Dissent in America, Concise Edition Voices That Shaped a Nation

ISBN-10: 0205625894

ISBN-13: 9780205625895

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ralph F. Young

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This concise collection of primary sources presents the story of US History as told by dissenters who, throughout the course of American history, have fought to gain rights they believed were denied to them or others, or who disagreed with the government or majority opinion.
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List price: $65.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Ralph Young is Professor of History at Temple University. He is the author of Dissent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation , a compilation of primary documents of 400 years of American dissenters. 

What Is Dissent?
Pre-Revolutionary Roots, 1607-1760
Introduction: The Long Roots of Modern Dissent
The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution, 1644
The Trial of Anne Hutchinson, 1637
Petition for the Release of Alice Tilly, 1649
Mary Dyer's First Letter Written From Prison, 1659
Declaration in the Name of the People, July 30, 1676
Quaker Antislavery Petition
A Minute Against Slavery, 1688
Letter from an Anonymous Slave
Releese Us Out of This Cruell Bondegg, 1723
Native American Voices (1609-1752)
Powhatan, Speech to John Smith, 1609
Garangula, Speech to Governor La Barre of New France, 1684
Negotiations for the Casco Bay Treaty, 1727
Mashpee, Petition to the Massachusetts General Court, 1752
The New York Weekly Journal, 1733
Eighteenth-Century Runaway Women
Advertisements from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1742-1748
Revolution and the Birth of a Nation, 1760-1820
Introduction: The Republic Takes Shape
"Considerations on Keeping Negroes, Part Second," 1762
Speech to the Governors of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, December 4, 1771
The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772
Revolutionary Women
Hannah Griffiths, Poem, 1768
Ladies of Edenton, North Carolina, Agreement, 1774-1775
Common Sense, 1776
Letters, 1776
A Loyalist Critique of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
Petition for Gradual Emancipation, 1777
United Indian Nations
Protest to the United States Congress, 1786
Statement of Grievances, 1786
Objections to This Constitution of Government, 1787
"On the Equality of the Sexes," 1790
Shawnee, Miami, Ottawa, and Seneca Proposal
Proposal to Maintain Indian Lands, 1793
Protest Against the Alien and Sedition Acts
The Virginia Resolutions, 1798
Tecumseh (1768-1813)
Letter to Governor William Henry Harrison, 1810
Speech to the Southern Tribes, 1811
Congressmen Protest the War of 1812
Federalist Protest, 1812
Free Blacks of Philadelphia
Protest Against Colonization Policy, 1817
Questioning the Nation, 1820-1860
Introduction: The Reforming Impulse
Speech Protesting the Indian Removal Bill, April 9, 1830
Letter Protesting the Treaty of New Echota, 1836
Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, 1830
The Liberator, Vol. I, No. I, January 1, 1831
"An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man," 1833
Laborers of Boston
Ten-Hour Circular, 1835
Appeal to the Christian Women of the South, 1836
"The Original Equality of Woman," 1837
"Self-Reliance," 1841
Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Part 3, 1844
Lowell Female Industrial Reform and Mutual Aid Society, 1847
Speech at Seneca Falls, July 19, 1848
Declaration of Sentiments, 1848
Ain't I A Woman?, 1851
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?, July 5, 1852
"On Resistance to Civil Government," 1849
Statement on Marriage, 1855
The Know-Nothings
American Party Platform, Philadelphia, February 21, 1856
Address to the Virginia Court at Charles Town, Virginia, November 2, 1859
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877
Introduction: A Divided Nation
Response to Lincoln's Address to Congress, July 10, 1861
Knoxville Whig Antisecession Editorial, May 25, 1861
The Arkansas Peace Society
Arkansas Peace Society Documents, 1861
Message to the Legislature, March 10, 1864
The Record of a Quaker Conscience, 1863
African American Soldiers of the Union Army
Correspondence Protesting Unequal Pay, 1863-1864
What the Black Man Wants, April 1865
Petition to the United States Congress, November 24, 1865
American Equal Rights Association
National Convention Resolutions, New York, May 1867
From an Account of the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, July 3, 1873
Is It a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote?, 1873
Industry and Reform, 1877-1912
Introduction: Progress and Discontent
Preamble to the Constitution of the Knights of Labor, January 3, 1878
"Eight Hours,"
Appeal to the Hayes Administration, 1879
Speech to the WCTU, 1890
The People's Party
The Omaha Platform, July 1892
The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements, 1892
Speech to the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1893
Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are, 1895
"Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others," 1903
Address to the Niagara Conference, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 1906
Lynch Law in Georgia, June 20, 1899
"Tortured and Burned Alive," 1899
Address at the University of Chicago Denouncing U.S.
Imperialism, January 4, 1899
"The March of the Mill Children," 1903
"The Hetch Hetchy Valley," January 1908
"Marriage and Love," 1911
Christianizing the Social Order, 1912
The Socialist Party
Socialist Party Platform, May 12, 1912
Conflict and Depression, 1912-1945
Introduction: Becoming a World Power
"We Will Sing One Song," 1913
"The Preacher and the Slave Girl," 1913
Defense of Free Speech, October 6, 1917
Antiwar Speech, Canton, Ohio, June 1918
"War Is the Health of the State," 1918
"On Socialism," 1919
Speech to the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Philadelphia, 1919
"The Goal," 1920
"Last Words," 1926
"Mencken's Creed"
National Radio Address, November 1934
National Radio Address, June 1936
Speech in the U.S. Senate, February 5, 1934
"The Ballad of Pretty Boy Floyd," 1939
"Jesus Christ," 1940
J. Saunders Redding, "A Negro Looks at This War," 1942
Charles F. Wilson, Letter to President Roosevelt, 1944
Why I Refused to Register in the October 1940 Draft and a Little of What It Led To
Reflections on Executive Order 9066
Statement upon Sentencing, 1942
Letters from Jail to His Sister Yuka Yasui, 1942'1943
The Affluent Society, 1945-1966
Introduction: The Crack in the Picture Window
Lawson's Statement That Was Excluded from the Public Record, 1947
Declaration of Conscience, 1950
Testimony Before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, June 12, 1956
Speech at the Gay Spirit Visions Conference, Highlands, North Carolina, November 1990
"America," 1956
Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
"I Ain't Scared of Your Jail," 1963
"If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus," 1960
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Testimony Before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic
National Convention, 1964
The Black Revolution, 1964
Berkeley Speech, October 1966
The Black Panther Party
Black Panther Party Platform, 1966
Students for a Democratic Society
The Port Huron Statement, 1962
"I Ain't Marching Anymore," 1965
"Little Boxes," 1962
"It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)," 1965
Mobilization: Vietnam and the Counterculture, 1964-1975
Introduction: The Movement
Speech at the University of California at Berkeley, December 2, 1964
Speech Denouncing the War in Vietnam, Washington, DC, November 27, 1965
The Weather Underground
You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows, 1969
Statement to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, April 23, 1971
Using LSD to Imprint the Tibetan-Buddhist Experience, 1964
Introduction, Steal This Book, 1970
Protest Music II
"Waist Deep in the Big Muddy," 1967
"I Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die
Rag," 1965
Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Fortunate Son," 1969
The Redstockings Manifesto, 1969
S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men)
S.C.U.M. Manifesto, 1968
Gloria Steinem (1934- )
"'Women's Liberation' Aims to Free Men, Too," June 7, 1970
Stonewall Documents, 1969
The American Indian Movement
A Proclamation: To the Great White Father and All His People, 1969
Contemporary Dissent, 1975-Present
Introduction: Crossing the Threshold into the New Millennium-Globalization vs. Jihad
"A Conservative's Lament: After Iran, We Need to Change
Our System and Grand Strategy," March 8, 1987
Vito Russo, "Why We Fight," 1988
Statement of Phill Wilson, Director of Public Policy, AIDS Project, Los Angeles, 1994
Statement of Letitia Gomez, Executive Director, Latino/a Lesbian and Gay Organization, 1994
The Michigan Militia
In Defense of Liberty II, 1995
The Unabomber Manifesto, 1996
Interview with Theodore Kaczynski, June 1999
It's Time to End Corporate Welfare As We Know It, 1996
"self evident," 2001
Protest Music III
"New World Water," 1999
Immortal Technique, "The 4th Branch," 2003
"Rich Man's War," 2004
Amnesty International
Amnesty International's Concerns Regarding Post-September 11
Detentions in the U.S.A., March 14, 2002
Earth Liberation Front
Written Testimony Supplied to the U.S. House of Representatives for the February 12, 2002,Hearing on "Ecoterrorism"
Not in Our Name
Statement of Conscience, 2003
Veterans Against the Iraq War
Call to Conscience from Veterans to Active Duty Troops and Reservists, 2003
Message to the Troops: Resist!, October 11, 2002
The American Civil Liberties Union
Freedom Under Fire: Dissent in Post-9/11 America, May 2003
The Many Faces of the Media, 2004
"George Bush Never Looked Into Nick's Eyes," May 21, 2004
A Lie of Historic Proportions, August 8, 2005
Carly's Poem-A Nation Rocked to Sleep, August 15, 2005
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