Speaking of America since 1865

ISBN-10: 0495050180
ISBN-13: 9780495050186
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: SPEAKING OF AMERICA is a two-volume, interdisciplinary source reader that exposes college students to a variety of sources on United States history, from the colonial era to the present day. The collection includes a wide array of primary documents,  More...

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List price: $119.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.02" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

SPEAKING OF AMERICA is a two-volume, interdisciplinary source reader that exposes college students to a variety of sources on United States history, from the colonial era to the present day. The collection includes a wide array of primary documents, poems, short stories, song lyrics, monograph and article excerpts, and news accounts encompassing multicultural and regional perspectives. The selected readings address important episodes in politics, economics, and foreign policy as well as social and cultural changes. Both famous and ordinary Americans are featured.

Laura Belmonte received her doctorate from the University of Virginia and is currently Associate Professor of History at Oklahoma State University. She has published several articles examining the intersections of U.S. foreign relations and culture. She is currently revising her manuscript, SELLING AMERICA: PROPAGANDA, IDENTITY, AND THE COLD WAR, 1945-1960.

Preface
A Note to the Student
Acknowledgments
Reconstruction
African Americans and the Impact of Freedom
Letter from Willie Ann Grey
Testimony of Mingo White
Testimony of Charles Davenport
Elizabeth Hyde Botume, A Northern Teacher's View of the Freedmen (1863-1865)
The Louisiana Black Code (1865)
African Americans Seek Protection (1865)
Thaddeus Stevens Attacks Presidential Reconstruction (1865)
President Johnson Opposes Black Suffrage (1867)
A White Planter Responds to Emancipation (1866)
Howell Cobb, A White Southern Perspective on Reconstruction (1868)
Equal Rights Association Proceedings (1869)
Susan B. Anthony on Women's Rights (1873)
Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction (1872)
The Rise of Modern America
Selling to the Masses (1870-1900)
Frederick Law Olmsted on Urban Life (1870)
"Bowery, Saturday Night" (1871)
Dr. John B. Whitaker on Factory Worker Health (1871)
John D. Rockefeller on the Success of Standard Oil (1899)
Henry W. Grady, "The New South" (1886)
Jacob Riis Describes Life in the Tenements (1890)
John Gast, American Progress (1872)
Harper's Weekly on the Custer Massacre (1876)
Chief Joseph's Lament (1879)
Rules for Indian Boarding Schools (1890)
Old Americans, New Americans
On the "Evils" of Chinese Immigration (1878)
Yan Phou Lee, "The Chinese Must Stay" (1889)
Grant Hamilton, "Where Is the Blame?" (1891)
Francis A. Walker Calls for Restriction of Immigration (1896)
Sadie Frowne, A Polish Sweatshop Girl (1906)
Florida Jim Crow Laws (1881-1913)
Booker T. Washington, The Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)
W. E. B. Dubois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903)
Protestors and Imperialists
Anthony Comstock, "The Suppression of Vice" (1882)
Images of Working-Class Leisure
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)
Terence Powderly on the Knights of Labor (1878, 1889)
The Chicago Tribune on the Haymarket Affair (1886)
The Omaha Platform of the Populist Party (1892)
Albert J. Beveridge Calls for an American Empire (1900)
Mark Twain, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" (1901)
The Progressive Era
Charles Monroe Sheldon Asks "What Would Jesus Do?" (1897)
Lincoln Steffens on Urban Political Corruption (1904)
Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1906)
Gifford Pinchot, The Fight for Conservation (1910)
Jane Addams on the Fight Against Poverty (1910)
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)
Margaret Sanger, "Morality and Birth Control" (1918)
World War I
Woodrow Wilson, Declaration of War Message (1917)
Senator George Norris Opposes U.S. Entry into World War I (1917)
Eugene V. Debs Defends Political Dissent (1918)
Alice Paul Inspires Her Fellow Suffragists (1917-1918)
The NAACP Calls for Action (1919)
Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points (1918)
Henry Cabot Lodge Opposes the League of Nations (1919)
The Roaring Twenties
Marcus Garvey, "Africa for the Africans" (1922)
Langston Hughes, "I, Too" (1925)
Consumer Culture in the 1920s
The Scopes Trial (1925)
College Students on "Petting" (1925)
Hiram Evans, "The Klan's Fight for Americanism" (1926)
Fiorello La Guardia on Prohibition (1926)
Herbert Hoover, "American Individualism" (1928)
The Great Depression, The New Deal
The Depression Hits Philadelphia (1931)
The Great Depression in Rural America (1932)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (1933)
Huey Long Explains the "Share Our Wealth" Plan (1934)
Frances Perkins on Social Security (1935)
The New Deal and the Arts (1935-1939)
Songs of American Workers
Grant Wood, American Gothic (1930)
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
World War II
Franklin Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms (1941)
Charles Lindbergh Opposes Intervention (1941)
Propaganda on the Homefront (1942-1944)
Sybil Lewis and Adele Erenberg on Defense Work (1942-1945)
Charles Kikuchi on Life in a Japanese Internment Camp (1942)
An African-American Soldier Attacks the Paradox of American Democracy (1944)
Infantryman Bob Slaughter Remembers D-Day (1944)
Harry S. Truman on Deciding to Use the Atomic Bomb (1955)
The Early Cold War
George F. Kennan, "The Long Telegram" (1946)
Secretary of State George C. Marshall Offers Aid to Europe (1947)
Walter Lippmann Questions Containment (1947)
John Howard Lawson Testifies before HUAC (1947)
Joseph McCarthy on Communists in the U.S. Government (1950)
The Lavender Scare (1950)
A Guide for Surviving Nuclear War (1950)
Postwar America
A Journalist Describes Levittown (1948)
Malvina Reynolds, "Little Boxes" (1962)
The U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down School Segregation (1954)
The Southern Manifesto (1956)
Anne Moody Recalls the Lynching of Emmett Till (1968)
John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1958)
Jackson Pollock, Lavendar Mist: Number 1, 1950 (1950)
Allen Ginsberg, "Howl" (1956)
The Tumultuous Sixties
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address (1961)
Young Americans for Freedom, The Sharon Statement (1960)
Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique (1963)
No More Miss America (1968)
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
Malcolm X, "The Ballot or the Bullet" (1964)
Lyndon Johnson Proposes the "Great Society" (1964)
George Ball and Robert McNamara on U.S. Policy in Vietnam (1965)
Paul Potter, "The Incredible War" (1965)
Soldiers Write Home from Vietnam (1967-1970)
Guy Strait, "What Is a Hippie?"
Richard Nixon Accepts the Republican Nomination for President (1968)
The 1970s and 1980s
Mary Crow Dog Recalls the Siege of Wounded Knee (1973)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Richard Nixon, Resignation Speech (1974)
Phyllis Schlafly Attacks the Equal Rights Amendment (1977)
Jerry Falwell on the Moral Majority (1981)
Lois Gibbs Recalls Life in Love Canal (1978)
Jimmy Carter on the Nation's "Crisis of Confidence" (1979)
Ronald Reagan, Inaugural Address (1981)
Larry Kramer, "1,112 and Counting" (1983)
Mario Cuomo, "A Tale of Two Cities" (1984)
Ronald Reagan, The "Evil Empire" Speech (1983)
The Iran-Contra Affair (1987)
George H. W. Bush Calls for "A New World of Freedom" (1989)
State of the Union
Major Rhonda Cornum on the Persian Gulf War (1991)
Asian Refugees Describe Life in America (1991)
Bill Clinton Outlines His Agenda (1993)
The Starr Report (1998)
The High-Tech Boom (1999)
The Battle in Seattle (1999)
George W. Bush Addresses the Nation (2001)

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