Voices of the American Past Documents in US History since 1865

ISBN-10: 0534643019

ISBN-13: 9780534643010

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

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VOICES OF THE AMERICAN PAST is a two-volume reader that presents a variety of diverse perspectives through more than 230 primary sources. Excerpts from speeches, letters, journals, political cartoons, magazine articles, hearings and government documents raise issues from both public and private aspects of American life throughout history. A "Guide to Reading and Interpreting Documents" in the front matter explains how and why historians use primary source evidence, and outlines basic points to help students learn to analyze sources. Brief headnotes set each source into context. "Questions to Consider" precede each document, offering prompts for critical thinking and reflection. The volumes are organized chronologically into 31 chapters, with the Reconstruction chapter overlapping in both volumes -- corresponding to the splits of most survey texts. In this new Third Edition, the selection of new documents was guided by the editors' desire to provide greater diversity of voices while also offering readable selections that speak to larger issues. This edition offers well known primary sources such as Federalist 10 and President Eisenhower's farewell address, as well as Cotton Mather's admonitions on the evils of "self-pollution," a woman's description of the southern homefront during the Civil War, John Muir's essay on American forests, and recent East Asian immigrant's description of life in America. The most significant change, however, is the addition of visual images, taking the text beyond the use of documents traditionally found in other readers.
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List price: $111.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Raymond M. Hyser is a Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His research interests include the study of race and ethnicity in the Gilded Age. He teaches courses in U.S. History, U.S. Business History, Gilded Age America, and Historical Methods.

A Northern Teacher's View of the Freedmen (1863-1865)
** Charleston, South Carolina at the Conclusion of the Civil War (1865)
African-Americans Seek Protection (1865)
Thaddeus Stevens on Reconstruction and the South (1865)
A White Southern Perspective on Reconstruction (1868)
The Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction (1872)
"The Problem at the South" (1871)
**African American Suffrage in the South (1867, 1876). (Images from Harper's Weekly)
The West
A Native American Remembers Life on the Great Plains (1870s)
A Century of Dishonor (1881)
A Western Newspaper Editorial on the Custer Massacre (1876)
Cultural Exchange on the Arizona Frontier (1874)
A Native American Remembers the Ghost Dance (1890)
Life on the Prairie Farms (1893)
**"THE Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1893)
The Expansion of Big Business
**The Cattle Industry (1884)
The Impact of Mechanization (1889)
Progress and Poverty (1879)
"The Forgotten Man" (1883)
The Success of Standard Oil (1899)
The Gospel of Wealth (1889)
**Views on the Trusts (1889, 1899) (Cartoons on the Trusts from Puck and the Verdict)
How the Other Half Lives
Preamble to the Constitution of the Knights of Labor (1878)
The "Long Turn" in Steel (1910)
**Views of Urban Life (1890s) (Jacob Riis Photos and New York Street Photo)
Lynching in the South (1895)
"The Negro Question in the South" (1892)
W.E.B. Du Bois on Race Relations (1903)
The Unwanted Immigrants: The Chinese (1878)
An Italian Immigrant's Experience in America (1902)
"The Story of a Sweatshop Girl" (1902)
Our Country (1891)
The Sinking of The Maine (1898)
Aquinaldo's Call for Philippine Independence (1899)
An Anti-Imperialist Perspective (1899)
The New Manifest Destiny (1900)
"A Colombian View of the Panama Canal Question" (1903)
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904)
**Perspectives on Imperialism (1898, 1901) (Cartoons from the New York World In 1898 and Puck In 1901)
The Progressive Movement
An Insider's View of Hull House
Boss Government at Work (1903)
** "The American Forests" (1901)
The Jungle (1906)
The New Nationalism of Theodore Roosevelt (1912)
"A Progressive Illusion" (1912)
"Why Women Should Vote" (1910)
Making the World Safe for Democracy
Woodrow Wilson's Declaration of War Message (1917)
The Question of First Amendment Rights (1919)
A Soldier's View of the War (1918)
** The Homefront War (1917-1918) (Recruitment Posters)
Opposition to the League of Nations (1919)
The New Negro (1925)
The Red Scare (1920)
The Return to "Normalcy"
** The Lure of Amusement Parks (1922)
The Role of Advertising (1922)
The Impact of the Automobile (1922)
Religion and the Scopes Trial (1925)
The Ku Klux Klan's Perspective (1926)
The New Woman (1927)
American Individualism (1928)
Fdr and the New Deal
Urban Families in the Great Depression (1931)
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address (1933)
The "Share Our Wealth" Plan (1933)
A Businessman's View of the New Deal (1934)
The "Dust Bowl" (1935)
The Tennessee Valley Authority (1937)
Frances Perkins Endorses the Social Security Act (1935)
** Perspectives on the New Deal (Political Cartoons on the New Deal)
Isolationism and World War II
The Four Freedoms (1941)
Isolation from the European War (1941)
Roosevelt's Declaration of War Message (1941)
Life in a Japanese Internment Camp (1942)
Women in the Homefront War Effort (1942)
** The Second World War Homefront (1942-45) (World War Two Posters)
Truman's Decision to Drop the Bomb (1945)
Remembering the Hiroshima Atomic Blast (1945)
Post-War America
"Containment" (1946)
Communists in the Government (1950)
Governor Herman Talmadge's Statement on the Brown Decision (1954)
African American Editorial on Little Rock Integration (1957)
Suburbanization; Levittown, New York (1950)
** The Impact of Television (1955)
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1961)
The Turbulent Sixties
** Silent Spring (1962)
Port Huron Statement (1962)
"The Problem that has No Name" (1963)
"Letter from Birmingham Jail" (1963)
Malcolm X on Race Relations (1965)
Lyndon Johnson on the Great Society (1965)
American Presence in Vietnam (1964-70)
A Report on Racial Violence in the Cities (1968)
Cesar Chavez and La Causa
The Rising Conservative Tide
Roe v. Wade (1972)
**Richard Nixon and Watergate (1973-74) (Cartoons On Nixon And Watergate Crisis)
The Question of Reverse Discrimination (1978)
Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979-81)
The Reagan Revolution (1981)
Oliver North's Testimony at the Iran-Contra Hearings (1987)
An Editorial on the Removal of the Berlin Wall (1989)
Society and Culture at Century's End
Soaring Energy Costs (1974)
A Migration to the "Sunbelt" (1976)
**Discos (1977)
A Perspective on Aids (1987)
A View on Hispanic Assimilation (1991)
** An East Asian Woman's Immigrant Experience (1991)
** The Changing Demographics of America (1999)
** Consumer Choice in Automobiles and its Impact (2000)
** The Issue of Gay Marriage (2003)
Our Times
"A New World Order" (1991)
Clinton White House Response to Starr Report (1998)
Bill Gates and Microsoft (1998)
** George W. Bush Responds to the Terrorist Attacks (2001)
** A Response to the USA-Patriot Act (2001)
** The United States and the World (2003)
** Indicates selection is new to this edition
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