America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century

America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century

by Jeff Wallenfeldt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615306848
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Documenting America Series: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 Growth of the Country 1

Immigration 2

Document: Emma Lazarus: "The New Colossus" (1886) 3

Westward Migration 3

Document: The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) 4

Document: William H. Seward: The Promise of Alaska (1869) 5

Urban Growth 7

Chapter 2 The West 8

The Mineral Empire 8

Document: Henry Eno: Silver in Nevada (1869) 9

The Open Range 10

The Expansion of the Railroads 11

Indian Policy 12

Document: Chief Joseph: The Disillusioned Indian (1879) 13

Chapter 3 The Growth of Industry 15

Document: Andrew Carnegie: The Picture Lover and Picture Buyer (1886) 17

The Dispersion of Industry 18

Industrial Combinations 19

Foreign Commerce 21

Document: Henry Demarest Lloyd: Monopoly and Social Control (1884) 21

Chapter 4 Labour 23

Formation of Unions 23

Document: The Knights of Labor (1878) 24

The Haymarket Riot 26

Document: The Pullman Strike and Boycott (1894) 27

Document: Samuel Gompers: The Laborer's Light to Life (1894) 28

Chapter 5 National Politics 30

Document: Woodrow Wilson: The Declining Prestige of the Presidential Office (1885) 31

The Gilded Age 33

Chapter 6 The Rutherford B. Hayes Administration 34

Document: Rutherford B. Hayes: Wealth in the Hands of the Few (1886-87) 35

Chapter 7 The Administrations of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur 39

Document: "Charles Guiteau" (1882) 41

Chapter 8 Grover Cleveland's First Term 44

The Surplus and the Tariff 45

The Public Domain 46

The Interstate Commerce Act 46

The Election of 1888 48

Document: Grover Cleveland: Surplus Revenues and the Tariff (1887) 48

Chapter 9 The Benjamin Harrison Administration 51

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act 51

The Silver Issue 52

Document: The Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890) 53

The Mckinley Tariff 53

The Agrarian Revolt 54

The Populists 55

Document: Hamilton Wicks: The Oklahoma Land Rush (1889) 56

The Election of 1892 56

Document: William A. Peffer: The Rise of Farmer Organizations (1891) 57

World's Columbian Exposition 58

Chapter 10 From Cleveland to Economic Recovery 61

Cleveland's Second Term 61

Document: James Laurence Laughlin: Against Free Coinage of Silver (1895) 62

Document: Jacob S. Coxey: Business Depression and Public Works (1894) 63

The Election of 1896 65

Mark Hanna 65

Economic Recovery 67

Document: William Jennings Bryan: The Cross of Gold (1896) 67

Conclusion 69

Appendices (Documents) 70

Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) 70

William H. Seward: The Promise of Alaska (1869) 72

Henry Eno: Silver in Nevada (1869) 76

Chief Joseph: The Disillusioned Indian (1879) 78

Andrew Carnegie: The Picture Lover and the Picture Buyer (1886) 81

Henry Demarest Lloyd: Monopoly and Social Control (1884) 85

The Rights of Labor (1878) 91

The Pullman Strike and Boycott 92

I Statement of the Strikers 92

II Statement of the Company 95

Samuel Gompers: The Laborer's Right to Life (1894) 99

Woodrow Wilson: The Declining Prestige of the Presidential Office (1885) 104

Rutherford B. Hayes: Wealth in the Hands of the Few (1886-87) 109

Grover Cleveland: Surplus Revenues and the Tariff (1887) 111

The Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) 118

Hamilton S. Wicks: The Oklahoma Land Rush (1889) 120

William A. Peffer: The Rise of Farmer Organizations (1891) 124

The Grange 124

The Farmers' Alliance 125

National Farmers' Alliance 127

Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association 127

The Kansas Movement 128

The Cincinnati Conference 129

James Laurence Laughlin: Against Free Coinage of Silver (1895) 129

Jacob S. Coxey: Business Depression and Public Works (1894) 133

The Bill...to Build Good Roads... 133

The Noninterest Bearing Bond Bill... 133

William Jennings Bryan: The Cross of Gold (1896) 134

Glossary 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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