Constructing the American Past A Source Book of People's History

ISBN-10: 0321482034
ISBN-13: 9780321482037
Edition: 6th 2008
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Description: "Constructing the American Past" explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. This book achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other primary source collections. Each chapter focuses  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 7/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

"Constructing the American Past" explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. This book achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other primary source collections. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem or moment in American history, and provides readers with several points of view. The photographs, posters and maps included also ask the reader to "read" the visual sources of American history. Explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs, and posters. U.S History Primary Sources. Anyone interested in exploring US History through documents, letters, articles, and other primary sources.

Elliott J. Gorn, professor of history at Purdue University, is the co-author of A Brief History of American Sports (H&W, 1993) and author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. He lives in Chicago.

Preface
Introduction
Reconstruction and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
Initiation Oath of the Knights of White Camelia
Testimony of Victims of the Ku Klux Klan
Congressional Inquiry into Klan Activities
Speech to the House of Representatives
From Experience of a Northern Man Among the Ku-Klux
"How to Extirpate Ku-Kluxism from the South."
The Great Strike of 1877. "Fair Wages" by a Striker
"The Recent Strikes" by the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad
From Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives
"A Declaration of Protest in the Name of American Manhood"
"Mother"
"The Great Uprising."
"There Is No Rich Class and No Working Class Under the Law."
When Cultures Collide: Wounded Knee
"The Ghost Dance Observed."
Letters from Reservations by United States Agents
Selwyn's Interview with Kuwapi, "No White People in the Other World"
"Indians Armed to the Teeth"
"Defrauding Us of Vested Rights"
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891
Three Letters by Military Leaders
Eyewitness Reports of Indians Interviewed by the Office of Indian Affairs
Government and Military Statements on Wounded Knee
New Americans: The Immigrants
"Little Italy."
"The Biography of a Bootblack."
"Chinatown."
"The Biography of a Chinaman."
"Jewtown."
"A Cap Maker's Story."
Building an Empire: America and the Philippines
"The March of the Flag."
"The Conquest of the United States by Spain."
"The Strenuous Life."
Press Opposition to the War
"National Duties"
Proceedings of the Congressional Committee on the Philippines
The Progressive Era: Two Issues
Upton Sinclair and the Meat Packing Industry
From The Jungle
Antanas Kaztauskis's Story
Report to Congress
Letter from Louis F. Swift
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