Table of Contents
1. RECONSTRUCTING RECONSTRUCTION: THE POLITICAL CARTOONIST AND PUBLIC OPINION.
Cartoons of Thomas Nast.
2. THE ROAD TO TRUE FREEDOM: AFRICAN AMERICAN ALTERNATIVES IN THE NEW SOUTH.
Excerpt from Ida B. Wells’s UNITED STATES ATROCITIES (1892). Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Exposition Address (1895). Excerpt from Henry McNeal Turner’s “The American Negro and His Fatherland” (1895). Excerpts from W.E.B. DuBois’s “The Talented Tenth” (1903) and Niagara Address (1906). Excerpt from E. W. Harper’s “Enlightened Motherhood” (1892). Table showing migration of Negro population by U.S. region, 1870–1920.
3. SELLING CONSUMPTION, 1890–1930.
Excerpts from essays on the business of advertising. Advertisements from leading department stores, 1876–1926. Department store architecture.
4. CHILD LABOR REFORM AND THE REDEFINITION OF CHILDHOOD, 1880–1920.
Photographs of impoverished working children. Excerpts from Jacob Riis, HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES. Florence Kelley describes child labor and sweatshops. Letters to the Children’s Bureau. Experts’ advice to parents. Changes in child labor laws.
5. HOMOGENIZING A PLURALISTIC NATION: PROPAGANDA DURING WORLD WAR I.
War songs and poetry. Advertisements and posters. Editorial cartoons. Speeches. Moving picture stills and ads.
6. THE “NEW” WOMAN: DEBATING WOMEN’S ROLES IN THE 1920S.
Experts’ advice for women. Social science literature on working women. Marital advice literature. Photographs and newspaper reports about “flappers.”
7. UNDERSTANDING RURAL POVERTY DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Children’s letters to Eleanor Roosevelt. Documentary photographs from the Farm Security Administration.
8. THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT DURING WORLD WAR II.
United States Supreme Court opinion and dissenting opinions in Korematsu v. U.S. (323 U.S. 214).
9. THE STUDENT CAMPAIGN FOR CIVIL RIGHTS.
Jim Crow laws. Sample literacy test. Excerpts from interviews with student sit-in leaders. Sit-In literature and songs. National news coverage of the student sit-ins. Excerpt of 1961 speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Photographs of sit-in participants.
10. A GENERATION IN WAR AND TURMOIL: THE AGONY OF VIETNAM.
Sample release forms for oral history interviews. Interviews and photographs with a sampling of the Vietnam Generation.
11. WHO OWNS HISTORY? THE TEXAS SCHOOLBOOK CONTROVERSY.
Texas state educational code. Proceedings of the Texas Educational Agency. Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS) standards. Texans debate their history standards. Sample of national media coverage of the Texas textbook debate.