Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era Documents and Essays

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Edition: 2nd 2001
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Description: This text presents a carefully selected group of readingson topics such as American capitalism and the Great Warthat allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

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List price: $127.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This text presents a carefully selected group of readingson topics such as American capitalism and the Great Warthat allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Thomas Paterson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. In addition to being the General Editor of Houghton Mifflin'sMajor Problemsseries, he is co-author ofMajor Problems in American Foreign Relations,5/e, (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) andA People and A Nation,6/e (Houghton Mifflin, 2001). In addition to authoring several books and editing collections of essays on the history of U.S. Foreign Relations, he served as senior editor of the four-volumeEncyclopedia of American Foreign Relations(1997). He is part president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Introducing the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Essays
Industrial Spring: America in the Gilded Age John Milton Cooper, Jr., Pivotal Decades, 19001920
The Price of Progress: Capitalism and Its Discontents
Documents
Andrew Carnegie Hails the Triumph of America, 1885
Henry George Dissects the Paradox of Capitalist Growth, 1879
The Reverend Alexander Lewis Offers an Ode to Upward Mobility, 1902
Mark Twain Satirizes the Great American Myth, 1879
The Purposes and Program of the Knights of Labor, 1878
A Trade Union Official Enunciates a Restrictive AFL Policy Toward Women Workers, 1897
Essays
The Machine as Deity and Demon Leon Fink
Class Consciousness American-Style
Behind the Bravura of the Wild West
Documents
A Buffalo Hunter Describes His Business, c. 1875
President Chester A. Arthur Aims to Turn Indians into U.S. Citizens, 1881
A Popular Account of the Death of Jesse James, 1882
Miguel Antonio Otero Remembers the Land Wars of the 1880s
Black Elk Remembers the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890
Frederick Jackson Turner Praises the Frontier as the Source of American Democracy, 1893
Catharine Calk McCarty Meets Her Cattlemen Neighbors, 1916
Essays
Outlaw Gangs and Social Bandits
Western Women and the Uses of Domestic Ideology
Farming and the Northern Ute Experience
Trials of the New South
Documents
Sharecroppers' Contracts, 1876-1886
Atlanta Constitution Editor Henry W. Grady Heralds the New South, 1886
Historian Broadus Mitchell Describes a Benevolent Cotton-Mill Campaign of the 1880s
Labor Organizer Mother Jones Compares Southern Mill Life to Serfdom, 1901
Frederick Douglass Describes a Legacy of Race Hatred, 1883
A Teacher and Two Pupils Outline the Problems of a "Colored" School, 1883
Essays
Mill and Mine Jacqueline Jones
Bent Backs in the Rural South
Rise of the Industrial City: New Places, New Peoples
Documents
Population Growth in Select U.S. Cities, 18701920
Immigrant Distribution in Six Cities, 18701920
A Visiting Rudyard Kipling Returns, Unimpressed, from Chicago, 1899
Poet Carl Sandburg Extols the City of Big Shoulders, 1916
Congress Takes Aim at the "Chinese Menace," 1892
Huang Zunxian Expresses the Chinese Perspective in Poetry, c. 1884
W.E.B. Du Bois Denounces Racial Prejudice in Philadelphia, 1899
An Advice Column for Jewish Immigrants, 1906,1907
Essays
Technology and the Treadmill of Urban Progress
Families Enter America
Americanization of the Mexican Immigrant
Politics in the Gilded Age: Mainstream and Periphery
Documents
Three Cartoonists Interpret the Political Scene, 1880, 1888
Thomas Nast Attacks the Democrats, 1880
Joseph Keppler Ridicules the Third-Term Aspirations of President Grant, 1880
Watson Heston Lampoons Parties and Their Corporate Patrons, 1888
Free-Thinker Robert G. Ingersoll Waves the Bloody Shirt, c. 1880
Virginia Activist Live Pryor Seeks Help for Her Downtrodden Black Sisters, 1880
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Demands Suffrage as the Protection of Selfhood, 1892
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Justifies the Woman's Bible, 1895
Essays
Political Culture: Public Life and the Conduct of Politics Ellen Carol DuBois
The Limitations of Sisterhood
The 1890s: Economic Depression and Political Crisis
Documents
John W. Holway, a Pinkerton Guard, Views the Battle of Homestead, 1892
Eugene V. Debs Denounces the Role of Corporations and the Courts in the Pullman Strike, 1895
Populist Principles: The Omaha Platform, 1892
William Jennings Bryan Scorns Advocates of the Gold Standard: The "Cross of Gold" Speech, 1896
The Republican Party Platform, 1896
Puck Assails William Jennings Bryan and the "Popocrats," 1896
McKinley Takes Credit for New Prosperity, 1900
Essays
The Depression of the 1890s Michael Kazin
The Righteous Commonwealth of the Late Nineteenth Century
Professionalism and the Uses of New Knowledge
Documents
John Fiske Reconciles Evolutionism and Christian Doctrine (1882), 1902
William Graham Sumner Elaborates the Principles of Social Darwinism, 1885
Lester Frank Ward Attacks Laissez Faire in the Name of Reform Darwinism, 1884
A Day in the Life of Thomas Alva Edison, 1885
Jane Addams Explains the Need for Social Settlements, 1892
F. W. Taylor Recruits the Ideal Worker with the Principles of Scientific Management, 1910
Essays
The Culture of Professionalism Robyn Muncy
The Female Dominion of Professional Service Edward Caudill
Social Darwinism: Adapting Evolution to Society
The Language of Empire
Documents
Alfred T. Mahan Proclaims the Importance of Sea Power, 1890
Theodore Roosevelt Links War in the Philippines to the Ideal of the Strenuous Life, 1899
William Jennings Bryan Opposes U.S. Occupation of the Philippines, 1900
Alfred Beveridge Defends U.S. Imperialism, 1900
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Essays
The United States as New Kid on the Block
18901940 Louis A. Perez
1898: The Meaning of the Maine Gail Bederman
Theodore Roosevelt and the Strenuous Life
Race and Power Under Jim Crow
Documents
The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Segregation: Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Congressman Frank Clark Praises Segregation, 1908
Booker T. Washington Advocates Self-Help, 1895
W.E.B. Du Bois Rejects Washington's Strategy of Accommodation, 1903
Mary Church Terrell Praises the Club Work of Colored Women, 1901
Essays
Whiteness and Manhood Kevin K. Gaines
Uplift and the Decline of Black Politics
Consumer Culture and Commercialized Leisure
Documents
Theodore Dreiser's Carrie Discovers the Department Store, 1900
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Seeks to Extricate Women from the Trap of Consumption, 1899
Amusement Park Promoter Frederic Thompson Creates the Carnival Spirit, 1908
Democracy at the Movies, 1910
Ring Lardner's Baseball "Busher" Writes Home, 1914
Essays
Baseball and the Values of Industrial America Lewis A. Erenberg Steppin&#039 Out
Progressivism: The Roots of the Reform Vision
Documents
John Dewey Advocates a Democratic Schoolroom, 1900
Lincoln Steffens Exposes the Corruption of Municipal Politics, 1904
New York City's Boss Plunkitt Defends "Honest" Graft, 1905
Socialist Reformer Robert Hunter Decries Murder by Tenement, 1907
Baptist Clergyman Walter Rauschenbusch Seeks a Social Christianity, 1912
Two Suffrage Cartoons: "The Corn or the Cob--Which?" 1911
"Double the Power of the Home," 1915
Essays
Evaluating the Progressives Robert Westbrook
Lewis Hine and the Two Faces of Progressive Photography
Progressivism: Foundations for a New American State
Documents
The Supreme Court Accepts Limits on Working Women's Hours: Muller v. Oregon, 1908
Charles McCarthy Inventories Wisconsin's La Follette-Era Reforms (19091911), 1911 3

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