Thinking Through Sources for American Histories, Volume 2
Second Edition   ©2017

Thinking Through Sources for American Histories, Volume 2

Nancy A. Hewitt (Rutgers University) , Steven F. Lawson (Rutgers University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04241-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04241-7; Format: Paper Text, 176 pages

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Please Note: Volume 1 includes Chapters 1-14 and Volume 2 includes Chapters 14-29.

CONTENTS
Preface
Guide to Analyzing Primary Sources
Document Project 15 Women in the West
15.1 Martha Jane Cannary Burk, The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane (1896)
15.2 Black Migrants to Kansas (1880)
15.3 A Prostitute’s Contract (1886)
15.4 Abigail Scott Duniway, Speaking Out for the Right to Vote (1914)
15.5 Caroline Nichols Churchill, Fighting for Woman Suffrage in Colorado (1909)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 16 Labor and Race in the New South
16.1 Henry Grady, The New South (1890)
16.2 Testimony of North Carolina Industrial Workers (1887)
16.3 Sharecropper’s Contract (1882)
16.4 Mississippi Constitution (1890)
16.5 Justice Henry Billings Brown, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 17 The Meanings of Populism
17.1 Frank Doster, Labor Day Speech (1894)
17.2 Reverend J. L. Moore, The Colored Farmers’ Alliance (1891)
17.3 Thomas E. Watson, The Negro Question in the South (1892)
17.4 The People’s Party Tree (1895)
17.5 William Jennings Bryan, Cross of Gold Speech (1896)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 18 Class and Leisure in the American City
18.1 Elephant Ride at Coney Island (1911)
18.2 International Contest for the Heavyweight Championship (1907)
18.3 Joseph Rumshinsky, The Living Orphan (1914)
18.4 Hutchins Hapgood, Types from City Streets (1910)
18.5 Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 19 Progressivism and Social Control
19.1 Frances Willard, On Behalf of Home Protection (1884)
19.2 Abstinence Poster (1919)
19.3 Indiana Sterilization Law (1907)
19.4 The Immigration Act of 1917
19.5 Sanitary Precaution (c. 1914)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 20 The Committee on Public Information and Wartime Propaganda
20.1 Poem Read by Four-Minute Men, It’s Duty Boy (c. 1918)
20.2 Halt the Hun! (c. 1918)
20.3 Advertisement in History Teacher’s Magazine (1917)
20.4 He Will Come Back a Better Man! (1918)
20.5 George Creel, The "Censorship" Bugbear (1920)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 21 The Scopes "Monkey Trial"
21.1 The Butler Act (1925)
21.2 Clarence Darrow, Trial Speech (July 13, 1925)
21.3 William Jennings Bryan, Trial Speech (July 16, 1925)
21.4 Cartoon from the Chicago Defender (June 20, 1925)
21.5 Poem by Mrs. E. P. Blair, Nashville Tennessean (June 29, 1925)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 22 Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and Its Critics
22.1 Franklin Roosevelt, Fireside Chat Transcript (May 7, 1933)
22.2 Give a Man a Job! Transcript (1933)
22.3 Frank E. Gannett, Letter on Court Packing (1937)
22.4 Republican Party National Platform (1936)
22.5 Huey P. Long, Criticism of Franklin Roosevelt (1935)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 23 Anti-Japanese Prejudice during World War II
23.1 Why We Fight: Prelude to War Transcript (1942)
23.2 Poster to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry (1942)
23.3 Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone, Hirabayashi v. United States Decision (1943)
23.4 Justice Frank Murphy, Dissent in Korematsu v. United States (1944)
23.5 Charles Kikuchi, Internment Diary (1942) 181
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 24 The Korean War
24.1 Sidney W. Souers, NSC 48 (December 1949)
24.2 Terenti Shtykov, Telegram (January 19, 1950)
24.3 Harry Truman, Radio Address on Korea (April 11, 1951)
24.4 Douglas MacArthur, Speech before Congress (April 19, 1951)
24.5 Herbert Block, "We’ve Been Using More of a Roundish One," Washington Post (May 1951)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 25 The Postwar Suburbs
25.1 Metropolitan Highway Construction: Boston Transcript (1955)
25.2 In the Suburbs Transcript (1957)
25.3 Harry Henderson, The Mass-Produced Suburbs (1953)
25.4 Malvina Reynolds, Little Boxes (1962)
25.5 Jackie Robinson, Testimony before the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1959)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 26 Debating the Vietnam War
26.1 Telephone Conversations between Lyndon Johnson and Senator Richard Russell (May 27, 1964)
26.2 Lyndon Johnson, "Peace without Conquest," Speech at Johns Hopkins University (April 7, 1965)
26.3 Herbert Block, "Our Position Hasn’t Changed at All," Washington Post (June 17, 1965)
26.4 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Statement on Vietnam (January 6, 1966)
26.5 Robert F. Kennedy, Vietnam Illusions (February 8, 1968)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 27 Women’s Liberation
27.1 No More Miss America! (1968)
27.2 Gloria Steinem, Women Freeing the Men, Too (1970)
27.3 National Black Feminist Organization, Statement of Purpose (1973)
27.4 Pat Mainardi, The Politics of Housework (1970)
27.5 Phyllis Schlafly, What’s Wrong with "Equal Rights" for Women? (1972)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 28 Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War
28.1 Ronald Reagan, Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals (1983)
28.2 Geraldine Ferraro, Vice Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address (1984)
28.3 Tony Auth, Cartoon, Philadelphia Inquirer (c. 1988)
28.4 Ronald Reagan, Address at Moscow State University (1988)
28.5 Mikhail Gorbachev, Speech before the Central Committee (January 27, 1987)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

Document Project 29 The Environment and Federal Policy in the Twenty-First Century
29.1 George W. Bush, Press Release on Global Climate Change (2001)
29.2 Lester Brown, Outgrowing the Earth (2004)
29.3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Environmental Justice Act (2007)
29.4 Barack Obama, State of the Union Address (2012)
29.5 Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Facts (2012)
Interpret the Evidence
Put It in Context

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