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Women’s Voices: Religion in American History and Politics

While women have historically made up an overwhelming percentage of America's religious practitioners, their roles…
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Mother Jones Writes Plea to Roosevelt

Source: “Mother Jones Writes Plea to Roosevelt,” North American, July 30, 1903. From a Staff…

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – Urban Growth and the Pullman Strike, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

The 1894 Pullman Strike was a turning point in American labor law, and heralded a…
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The Fugitive Slave Clause

Source: Gordon Lloyd ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…
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The Slave Trade Clause

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…
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A Model of Christian Charity

CHRISTIAN CHARITY. A Model hereof. GOD ALMIGHTY in his most holy and wise providence, hath…
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Speech on the Fair Labor Standards Act

Source: Congressional Record, 75th Cong., 3rd sess., vol. 83, pt. 6 (May 16, 1938), pp.…
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Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours.” Online…
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“Detroit Digs In”

Source: The Nation 144:3 (January 16, 1937), pp. 64-66. Available online from The Social Welfare…
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“Again the Covered Wagon”

Source: Survey Graphic 24:7 (July 1935), p. 348. Vast clouds of dust rise and roll…
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“Black Cotton Farmers and the AAA”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 13:3 (March 1935), p. 72. Available at http://newdeal.feri.org/opp/opp3572.htm.…
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Speech on the National Labor Relations Act

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 8 (February 21, 1935), pp.…
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Speech to Congress on Social Security

Source: The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Four, The Court Disapproves,…
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“The Right to Strike”

Source: The Nation, 137: 3566 (November 8, 1933) p. 530 - 531. Nearly a million…
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“Black Labor and the Codes”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 11:8 (August 1933), p. 231. If there were…
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Letter to Senator Simeon Fess (R-OH)

Source: “Herbert Hoover analyzes 5 periods in the development of the history of the Depression,”…
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Letter from Bonus Army leader to President Hoover

Source: Letter to President Hoover from Philo D. Burke, Liaison Officer, B. E. F.; July…
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Statement on the Dispersal of the Bonus Army

Source: Herbert Hoover, “The President's News Conference,” July 29, 1932. Online by Gerhard Peters and…
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Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill,” July 11, 1932. Online…
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The Norris-La Guardia Act

Source: 29 U.S. Code Title 29, Chapter 6, §101-110, Online from Legal Information Institute, Cornell…
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Special Message to the Congress on the Economic Recovery Program

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Special Message to the Congress on the Economic Recovery Program,” January 4,…
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Statement on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Statement on the Tariff Bill,” June 16, 1930. Online by Gerhard Peters…
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“Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?”

Source: “Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?” G. I. Roundtable Series,…
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Questions and Answers About the WAAC

Source: United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps, “73 Questions and Answers About the WAAC,” World…
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Executive Order No. 9346: Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Executive Order 9346 Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice,” May…
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“Why Should We March?”

Source: A. Philip Randolph, “Why Should We March?” Survey Graphic 31 (November 1942), pp 488-89.…
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“Damages to Loyal Men”

Source: The text is taken from a copy of the speech in the Library of…
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Reply of the Colored Delegation to the President

Source: University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Project, a collaboration of the Department of Rare Books,…
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Report on the Condition of the South

Source: Carl Schurz, “Report on the Condition of the South,” in Speeches, Correspondences, and Political…
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Address to the Nation on the Economy

Ronald Reagan, “Address to the Nation on the Economy,” February 5, 1981. President Reagan’s Public…
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Speech Introducing the Equal Rights Amendment

Congressional Record, May 21, 1969, Extensions of Remarks E4165-6. Available from Duke University Digital Repository.…
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Dorothea Lange, Photo of Texas Tenant Farmer in Marysville, California

Dorothea Lange, Texas Tenant Farmer, c. 1935. Library of Congress, LC-USZ6-1026. Texas tenant farmer in…
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Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79 (May 23, 1935), pp. 8040-43. The Share…
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Speech on Social Security

Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 6, pp. 6060-6061. James W. Wadsworth…
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In re Debs

In re Debs, 158 U.S. 564 (1895). Available online from Justia. JUSTICE BREWER1, after stating…
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“Liberty: Speech at Battery D, Chicago,” On Release from Woodstock Jail

Debs: His Life, Writings and Speeches (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1904), 337–344. Manifestly…
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“King Debs,” in Harper’s Weekly

William Allen Rogers, "King Debs," Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1894 July 14, p. 649. Library…
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Report on the Chicago Strike

U.S. Strike Commission, Report of the Chicago Strike of June–July 1894 by the United States…
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Many Thousand Gone

Jubilee Songs, as Sung by the Jubilee Singers, of Fisk University (New York: Biglow &…
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Documents and Debates in American History and Government: Vol. 2, 1865-2009

This collection of documents presents American history from 1865 to 2009 as a series of…
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Southern Runaway Slave Notices and “Our Peculiar Domestic Institutions” Print

[caption id="attachment_24283" align="alignleft" width="487"] “Runaway slave notices” (Boston: Webster & Southard, C.), 1839. Schomburg Center…
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The Laboring Classes

Orestes Bronson, The Laboring Classes: An Article from the Boston Quarterly Review, (Boston: Benjamin H.…
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Investigate Working Conditions in Lowell

Massachusetts House Document no. 50, March, l845, reprinted in John Commons, ed., A Documentary History…
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Time Table for Lowell Mills

[caption id="attachment_24251" align="alignleft" width="806"] Time table of the Lowell mills, to take effect on and…
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“Song of the Spinners” from the Lowell Offering

Lowell Offering, April 1841 (Lowell, Mass.: Printed by A. Watson), p. 32. Courtesy American Antiquarian…
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Notes on the State of Virginia: Queries 18 & 19

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia ([1781-82]; London: John Stockdale, 1787), 270-75. Query…
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Correspondence between John Adams, Abigail Adams and James Sullivan on Representation

Abigail Adams to John Adams, March 31, 1776, Founders Online, National Archives, J. Adams to…
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Of the Servants and Slaves in Virginia

Robert Beverley, The History of Virginia, Part 4, Chapter 10 (London: B. and S. Tooke,…
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Colonial Virginia Laws Related to Slavery

William Waller Hening, ed., The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws…
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The Necessariness of Servitude Proved

George Alsop, A Character of the Province of Maryland (1666) ed. Newton D. Mereness (Cleveland:…
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