I. The Intellectual and Material World of Stephen Crane
The Historical and Cultural Contexts of Stephen Crane
Herbert Spencer, from First Principles
Andrew Carnegie, "The Gospel of Wealth"
Terence V. Powderly, from Thirty Years of Labor: 1859-1889
Samuel Gompers, from Seventy Years of Life and Labor: An Autobiography
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler, from Nature and Man in America
Henry Cabot Lodge, "The Restriction of Immigration"
W.E.B. Du Bois, "Strivings of the Negro People"
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, from A Red Record
William Dean Howells, "The Editor's Study"
Hamlin Garland, "Stephen Crane"
II. Maggie's World
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, A Story of New York
"An Experiment in Misery"
"The Men in the Storm"
Urban Life and Reform in the Late Nineteenth Century
Mrs. M.H. Crane, "Change of Base"
Jacob A. Riis, from How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York
Jane Addams, from The Spirit of Youth
Theodore Dreiser, The Bowery Mission
Theodore Roosevelt, "How Not to Help Our Poorer Brothers"
III. Imagining the Civil War
The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of War
"A Mystery of Heroism"
"An Episode of War"
The Civil War Remembered
John L. Collins, from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War "When Stonewall Jackson Turned Our Right"
Samuel P. Bates, from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War "Hooker's Comments on Chancellorsville"
John William DeForest, from Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty
Ambrose Bierce, "Killed at Resaca"
Mark Twain, "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed"
IV. "The Open Boat" and Other Writings of the Spanish-American War
"Stephen Crane's Own Story"
"The Open Boat"
"Stephen Crane's Vivid Story of the Battle of San Juan"
"Marines Signalling under Fire at Guantanamo"
"The Upturned Face"
Approaching the American Century
Theodore Roosevelt, "The Strenuous Life"
Henry Cabot Lodge, from The War with Spain
Mark Twain, from "To the Person Sitting in Darkness"
José Martí, To Manuel Mercado
Richard Harding Davis, "Our War Correspondents in Cuba and Purerto Rico"
Richard Harding Davis, "How Stephen Crane Took Juana Diaz"
Frank Norris, from "News Gathering at Key West"