Defining Documents in American History: The 1900s (1900-1909), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1682171868
  • ISBN-13: 9781682171868
  • DDC: 973.911
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 314 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new addition to the Defining Documents series profiles the first decade of the 20th century in America through careful, close analysis of historic documents from the era. Over forty primary source documents are studied, delivering a thorough examination of this crucial period in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
Politics and Reform.
1: William McKinley: Last Speech.
2: Eugene V. Debs: “How I Became a Socialist”.
3: Lincoln Steffens: “The Shame of Minneapolis”.
4: Anna Howard Shaw: Address on the Place of Women in Industry and Address on the Condition of Women in Industry.
5: American Antiquities Act.
6: Pure Food and Drug Act.
7: Jane Addams: “Passing of the War Virtues”.
8: Muller v. Oregon.
9: Robert La Follette: Speech on the Amendment of National Banking Laws.
10: Samuel Gompers: Editorial on the Supreme Court Ruling in the Danbury Hatters' Case.
Foreign Challenges.
11: Henry Cabot Lodge: Speech on the Retention of the Philippine Islands.
12: The Insular Cases: Downes v. Bidwell.
13: Boxer Protocol.
14: Vladimir Lenin: What Is to Be Done?.
15: Panama Canal Treaty.
16: Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.
17: The Treaty of Portsmouth.
18: John Kenneth Turner: Barbarous Mexico.
African American Debates.
19: Ida B. Wells: “Lynch Law in America”.
20: George H. White: Farewell Address to Congress.
21: Booker T. Washington: “Statement on Suffrage”.
22: W. E. B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk.
23: W. E. B. Du Bois: “The Parting of the Ways”.
24: Ida B. Wells: “Booker T. Washington and His Critics”.
25: Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles.
26: Theodore Roosevelt: Brownsville Legacy Special Message to the Senate.
Native American Life.
27: Charles Eastman: Indian Boyhood.
28: Edward S. Curtis: Introduction to The North American Indian.
Philosophy and Religion.
29: Rufus M. Jones: “Essential Truths”.
30: Rudolf Steiner: Theosophy.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.