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 During the War

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

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:…

One Day Seminar: Social Reform – 1790 to 1850, hosted by Broken Arrow Schools (Tulsa, OK)

Join teachers from the region to study the various social reform movements that shaped and…

Statement on the War in Vietnam

Source: Wisconsin Historical Society, Freedom Summer Collection, Lucile Montgomery Papers, 1963-1967, Historical Society Library Microforms…

The Negro in American Life (Guidance for the Voice of America)

Source: Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, Records Relating to International Information…

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…

“Betrayal of the Democratic Party”

Source: “The Facts in the Case,” Speech of Alfred E. Smith at the American Liberty…

Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

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

Speech to Congress on Social Security

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

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…

“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,…

Letters to Yank Magazine

Source: Rupert Trimmingham, letters to the editor, Yank, April 28, 1944 and July 28, 1944.…

Questions and Answers About the WAAC

Source: United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps, “73 Questions and Answers About the WAAC,” World…

“Why Should We March?”

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

“The United States Cannot Remain Half-Slave and Half-Free”

Source: Frederick Douglass, Address by Hon. Frederick Douglass, Delivered in the Congregational Church, Washington, D.C.,…

Inaugural Address (1877)

Source: Rutherford B. Hayes: Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

Testimony to Sub-Committee on Reconstruction in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Source: Testimony Taken by the Joint Select Committee to Enquire into the Condition of Affairs…

Proclamation on Enforcement of the 14th Amendment

Source: Ulysses S. Grant: “Proclamation 199 – Enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United…

The Enforcement Acts

Source: Statutes at Large, Forty First Congress, Second Session, May 31, 1870, 140–46, https://goo.gl/Yuvqn8; Statutes…

“Damages to Loyal Men”

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

Veto of the First Reconstruction Act

Source: Andrew Johnson, “Veto Message,” March 2, 1867. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

“The One Man Power vs. Congress!”

Source: Charles Sumner, “The One Man Power vs. Congress!” Address of the Honorable Charles Sumner…

Address Before the General Assembly of the State of Georgia

Source: Alexander H. Stephens, In Public and Private, With Letters and Speeches, Before, During, and…

Reply of the Colored Delegation to the President

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

Report on the Condition of the South

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

Reorganizing Constitutional Government in Mississippi

Source: Andrew Johnson, "Proclamation 136 – Reorganizing a Constitutional Government in Mississippi," June 13, 1865.…

Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States

Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States, 379 U.S. 241 (1964). Available online from…

Anti-ERA Demonstration

Anti-ERA Demonstration, 1975. Black & white photonegative, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida,…

Speech to Congress on Social Security

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

Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

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

Speech on Social Security

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

Acceptance Speech at the Democratic Convention (1932)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago,”…

Judgment on Eugenics Law

Laughlin, Eugenical Sterilization in the United States, 269. Judgment: SUPREME COURT OF INDIANA. November Term,…

“Better Baby Contest,” Indiana State Fair

Better Baby contest at the Indiana State Fair, 1931. Indiana State Archives. “Better Baby” contests…

Veto of Pennsylvania Eugenics Law

Harry Hamilton Laughlin, Eugenical Sterilization in the United States (Chicago: Psychopathic Laboratory of the Municipal…

New York Times: “Pastors for Eugenics”

“Pastors for Eugenics,” New York Times, June 6, 1913, 10. Drs. Keigwin and Hillis Invite…

Eugenics as a New Creed

Stanley Hall, “Eugenics: Its Ideals and What It Is Going to Do,” Religious Education 6,…

In re Debs

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

“King Debs,” in Harper’s Weekly

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

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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