Defining Documents in American History: The 1920's (1920-1929), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619254948
  • ISBN-13: 9781619254947
  • DDC: 973.9123
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 343 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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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.
A Return to Normalcy.
1: Warren G. Harding: “Not Nostrums, but Normalcy”.
2: Harding on Americanism.
3: Franklin D. Roosevelt on Americanism.
4: On the Transportation Act of 1920.
5: On the Teapot Dome Scandal.
6: The National Origins Act (Immigration Act of 1924).
The Sacco-Vanzetti Case in Context.
7: “The Case Against the Reds”.
8: “Labor Will Not Be Outlawed or Enslaved”.
9: Summation of the Defense, Sacco-Vanzetti Trial.
10: Summation of the Prosecution, Sacco-Vanzetti Trial.
11: Selected Prison Letters of Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
12: Selected Prison Letters of Nicola Sacco.
13: From Facing the Chair: The Americanization of Two Foreign-Born Workingmen.
Prohibition and Problems.
14: President Harding's Appeal to Halt Lawbreaking.
15: Fiorello La Guardia on Prohibition.
16: An Account of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
17: The Wickersham Commission Report on Prohibition and Crime.
The Age of Coolidge.
18: “The Destiny of America”.
19: The Press Under a Free Government.
20: Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
21: On Intervention in Nicaragua.
Women and the Modern World.
22: Prison Writings of a Radical Suffragist.
23: “Now We Can Begin”: Women and Their Vote.
24: Margaret Sanger: The Morality of Birth Control.
25: A Flapper's Appeal to Parents.
African American Affairs.
26: Marcus Garvey on “Back to Africa”.
27: W. E. B. Du Bois: An Open Letter to Warren G. Harding.
28: On the Tulsa Race Riot.
29: Letter Regarding Ku Klux Klan Activity in Arkansas.
30: The Klansman's Manual.
31: The Name “Negro”—Letters between Roland A. Barton and W. E. B. Du Bois.
The Scopes “Monkey” Trial.
32: William Jennings Bryan: Scopes Trial Summation.
33: Court Decision in the Scopes Trial.
34: Impressions of the Scopes Trial.
International Negotiations.
35: On the Necessity of Naval Disarmament.
36: Treaty on the Limitation of Naval Armaments.
37: The Problem of Japan—A Japanese View.
38: The Kellogg-Briand Pact.
39: On the Multilateral (Kellogg-Briand) Pact.
New Horizons in Industry, Travel, and Culture.
40: From My Life and Work, by Henry Ford.
41: “Lindbergh's Paris Trip Makes Him World Hero”.
42: The Jazz Singer: Reviews of the First “Talking Movie”.
43: WLS Showboat: “The Floating Palace of Wonder”.
Herbert Hoover Takes the Helm.
44: Herbert Hoover on “The Constructive Side of Government”.
45: President Hoover Responds to the Stock Market Crash.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.