Voices of the American Nation / Edition 13

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Overview

This collection of primary sources includes both classic and lesser-known documents describing the rich mosaic of American life from the pre-contact era to the present day. The sources, both public and private documents–ranging from letters, diary excerpts, stories, novels, to speeches, court cases, and government reports–tell the story of American history in the words of those who lived it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205606139
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/8/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 15–Reconstruction and the South 1

• Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865) 3

• Mississippi Black Codes (1865) 5

• A Sharecrop Contract (1882) 8

• Congressional Testimony on the Actions of the Ku Klux Klan (1872) 11

Civil Rights Cases (1883) 15

Chapter 16–In the Wake of War 19

• Henry Grady, “The New South” (1886) 21

• From Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) 24

• Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address (1895) 26

• Ida B. Wells-Barnett, from A Red Record (1895) 28

• Helen Hunt Jackson, from A Century of Dishonor (1881) 31

• Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) 35

Chapter 17–An Industrial Giant 39

• Andrew Carnegie, from “The Gospel of Wealth” (1889) 41

• Russell Conwell, from “Acres of Diamonds” (1915) 44

• Edward Bellamy, from Looking Backward (1888) 47

• Terence V. Powderly, Preamble to the Constitution of the

Knights of Labor (1878) 50

Chapter 18–American Society in the Industrial Age 53

• John Spargo, from The Bitter Cry of Children (1906) 55

• Letters to the Jewish Daily Forward (1906—1907) 57

• Lee Chew, from Life of a Chinese Immigrant (1903) 61

• The Secret Oath of the American Protective Association (1893) 64

• Charles Loring Brace, “The Life of the Street Rats” (1872) 66

• George Waring, Sanitary Conditions in New York (1897) 68

• Richard K. Fox, from Coney Island Frolics (1883) 70

Chapter 19–Intellectual and Cultural Trends 73

• The Morrill Act (1862) 74

• Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier in

American History” (1893) 77

• Theodore Dreiser, from Sister Carrie (1900) 80

Chapter 20–Politics: Local, State, and National 85

• William L. Riordon, from Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (1905) 87

• The Omaha Platform of the Populist Party (1892) 89

• William Allen White, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” (1896) 92

Chapter 21–The Age of Reform 97

• Ida M. Tarbell, from The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904) 99

• W. E. B. Du Bois, from “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and

Others” (1903) 103

• Theodore Roosevelt, from The New Nationalism (1910) 105

• Woodrow Wilson, from The New Freedom (1913) 107

• Jane Addams, from Twenty Years at Hull House (1910) 109

• National American Woman Suffrage Association,

Mother’s Day Letter (1912) 112

Chapter 22–From Isolation to Empire 115

• Josiah Strong, from Our Country (1885) 117

• Albert Beveridge, “The March of the Flag” (1898) 120

• William Graham Sumner, from “On Empire and the Philippines” (1898) 122

• William McKinley, “Decision on the Philippines” (1900) 124

• The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904) 126

Chapter 23–Woodrow Wilson and the Great War 129

• Boy Scouts of America, from “Boy Scouts Support the

War Effort” (1917) 131

• Newton D. Baker, “The Treatment of German-Americans” (1918) 134

• Eugene Kennedy, A “Doughboy” Describes the Fighting Front (1918) 136

• Eugene V. Debs, Statement to the Court (1918) 139

• Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points (1918) 142

• A. Mitchell Palmer, “The Case Against the Reds” (1920) 145

Chapter 24–Postwar Society and Culture: Change

and Adjustment 149

• Comprehensive Immigration Law (1924) 151

• Calvin Coolidge, Honoring Charles Lindbergh (1927) 153

• Eleanor Rowland Wembridge, “Petting and the Campus” (1925) 156

• Marcus Garvey, Aims and Objectives of the UNIA (1923) 158

Chapter 25–The New Era: 1921—1933 163

• Edward Earle Purinton, from “Big Ideas from Big Business” (1921) 165

• Herbert Hoover, New York Campaign Speech (1932) 168

• Socialist Party Platform (1932) 171

Chapter 26–The New Deal: 1933—1941 175

• Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (1933) 177

• Huey Long, “Share Our Wealth” (1935) 181

• Eleanor Roosevelt, from “My Day” Columns (1939) 183

• Charles A. Lindbergh, from Des Moines Speech (1941) 186

Chapter 27–War and Peace 191

• Albert Einstein, Letter to President Roosevelt (1939) 193

• Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms (1941) 196

• A. Philip Randolph, “Why Should We March?” (1942) 199

Korematsu v. United States (1944) 202

Chapter 28–The American Century 207

• Harry S Truman, The Truman Doctrine (1947) 210

• George Marshall, The Marshall Plan (1947) 212

• Joseph R. McCarthy, from Speech Delivered to the Women’s

Club of Wheeling, West Virginia (1950) 214

• Margaret Chase Smith, from “Declaration of Conscience” (1950) 216

• Whittaker Chambers, from Foreword to Witness (1952) 219

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) 222

• Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address (1961) 225

Chapter 29–From Camelot to Watergate 229

• From John F. Kennedy, Cuban Missile Address (1962) 232

• Lyndon Johnson, The War on Poverty (1964) 234

• Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955) 236

• The Tonkin Gulf Incident (1964) 238

• Kevin MacCauley, Oral History on the 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh 241

• House Judiciary Committee, Conclusion on Impeachment

Resolution (1974) 244

Chapter 30–Society in Flux 249

• Students for a Democratic Society, Port Huron Statement (1962) 251

• National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose (1966) 253

Roe v. Wade (1973) 256

• Curtis Sitcomer, “Harvest of Discontent” (1967) 259

Chapter 31–Running on Empty: The Nation Transformed 263

• Jimmy Carter, The “Crisis of Confidence” Speech (1979) 264

• Donald E. Wildmon, The Conscience of a Christian Conservative (1985) 267

• Ronald Reagan, Speech to the House of Commons (1982) 270

Chapter 32–Misdemeanors and High Crimes 273

• George H. W. Bush, Address to the Nation Announcing Allied Military

Action in the Persian Gulf (1991) 275

• Articles of Impeachment Against William Jefferson Clinton (1998) 279

• Barbara Lee, Speech in Opposition to Authorizing the U.S. War in

Afghanistan (2001) 283

• Owen Burdick, Witnessing the 9-11 Terrorist Attack in New

York (2001) 285

• Wayne Allard, Testifying in Favor of the Federal Marriage

Amendment (2004) 288

Credits 292

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