Reading American Horizons Primary Sources for U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume II

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Pub. Date: 2017-09-14
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A two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. History within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy to make the documents more accessible to students.

Table of Contents


Chapter 15: Reconstructing America, 1865 to 1877
15.1 Jourdon Anderson, Letter to P. H. Anderson (August 7, 1865)
15.2 Visual Document: Thomas Nast, Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction in Harper's Weekly (September 1, 1866)
15.3 Georges Clemenceau, Excerpt from American Reconstruction, 1865-1870, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1867)
15.4 Ku Klux Klan, Letter to Mrs. I. A. Baldwin (1868)
15.5 North Carolina Sharecropping Contract (July 21, 1882)

Chapter 16: Forging a Transcontinental Nation, 1877 to 1900
16.1 Frank H. Mayer with Charles B. Roth, The Buffalo Harvest (1868-1874)
16.2 John Wesley Powell, Excerpts from Report on the Lands of the Arid Region (1879)
16.3 Southern Workman and Hampton School Record and Edna Dean Proctor, "Columbia's Roll Call" (June 1892) and "The Indians' Appeal" (January 1892)
16.4 Frederick Jackson Turner, Excerpts from the "Turner Thesis" (July 12, 1893)

Chapter 17: A New Industrial and Labor Order, 1877 to 1900
17.1 Emma E. Brown, Excerpts From "Children's Labor: A Problem" (December 1880)
17.2 Andrew Carnegie, "Gospel of Wealth" (1889)
17.3 Visual Document: Singer Sewing Machine Advertisement (C. 1890)
17.4 Two Views of the Homestead Lockout: Excerpts from The Manufacturer and Builder (August 1892) and New England Magazine (September 1892)

Chapter 18: Cities, Immigrants, Culture, and Politics, 1877 to 1900
18.1 Visual Document: Thomas Nast, The Chinese Question, In Harper's Weekly (February 18, 1871)
18.2 Visual Document: F. Victor Gillam, The Inevitable Result To The American Workingman Of Indiscrimination Immigration, in Judge (December 24, 1892)
18.3 Wiktorya and Antoni Osinski, Excerpts from Letters to Poland to Children who Migrated to the United States (1902-1908)
18.4 Dillingham Commission, Excerpt from Reports of the Immigration Commission: Emigration Conditions in Europe (1911)

Chapter 19: The United States Expands Its Reach, 1892 to 1912
19.1 Mary Elizabeth Lamb, "Awake United States" Sheet Music and Lyrics (1898)
19.2 Excerpts from Andrew Carnegie, "Distant Possessions" (August 1898) and Albert Beveridge, "The March of the Flag" (September 16, 1898)
19.3 Visual document: Untitled Clifford Berryman Cartoon (1899)
19.4 Richmond Planet and Wisconsin Weekly Advocate, Excerpts from Letters from African American Soldiers in the Philippines (1899-1900)

Chapter 20: An Age of Progressive Reform, 1890 to 1920
20.1 Congressman George H. White, Excerpts from Farewell Address to Congress (January 29, 1901)
20.2 Visual Document: Progressive "Bull Moose" Party Campaign Poster (1912)
20.3 Helen Keller, Excerpts from "Strikes Against War" (January 5, 1916)
20.4 Jane Addams, Excerpts from "Women And Internationalism" (1915)

Chapter 21: America and the Great War, 1914 to 1920
21.1 Visual Documents: Propaganda Posters (1914-1918)
21.2 Committee on Public Information, "General Suggestions to Speakers" (May 22, 1917) and "Speech by a Four Minute Man" (1917)
21.3 Theodore Roosevelt, "The Hun Within Our Gates" (1917)
21.4 Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Ai Quoc), Petition to Woodrow Wilson (1919)
21.5 "Returning Soldiers," W.E.B. DuBois (1919)
21.6 U.S. Army, Intelligence Test, Alpha (1921)

Chapter 22: A New Era, 1920 to1930
22.1 Ellison Durant Smith, Excerpts from "'Shut The Door': A Senator Speaks for Immigration Restriction" (April 9, 1924)
22.2 Ku Klux Klan, Excerpts from the Klan Manual (1925)
22.3 Excerpt, Charles Merz, "When the Movies Go Abroad," Harper's Magazine (1926)
22.4 Visual Document: Flesh And The Devil Movie Poster (1926)

Chapter 23: A New Deal for Americans, 1931 to 1939
23.1 "Handbill of Veterans March to Washington" (1932)
23.2 E. J. Sullivan, The 1932nd Psalm (1932)
23.3 U.S. Congress, Excerpts from the National Labor Relations Act (1935)
23.4 Visual Document: Social Security Board, "A Monthly Check To You" Poster (1936)
23.5 Visual Documents: Dorothea Lange, Photographs of Migratory Workers in California (1936-1939)
23.6 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, The Atlantic Charter (1941)
23.7 "Dear Mrs. Roosevelt," Two Letters (1963)

Chapter 24: Arsenal of Democracy: The World at War, 1931 to 1945
24.1 Eleanor Roosevelt, Excerpt from "Race, Religion, and Prejudice" (1942)
24.2 Visual Document: J. Howard Miller, We Can Do It ("Rosie the Riveter") Poster (1942)
24.3 "Why Should We March?", A. Phillip Randolph (1943)
24.4 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Excerpt from "An Economic Bill of Rights" (January 11, 1944)

Chapter 25: Prosperity and Liberty Under the Shadow of the Bomb, 1945 to 1952
25.1 Exhibiting the Enola Gay
25.2 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Excerpts from Statement on Signing the G.I. Bill (1944)
25.3 Frieda S. Miller, "What's Become of Rosie the Riveter?" (1946)
25.4 W. E. B. Du Bois, Excerpts from "An Appeal to the World" (1947)

Chapter 26: The Dynamic 1950s, 1950-1959
26.1 Billy Graham, Excerpts From a Re-Envisioning of Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" for the Cold War Generation (1949)
26.2 Visual Documents: March of Dimes Fundraising Poster and Image of Iron Lungs in Gym (1950s)
26.3 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Address to Congress on the Interstate Highway System (1955)
26.4 Kwame Nkrumah, Excerpt from a Speech Delivered to the Council on Foreign Relations (1958)

Chapter 27: The Optimism and the Anguish of the 1960s, 1960 to 1969
27.1 Ho Chi Minh, Excerpts from Declaration of Independence (1945)
27.2 Visual Document: David Levine, "Vietnam: the Turning Point" (1966)
27.3 Senator Sam Ervin, Comments on Watergate (1973)
27.4 Visual Document: Herblock, Nixon Hanging Between the Tapes in The Washington Post (1974)

Chapter 28: The Vietnam Era, 1961 to 1975
28.1 Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962) and an Appeal to Students (1964)
28.2 Sargent Shriver, Jobs Corps Costs (1965)
28.3 Playboy Magazine, "Playboy Interview: Timothy Leary-A Casual Conversation" (1966)
28.4 Visual Document: Associated Press, Black Power Protest at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics (1968)
28.5 Cesar Chavez, Speech at Harvard University (1970)

Chapter 29: Conservatism Resurgent, 1973 to 1988
29.1 Phyllis Schlafly, "The Power of the Positive Women" (1977)
29.2 Jimmy Carter, "A Crisis of the American Spirit" (1979)
29.3 Jerry Falwell, "Listen America" (1981)
29.4 Ronald Reagan, Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals (1983)
29.5 Visual Document: Ronald Reagan (1980-1988)

Chapter 30: After the Cold War, 1988 to 2001
30.1 Robert Reich, "The Work of Nations" (1991)
30.2 Joseph Perkins, "Op-Ed" (October 21, 1994) and The New York Times, "Why Proposition 187 Won't Work" (1994)
30.3 Daniel S. Morrow, Interview with Steve Jobs (1995)
30.4 President Clinton, Excerpts from "The Era of Big Government is Over" (1996)
30.5 The Economist, "The End?" (1999)

Chapter 31: 21st-Century Dangers and Promises, 2001 to Present
31.1 Al Qaeda, Fatwa against the United States (1998)
31.2 Kenneth Adelman, Cakewalk in Iraq (2002)
31.3 Justice John Paul Stevens, Excerpts from Hamdan V. Rumsfeld (2006)
31.4 Pope John Paul II, Robert and Mary Schindler, Judge George Greer, and the Florida Court of Appeals: Opinions on Terri Schiavo and the Right to Die (2000s)
31.5 "Text of President Obama's Speech in Hiroshima, Japan" August 2016

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