Voices of America Past and Present

ISBN-10: 0205521525
ISBN-13: 9780205521524
Edition: 2007
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Description: 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 documentsranging from letters, diary  More...

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List price: $65.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

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 documentsranging from letters, diary excerpts, stories, novels, to speeches, court cases, and government reportstell the story of American history in the words of those who lived it.

H.W. Brands was born Henry William Brands in Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a B.A. in history, and from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He went on to earn his graduate degree in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbuuilt University and Texas A&M University before he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired the title of Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the U of Texas. He specializes in American History and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, the First American, and TR. While several of his books have been best sellers, two of them - Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lectures often on historical and current events and he can be seen and heard on national television and radio programs.

About the Author: Robert A. Divine is a Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Eisenhower and the Cold War and Blowing on the Wind.

Historian George M. Fredrickson was born in Bristol, Connecticut on July 16, 1934. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1956 and then studied in Norway on a Fulbright scholarship. After serving in the Navy for three years, he earned a doctorate from Harvard University in 1964. He taught at numerous universities including Harvard University, Northwestern University and Stanford University. He retired from teaching in 2002. During his career, he wrote eight books and edited four more. His book White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Some of his other works include The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crises of the Union, Racism: A Short History and Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. He died from heart failure on February 25, 2008.

Preface
The Agony of Reconstruction
Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
A Sharecrop Contract (1882)
Civil Rights Cases (1883)
Congressional Testimony on the Actions of the Ku Klux Klan (1872)
"The New South" (1886)
The West: Exploiting an Empire
From A Century Dishonor (1881)
"The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1893)
The Industrial Society
From "The Gospel of Wealth" (1889)
From "Acres of Diamonds" (1915)
Preamble to the Constitution of the Knights of Labor (1878)
Chinese Exclusion Act (1881)
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
From Looking Backward (1888)
From Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)
From "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others" (1903)
From Life of a Chinese Immigrant (1903)
The Secret Oath of the American Protective Association (1893)
Sanitary Conditions in New York (1897)
Political Realignments in the 1890s
The Omaha Platform of the Populist Party (1892)
What's the Matter with Kansas? (1896)
From Sister Carrie (1900)
Toward Empire
From Our Country (1885)
"The March of the Flag" (1898)
From "On Empire and the Philippines" (1898)
"Decision on the Philippines" (1900)
The Progressive Era
From The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904)
From Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (1905)
From A Red Record (1895)
From Twenty Years at Hull House (1909)
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
From The New Nationalism (1910)
From The New Freedom (1913)
National American Woman Suffrage Association, Mother's Day Letter (1912)
The Nation at War
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904)
From "Boy Scouts Support the War Effort" (1917)
"The Treatment of German-Americans" (1918)
A "Doughboy" Describes the Fighting Front (1918)
Statement to the Court (1918)
The Fourteen Points (1918)
Transition to Modern America
"The Case Against the Reds" (1920)
Honoring Charles Lindbergh (1927)
Aims and Objectives of the UNIA (1923)
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
First Inaugural Address (1933)
Share Our Wealth" (1935)
From "My Day" Columns (1939)
America and the World, 1921-1945
Letter to President Roosevelt (1939)
The Four Freedoms (1941)
From Des Moines Speech (1941)
"Why Should We March?" (1942)
Korematsu v. United States (1944)
The Onset of the Cold War
The Truman Doctrine (1947)
The Marshall Plan (1947)
From Speech Delivered to the Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia (1950)
From "Declaration of Conscience" (1950)
From Foreword to Witness (1952)
Affluence and Anxiety
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
The Southern Manifesto (1956)
The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)
The Turbulent Sixties
From John F. Kennedy, Cuban Missile Address (1962)
The War on Poverty (1964)
Students for a Democratic Society, Port Huron Statement (1962)
"Harvest of Discontent" (1967)
National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)
To a New Conservatism, 1969-1988
Oral History on the 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh
Speech on Vietnamization Policy (1969)
House Judiciary Committee, Conclusion on Impeachment Resolutions (1974)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Speech to the House of Commons (1982)
The Conscience of a Conservative Christian (1985)
To the Twenty-first Century, 1989-2006
Address to the Nation Announcing Allied Military Action in the Persian Gulf (1991)
Articles of Impeachment Against William Jefferson Clinton (1998)
Speech in Opposition to Authorizing the U.S. War in Afghanistan (2001)
Witnessing the 9-11 Terrorist Attack in New York (2001)
Testifying in Favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment (2004)
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