Populists and Progressives

After the Civil War, the challenges presented by a developing industrial economy helped to encourage…

“Introductory History”

Source: The Farmers’ Alliance and Agricultural Digest, editor-in-chief Nelson A. Dunning (Washington, D.C.: Alliance Publishing…

“Leaders of Men”

Source: Woodrow Wilson, “Leaders of Men,” in Leaders of Men, ed. T. H. Vail Motter…

A Call to Action

Source: James B. Weaver, A Call to Action: An Interpretation of the Great Uprising, Its…

“The Inheritance of Property”

Source: Richard T. Ely, “The Inheritance of Property,” North American Review 153, no. 146 (July…

The “Cross of Gold” Address

Source: William Jennings Bryan, The First Battle: A Story of the Campaign of 1896 (Chicago:…

“The Mission of the Populist Party”

Source: William A. Peffer, “The Mission of the Populist Party,” North American Review 157, no.…

“Recent Tendencies”

Source: Charles E. Merriam, A History of American Political Theories (London: Macmillan, 1903), 305–33, available online…

Progressive Democracy

Source: Herbert Croly, Progressive Democracy (New York: Macmillan, 1914), 262–66, 268–83, available online at the…

The Prize Cases

Source: 67 U.S. 635; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/67/635 Justice GRIER delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

The Populist Party Platform and Expression of Sentiments

Source: The World Almanac (New York: 1893), 83–85, available online at the Hathi Trust Digital…

“What Is Progress?”

Source: Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous Energies…

The American Revolution

Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington militia, had received Paul Revere’s warning. Great Britain’s…

Charleston Nonimportation Agreement

Source: Charles McLean Andrews, “Boston Merchants and the Non-Importation Agreement,” Publications of the Colonial Society…

Chapter 18: Urban Growth: The Pullman Strike

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

Chapter 11: The Nullification Crisis

A. Excerpts from Ratification Documents of Virginia and New York https://document-readings.s3.amazonaws.com/Documents+and+Debates/Volume+1/ch11/ch+11+VA+and+NY+Ratification+Excerpts.mp3 Virginia Ratification Statement, June…

Causes of the Civil War

This volume of primary documents on the causes of the Civil War presents the history…

A Society of Patriotic Ladies at Edenton in North Carolina

Federalist Papers

The Three-Fifths Clause and Federal Representation

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

A Model of Christian Charity

CHRISTIAN CHARITY. A Model hereof. GOD ALMIGHTY in his most holy and wise providence, hath…

Speech on the Fair Labor Standards Act

Source: Congressional Record, 75th Cong., 3rd sess., vol. 83, pt. 6 (May 16, 1938), pp.…

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…

Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

Source: Online from “FDR and the Supreme Court,” The New Deal Network (Columbia University: Institute…

Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79 (May 23, 1935), pp. 8040-43. The…

Speech on the National Labor Relations Act

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 8 (February 21, 1935), pp.…

Speech to Congress on Social Security

Source: The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Four, The Court Disapproves,…

Speech to Congress on Foreign Trade

LC-USZC4-4244Source: “Message to Congress Requesting Authority Regarding Foreign Trade,” March 2, 1934. Online by Gerhard…

Letter to Senator Simeon Fess (R-OH)

Source: “Herbert Hoover analyzes 5 periods in the development of the history of the Depression,”…

Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill,” July 11, 1932. Online…

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,…

Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution,” March 3, 1931. Online by Gerhard…

Press Statement on the Use of Federal Funds for Relief

Source: Herbert Hoover, "Statement on Public vs. Private Financing of Relief Efforts.” Online by Gerhard…

“Why Should We March?”

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

“Damages to Loyal Men”

Source: The text is taken from a copy of the speech in the Library of…

The Kitchen Debate

Library of Congress Digital Collection, https://goo.gl/H5xk3x. This text is taken from The Cold War: Core…

The Truth about The Trusts: A Description and Analysis of the American Trust Movement

John Moody, The Truth about The Trusts: A Description and Analysis of the American Trust…

Speech to Congress on Social Security

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech to Congress on Social Security, January 17, 1935, The Public…

Speech on Social Security

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

Letter to Senator Simeon Fess (R-OH)

National Archives Catalog, Simeon D. Fess Papers, 1933. https://goo.gl/gMy7Zj. . . . Today we are…

Commonwealth Club Address

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commonwealth Club Address, September 23, 1932, 3 The Public Papers and Addresses…

Speech on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff

71st Congress, 2d session, Congressional Record 22, pt. 11: 12675-76. . . . [I]t is…

“The Forgotten Man”

Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The Forgotten Man,” April 7, 1932, The Public Papers and Addresses of…

“Principles and Ideals of the United States Government”

Herbert Hoover, “Principles and Ideals of United States Government,” October 22, 1928, Public Papers of…

In re Debs

In re Debs, 158 U.S. 564 (1895). Available online from Justia. https://goo.gl/efDRTw JUSTICE BREWER1, after…

“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…

“King Debs,” in Harper’s Weekly

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

Tully Essays

Dunlap and Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser, August 23, 26, 28, and September 2, 1794. LETTER…

“The Disagreeable Crisis in the Western Counties”: Report on the Whiskey Rebellion

Source: “To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 5 August 1794,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://goo.gl/kUFNMp.…

Apologia

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