The Negro Family: The Case for National Action

Source: The Negro Family: The Case for National Action (Washington, DC: The Office of Policy…

To Secure These Rights :The Report of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights

Source: To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights (Washington,…

“Why Should We March?”

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

Along This Way

Source: James Weldon Johnson, Along This Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson (New York:…

“Lynch Law in America”

Source: The Arena 23 (January 1900), 15-24. OUR country's national crime is lynching. It is…

Protest of The Germantown Mennonites Against Slavery

Source: The Pennsylvania German Society, Proceedings and Addresses, vol. IX, at Allentown, October 14, 1898,…

“Equal Rights Amendment to the Federal Constitution”

Source: Legislative Leaflet Issued by the Legislative Council, 2/1924, Petitions and Memorials, Resolutions of State…

“Voluntary Motherhood”

Source: "Voluntary Motherhood," National Birth Control League, 1917, Library of Congress Microfilm, LCM 131:104 . Birth…

Westward Expansion

The first Europeans to land in America traveled west to do so. Many of their…

Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women

Source: National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women .…

“Filial Relations”

Source: Jane Addams, Democracy and Social Ethics (New York: Macmillan, 1902). . . . There…

The Modern City and the Municipal Franchise for Women

Source: Jane Addams, The Modern City and the Municipal Franchise for Women (New York: National…

“Lynch Law in America”

Source: The Arena 23 (January 1900): 15–24. Our country's national crime is lynching. It is…

Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States

Source: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, eds., History of Woman…

Marriage Protest

Source: Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, Marriage Protest, May 1, 1855; reprinted 1897, Blackwell Family…

Consistent Democracy

Source: Consistent Democracy. The Elective Franchise for Women. Twenty-Five Testimonies of Prominent Men (Worcester, 1858),…

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. State of Alabama

Source: 357 U.S. 449, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/357/449. Mr. Justice HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court. We…

“An Address on Female Suffrage”

Source: Catharine E. Beecher, Woman’s Profession as Mother and Educator, with Views in Opposition to…

Lynch Law in America

Source: The Arena 23 (January 1900): 15–24. Our country's national crime is lynching. It is…

Gender and Equality

"The influence of woman is not limited to the domestic circle. Society is her empire."…

Populists and Progressives

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

“The Study of Administration”

Source: Woodrow Wilson, “The Study of Administration,” Political Science Quarterly 2, no. 2 (June 1887):…

Progress and Poverty

Source: Henry George, Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and…

“The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements”

Source: Philanthropy and Social Progress: Seven Essays by Miss Jane Addams, Robert A. Woods, Father…

“The Inheritance of Property”

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

The Niagara Movement’s “Address to the Country”

Source: W. E. B. Du Bois, “Address to the Country,” speech at Harpers Ferry, West…

Christianity and the Social Crisis

Source: Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis (New York: Macmillan, 1907), 247–86, available online…

The Progressive Party Platform

Source: George Henry Payne, The Birth of the New Party or Progressive Democracy (Atlanta: J.…

“The Right of the People to Rule”

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, “The Right of the People to Rule,” Outlook 100 (March 1912): 618–23,…

Open Letters to Woodrow Wilson

Source: Editorial: “An Open Letter to Woodrow Wilson,” The Crisis (March 1913): 236–37; Editorial: “Another…

Progressive Democracy

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

“The Crisis in Liberalism”

Source: John Dewey, Liberalism and Social Action (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935), 37–61,…

“The American Conception of Liberty”

Source: Frank Johnson Goodnow, The American Conception of Liberty and Government (Providence, RI: Standard, 1916),…

“The Philosophy of the Declaration in the Nineteenth Century”

Source: Carl L. Becker, The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political…

Plessy v. Ferguson

Source: 163 U.S. 537; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/163/537 Justice BROWN delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

“The Right of the People, Men and Women, to Petition”

Source: Speech of John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, upon the Right of the People, Men…

CIRCULAR: Addressed to Benevolent Ladies of the United States

Source: CIRCULAR: Addressed to Benevolent Ladies of the United States . . . [Boston]: [Printed…

Green Party Platform 2000

Source: “Official Green Party Platform, as adopted at the National Nominating Convention” (Denver, CO: June…

“Now We Can Begin”

Source: The Liberator, December 1920. Most women will agree that August 23, the day when…

Causes of the Civil War

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

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…

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…

Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality: The Sure Foundation on Which We Must Build

Source: Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart (Washington, D. C., 1879). We…

Record of the Organization and Proceedings of The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo

Source: “A Book of Records, Containing the Proceedings of The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo,”…

The People’s God: Its Effect on Health and Christianity

Source: Mary Baker Eddy, “The People’s God: Its Effect on Health and Christianity,” The Christian…

Mother Jones Writes Plea to Roosevelt

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

Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions

Source: Jane Addams, “The Social Situation: Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions,” Religious Education 6,…

Personal Reactions In Time of War

Source: Jane Addams, “Personal Reactions In Time of War,” Peace and Bread in Time of…

Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate

Source: [Amy Eilberg], “Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate: Lilith Interviews the First…

Citizenship and Faith

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