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CHAPTER ONE: The Meeting of Cultures

Christopher Columbus, Letter to Luis de Santangel (1493)

Juan López de Palacios Rubios, Il Requerimiento (1510)

Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies. (1552)

Thomas Hariot, A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1588)

Peter Schaghen, Letter to the Directors of the West India Company (1626)

CHAPTER TWO: Transplantations and Borderlands

John Smith on Jamestown, The Generall Historie of Virginia (1624)

An Act Concerning Religion (1649)

Nathaniel Bacon, Declaration in the Name of the People of Virginia (1676)

The Mayflower Compact (1620)

John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630)

CHAPTER THREE: Society and Culture in Provincial America

Richard Frethorne, Letter to his Mother and Father (1623)

Cotton Mather, "The Duties of Children to their Parents" (1699)

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789)

William Phips, Letters on the Situation in Salem (1692-1693)

Jonathan Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741)

Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1793)

CHAPTER FOUR: The Empire in Transition

Delaware Indians on Alliance with French (1758-1759)

Patrick Henry, "The Virginia Resolves" (1765)

John Hancock, "Boston Massacre Oration" (1774)

Sons of Liberty, "A Public Execution by the Sons of Liberty" (1774)

Patrick Henry, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" (1775)

CHAPTER FIVE: The American Revolution

Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence (1776)

John and Abigail Adams, "Remember the Ladies" exchange (1776)

Lord Dunmore's Proclamation, and Response (1775)

Chickasaw Letter to the United States (1783)

Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom (1786)

CHAPTER SIX: The Constitution and the New Republic

James Madison, Federalist No. 10 & No. 51 (1787-1788)

The Bill of Rights (1789)

Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures (1791)

George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)

Joel Barlow, The Treaty of Tripoli (1796-1797)

The Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)

The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions (1798-1799)

CHAPTER SEVEN: The Jeffersonian Era

Thomas Jefferson, "Manufactures," Notes on the State of Virginia (1787)

Benjamin Rush, "Thoughts Upon the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic" (1786)

Joel Barlow, The Columbiad (1807)

Mason Weems, A History of the Life...of General George Washington (1806)

Thomas Jefferson, "Third Annual Message to Congress" (1803)

Peter Cartwright, Autobiography of Peter Cartwright, the Backwoods Preacher (1856)

Fanny Trollope, Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832)

CHAPTER EIGHT: Varieties of American Nationalism

Hector St. John De Crevecour, Letters from an American Farmer (1782)

Alexis de Tocqueville on Nationalism, Democracy in America (1840)

The Monroe Doctrine (1823)

The Missouri Compromise (1820)

CHAPTER NINE: Jacksonian America

Andrew Jackson, "Veto Message Regarding the Bank of the United States" (1832)

John C. Calhoun, "South Carolina Exposition and Protest (1828)

Daniel Webster, "Second Reply to Hayne" (1830)

Andrew Jackson, "Second Annual Message to Congress" (1830)

Winfield Scott, "Address to the Cherokee Nation" (1838)

CHAPTER TEN: America's Economic Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville on Prosperity and Manufactures, Democracy in America (1835)

Harriet Hanson Robinson, Life among the Early Mill Girls (1898)

"Old Apprentice," Letters to the New York Observer (1826)

Henry Clay, "In Defense of the American System" (1832)

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Cotton, Slavery, And The Old South

Mary Reynolds remembers slavery (1936-38)

Slave Spirituals (trad.)

The Farmer's Register, "On the treatment of slaves" (1837)

George Fitzhugh on women's rights, Sociology for the South (1854)

John C. Calhoun and George Fitzhugh, Pro-slavery Arguments (1837, 1857)

CHAPTER TWELVE: Antebellum Culture And Reform

Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance" (1841)

Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

Horace Mann, "Twelfth Annual Report" (1848)

Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments and Resolution (1848)

William Lloyd Garrison, "To the Public" (1831)

Frederick Douglass, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" (1852)

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Impending Crisis

Abraham Lincoln, "Speech on the Mexican War" (1848)

Editorials on the Caning of Charles Sumner (1856)

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, "The Fifth Debate" (1858)

John Brown, "Speech to the Court at Trial" (1859)

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Civil War

Alexander Stephens, "Inaugural (Cornerstone) Speech" (1861)

Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (1863)

Sullivan Ballou, "Letter to Sarah" (1861)

William T. Sherman, "War is Cruelty" (1864)

Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural (1865)

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Reconstruction and the New South

The Reconstruction Amendments (1865,1868, 1870)

William T. Sherman, "Field Order No. 15" (1865)

Charles Soule, "To the Freed People of Orangeburg District" (1865)

Booker T. Washington, "The Atlanta Compromise" (1895)

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

Ida B. Wells, "Lynch Law in America" (1900)

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The Conquest of the Far West

Denis Kearney, "The Chinese Invasion" (1878)

Lakota Accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)

Chief Joseph on Indian-White relations (1879)

Mark Twain, Lecture on the West (1871)

Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History (1893)

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Industrial Supremacy

Frederick Winslow Taylor, "The Principles of Scientific Management" (1911)

Henry George, Progress and Poverty (1879)

Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward (1888)

Andrew Carnegie, "Wealth" (1889)

Russell Conwell, "Acres of Diamonds" (1915)

Mark Twain, "Poor Little Stephen Girard" (1879)

Knights of Labor, "Preamble to the Constitution" (1878)

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Age of the City

Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus" (1883)

William Riordan, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (1905)

Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives (1890)

Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)

CHAPTER NINETEEN: From Stalemate to Crisis

Mary Lease, "Speech to the Women's Christian Temperance Union" (1890)

The Ocala Demands (1890)

William Harvey, Coin's Financial School (1894)

William Jennings Bryan, "Cross of Gold" Speech (1896) H3>CHAPTER TWENTY: The Imperial Republic

Albert Beveridge, "In Support of an American Empire" (1900)

Alfred Thayer Mahan, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890)

Samuel Gompers, "Imperialism: Its Dangers and Wrongs" (1898)

William Jennings Bryan, "Imperialism" (1900)

The Platt Amendment (1901)

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: The Rise of Progressivism

Jane Addams, "The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements" (1892)

Theodore Roosevelt, "The Man with the Muck-rake" (1906)

Carrie Chapman Catt, "Speech before Congress" (1917)

Lincoln Steffens, The Shame of the Cities (1904)

W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

Eugene Debs, "Opening Campaign Speech" (1904)

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: The Battle for National Reform

Theodore Roosevelt, "Seventh Annual Message to Congress" (1907)

Herbert Croly, The Promise of American Life (1909)

Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism" (1911)

Woodrow Wilson, "First Inaugural Address" (1913)

Theodore Roosevelt, "The Roosevelt Corollary" (1904)

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: America and the Great War

The Zimmermann Telegram (1917)

Woodrow Wilson, "Declaration of War" (1917)

Woodrow Wilson, "The Fourteen Points" (1918)

Randolph Bourne, "The War and the Intellectuals" (1917)

Robert La Follette, "Free Speech in Wartime" (1917)

A. Mitchell Palmer, "The Case Against the Reds" (1920)

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: The New Era

Warren Harding, "Return to Normalcy" (1920)

Frederick Lewis Allen on advertising, Only Yesterday (1931)

Robert and Helen Merrill Lynd on automobiles, Middletown (1929)

Sinclair Lewis on small-town life, Main Street (1920)

Eleanor Roland Wembridge, "Petting and the Campus" (1925)

Alain Locke, "Enter the New Negro" (1925)

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: The Great Depression

E.Y. Harburg, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (1932)

Ed Paulsen on the Depression, Hard Times (1970)

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

John Henry Hammond on Scottsboro, "The South Speaks" (1933)

James Agee and Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)

Memories of the Bonus March, Hard Times (1970)

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: The New Deal

Franklin Roosevelt, "First Inaugural Address" (1933)

National Industrial Recovery Act (1933)

Huey Long, "Every Man a King" (1934)

Meeting of the Federal Advisory Council to Reform Social Security (1938)

Joe Marcus on the New Deal, Hard Times (1970)

Robert Weaver, "The New Deal and the Negro" (1935)

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: The Global Crisis, 1921-1941

The Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928)

The Nye Committee Report (1936)

Franklin Roosevelt, "Quarantine Speech" (1937)

W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939" (1939)

The Lend-Lease Act (1941)

Franklin Roosevelt, "Declaration of War" (1941)

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: America in a World at War

Franklin Roosevelt, "The Four Freedoms" (1941)

The Atlantic Charter (1941)

Gen. John L. DeWitt, "Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry" (1942)

Peggy Terry on the WWII homefront, The Good War (1984)

Dempsey Travis on WWII and racism, The Good War (1984)

Father John Siemes on Hiroshima (1946)

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: The Cold War

George Kennan, "The Sources of Soviet Conduct" (1947)

Harry Truman, "The Truman Doctrine" (1947)

Joseph McCarthy, The "State Department" Speech (1950)

Douglas MacArthur, "Farewell Address to the Nation" (1951)

The Louvin Brothers, "The Great Atomic Power" (1952)

NSC-68 (1950)

CHAPTER THIRTY: The Affluent Society

Richard Nixon, The "Checkers" Speech (1952)

Bobby Troup, "Get Your Kicks (on Route 66)" (1946)

Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957)

Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev, "The Kitchen Debate" (1959)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Dwight Eisenhower, "Farewell Address to the Nation" (1961)

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: The Ordeal of Liberalism

John F. Kennedy, "Inaugural Address" (1961)

Lyndon B. Johnson, "We Shall Overcome" (1965)

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964)

Michael Herr on the Tet Offensive, Dispatches (1977)

Lyndon B. Johnson, "Address to the Nation" (1968)

Robert Kennedy, "On the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr." (1968)

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO: The Crisis of Authority

Students for a Democratic Society, "The Port Huron Statement" (1962)

Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (1964)

National Organization of Women, "Statement of Purpose" (1966)

Roe v. Wade (1973)

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962)

Richard Nixon, "Resignation Speech" (1974)

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: From "The Age of Limits" to the Age of Reagan

Gerald Ford, "On the Pardon of Richard Nixon" (1974)

Jimmy Carter, The "Crisis of Confidence" (Malaise) Speech (1979)

Ronald Reagan, "Nomination Acceptance Speech" (1984)

Gordon Gekko, "Greed is Good," Wall Street (1987)

George Herbert Walker Bush, "Address to the Nation on the Invasion of Iraq" (1991)

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR: The Age of Globalization

Bush v. Gore (2000)

George W. Bush, "Address to the Nation" (2001)

Alan Greenspan, "The Challenge of Central Banking in a Democratic Society" (1996)

Project for a New American Century, "Rebuilding America's Defenses" (2000)

Public Enemy, "Fight the Power" (1990)