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  • Forthcoming: December 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-67380-7
  • 448 pages
  • Volume(s): 2
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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For the Record features 264 primary-source selections—both textual and visual—drawn from a broad range of government documents, newspapers, speeches, letters, and novels. In the Seventh Edition, timely new selections on immigration allow students to better understand the issues of today. For The Record remains an incredible value as a stand-alone and is also the perfect companion reader for the America family of books by co-editor David E. Shi.

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264 teachable primary sources to develop history skills

An unrivalled array: 264 classic and contemporary primary-source documents and images, ranging from one to seven pages in length. Editors Shi and Mayer’s carefully crafted pedagogy helps students navigate and interpret the selections. Guided analysis of both documents and images develop students’ history skills. 

NEW coverage of immigration helps students understand the issues of today

Selections include 37 new documents and 2 new images highlighting the role of immigration in American history. These enhance the timeliness of the readings and empower students with historical context to understand today’s issues.  

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This reader can stand on its own, with clear chronological chapters that would work for any survey structure. As a stand-alone, it sells for much less than most of its competitors. But its best value is as a companion to any version of the America family—Full, Brief, or Essential Learning Edition. You can package it for only $10 (net) additional.  

     

    Volume 1 includes Chapters 1–16.

    Volume 2 includes Chapters 16–32.

     

      *New selections

     

    CHAPTER 16 RECONSTRUCTION: NORTH AND SOUTH

    *JOURDAN ANDERSON, “Letter to My Old Master” (1865)

    NEW YORK TIMES from The Late Convention of Colored Men (1865)

    BENJAMIN C. TRUMAN Black Codes of Mississippi (1865)

    JOURDAN ANDERSON Organization and Principles of the Ku Klux Klan (1868)

    LEE GUIDON Klan Terrorism in South Carolina (1871)

    SOJOURNER TRUTH, Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights

    Association, New York Times, 10 May 1867

    *DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, “Women, War, and Negroes” (1869)

    CHAPTER 17 BUSINESS AND LABOR IN THE INDUSTRIAL ERA

    ANDREW CARNEGIE from Wealth (1889)

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

    LEONORA M. BARRY Organizing Women Workers

    SAMUEL GOMPERS The American Federation of Labor (1883)

    EDWARD O’DONNELL from Women as Bread Winners—The Error of the Age (1887)

    EUGENE V. DEBS from Outlook for Socialism in the United States (1900)

    CHAPTER 18 THE NEW SOUTH AND THE NEW WEST

    HENRY W. GRADY from The New South (1886)

    A Sharecrop Contract (1882)

    Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

    BOOKER T. WASHINGTON The Atlanta Compromise (1895)

    JOHN HOPE A Critique of the Atlanta Compromise (1896)

    The Life of an Illinois Farmer’s Wife (1905)

    BENJAMIN SINGLETON from Negro Exodus from the Southern States (1880)

    CHIEF JOSEPH An Indian’s Perspective

    HELEN HUNT JACKSON from A Century of Dishonor (1881)

    The Dawes Act (1887)

    FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER from The Frontier in American History (1893)

    CHAPTER 19 POLITICAL STALEMATE AND RURAL REVOLT 1865–1900

    JOSIAH STRONG from Our Country (1885)

    GEORGE W. PLUNKITT A Defense of Political Graft (1905)

    Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

    ROBERT G. INGERSOLL from Should the Chinese Be Excluded? (1893)

    *MARY PAIK LEE, “Quiet Odyssey” (1990)

    ROCCO CORRESCA, The Biography of a Bootblack (1902)

    A BLACK WOMAN Racism in the South (1902)

    Populist Party Platform (1892)

    MARY E. LEASE The Money Question (1892)

    J. STERLING MORTON What Farm Problem? (1896)

    The Republican Party Platform of 1896

    WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN from The “Cross of Gold” Speech (1896)

     

    CHAPTER 20 SEIZING AN AMERICA EMPIRE: 1865–1913

    WILLIAM MCKINLEY Declaration of War (1898)

    ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE from The March of the Flag

    Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League (1899)

    JOHN HAY The Open Door in China (1900)

    The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904)

    CHAPTER 21 THE PROGRESSIVE ERA: 1890–1920

    WASHINGTON GLADDEN The Social Gospel (1902)

    JANE ADDAMS from The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements (1892)

    UPTON SINCLAIR from The Jungle (1906)

    Muller v. Oregon (1908)

    IDA B. WELLS from Lynch Law in America (1900)

    BENJAMIN R. TILLMAN The Use of Violence against Southern Blacks (1900)

    THE NIAGARA MOVEMENT Declaration of Principles (1905)

    THEODORE ROOSEVELT from Message to Congress (1901)

    WOODROW WILSON from The New Freedom (1913)

    Kelly Miller, The Risk of Woman Suffrage, The Crisis, November 1915

    W.E.B. Du Bois, from Woman Suffrage, The Crisis, November 1915

    INTERPRETING VISUAL SOURCES: PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROGRESSIVE REFORM

    JACOB RIIS Five Cents a Spot

    JACOB RIIS A Black-and-Tan Dive

    JACOB RIIS Dens of Death

    JACOB RIIS Police Station Lodger

    JACOB RIIS Tenement Yard

    JACOB RIIS In a Sweat Shop

    CHAPTER 22 AMERICA AND THE GREAT WAR: 1914–1920

    The Zimmermann Note (1917)

    WOODROW WILSON Declaration of War against Germany (1917)

    GEORGE W. NORRIS, Opposition to the War (1917)

    JULIA C. SIMPSON, Letters from a World War I Nurse

    WOODROW WILSON The League of Nations (1919)

    HENRY CABOT LODGE The League of Nations Must Be Revised (1919)

    W.E.B. Du Bois, Returning Soldiers, The Crisis, May 1919

    MITCHELL PALMER from The Case against the Reds (1920)

    WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE The Red Scare Is Un-American (1920)

    CHAPTER 23 A CLASH OF CULTURES: 1920–1929

    MARGARET SANGER The Need for Birth Control (1922)

    MARY GARDEN “Why I Bobbed My Hair” (1927)

    MARY PICKFORD “Why I Have Not Bobbed Mine” (1927)

    HENRY L. MYERS Motion Pictures: A Source of Concern (1922)

    The Great Black Migration (1917)

    *ALAIN LOCKE, “Enter the New Negro” (1925)

    MARCUS GARVEY The Negro’s Greatest Enemy (1923)

     

    CHAPTER 24 THE REACTIONARY TWENTIES

    *WARREN G. HARDING, “The South and the Negro” (1921)

    HIRAM W. EVANS from The Klan’s Fight for Americanism (1926)

    The Need for Immigration Restriction (1923)

    *ELLISON DURANT SMITH, “Shut the Door” (1924)

    ROBERT H. CLANCY The Immigration Act of 1924

    HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK from Shall the Fundamentalists Win? (1922)

    The Scopes Trial (1925)

    WARREN G. HARDING, A RETURN TO NORMALCY (1920)

    CALVIN COOLIDGE from Government and Business (1925)

    CHAPTER 25 THE GREAT DEPRESSION: 1929–1941

    Two Views of the Great Depression (1932)

    HERBERT HOOVER On Government’s Role (1931)

    FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT First Inaugural Address (1933)

    Letters to the Roosevelts during the Depression

    MINNIE HARDIN letter to Eleanor Roosevelt (1937)

    HUEY LONG Share Our Wealth (1935)

    DOROTHY THOMPSON Roosevelt’s “Court-Packing” Plan (1937)

    *ROY WILKINS, “The Roosevelt Record” (1940)

    *PEARL BUCK, “American Women” (1938)

    CHAPTER 26 THE SECOND WORLD WAR: 1939–1945

    CHARLES A. LINDBERGH Address to America First Rally (1941)

    FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT War Message to Congress (1941)

    FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND WINSTON CHURCHILL The Atlantic Charter (1941)

    PHILIP RANDOLPH from Call to Negro America to March on Washington (1941)

    Women in War Industries from Korematsu v. United States (1944)

    HARRY S. TRUMAN The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima—The Public Explanation (1945)

    KARL T. COMPTON If the Atomic Bomb Had Not Been Used (1946)

    CHAPTER 27 THE COLD WAR AND THE FAIR DEAL: 1945–1952

    MR. X [GEORGE F. KENNAN] from The Sources of Soviet Conduct (1947)

    WALTER LIPPMANN A Critique of Containment (1947)

    The Truman Doctrine (1947)

    The Marshall Plan (1947)

    HARRY S. TRUMAN Statement on the Korean War (1950)

    JOSEPH MCCARTHY Democrats and Communists (1950)

    WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS The Black Silence of Fear (1952)

    CHAPTER 28 AMERICA IN THE FIFTIES

    “Busy Wife’s Achievements,” Life, 24 December 1956

    BETTY FRIEDAN from The Feminine Mystique

    REINHOLD NIEBUHR from Varieties of Religious Revival (1955)

    JOHN FOSTER DULLES Massive Retaliation (1954)

    The Eisenhower Doctrine (1957)

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)

    Southern Declaration on Integration (1956)

    DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER The Situation in Little Rock (1957)

    DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Farewell Address (1961)

    CHAPTER 29 A NEW FRONTIER AND A GREAT SOCIETY: 1960–1968

    JOHN F. KENNEDY Inaugural Address (1961)

    MICHAEL HARRINGTON from The Other America (1962)

    MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. from Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963)

    *ABBEY LINCOLN, “Who Will Revere the Black Woman” (1966)

    GEORGE C. WALLACE The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax (1964)

    BARRY GOLDWATER Extremism in the Defense of Liberty Is No Vice (1964)

    JOAN BAEZ I Do Not Believe in War (1964)

    MALCOLM X from “The Black Revolution” Speeches (1964)

    STOKELY CARMICHAEL from Black Power (1966)

    LYNDON B. JOHNSON from Peace without Conquest (1965)

    INTERPRETING VISUAL SOURCES: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

    The Lynching of Rubin Stacy

    Rosa Parks Being Fingerprinted

    CHARLES MOORE Martin Luther King Jr., Arrested on a Loitering Charge

    PETER HARRIS Elizabeth Beckford Badgered by a Mob as She Enters Little Rock High School

    FRED BLACKWELL Sit-in at F. W. Woolworth’s Counter

    William Gadsden Attacked by Police Dogs

    CHAPTER 30 REBELLION AND REACTION: THE 1960S AND 1970S

    TOM HAYDEN from The Port Huron Statement (1962)

    *SUSAN BROWNMILLER, “Abortion is a Woman’s Right” (1999)

    GLORIA STEINEM “Equal Rights for Women (1970)

    PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY, What’s Wrong with ERA (1972)

    *SHIRLEY CISHOLM, “I’d Rather Be Black than Female” (1970)

    *CESAR CHAVEZ, Address to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco (1984)

    TOM GRACE The Shooting at Kent State (1970)

    RICHARD NIXON AND JOHN DEAN "The President and His Men: Taped Conversations, February-April 1973”

    Philip Caputo, A Rumor of War (1977)

    *GOLDWIN HILL, “Environment May Eclipse Vietnam as College Issue” (1969)

    CHAPTER 31 CONSERVATIVE REVIVAL: 1977–1990

    JIMMY CARTER, The National Crisis of Confidence (1979)

    RONALD REAGAN Acceptance Address to Republican Nominating Convention (1980)

    RONALD REAGAN The “Evil Empire” (1983)

    JESSE JACKSON, from Democratic Nominating Speech (1984)

    *RUSH LIMBAUGH, “The Way Things Ought to Be” (1992)

    *NEIL HICKEY, “Is Fox News Fair” (1998)

    *ALBERT AUSTER, “Much Ado about Nothing: Some Final Thoughts on Seinfeld” (1998)

    CHAPTER 32 TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY AMERICA (1993–PRESENT)

    *MARY FISHER, “The Whisper of AIDS” (1992)

    *BILL GATES, “The Road Ahead” (1995)

    Contract with America (1994)

    *PATRICK J. BUCHANAN, “To Reunite a Nation” (2000)

    GEORGE W. BUSH, The War on Terror (2001)

    BARACK OBAMA, "A New Beginning," Inaugural Address (2009)

    *ANTHONY KENNEDY from Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)

    *DONALD TRUMP Campaign Speech in Charlotte (2016)