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Crosscurrents in American Culture A Reader in United States History - Since 1865

ISBN-10: 0618077391
ISBN-13: 9780618077397
Edition: 2009
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List price: $126.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 5/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This innovative reader is the first to introduce students to cultural history through primary sources and guided pedagogy. Crosscurrents combines a diverse collection of sources with cutting-edge scholarship for a dramatic overview of politics, economics, and religion. The voices of women and people of color are integrated throughout, presenting a truly inclusive view of the American past.Each source or source grouping is preceded by an introduction, which helps to contextualize the document(s). Throughout each chapter, Problems to Consider prompt students to think analytically about sources.

Woody Register (Ph.D., Brown University) is Professor of History at Sewanee: The University of the South. His research concerns consumer culture, popular amusements, and masculinity. He is the author of The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements (Oxford).

Introduction: Reading Culture
A Second American Revolution: 1865-1877
Free at Last!: African American freedom--The Black Man's Vote and White Women's Suffrage Letter to the Editor
National Anti-Slavery Standard (1865)
"This is the Negro's Hour" National Anti-Slavery Standard (1865)
Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution (proposed) (1870)
Speech before the National Woman's Suffrage Convention (1869)
Frederick Douglass on Voting Rights for Women and African Americans (1868 & 1869)
White Terror
The Klan as Minstrelsy: Humor and Terror "A Terrified Negro" Nashville Union and American (1868)
"Ku Klux in a Safe" Nashville Union and American (1868)
"K.K.K.K.," Nashville Union and American (1868)
Testimony Taken at the Sub-Committee of Election in Louisiana (1870)
Sut Lovingood's Yarns (1867)
Sexualization of Politics & the Work of White Supremacy U.S. Senate Investigation of the Ku-Klux-Klan (1872)
Tracks of Conflict: Railroads and Chinese Immigration Daniel Webster
"Opening of the Northern Railroad," (1847)
"The Chinese in California," New York Tribune (1869)
Chinese Immigrants Challenge Nativist Discrimination--California State Senate Investigation (1876)
A "Striker," "Fair Wages" North American Review (1877)
"The Recent Strikes," North American Review (1877)
New and Old Frontiers: 1877-1900
Wealth and Commonwealth: Battles for Workplace Authority
Incorporating Design: The Industrial Age in America
"The Modern Corporation" (1908)
"American Iron and Steel Works
The Works of the Edgar Thomson Steel Company (Limited)" (1878) Images
"Works of the Cambria Iron Company" (1878), and Carnegie Bros. and Co.
"The Edgar Thomson Steel Works" (1890)
The Principles of Scientific Management (1911)
Art Thou a Man?: Labor and Industrial Capitalism Knights of Labor pledge (1886)
"The Saloon in Chicago" (1900)
editorials, Locomotive Firemen's Magazine (1882-1888)
Friends of the Indians
"Reflections on the significance of the Dawes Act" (1896)
"Annual Address" to the Women's National Indian Association (1888)
"What Indians Must Do" (1914) Images: Before and After, Carlisle Indian School Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin), American Indian Stories (1921)
Re-building the Nation
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill: The America of
Wild West, 1876-1900 Image: Advertising poster, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World" (1899)
Colonel Prentiss Ingraham, Adventures of Buffalo Bill from Boyhood to Manhood... (1882?)
"The Indian War," New York Herald (1876)
Campaigning with Crook... (1890)
"Buffalo Bill; The Famous Scout Interviewed by an Eagle Representative...," Brooklyn Eagle (1883)
Image: "Death of Yellow Hand--Cody's First Scalp for Custer" (1884)
Official Programme, Buffalo Bill's...Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. (ca. 1900)
Brick Pomeroy, editorial, New York Democrat (1886)
Imperialism and Nation Building
"The Venezuelan Question," speech before the New York Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 2, 1896 Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge (1896) Rep.
"Patriotism is again supreme in our hearts," speech before the House of Representatives (1898)
"Vigorous Men, A Vigorous Nation," Independent (Sept. 1, 1898) War
Songs: "The Southern Volunteer," "His Northern Brother," and "Dudes Before Santiago" (1898) Image
"Union and Confederate veterans reunite to free Little Cuba" (1898) Image
"Uncle Sam's new class in the art of self-government" (1898) George Ade, scene from The Sultan of Sulu, An Original Satire in Two Acts (1902)
"On the Anglo-Saxon," from Mr. Dooley in Peace and War (1898)
Order and Disorder: 1890-1920
Mothering modernity: Progressive Reform and the "Club Woman" Jane Cunningham Croly
"The Future of the Woman's Club" (1902)
"Woman's Mission and Woman's Clubs" (1905)
Images: "The Modern Cornelia" (1869)
"Woman's Ultra Country Club" (1899)
Lily Hardy Hammond, Southern Women and Racial Adjustment (1917)
"The Negro Home and the Future of the Race" (1918) Images: Anti-suffrage newspaper cartoons
The Romance of Commerce: Shopping and selling in the early twentieth century
An Enchantment and a Snare: The Modern Department Store
Image: Sears, Roebuck and C., Consumers Guide (1897) "John Wanamaker," Moody's Magazine (1914)
"The Promotive Education Of Modern Advertising" Wanamaker store advertisement, New York Times (1903)
"The Department Store at Close Range," Everybody's Magazine (1907)
"Christmas from Behind the Counter," Independent (1907)
"Why Don't More Women Trade With Me?" System (1917) "Selling Men's Shirts," Store Life (1904)
The Politics of Style: The Shirtwaist Strikes of 1909
"The Uprising of the Girls," Collier's (1909)
"Leader Tells Why 40,000 Girls Struck," New York Evening Journal (1909)
"The Jobless Girls," New York Call (1909)
Progressive Playgrounds: Amusement Parks and Dance Halls Image: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle at Coney Island (1917)
"Amusing People," Metropolitan Magazine (1910)
"A Day of Rest at Coney Island," Everybody's Magazine (1908)
"The Way of the Girl," The Survey (1909)
"The Angle Worm Wiggle" (ca. 1910) Investigator's Reports, Committee of Fourteen, New York City (1912, 1918) Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle, Modern Dancing (1914)
The Profits and Perils of Prosperity: 1915-1932
The Great War and Beyond: Gender, Race, and Class in the War Years
Images: "I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier" (ca. 1915), and "Halt the Hun!" (ca. 1917)
Images: "Serve on the Rhine--NOW in the A.E.F" (ca. 1917), and "Destroy This Mad Brute" (ca. 1918)
selected letters of Paul Eliot Green (1917-1919)
"Over There," (ca. 1917) "New York Cheers 'Yip, Yip, Yaphank,'" Theatre (1918)
Irving Berlin, "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up In the Morning" (1918)
Rural Values
Of What Value Is Evolution? Science and the Scopes Trial
A Civic Biology Presented in Problems (1914) "Mr. [William Jennings] Bryan's Last Speech" (ca. 1925)
The New Decalogue of Science (1923)
"The Battle Hymn of Tennessee," Nashville Tennessean (1925)
Images: "The Stuff That Men Are Made Of," and "He's a Variety of the 'Species,'" Memphis Commercial-Appeal (1925)
"The John T. Scopes Trial" (1925)
The Gentry Family Quartet, "You Can't Make a Monkey Out of Me" (1928)
Wild Women Don't Have The Blues: Gender, Race, and Class in the 1920s
"When Will I Get to be Called a Man?" (1928)
"Mean Tight Mama" (1922)
"Wild Women Don't Have The Blues" (1924)
"Mistreatin' Daddy" (date unknown)
"Toward a Critique of Negro Music," Opportunity (1934)
"The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain," The Nation (1926)
The Most Advertised Athlete in the Game: Babe Ruth and Baseball in the 1920s "Ruth Fined $5,000; Costly Star Banned for Acts Off Field," and "Johnson Upholds Huggins," and editorial, "Two Heroes," New York Times (1925)
"What Draws the Crowds," Collier's (1925)
"When Babe Ruth was Beaten by John J. McGraw," Baseball (1922)
Bad Times and Good Times: The Era of the Depression, 1928-1942
Coping with the Depression Bernarr Macfadden, "A Great Moral Force," True Story (1934)
"The Wife Who Stood Still... Was it jealousy or fear that made her fight her husband's ambition?" True Story (1931)
"The Big Secret of Dealing With People," How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
Making a New Deal: Americans Appeal to Their President and First Lady
State of the Union address (1935) Letters to the President and Mrs. Roosevelt (1935-36, 1941-43)
Tuning In: Resistance and reassurance in popular culture
The Sounds of the Depression "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" (1933)
"Love for Sale" (1930) No?l Coward, "I Went to a Marvellous Party" (1939)
The Carter Family, "No Depression (in Heaven)" (1936)
The Problems of Amos 'n' Andy Check and Double Check publicity material (1930) Amos 'n' Andy, episodes 862, 865 (1930)
Images: Amos 'n' Andy (1929-30) Clarence Leroy Mitchell and Roy Wilkins, letters to the editor, The Afro-American (1930)
"A Nation-wide Protest against 'Amos 'n' Andy,'" Pittsburgh Courier (1931)
"Why We Fight": World War II and American Culture, 1942-1949
Something Bigger than a War Poster: The Four Freedoms Franklin Delano Roosevelt, State of the Union address (1941)
Norman Rockwell: My Adventures as an Illustrator (1960)
Images: Norman Rockwell, "Freedom from Fear" and "Freedom of Speech" (1943)
Good Guys and Bad Guys
Personal Heroes: Gender and Race in World War II "Masculinity and the Role of the Combat Soldier,"
The American Soldier: Combat and Its Aftermath (1949)
"My Personal Hero" (1944)
Women war workers: Fanny Christina Hill and Beatrice Morales
Menninger, Psychiatry in a Troubled World: Yesterday's War and Today's Challenge (1948)
Advertisement for Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Saturday Evening Post (1943)
Knowing the Enemy, abroad and at home Image: Air Fighters Comics (ca. 1942) "The Japanese," Fortune (1942)
"These Nips Are Nuts," American Magazine (1945)
Image: "How to Tell Your Enemies From the Japs," Time (1942)
Image: "Lookout Monks! Here's Your Plane Warning" (ca. 1943)
"As We See It: News and Views," editorial, Santa Cruz Sentinel-News (1942)
"'Soul-Stirring Hate' Needed To Wipe Out Japs--Gardner," Watsonville Register-Pajaronian (1944)
"Nisei Plea For Understanding," Watsonville Register-Pajaronian (1945)
Zoot Suits: Race Politics and the War at Home
Image: Eddie Winfred "Doc" Helm, "Man in Zoot-Suit" (ca. 1943) Editorial, "Why Our Slogan is 'Double V,'" Pittsburgh Courier (1942)
"Pursuit of Democracy; Sees Opportunities Broadening for Race Women in Crisis," Pittsburgh Courier (1942) "Zoot Suits and Service Stripes: Race Tension Behind the Riots," Newsweek (1943)
C?sar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa (1975) Letter to the editor, Time (1943)
"That's What the Well-Dressed Man in Harlem Will Wear" (1942)
"The Zoot-Suit Kid," Saturday Evening Post (1943)
At Home with the Cold War, 1948-1960
Kitchen Debates: Ideal womanhoods and the new frontiers of domesticity [The Kitchen Debate] "Encounter," Newsweek (1959)
"Goodbye Mammy, Hello Mom," Ebony (1947)
"The 2-car family with a 1-Woman Kitchen," House Beautiful (1951)
Image: Tupperware party (ca. 1952)
"Help Yourself to Happiness," Woman's Home Companion (1954)
Dream Doll: The Ruth Handler Story (1994)
Race and Rebellion in the 1950s
Jackie Robinson Stories Wendell Smith, "Jackie Bats 667 in Tilts," Pittsburgh Courier (1947)
speech (1956)
"Let's Take It In Stride" Pittsburgh Courier (1947) Screenplay, The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
"Jackie Wouldn't Have Gotten to First Base...," Better Homes and Gardens (1950)
Emmett Till's Mother: Race and domesticity "Mississippi's Infamy," Chicago Defender (1955)
Letter to the Editor, Chicago Defender (1955)
"I Want You to Know What They Did to My Boy," The Afro-American (1955)
"Emmett Till's Mother: What Is True Story About Mrs. Bradley?" Chicago Defender (1955)
The Popular Culture of Red Baiting
American Weaknesses: Domestic Subversion in the Age of McCarthyism The Doolittle Report (1954)
"We Need Revival!" (1949)
One Lonely Night (1951)
Image: Cover illustration, One Lonely Night (1951)
"How Red Girl Spies Make Suckers of G.I.'s," National Police Gazette (1954)
Image: "The Girl Next Door," Playboy (1957)
Inflaming Youth with Tomtoms: The early years of rock 'n' roll Gertrude Samuels
"Why They Rock 'n' Roll--and Should They?" New York Times Magazine (1958)
"A Warning to the Music Business," Variety (1955)
"Musical Treatment," The Southerner (1956)
"Shake, Rattle and Roll," performed by "Big" Joe Turner (1954)
Bill Haley and his Comets, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" Little Richard, "Tutti Frutti," (1955)
Pat Boone, "Tutti Frutti" (1955)
The Politics of Hope and Rage: the 1960s in the United States
The Birth of a New Nation: From Civil Rights to Black Power
"The Birth of a New Nation" (1957) Martin Luther King, Jr., address, Memphis, Tennessee (1968)
"We're Not Afraid," Washington Post (1968) "Armed Black Brothers in Richmond Community," The Black Panther (1967)
"SNCC Position Paper" (1964)
"The Special Plight and the Role of Black Women," (1971)
"The End of Silence," Seize the Time (1969)
Quagmires: The Vietnam War in American Culture
Vigorous Proponents of the National Interest: Gender and Strategies for Winning the War in Vietnam Sen.
"The Presidency in 1960" (1960)
"A Green Beret--All the Way," from The Green Berets (1965)
"They Can Win a War If Someone Shows Them How," from The Making of a Quagmire (1965)
Beyond Your Command: Popular Songs about the Vietnam War
"The Ballad of the Green Berets" (1966)
"I Kill Therefore I Am" (1971)
"Fightin' Side of Me" (1970) Creedence Clearwater Revival/John Fogerty, "Fortunate Son" (1969)
performed
Protesting Gender: Antiwar and Counterculture
Campus Radicals Images: Free Speech Movement (1963) and Anti-war demonstration (1968)
"Campus Conservatives," Time (1961)
Young Americans for Freedom, "The Sharon Statement" (1960)
Students for a Democratic Society, "Introduction: Agenda for a Generation," Port Huron Statement (1962)
A Digger (Peter Berg) explains "what's happening," from Leonard Wolf, Voices from the Love Generation (1968)
"Chicago Retrospective," Berkeley Barb (1968)
"Marry or Die'--The New Feminism," Guardian (1969)
Image: "GIRLS SAY YES to boys who say NO"
The Challenges of Feminism New York Radical Women, "No More Miss America" (1968)
"A Critique of the Miss America Protest" (1968)
"Colonized Women: The Chicana" (1969)
"The Older Woman: A Stockpile of Losses," Prime Time (1972)
All in the Family: American Cultural Wars, 1970-1992
Sexual Revolutions: The Matter of Women's Sexuality
"An End to Woman's 'Bad Days'?" Reader's Digest (1962)
"The Pill: How It Is Affecting U.S. Morals, Family Life," U.S. News & World Report (1966)
"The Pill," 1975 Barbara Seaman, The Doctors' Case Against the Pill (1969)
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, "Preface," Our Bodies, Ourselves (1973)
Keeping America Beautiful: Fashioning the New Environmental Consciousness Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962)
Advertisement for Earth Day, New York Times (1970)
"People Start Pollution..." Keep American Beautiful Foundation (1971) Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), The Lorax (1971)
The Virus in Our System: AIDS and the Culture Wars Larry Kramer The Normal Heart (1985) Sen.
remarks on Amendment No. 956 (1987)
"The Terrifying Normalcy of AIDS," New York Times Sunday Magazine (1987)
Interview with Gregg Bordowitz (2002)
Image: "The Government Has Blood On Its Hands, " ACT UP, 1988?
statement to the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic (1988)
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, statement upon retiring from professional basketball, Washington Post (1991)
Image: Cover illustration, Magic Johnson, What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1992)
Past and Present: American Culture at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century
Electronic Frontiers: Radical Individualism and Virtual Community on the World Wide Web Albert Gore, speech delivered at the Information Superhighway Summit at UCLA January 11, 1994
"Against the Tide? Small Groups, Social Movements, and the Net," from Bowling Alone (2000)
"What Is DOOM?" from The Official Doom FAQ
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (2003) (excerpt)
"The Making of an X-Box Warrior," New York Times Magazine (2004)
"What Is Second Life?" an "Overview" of website for "Second Life
Your World
Your Imagination
A 3D Digital Online World Imagined, Created, and Owned by Its Residents..."
"The Unreal Estate Boom," Wired (2003)
Fundamental Families: The Politics of Marriage and Parenthood in Contemporary America The Defense of Marriage Act
Marriage Under Fire: Why We Must Win This Battle (excerpt)
Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood (excerpt)
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be (excerpts)
"Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage," excerpted from Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality (1995)
"What Marriage Is For," Weekly Standard (2003) Gil Mangaoang and Juan Lombard discuss their marriage, from Lesbian and Gay
Marriage: Private Commitments, Public Ceremonies (1992)
Heather Has Two Mommies (1989) (excerpts)

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