Voices of the American Past: Documents in U.S. History, Volume 2

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Cengage Learning, Jun 4, 2007 - History - 304 pages
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VOICES OF THE AMERICAN PAST is a two-volume reader that presents a variety of diverse perspectives through more than 230 primary sources. Excerpts from speeches, letters, journals, magazine articles, hearings and government documents raise issues from both public and private aspects of American life throughout history. A Guide to Reading and Interpreting Documents in the front matter explains how and why historians use primary source evidence, and outlines basic points to help students learn to analyze sources. Brief headnotes set each source into context. Questions to Consider precede each document, offering prompts for critical thinking and reflection. The volumes are organized chronologically into 31 chapters, with the Reconstruction chapter overlapping in both volumes -- corresponding to the splits of most survey texts.
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Contents

PREFACE
xi
Reconstruction
271
Thaddeus Stevens on Reconstruction and the South 1865
278
An African American Congressman Calls for Civil Rights 1874
287
The West
293
Cultural Exchange on the Arizona Frontier 1874
300
An American Indian Remembers the Ghost Dance 1890
307
Gilded Age America
316
Franklin D Roosevelts First Inaugural Address 1933
413
The Share Our WealthPlan 1933
416
A Businessmans View of the New Deal 1934
418
The Dust Bowl 1935
421
Frances Perkins Endorses the Social Security Act 1935
423
The Tennessee Valley Authority 1937
425
An African American Evaluation of the New Deal 1940
428
The New Deal in Review1940
431

The Forgotten Man1883
324
The Impact of Mechanization 1889
326
The Gospel of Wealth 1889
329
A Womans Perspective on Women and the Economy 1898
332
Lynching in the South 1895
335
The Story of a Sweatshop Girl1902
337
W E B DuBois on Race Relations 1903
340
The Progressive Movement
344
The American Forests1901
347
Boss Government at Work 1903
350
The Jungle 1906
352
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354
Why Women Should Vote 1910
357
The New Nationalism of Theodore Roosevelt 1912
359
A Progressive Illusion1912
362
America on the World Stage
365
Aguinaldos Call for Philippine Independence 1899
367
An AntiImperialist Perspective 1899
369
The New Manifest Destiny 1900
371
A Colombian View of the Panama Canal Question 1903
374
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine 1904
376
Woodrow Wilsons Declaration of War Message 1917
378
A Soldiers View of the War 1918
381
Opposition to the League of Nations 1919
383
The Red Scare 1920
385
The Return to Normalcy
389
The Role of Advertising 1922
391
The Impact of the Automobile 1922
394
The New Negro 1925
397
Religion and the Scopes Trial 1925
400
The Ku Klux Klans Perspective 1926
402
The New Woman 1927
404
American Individualism 1928
408
FDR and the New Deal
411
Isolationism andWorldWar II
435
Isolation from the European War 1941
438
Roosevelts Declaration of War Message 1941
440
Life in a Japanese Internment Camp 1942
442
Women in the HomeFront War Effort 1942
444
African Americans in the Military 1944
447
Trumans Decision to Drop the Bomb 1945
450
Remembering the Hiroshima Atomic Blast 1945
453
Postwar America
455
NSC68A Blueprint for the Cold War 1950
460
Communists in the Government 1950
462
Life in the Suburbs 1953
465
Governor Herman Talmadges Statement on the Brown Decision 1954
468
An African American Newspaper Editorial on the Little Rock Crisis 1957
471
The Problem That Has No Name1963
477
Letter from Birmingham Jail 1963
485
Barry Goldwaters Speech at the Republican Convention 1964
493
A Report on Racial Violence in the Cities 1968
500
The Rising Conservative
507
The Question of Affirmative Action 1978
517
The Reagan Revolution 1981
524
Society and Culture at Centurys
532
Dr Wen Ho Lee as the Model Minority for the 21st Century2002
538
The Changing Demographics of America 1999
545
Consumer Choice in Automobiles and Its Impact 2000
548
The Issue of SameSex Marriage 2001
551
Age of Anxiety
554
George W Bush Responds to the Terrorist Attacks 2001
557
A Response to the USA Patriot Act 2001
561
The Case against Saddam Hussein 2003
563
The United States and the World 2003
566
A Perspective on Limiting Immigration to the United States 2006
569
The War in Iraq 2007
572
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Raymond M. Hyser is a Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His research interests include the study of race and ethnicity in the Gilded Age. He teaches courses in U.S. History, U.S. Business History, Gilded Age America, and Historical Methods.

J. Chris Arndt is a Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. His research interests include the study of state's rights and economic change in antebellum America. He teaches courses in U.S. History, American Revolution, Early Republic and Historical Methods.

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