Way We Lived Essays and Documents in American Social History, 1865-Present

ISBN-10: 0618894675
ISBN-13: 9780618894673
Edition: 6th 2008
List price: $133.95
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Description: This popular reader uses both primary and secondary sources to explore social history topics and sharpen students' interpretive skills. Each chapter includes one secondary source essay and several related primary source documents. Chapter  More...

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List price: $133.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/3/2007
Binding: Digital, Other 
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This popular reader uses both primary and secondary sources to explore social history topics and sharpen students' interpretive skills. Each chapter includes one secondary source essay and several related primary source documents. Chapter introductions tie the readings together and pose questions to consider.

Leonard Dinnerstein is professor emeritus of history at the University of Arizona.David M. Reimers is professor emeritus of history at New York University and the author of Other Immigrants: The Global Origins of the American People.

The Emergence of an Urban, Industrial Society, 1865-1920
Reconstruction: Triumphs and Tragedies
Essay
"To Educate a Race"
Documents A Letter
"To My Old Master," c. 1865
The Knights of the White Camelia, 1868
Demands the Franchise, c. 1865
The Last Frontier
Essay
"Linking a Continent and a Nation"
Documents California Must Be All American, 1878
Homesteading in South Dakota in the 1880s (1930)
A Montana Cowtown, 1899
Indian Schools: "Americanizing" the Native American
Essay
"Educating Indian Girls at Nonreservation
Boarding Schools, 1878-1920"
Documents Rules for Indian Schools, 1890
A Government Official Describes
Indian Race and Culture, 1905
The Cutting of My Long Hair, c. 1885
Woman's Sphere: Women's Work
Essay
"Rose Schneiderman and the Triangle Fire"
Documents "Is Not Woman Destined to Conduct the Rising Generation?" 1844
Only Heroic Women
Were Doctors Then (1865), 1916
Women's Separate Sphere, 1872
Immigrant Life and Labor in an Expanding Economy
Essay
"Polish Immigrant Life in Rural Minnesota"
Documents Struggles of an Irish Immigrant, c. 1913
An Italian Bootblack's Story, 1902
The Triumph of Racism
Essay
"The Birth of 'Separate but Equal'"
Documents A United States Senator
Defends Lynching, 1907
A Call for Equality, 1905
"I Want to Come North," 1917
America Goes to War
Essay
"Building a National Army"
Documents German-American Loyalty, 1917
Letters from Mennonite Draftees, 1918
Racism and the Army, 1918
Modern American Society, 1920-Present
Intolerance
A Bitter Legacy of Social Change
Essay
"Prosperity and Prejudice in Postwar America"
Documents The Klan's Fight for Americanism, 1926
Intelligence and Prejudice
One Professor's View, 1923
Congress Debates Immigration Restriction, 1921
Morals and Manners in the 1920s
Essay
"The Sexual Revolution"
Documents Happiness in Marriage, 1926
Moving Pictures Evoke Concern, 1922
Prohibition Nonobserved, 1931
The Depression Years
Essay
"The Worst Hard Time"
Documents
The Okies in California, 1939
Homeless Women Sleep in Chicago Parks, 1931
A Vagrant Civil Engineer, 1932
World War II: The Home Front
Essay
"The People Are Willing"
Documents Joining the Navy (1939), c. 1991
Shipyard Diary of a Woman Welder (1940s), 1944
Conditions in the Camps (1942-1945), 1948
Moving to Suburbia
Dreams and Discontents
Essay
"The Baby Boom and the Age of the Subdivision"
Documents
The Suburban Blend: African-American Residents
Look for a Better
Life Out There, 2005
Melting Pot Goes Suburban, 2002
The Black Struggle for Equality
Essay
"Crisis in Little Rock"
Documents Growing Up Black in the South
A Remembrance, 1977
The Southern Manifesto, 1956
Wealth and Income Inequality, 2005
The Sixties and Beyond
A Time of Protest
Essay
"The Movement and the Sixties Generation"
Documents
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, 1971
A Native American Protest, 1969
The Revival of Feminism
Essay
"Feminism's Second Wave: The Opening Salvos"
Eocuments
A Woman's Right to Abortion, 1973
Opposes Abortion, 2002
Working It Out, 2006
The New Immigration
Essay
"The New Immigrant Sweatshops"
Documents
Asian Immigrants in California, 2005
Multiculturalism in the Workplace, 1998

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