America through the Eyes of Its People, Volume 2 by Mike M Pearson EducationAmerica through the Eyes of Its People, Volume 2 by Mike M Pearson Education

America through the Eyes of Its People, Volume 2

byMike M Pearson Education

Paperback | December 21, 2005

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This collection of primary sources includes both classic and lesser-known documents describing the rich mosaic of American life from the pre-contact era to the present day. The sources, both public and private documents—ranging from letters, diary excerpts, stories, novels, to speeches, court cases, and government reports—tell the story of American history in the words of those who lived it.
Title:America through the Eyes of Its People, Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.2 × 6.4 × 0.8 inPublished:December 21, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

* Indicates New Selections.


14. To Heal the Nation’s Wounds

        *Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Mississippi Black Codes (1865)

A Sharecrop Contract (1882)

*Civil Rights Cases (1883)

*Congressional Testimony on the Actions of the Ku Klux Klan (1870)



15. Expansion and Conflict in the West

        Helen Hunt Jackson, from A Century of Dishonor (1881)

Black Elk, Account of the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)

Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History” (1893)

The Omaha Platform of the Populist Party (1892)

*William Allen White, What’s the Matter with Kansas? (1896)



16. Industrialization and Economic Growth

        Andrew Carnegie, from “The Gospel of Wealth” (1889)

*Russell Conwell, from Acres of Diamonds (1914)

Edward Bellamy, from Looking Backward (1888)

Mother Jones, “The March of the Mill Children” (1903)

*Terence Powderly, Preamble to the Constitution of the Knights of Labor (1878)



17. Divisions in the New South

      *Henry Grady, Speech on the New South (1886)

From Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)

W.E.B. Du Bois, from “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others” (1903)

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, from A Red Record (1895)



18. Huddled Masses

        *Chinese Exclusion Act (1881)

John Spargo, from The Bitter Cry of Freedom (1906)

Letters to the Jewish Daily Forward (1906-1907)

Lee Chew, from Life of a Chinese Immigrant (1903)

The Secret Oath of the American Protective Association (1893)



19. City Life

        Charles Loring Brace, “The Life of the Street Rats” (1872)

George Waring, Sanitary Conditions in New York (1897)

*Theodore Dreiser, from Sister Carrie (1900)

William T. Riordon, from Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (1905)

Richard K. Fox, from Coney Island Frolics (1883)



20. The American Flag Around the Globe

        Josiah Strong, from Our Country (1885)

Albert Beveridge, The March of the Flag (1898)

William Graham Sumner, “On Empire and the Philippines” (1898)

William McKinley, “Decision on the Philippines” (1900)

*The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904)



21. Progressive Reform and Politics

        *Ida Tarbell, from A History of Standard Oil (1901)

Theodore Roosevelt, from The New Nationalism (1910)

Woodrow Wilson, from The New Freedom (1913)

*Jane Addams, from Twenty Years at Hull House (1909)

National American Woman Suffrage Association, Mother’s Day Letter (1912)



22. America in the Great War

        Boy Scouts of America, from “Boy Scouts Support the War Effort” (1917)

Newton D. Baker, “The Treatment of German-Americans” (1918)

Eugene Kennedy, A “Doughboy” Describes the Fighting Front (1918)

*Eugene V. Debs, Statement to the Court (1918)

Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points (1918)


23. The New Decade

        *A. Mitchell Palmer, The Case Against the Reds (1920)

Comprehensive Immigration Law (1924)

*Calvin Coolidge, Honoring Charles Lindbergh (1927)

*Marcus Garvey, Aims and Objectives of the UNIA (1923)

*Margaret Sanger, The Need for Birth Control (1928)



24. Hard Times

        Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (1932[sic])

Huey Long, “Share Our Wealth” (1935)

Mrs. Henry Weddington, Letter to President Roosevelt (1938)

*Jouett Shouse, American Liberty League (1934)

*Eleanor Roosevelt, from “My Day” Column (1939)



25. World War II

        Albert Einstein, Letter to President Roosevelt (1939)

*Charles A. Lindbergh, from Des Moines Speech (1941)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms (1941)

*James G. Thompson, The Double-V Campaign (1942)

Korematsu v. United States (1944)



26. The Cold War at Home and Abroad

        Harry S. Truman, The Truman Doctrine (1947)

George Marshall, The Marshall Plan (1947)

Joseph R. McCarthy, from Speech Delivered to the Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia (1950)

*Margaret Chase Smith,  from Declaration of Conscience (1950)

*Whittaker Chambers, from Foreword to Witness (1952)



27. Resurgence of the Civil Rights Movement

        Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)

*Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963)

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton, from Black Power (1967)



28. Cuba, Vietnam, and the Costs of Containment

        *Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address (1961)

From John F. Kennedy, Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

The Tonkin Gulf Incident (1964)

*Kevin MacCauley, Oral History on The 1968 Siege of Khe Sanh

*Richard M. Nixon, Speech on Vietnamization Policy (1969)



29. Dreams of a Great Society

        *Michael Harrington, from The Other America (1962)

Lyndon Johnson, The War on Poverty (1964)

Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962)

National Organization of Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)

Curtis Sitcomer, “Harvest of Discontent” (1967)


 30. Post-Sixties America
        Roe v.Wade (1973)
        House Judiciary Committee, Conclusion on Impeachment Resolutions (1974)
        Ronald Reagan, Speech to the House of Commons (1982)
        David Wildom, The Conscience of a Christian Conservative (1985)
        George Bush, Address to the Nation Announcing Allied Military Action in the Persian Gulf (1991)


31. Into the New Millennium

        *Al Gore, from Earth in the Balance (1992)

*Articles of Impeachment against William Jefferson Clinton (1998)

*Barbara Lee, Speech in Opposition to the U.S. War in Afghanistan (2001)

*Owen Burdick, Witnessing the 9-11 Terrorist Attack in New York (2001)

*Wayne Allard, Testifying in Favor of The Federal Marriage Amendment (2004)