Defining Documents in American History: The Emergence of Modern America (1874-1917), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619254905
  • ISBN-13: 9781619254909
  • DDC: 973.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 340 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This important resource provides readers with many new ways to explore the emergence of modern America in the years of 1868 to 1918. The text provides in-depth analysis of over sixty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of this important time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
U.S. Presidents (and Their Opponents) 1877-1921.
Half Title Page.
The End of the Frontier and the Start of a New Era.
1: “The Rush to Oklahoma”.
2: “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”.
Labor Pains.
3: “Account of the Haymarket Riot”.
4: Eugene Debs: “What Can We Do for Working People?”.
5: Frick's Fracas—Henry Frick Makes His Case.
6: The Homestead Strike: A Congressional View.
7: Senator Sherman on the Pullman Strike.
8: Coal Strike Hearings: The Miners Testify.
9: “Echoes from the Recent Pennsylvania Coal Strike”.
The Lives of Workers.
10: From How the Other Half Lives.
11: An Immigrant Garment Worker's “Days and Dreams”.
12: Jane Addams: “Child Labor and Other Dangers of Childhood”.
13: From The Jungle.
14: Child Labor in the New York City Tenements.
15: Fire Hazards in New York City Factories.
Capital Concerns.
16: Wall Street Owns the Country.
17: Populist Party Platform, 1892.
18: President Grover Cleveland on Repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act.
19: “Political Causes of the Business Depression”.
20: Andrew Carnegie: “The Gospel of Wealth”.
Conflicts Farther Afield.
21: Queen Liliuokalani to President Benjamin Harrison.
22: Report on the Battle of Santiago.
23: Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League.
24: “Subjugation of the Philippines Iniquitous”.
25: The War Prayer.
26: US-Mexico Tensions.
Minorities and Mistreatments.
27: Chinese Exclusion Act.
28: Address of the Lake Mohonk Conference on Indian Affairs.
29: Plessy v. Ferguson.
30: W.E.B. Du Bois: “Strivings of the Negro People”.
31: W.E.B. Du Bois: “The Study of the Negro Problems”.
32: A Mississippi Governor Opposes Black Education.
33: “What It Means to Be Colored in the Capital of the U.S.A.”.
34: A Skeptical View of Mexican Immigrants in the United States.
35: W.E.B. Du Bois: “Socialism and the Negro Problem”.
Women, Suffrage, and Society.
36: Petition to US Congress for Women's Suffrage.
37: Frances Willard: Address to the National Council of Women.
38: From Youth's Educator for Home and Society.
39: On American Motherhood.
40: “Women's Suffrage in a Democratic Republic”.
41: Petition from the Women Voters Anti-Suffrage Party.
Reformers and Remedies.
42: “The Absurd Effort to Make the World Over”.
43: Frances Willard on Christian Social Responsibility.
44: Jane Addams on Settlement Houses.
45: John Dewey on Social Organization and the Individual.
46: President Theodore Roosevelt on the Conservation of Natural Resources.
47: Declaration of the Conservation Conference.
48: An Argument for Prohibition.
A Technological Breakthrough.
49: The Wright Brothers' First Powered Flight.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.