance  
    Mary Elizabeth Lease, “Women in the Farmers' Alliance,” 1891
  20-2 White Supremacy in Wilmington, North Carolina  
    Gunner Jesse Blake, Narrative of the Wilmington “Rebellion” of 1898
  20-3 Pinkertons Defeated at Homestead  
    Pinkerton Guard Testimony, 1893
  20-4 Conflicting Views about Labor Unions  
    N. F. Thompson, Testimony before the Industrial Commission on the Relations and Conditions of Capital and Labor, 1900
     Samuel Gompers, Letter to the American Federationist, 1894
  20-5 Emilio Aguinaldo Criticizes American Imperialism in the Philippines 
    Case against the United States, 1899
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS  
 
21. PROGRESSIVISM FROM THE GRASS ROOTS TO THE WHITE HOUSE, 1890-1916 
  21-1 Jane Addams on Settlement Houses 
    The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements, 1892
  21-2 A Sociologist Studies Working-Class Saloons in Chicago 
    Royal Melendy, Ethical Substitutes for the Saloon, 1900
  21-3 Mother Jones on the Futility of Class Harmony  
     Letter to Mrs. Potter Palmer, January 12, 1907
  21-4 Marie Jenney Howe Parodies the Opposition to Women's Suffrage
    Marie Jenney Howe, An Anti-Suffrage Monologue, 1913
  21-5 Booker T. Washington on Racial Accommodation  
    The Atlanta Exposition Address, 1895
  21-6 W. E. B. Du Bois on Racial Equality  
    Booker T. Washington and Others, 1903
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 
 
22. WORLD WAR I: THE PROGRESSIVE CRUSADE AT HOME AND ABROAD, 1914-1920 
  22-1 The North American Review Considers War a Blessing, Not a Curse
     “For Freedom and Democracy,” The North American Review, April 1917
  22-2 Eugene V. Debs Attacks Capitalist Warmongers  
    Speech Delivered in Canton, Ohio, June 16, 1918
  22-3 A Doughboy's Letter from the Front  
    Anonymous Soldier, Letter to Elmer J. Sutters, 1918
  22-4 Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer Defends America from Communists
    The Case against the “Reds,” 1920
  22-5 An African American Responds to the Chicago Race Riot  
     Stanley B. Norvell, Letter to Victor F. Lawson, 1919
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 
 
23. FROM NEW ERA TO GREAT DEPRESSION, 1920-1932  
  23-1 Edward Earle Purinton Celebrates American Business as the Salvation of the World
    Edward Earle Purinton, “Big Ideas From Big Business: Try Them Out for Yourself,” The Independent, April 16, 1921
  23-2 Reinhold Niebuhr on Christianity in Detroit  
    Diary Entries, 1925-1928
  23-3 The Ku Klux Klan Defends Americanism  
    Hiram W. Evans, The Klan's Fight for Americanism, 1926
  23-4 Mothers Seek Freedom from Unwanted Pregnancies  
    Margaret Sanger, Motherhood in Bondage, 1928
  23-5 Marcus Garvey Explains the Goals of the Universal Negro Improvement Association  
    The Negro's Greatest Enemy, 1923
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS  
 
24. THE NEW DEAL EXPERIMENT, 1932-1939  
  24-1 Martha Gellhorn Reports on Conditions in North Carolina in 1934  
    Martha Gellhorn to Harry Hopkins, November 11, 1934
  24-2 Working People's Letters to New Dealers  
    Letter to Frances Perkins, January 27, 1935
    Letter to Frances Perkins, March 29, 1935
    Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 23, 1936
    Letter to Frances Perkins, July 27, 1937
    Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 27, 1939
  24-3 Huey Long Proposes Redistribution of Wealth  
     Speech to Members of the Share Our Wealth Society, 1935
  24-4 A Mexican American Farmworker Describes the Importance of Sticking Together  
    Jose Flores, Interview, Farm Security Administration Migrant Labor Camp, El Rio, California, 1941
  24-5 Conservatives Criticize the New Deal  
    Herbert Hoover, Anti - New Deal Campaign Speech, 1936
    Minnie Hardin, Letter to Eleanor Roosevelt, December 14, 1937
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 
 
25. THE UNITED STATES AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945  
  25-1 President Franklin D. Roosevelt Requests Declaration of War on Japan
 
    Speech to Congress, December 8, 1941
  25-2 A Japanese American War Hero Recalls Pearl Harbor  
    Grant Hirabayashi, Oral History, 1999
  25-3 The Holocaust: A Journalist Reports on Nazi Massacres of Jews  
    Varian Fry, The Massacre of the Jews, December 21, 1942
  25-4 Soldiers Send Messages Home  
    Sergeant Irving Strobing, Radio Address from Corregidor, Philippines, May 5 or 6, 1942
    John Conroy, Letter, December 24, 1942
    Allen Spach, Letter, February 1943
    James McMahon, Letter, March 10, 1944
    David Mark Olds, Letter, July 12, 1945
  25-5 Rosies the Riveters Recall Working in War Industries
    Rosie the Riveter Memoirs
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 
 
26. COLD WAR POLITICS IN THE TRUMAN YEARS, 1945-1953  
  26-1 General Marshall Summarizes the Lessons of World War II  
    For the Common Defense, 1945
  26-2 George F. Kennan Outlines Containment  
    The Long Telegram, February 22, 1946
  26-3 Cold War Blueprint  
    NSC-68: U.S. Objectives and Programs for National Security, 1950
  26-4 Senator Joseph McCarthy Hunts Communists  
    Speech Delivered in Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950
  26-5 Donald M. Griffith Recalls Combat in the Korean War
    Donald M. Griffith Interview, 2003
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS  

 
27. THE POLITICS AND CULTURE OF ABUNDANCE, 1952-1960  
  27-1 Edith M. Stern Attacks the Domestic Bondage of Women  
    Women Are Household Slaves, 1949
  27-2 Vance Packard Analyzes the Age of Affluence  
    The Status Seekers, 1959
  27-3 George E. McMillan Reports on Racial Conditions in the South in 1960
    George E. McMillan, “Sit-Downs: The South's New Time Bomb,” 1960
  27-4 Civil Defense in the Nuclear Shadow  
    North Dakota Civil Defense Agency, How You Will Survive, 1960
  27-5 President Dwight D. Eisenhower Warns about the Military-Industrial Complex  
    Farewell Address, January 1961
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS  
 
28. REFORM, REBELLION, AND REACTION, 1960-1974  
  28-1 New Left Students Seek Democratic Social Change  
    Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement, 1962
  28-2 Martin Luther King Jr. Explains Nonviolent Resistance  
     Letter from Birmingham City Jail, 1963
  28-3 George C. Wallace Denounces the Civil Rights Movement
    George C. Wallace, "The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax," July 4, 1964
  28-4 Black Power  
    Chicago Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee Leaflet, 1967
  28-5 Equal Rights for Women  
    National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose, October 29, 1966
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 

 
29. VIETNAM AND THE LIMITS OF POWER, 1961-1975  
  29-1 President Kennedy Explains Why We Are in Vietnam  
    Bobbie Lou Pendergrass, Letter to President John F. Kennedy, February 18, 1963
    President John F. Kennedy, Letter to Bobbie Lou Pendergrass, March 6, 1963
  29-2 A Secret Government Assessment of the Vietnam War  
    Robert S. McNamara, Actions Recommended for Vietnam, October 14, 1966
  29-3 Military Discipline in an Unpopular War  
    Robert D. Heinl Jr., The Collapse of the Armed Forces, June 7, 1971
  29-4 An American Soldier in Vietnam 
    Arthur E. Woodley Jr., Oral History of a Special Forces Ranger
  29-5 John Kerry Denounces the Vietnam War
    John Kerry Testimony before the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations, 1971
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 

 
30. AMERICA MOVES TO THE RIGHT, 1969-1989 
  30-1 The Watergate Tapes: Nixon, Dean, and Haldeman Discuss the Cancer within the Presidency  
     Transcript from Tape-Recorded Meeting, March 21, 1973
  30-2 Roe v. Wade and Abortion Rights 
    Supreme Court Decision, 1973
  30-3 Norma McCorvey Explains How She Became “Roe” of Roe v. Wade
    Norma McCorvey Affidavit, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2000
  30-4 President Ronald Reagan Defends American Morality  
    Address to the National Association of American Evangelicals, 1983
  30-5 A Vietnamese Immigrant on the West Coast 
     Anonymous Man, Oral History, 1983
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS 

 
31. THE END OF THE COLD WAR AND THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION, SINCE 1989 
  31-1 National Security of the United States Requires Preemptive War  
    The National Security Strategy of the United States, September 2002
  31-2 A Captured 9/11 Terrorist Confesses  
    Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Confession, 2007
  31-3 A Christian Leader Argues That Evangelical Christianity Has Been Hijacked  
    Tony Campolo, Interview, 2004
  31-4 Joseph Stiglitz Describes Capitalist Fools' Responsibility for the Economic Crisis
     Joseph E. Stiglitz, “Capitalist Fools,” Global Research, December 11, 2008
  31-5 President Barack Obama Declares a New Beginning in U. S. Relations with the Muslim World
    President Barack Obama, “On a New Beginning,” Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2010
COMPARATIVE QUESTIONS  

 

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