Great Issues in American History, Vol. III From Reconstruction to the Present Day, 1864-1981

ISBN-10: 0394708423

ISBN-13: 9780394708423

Edition: 1982 (Revised)

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The third volume in Great Issues In American History, From Reconstruction to the Present Day is now updated and revised to include another decade of American history. Beatrice K. Hofstadter, wife of the late Richard Hofstadter and herself an historian who worked with him closely on the original edition, has added a new section covering 1970 to 1981 and rearranged other sections in the light of what has since proved to be of lasting importance. This collection of significant documents in American history now goes from Lincoln's Proclamation on the Wade-Davis Bill on July 8, 1864, to Reagan's Address on Arms Control Negotiations on November 18, 1981. Volume I From Settlement to Revolution. 1584-1776 Edited by Clarence L. Ver Steeg and Richard Hofstadter Volume Il From the Revolution to the Civil War. 1765-1865 Edited by Richard Hofstadter
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/12/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University from 1959 until the time of his death, Richard Hofstadter was one of the most influential historians in post--World War II America. His political, social, and intellectual histories raised serious questions about assumptions that had long been taken for granted and cast the American experience in an interesting new light. His 1948 work, The American Political Tradition, is an enduring classic study in political history. His 1955 work, The Age of Reform, which still commands respect among both historians and general readers, won him that year's Pulitzer Prize. A measure of Hofstadter's standing in literary and scholarly circles is the honors he received in 1964 for Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963)---Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize of Phi Beta Kappa, and the Sidney Hillman Prize Award. Hofstadter's greatest talent, however, may have been his ability to order complex events and issues and to synthesize from them a rational, constructively critical perspective on American history.

Reconstruction and After
Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation on the Wade-Davis Bill, July 8, 1864
The Wade-Davis Manifesto, August 5, 1864
Abraham Lincoln, Speech, April 11, 1865
Thaddeus Stevens, Speech, December 18, 1865
Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, June 20, 1866
An Address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States of America, August 1865
Wade Hampton on Reconstruction, 1866
Alexander Stephens on Reconstruction, April 11, 1866
Andrew Johnson, Cleveland Speech, September 3, 1866
Andrew Johnson, Veto of the First Reconstruction Act, March 2, 1867
Charles Summer, Opinion on the Trial of Andrew Johnson, 1868
James W. Grimes, Opinion on the Trial of Andrew Johnson, 1868
Atlanta News, "Meet Brute Force with Brute Force," September 10, 1874
Blanche K. Bruce, Speech in the Senate, March 31, 1876
Slaughterhouse Cases, 1873
Civil Rights Cases, 1883
John Marshall Harlan, Dissenting Opinion in Civil Rights Cases, 1883
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
John Marshall Harlan, Dissenting Opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Industrialism and Social Reform
Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879
Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward, 1888
Andrew Carnegie, "Wealth," June 1889
William Graham Sumner, "The Absurd Effort to Make the World Over," March 1894
Henry Demarest Lloyd, Wealth against Commonwealth, 1894
Samuel Gompers, Letter on Labor in Industrial Society, September 1894
Pollock v. Farmers' Loan and Trust Co., 1895
John Marshall Harlan, Dissenting Opinion in Pollock v. Farmers' Loan and Trust Co., 1895
U.S. v. E. C. Knight and Co., 1895
John Marshall Harlan, Dissenting Opinion in U.S. v. E. C. Knight and Co., 1895
Agrarian Protest
Resolutions of a Meeting of the Illinois State Farmers' Association, April 1873
Munn v. Illinois, 1877
Stephen J. Field, Dissenting Opinion in Munn v. Illinois, 1877
Populist Party Platform, July 4, 1892
Grover Cleveland, Message on the Repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, August 8, 1893
W. H. ("Coin") Harvey, Coin's Financial School, 1894
James Laurence Laughlin, Answer to "Coin" Harvey, 1895
William Jennings Bryan, Cross of Gold Speech, July 8, 1896
William Allen White, "What's the Matter with Kansas?," August 16, 1896
Imperialism and War
Josiah Strong, Our Country, 1885
Henry Cabot Lodge, "Our Blundering Foreign Policy," March 1895
William McKinley, War Message to Congress, April 11, 1898
Walter Hines Page, "The War with Spain and After," June 1898
Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League, October 17, 1899
Woodrow Wilson, Appeal for Neutrality, August 19, 1914
Woodrow Wilson, Peace without Victory Address, January 22, 1917
Woodrow Wilson, Speech for Declaration of War against Germany, April 2, 1917
George W. Norris, Speech against Declaration of War, April 4, 1917
Woodrow Wilson, Speech on the Fourteen Points, January 8, 1918
Woodrow Wilson, Speech on the Covenant of the League of Nations, February 14, 1919
William E. Borah, Speech on the League of Nations, November 19, 1919
Lincoln Steffens, The Shame of the Cities, 1904
George Washington Plunkitt, "Honest Graft," 1905
Walter Lippmann, "The Themes of Muckraking," 1914
Lochner v. New York, 1905
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Dissenting Opinion in Lochner v. New York, 1905
Muller v. Oregon, 1908
David Wilcox, Testimony on Railroad Reform, January 21, 1905
William P. Hepburn, Speech on Railroad Reform, February 7, 1906
Willian Allen White, The Old Order Changeth, 1910
Elihu Root, Experiments in Government, 1913
Theodore Roosevelt, Acceptance Speech, August 6, 1912
Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom, 1913
Report of the Pujo Committee, February 28, 1913
Woodrow Wilson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1913
Prosperity and Depression
Hammer v. Dagenhart, 1918
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Dissenting Opinion in Hammer v. Dagenhart, 1918
Abrams v. U.S., 1919
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Dissenting Opinion in Abrams v. U.S., 1919
Hiram W. Evans, "The Klan's Fight for Americanism," 1926
William Allen White, Letter on the Ku Klux Klan, September 17, 1921
Progressive Party Platform, 1924
Herbert Hoover, Rugged Individualism Speech, October 22, 1928
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commonwealth Club Speech, September 23, 1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933
Herbert Hoover, This Challenge to Liberty, October 30, 1936
U.S. v. Butler et al., 1936
Harlan Fiske Stone, Dissenting Opinion in U.S. v. Butler et al., 1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Address on Supreme Court Reform, March 9, 1937
Report of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Supreme Court Reform, June 7, 1937
World War II and the Post-War World
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Quarantine the Aggressors Speech, October 5, 1937
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Press Conference on Lend-Lease, December 17, 1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Four Freedoms Speech, January 6, 1941
Burton K. Wheeler, Speech on Lend-Lease, January 12, 1941
Charles A. Lindbergh, Speech on America and the War, April 23, 1941
The Atlantic Charter, August 14, 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt, War Message to Congress, December 8, 1941
The Truman Doctrine, March 12, 1947
George C. Marshall, The Marshall Plan, June 5, 1947
George F. Kennan, "The Sources of Soviet Conduct," July 1947
Dean Acheson, Speech for the North Atlantic Treaty, March 18, 1949
Robert A. Taft, Speech against the North Atlantic Treaty, July 11, 1949
Douglas MacArthur, Address to Congress, April 19, 1951
Dean Acheson, Testimony on the Military Situation in the Far East, June 1, 1951
John Foster Dulles, Testimony on the Policy of Liberation, January 15, 1953
Lewis Mumford, Letter on American Foreign Policy, March 28, 1954
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Remarks on Peaceful Co-existence, June 30, 1954
Contemporary Challenges
Civil Rights
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954
Declaration of Ninety-six Southern Congressmen, March 12, 1956
Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream," August 28, 1963
Reynolds v. Sims, 1964
John Marshall Harlan, Dissenting Opinion in Reynolds v. Sims, 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson, Speech on Voting Rights, March 15, 1965
Lyndon B. Johnson, Commencement Address at Howard University, June 4, 1965
Report of the Commission on Civil Disorders, March 2, 1968
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Memorandum for President Nixon, January 16, 1970
Abraham Ribicoff, Senate Speech on De Facto Segregation in Northern Schools, February 18, 1970
Richard M. Nixon, State Paper on School Desegregation, March 24, 1970
Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Memorandum on the Proposed Equal Rights Amendment, March 26, 1970
Arizona State Senator Trudy Camping, Against ERA, 1975
Fullilove v. Klutznick, 1980
Potter Stewart, Dissenting Opinion in Fullilove v. Klutznick, 1980
The Government and the Economy
John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11, 1962
Lyndon B. Johnson, The War on Poverty, March 16, 1964
Barry Goldwater, Opening Campaign Speech, September 3, 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson, Economic Report, January 16, 1969
Declaration of Environmental Rights, 1970
Richard M. Nixon, Address on the Economy, August 15, 1971
House Judiciary Committee, Articles of Impeachment, August 20, 1974
Gerald R. Ford, Address on the Pardon of Richard M. Nixon, September 8, 1974
Jimmy Carter, "Crisis of Confidence" Address, July 15, 1979
Debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Candidates for President, Election of 1980, October 28, 1980: Urban decay; Energy; the role of the Federal Government and Women's Rights
Foreign Policy 1958-1981
State Department, Policy Statement on Non-Recognition of the Chinese Communist Government, August 10, 1958
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
John F. Kennedy, Report on Soviet Missiles in Cuba, October 22, 1962
John F. Kennedy, Address on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, July 26, 1963
Lyndon B. Johnson, American Policy in Vietnam, April 7, 1965
J. William Fulbright, The Arrogance of Power, 1966
Richard M. Nixon, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1969
The United States and the People's Republic of China, The Shanghai Communique, February 27, 1972
Richard M. Nixon, Report on the Moscow Summit, June 1, 1972
Jimmy Carter, Address on the Camp David Accords, September 18, 1978
Jimmy Carter, Report to Congress on the Failed Hostage Rescue Mission to Iran, April 26, 1980
Ronald Reagan, Address on Arms Control Negotiations, November 18, 1981
A Note on Sources
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