American Eras: Primary Sources: Industrial Development of the United States (1878-1899), 1st Edition

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 1414498330
  • ISBN-13: 9781414498331
  • DDC: 973.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 470 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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American Eras: Primary Sources is a fascinating, student-friendly reference that's patterned after the Gale's award-winning

American Eras: Primary Sources is a fascinating, student-friendly reference that's patterned after Gale's award-winning American Decades: Primary Sources series. Like its predecessor, each volume of American Eras: Primary Sources offers full or excerpted primary sources representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events from each era. Also included are concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and full color photos and illustrations. The following eras are covered: Early American Civilization, Exploration to 1600; The Colonial Era (1600-1754); Revolutionary Era (1754-1783); Development of a Nation, (1783-1815); Reform Era & Eastern U.S. Development (1815-1850); Westward Expansion (1800-1860); Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1878); and Development of the Industrial United States (1878-1899). The primary sources fall into the following categories: the arts, business and the economy, communications, education, fashion and leisure, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, health, religion, science, medicine, and technology. Providing unique perspectives and a wealth of understanding are oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, and recipes.

Features and Benefits

  • More than 100 primary-source documents provide vivid firsthand accounts of key events, trends, and people.
  • Each entry provides background material and context to the primary source to explain its significance in history, along with a bibliography to direct the reader to additional research opportunities.
  • Inclusion of less studied topics in early American history (e.g., fashion and leisure, communications, and religion) allows the reader to see a unique side of American society not readily covered in other sources.
  • This set supports the trend in research toward primary sources.
  • The set includes a full-color design.
  • There are more than 150 images.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414498241 | ISBN-13: 9781414498249

Table of Contents

Seascapes and Winslow Homer.
Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
"The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus.
The Bostonians by Henry James.
"Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson.
"The Music Hall Opened" Article in New York Tribune, May 6, 1891.
Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) Historic American Building Survey.
"The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered" by Louis Sullivan.
American Impressionism.
Progress and Poverty by Henry George.
Excerpt from Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
"The Story of a Great Monopoly" by Henry Demarest Lloyd.
"Early Experiences of a Young Business Man: A Plain Talk by a Plain Man" Speech by John D. Rockefeller.
Transcripts from Haymarket Affair Trial.
"Wealth" by Andrew Carnegie.
"The Common Laborer" by Eugene V. Debs.
"The United States Looking Outward" by Alfred T. Mahan.
Letter on Labor in Industrial Society (1894).
Fort Frick or the Siege of Homestead: A History of the Famous Struggle Between the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers and the Carnegie Steel Company (Limited) of Pittsburg, PA by Myron R. Stowell.
Dan, the Newsboy by Horatio Alger.
Maggie, A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane.
The Pullman Strike (1894) by William H. Carwardine.
"The Great Cleveland Panic of 1893" Published by the American Iron and Steel Association.
Woman and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Excerpt from Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein B. Veblen.
Excerpt from the Inaugural Address of Daniel Coit Gilman as First President of The Johns Hopkins University.
The Indian School at Carlisle Barracks Published by the United States Bureau of Education.
Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements by Booker T. Washington.
The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler.
The Elements of General Method by Charles A. McMurray.
Girls Industrial School of Alabama School Catalog.
"The Function of Education in a Democratic Society" from Educational Reform: Essays and Addresses by Charles William Eliot.
The Lady's Guide to Perfect Gentility by Emily Thornwell.
Team Records from League of Colored Baseball Clubs.
Chapter XXII from Story of the Wild West and Camp-fire Chats by Buffalo Bill.
Bicycle Advertisement from Godey's Lady's Book.
"Luck in Golf" by Garden G. Smith.
Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman.
"Basket Ball Rules" in the Catalog Basket Ball, Published by the American Sports Publishing Company.
Oliver Scott's Refined Negro Minstrels Representing the Pick of the Entire Minstrel World.
Gibson Girl Images by Charles Dana Gibson in The St. Louis Republic.
Life of P. T. Barnum Written by Himself, Including His Golden Rules for Money-Making.
A Century of Dishonor: A Sketch of the United States Government Dealings with Some of the Indian Tribes by Helen Hunt.
"How I Came to Write Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy.
"The Pledge of Allegiance" by Francis Bellamy.
Populist Party Platform.
Jacob Coxey's Address on Behalf of the Industrial Army.
Republican Party Platform of 1896.
William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" Speech.
William McKinley's First Inaugural Address.
Spanish-American War.
The De Lome Letter.
"A Treaty of Peace Between the United States and Spain".
Joint Resolution to Provide for Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States.
Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League.
"The White Man's Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands" by Rudyard Kipling.
William McKinley's First Inaugural Address.
The Bland-Allison Act/President Hayes's Veto of Bland-Allison Act.
The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Chinese Exclusion Act.
Pendleton Act.
Julliard V. Greenman.
Interstate Commerce Act.
Dawes Act.
Plessy v. Ferguson.
Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells.
Coca-Cola Original Recipe.
How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis.
Society As I Have Found It by Ward McAllister.
Patriotic Songs.
"America the Beautiful".
"Stars and Stripes Forever".
"The National Parks and Forest Reservation" Speech by John Muir at Sierra Club Annual Public Meeting.
Report of Hearing Before the Committee on Woman Suffrage.
Twenty Years at Hull House by Jane Addams.
Darkness and Daylight, or Lights and Shadows of New York Life.
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather.
"Ten Days in a Mad-House" by Nellie Bly.
Wall Street Journal Begins Publication.
Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All Its Phases by Ida B. Wells.
New York Sun Runs "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" Editorial.
Yellow Journalism Cartoon by Leon Barritt.
"Report of the Orleans Central Relief Committee to All Those Who Have So Generously Contributed to the Yellow Fever Sufferers of New Orleans, from the Great Epidemic of 1878" by New Orleans Central Relief Committee.
American Association of the Red Cross Constitution and Original Incorporation.
"Chapter XXII" of The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield, Twentieth President of the United States: Including an Account of His Assassination, Lingering Pain, Death, and Burial by Russell Herman Conwell.
"The Effects of Tobacco Smoking in Children," published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"The Relation of the Health Officer to the Medical Profession" by Charles S. Caverly.
Malaria, Influenza and Dengue.
The Memorial Volume: A History of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, November 9–December 7, 1884.
The Pittsburgh Platform.
"God in the Constitution" Speech by Robert G. Ingersoll.
The Authority of Holy Scripture: An Inaugural Address by Charles A. Briggs.
"Negro Baptists--Retrospective and Prospective" Speech by E. C. Morris, Founder of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
"The Ghost Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890" by James Mooney.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
"Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883" by J. S. T. Stranahan.
U.S. Patents Issued to Thomas A. Edison.
Eastman Kodak Advertisement.
Invention of the Automobile.
Patent Drawing of the Road Vehicle Invented by Charles E. Duryea.
The First Automobile Race in America.
"Underground Travel: The Boston Subway Partly Completed and in Operation" in New-York Tribune.
"Anthropology: A Lecture Delivered at Columbia University in the Series on Science, Philosophy, and Art" by Franz Boas.