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  • August 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93566-0
  • 320 pages
  • Volume(s): 1
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.


Voices of Freedom

A Documentary History

Third Edition

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Volume(s): 1

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Eric Foner (Editor, Columbia University)

 

The Third Edition of Voices of Freedom includes documents reflecting the global dimension of American history and remains a comprehensive collection that offers a diverse gathering of authors and a wide breadth of opinion.

An invaluable supplement to the text, all the primary source documents address the theme of American freedom in its many dimensions. It is a compact, unintimidating collection, with documents of reasonable length. Each primary source is accompanied by a headnote and critical thinking questions written by Eric Foner.

New selections in the Third Edition, approximately 15 percent of the total, reflect the global theme in Give Me Liberty! These additional readings place American history more fully in a global context. The Third Edition also includes more documents per chapter, but cuts back on the length of the headnotes. The new edition remains the same size as the Second Edition and is a perfect length for packaging.

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    (Volume One: Chapters 1-15)

    (Volume Two: Chapters 15-28)

    Chapter 1: A New World

    • Adam Smith, The Results of Colonization (1776)
    • Thomas Morton, The Native Americans of New England (1637)
    • Bartolomé de las Casas on Spanish Treatment of the Indians, from History of the Indies (1528)
    • The Pueblo Revolt (1680)
    • Father Jean de Brébeuf on the Customs and Beliefs of the Hurons (1635)
    • A Micmac Indian Replies to the French (1677)

    Chapter 2: Beginnings of English America, 1607-1660

    • Richard Hakluyt, an Argument for Colonization from A Discourse Concerning Western Planting (1584)
    • Sending Women to Virginia (1622)
    • Maryland Act Concerning Religion (1644)
    • John Winthrop, Speech to the Massachusetts General Court (1645)
    • The Trial of Anne Hutchinson (1637)
    • Roger Williams, Letter to the Town of Providence (1655)
    • The Levellers, The Agreement of the People Presented to the Council of the Army (1647)

    Chapter 3: Creating Anglo-America, 1660-1750

    • William Penn, Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges and Liberties (1701)
    • Nathaniel Bacon on Bacon's Rebellion (1676)
    • Letter by an Immigrant to Pennsylvania (1769)
    • Gottlieb Mittelberger on the Trade in Indentured Servants (1750)
    • Complaint of an Indentured Servant (1756)
    • Women in the Household Economy (1709)

    Chapter 4: Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle for Empire, to 1763

    • Olaudah Equiano on Slavery (1789)
    • Samuel Sewall, The Selling of Joseph (1700)
    • The Independent Reflector on Limited Monarchy and Liberty (1752)
    • The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1735)
    • The Great Awakening Comes to Connecticut (1740)
    • Pontiac, Two Speeches (1762 and 1763)

    Chapter 5: The American Revolution, 1763-1783

    • Virginia Resolutions on the Stamp Act (1765)
    • New York Workingmen Demand a Voice in the Revolutionary Struggle (1770)
    • Association of the New York Sons of Liberty (1773)
    • Farmington, Connecticut, Resolutions on the Intolerable Acts (1774)
    • Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)
    • James Chalmers, Plain Truth (1776)

    Chapter 6: The Revolution Within

    • Exchange between Jewish Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, and George Washington, on Religious Toleration (1790)
    • The Right of "Free Suffrage" (1776)
    • Noah Webster on Equality (1787)
    • Liberating Indentured Servants (1784)
    • Petition of Slaves to the Massachusetts Legislature (1777)
    • Benjamin Rush, Thoughts Upon Female Education (1787)

    Chapter 7: Founding a Nation, 1783-1789

    • Petition of Inhabitants West of the Ohio River (1785)
    • David Ramsay, American Innovations in Government (1789)
    • James Winthrop on the Anti- Federalist Argument (1787)
    • A July Fourth Oration (1800)
    • Thomas Jefferson on Race and Slavery (1781)
    • J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, "What, Then, Is the American?" (1782)

    Chapter 8: Securing the Republic, 1790-1815

    • Benjamin F. Bache, A Defense of the French Revolution (1792- 1793)
    • Address of the Democratic- Republican Society of Pennsylvania (1794)
    • Judith Sargent Murray, "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790)
    • George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
    • George Tucker on Gabriel's Rebellion (1801)
    • Tecumseh on Indians and Land (1810)
    • Felix Grundy, Battle Cry of the War Hawks (1811)

    Chapter 9: The Market Revolution, 1800-1840

    • Complaint of a Lowell Factory Worker (1845)
    • Immigrants Arriving in New York City (1853)
    • A Woman in the Westward Movement (1824)
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar" (1837)
    • Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)
    • Charles G. Finney, "Sinners Bound to Change Their Own Hearts" (1836)

    Chapter 10: Democracy in America, 1815- 1840

    • The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
    • John Quincy Adams on the Role of the National Government (1825)
    • John C. Calhoun, the Concurrent Majority (ca. 1845)
    • Chief Sharitarish on Changes in Indian Life (1822)
    • Appeal of the Cherokee Nation (1830)
    • Andrew Jackson, Veto of the Bank Bill (1832)

    Chapter 11: The Peculiar Institution

    • Frederick Douglass on the Desire for Freedom (1845)
    • Rise of the Cotton Kingdom (1836)
    • William Sewall, The Results of British Emancipation (1860)
    • Rules of Highland Plantation (1838)
    • George Fitzhugh and the Proslavery Argument (1854)
    • Letter by a Fugitive Slave (1840)
    • Confessions of Nat Turner (1831)

    Chapter 12: An Age of Reform, 1820-1840

    • Robert Owen, "The First Discourse on a New System of Society" (1825)
    • Philip Schaff on Freedom as Self- Restraint (1855)
    • David Walker's Appeal (1829)
    • Frederick Douglass on the Fourth of July (1852)
    • Catherine Beecher on the "Duty of American Females" (1837)
    • Angelina Grimké on Women's Rights (1837)
    • Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention (1848)

    Chapter 13: A House Divided, 1840-1861

    • John L. O'Sullivan, Manifest Destiny (1845)
    • A Protest Against Anti- Chinese Prejudice (1852)
    • George Henry Evans, "Freedom of the Soil" (1844)
    • William Henry Seward, "The Irrepressible Conflict" (1858)
    • Hinton R. Helper, The Impending Crisis (1857)
    • The Lincoln- Douglas Debates (1858)
    • South Carolina Ordinance of Secession (1860)

    Chapter 14: A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861-1865

    • Alexander H. Stephens, The Cornerstone of the Confederacy (1861)
    • Marcus M. Spiegel, Letter of a Civil War Soldier (1864)
    • Samuel S. Cox Condemns Emancipation (1862)
    • Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (1863)
    • Frederick Douglass on Black Soldiers (1863)
    • Letter by the Mother of a Black Soldier (1863)
    • Abraham Lincoln, Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore (1864)
    • Mary Livermore on Women and the War (1883)

    Chapter 15: "What Is Freedom?": Reconstruction, 1865-1877

    • "Colloquy with Colored Ministers" (1865)
    • Petition of Committee on Behalf of the Freedmen to Andrew Johnson (1865)
    • The Mississippi Black Code (1865)
    • A Sharecropping Contract (1866)
    • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Home Life" (ca. 1875)
    • Frederick Douglass, "The Composite Nation" (1869)
    • Robert B. Elliott on Civil Rights (1874)

    Chapter 16: America's Gilded Age, 1870-1890

    • Chief Joseph, "An Indian's View of Indian Affairs" (1879)
    • William Graham Sumner on Social Darwinism (ca. 1880)
    • A Second Declaration of Independence (1879)
    • Henry George, Progress and Poverty (1879)
    • Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward (1888)
    • Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel (1912)

    Chapter 17: Freedom's Boundaries, at Home and Abroad, 1890-1900

    • The Populist Platform (1892)
    • John Marshall Harlan, Dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson (1986)
    • Ida B. Wells, Crusade for Justice (ca. 1892)
    • Frances E. Willard, Women and Temperance (1883)
    • President McKinley on American Empire (1899)
    • Emilio Aguinaldo on American Imperialism in the Philippines (1899)
    • Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden" (1899)

    Chapter 18: The Progressive Era, 1900-1916

    • Manuel Gamio on a Mexican- American Family and American Freedom (ca. 1926)
    • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics (1898)
    • John A. Ryan, A Living Wage (1912)
    • The Industrial Workers of the World and the Free Speech Fights (1909)
    • Margaret Sanger on "Free Motherhood," from Women and the New Race (1920)
    • Carlos Montezuma, "What Indians Must Do" (1914)
    • Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom (1912)
    • The Progressive Party Platform (1912)

    Chapter 19: Safe for Democracy: The United States and World War I, 1916-1920

    • Woodrow Wilson, A World "Safe for Democracy" (1917)
    • A Critique of the Versailles Peace Conference (1919)
    • Carrie Chapman Catt, Address to Congress on Women's Suffrage (1917)
    • Eugene V. Debs, Speech to the Jury (1918)
    • Randolph Bourne, "Trans- National America" (1916)
    • W. E. B. Du Bois, "Returning Soldiers" (1919)
    • Marcus Garvey on Africa for the Africans (1921)
    • John A. Fitch on the Great Steel Strike (1919)

    Chapter 20: From Business Culture to Great Depression: The Twenties, 1920- 1932

    • André Siegfried on the "New Society," from the Atlantic Monthly (1928)
    • The Fight for Civil Liberties (1921)
    • Bartolomeo Vanzetti's Last Statement in Court (1927)
    • Congress Debates Immigration (1921)
    • Meyer v. Nebraska and the Meaning of Liberty (1923)
    • Alain Locke, The New Negro (1925)
    • Elsie Hill and Florence Kelley Debate the Equal Rights Amendment (1922)

    Chapter 21: The New Deal, 1932-1940

    • Letter to Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins (1937)
    • John Steinbeck, The Harvest Gypsies (1936)
    • Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a New Declaration of Independence (1936)
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Greater Security for the Average Man" (1934)
    • Herbert Hoover on the New Deal and Liberty (1936)
    • Norman Cousins, "Will Women Lose Their Jobs?" (1939)
    • Frank H. Hill on the Indian New Deal (1935)
    • W. E. B. Du Bois, "A Negro Nation within a Nation" (1935)

    Chapter 22: Fighting for the Four Freedoms: World War II, 1941-1945

    • Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Four Freedoms (1941)
    • Henry R. Luce, The American Century (1941)
    • Henry A. Wallace on "The Century of the Common Man" (1942)
    • F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (1944)
    • World War II and Mexican- Americans (1945)
    • African- Americans and the Four Freedoms (1944)
    • Justice Robert A. Jackson, Dissent in Korematsu v. United States (1944)

    Chapter 23: The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1953

    • Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945)
    • The Truman Doctrine (1947)
    • NSC 68 and the Ideological Cold War (1950)
    • Walter Lippmann, a Critique of Containment (1947)
    • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
    • President's Commission on Civil Rights, To Secure These Rights (1947)
    • Joseph R. McCarthy on the Attack (1950)
    • Henry Steele Commager, "Who Is Loyal to America?" (1947)

    Chapter 24: An Affluent Society, 1953-1960

    • Richard M. Nixon, "What Freedom Means to Us" (1959)
    • Clark Kerr, Industrialism and the Industrial Man (1960)
    • The Southern Manifesto (1956)
    • Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom (1962)
    • C. Wright Mills on "Cheerful Robots" (1959)
    • Allen Ginsberg, "Howl" (1955)
    • Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)

    Chapter 25: The Sixties, 1960-1968

    • James Baldwin on Student Radicals (1960)
    • The Sharon Statement (1960)
    • Barry Goldwater on "Extremism in the Defense of Liberty" (1964)
    • Lyndon B. Johnson, Commencement Address at Howard University (1965)
    • The Port Huron Statement (1962)
    • Paul Potter on the Antiwar Movement (1965)
    • The National Organization for Women (1966)
    • César Chavez, "Letter from Delano" (1969)
    • The International 1968 (1968)

    Chapter 26: The Triumph of Conservatism, 1969-1988

    • Redstockings Manifesto (1969)
    • Barry Commoner, The Closing Circle (1971)
    • Jimmy Carter on Human Rights (1977)
    • Jerry Falwell, Listen America! (1980)
    • Phyllis Schlafly, "The Fraud of the Equal Rights Amendment" (1972)
    • James Watt, "Environmentalists: A Threat to the Ecology of the West" (1978)
    • Ronald Reagan, Inaugural Address (1981)

    Chapter 27: Globalization and Its Discontents, 1989-2000

    • Bill Clinton, Speech on Signing of NAFTA (1993)
    • Declaration for Global Democracy (1999)
    • The Beijing Declaration on Women (1995)
    • Puwat Chaukamnoetkanok, "Triple Identity: My Experience as an Immigrant in America" (1990)
    • Bill Clinton, Remarks at the "America's Millennium" Celebration (1999)

    Chapter 28: September 11 and the Next American Century

    • The National Security Strategy of the United States (2002)
    • Robert Byrd on the War in Iraq (2003)
    • Second Inaugural Address of George W. Bush (2005)
    • Archbishop Roger Mahoney, "Called by God to Help" (2006)
    • Anthony Kennedy, Opinion of the Court in Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
    • Security, Liberty, and the War on Terror (2008)
    • Barack Obama, Speech to the Islamic World (2009)