Chapter 18: Urban Growth: The Pullman Strike

A. United States Strike Commission, Report on the Chicago Strike, June-July 1894, December 10, 1894…

Reply to the Dred Scott Decision

Source: Frank Crosby, LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, HIS EARLY HISTORY AND POLITICAL CAREER; TOGETHER WITH…

Letter to John Holmes

Source: Thomas Jefferson to John Holmes. -04-22, 1820. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mtjbib023795/. I…

Fragment on the Constitution and Union

Source: New Letters and Papers of Lincoln, compiled by Paul M. Angle (Boston: Houghton Mifflin…

Redcoats in South Carolina

Source: Caroline Gilman, ed., Letters of Eliza Wilkinson (New York, 1839), 24, 27-31. https://archive.org/details/lettersofelizawi00wilk/page/24 All…

Implementing Brown v. Board of Education: One Southern Town’s Story

Part I: Behind the Scenes, an Interracial Team Plans Integration Ellen Deitz Tucker In May…

Letter to the General Court and Testimony

Source: Edward Burrough, A Declaration of the Sad and Great Persecution and Martyrdom of the…

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…

Selected Poems

Source: Phyllis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (London, 1773), 18, 22–24; The…

Thoughts

Source: The Journal of Esther Edwards Burr, 1754-1757, Carol F. Karlsen and Laurie Crumpacker, eds.…

My Call to Preach the Gospel

Source: Jarena Lee, Religious Experience (Philadelphia: 1849). Between four and five years after my sanctification,[1]…

Stimulants and Narcotics

Source: Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, (Washington, D. C: Review and Herald Publishing…

The Tyranny of Petty Coercion

Source: Marilynne Robinson, “The Tyranny of Petty Coercion,” in The Death of Adam: Essays on…

Citizenship and Faith

Source: Amina Wadud, “Citizenship and Faith,” in Woman and Citizenship, Marilyn Friedman, ed. (New York:…

“The Presidency in 1960” (Remarks at the National Press Club)

Source: Papers of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Pre-Presidential Papers,…

I Have A Dream

Source: Text is from the online version provided by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research…

Gerry, Mason, and Randolph Decline to Sign the Constitution

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

“Fireside Chat” on “Purging” the Democratic Party

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat,” June 24, 1938. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

“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,…

“The Death of Captain Waskow”

Source: Ernie’s War: The Best of Ernie Pyle’s World War II Dispatches, edited by David…

Pacific War Diary

Source: Excerpts from Pacific War Diary, 1942–1945 by James J. Fahey (New York: Houghton Mifflin,…

“The Home Life of the Indian”

The Indian’s Friend, A Monthly Published by the Women’s National Indian Association, Vol. IV, Philadelphia,…

Letter to Harriet Converse

Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society, Volume VIII, ed. Frank H. Severance (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo…

Many Thousand Gone

Jubilee Songs, as Sung by the Jubilee Singers, of Fisk University (New York: Biglow &…

Correspondence

Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child, ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet…

Recollections of the War

Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs (New York: Charles Webster and Company, 1894), 37-40. There was…

Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

Angelina Grimké, Appeal to Christian Women of the South (New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1836).…

“Song of the Spinners” from the Lowell Offering

Lowell Offering, April 1841 (Lowell, Mass.: Printed by A. Watson), p. 32. Courtesy American Antiquarian…

Richard Frethorne to His Parents

Susan Myra Kingsbury, ed., The Records of the Virginia Company of London (Washington, D.C.: United…

Indenture between the four Adventurers and Robert Coopy of North Nibley

“Indenture between the four Adventurers and Robert Coopy of North Nibley,” September 7, 1619. New…

Apologia

Source: “Will of Robert Keayne,” in Report of Record Commissioners of the City of Boston,…

Letter to James H. Hackett

MY DEAR SIR: Months ago I should have acknowledged the receipt of your book and…

George Mason to George Mason Jr.

It is impossible to judge how long we shall be detained here, but from present…

Richard Henry Lee to George Mason

It has given me much pleasure to be informed that General Washington and yourself have…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Monday last was the day for the meeting of the Convention.  The number as yet…

Fragment on Free Labor

Equality, in society, alike beats inequality, whether the latter be of the British aristocratic sort, or…

Letter from an Indentured Servant to his Parents

LOVING AND KIND FATHER AND MOTHER: My most humble duty remembered to you, hoping in…

Letter to Mrs. Orville Browning

  Springfield Dear Madam: Without appologising[sic] for being egotistical, I shall make the history of…

Letter to John Johnston

  Dear Brother: On the day before yesterday I received a letter from Harriett, written…

Letter to John Johnston

Dear Brother Your letter of the 22nd. is just received. Your proposal about selling the…

Letter to John Johnston

Dear Brother: When I wrote you before I had not received your letter. I still…

Letter to John D. Johnston

Dear Brother: When I came into Charleston daybefore yesterday, I learned that you are anxious…

George Washington Anecdote

In response to Gerry’s motion of this day that no standing army exceed 3,000 men,…

George Bancroft Anecdote

When, on the seventeenth, Gouverneur Morris proposed a reconsideration of the resolution of the former…

Jared Sparks: Journal

It was necessary for the old Congress to sit with closed doors, because it was…

Letter to James Madison

Having recently engaged to write a life of Gouvernieur Morris, which is to be published…

Anecdote 1

When the Convention first opened at Philadelphia, there were a number of propositions brought forward…

Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention

From New Hampshire. Jno. Langdon Esqr. and Nichs. Gilman Esquire. Mr. Langdon is a Man…

A Discourse on the Love of Our Country

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I…

Letter to Alexander Hamilton

In answer to Alexander Hamilton. … Do you think, Sir, that Great Britain is like…
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