Collection of Historical Documents and Articles used in TAH Language and Literacy and TAH Media and Literacy




Colonial Period





Documents:
n Edward Johnson Tells How God and Trade Made New England Prosper, 1654

n Dr. Alexander Hamilton Depicts the Material Acquisitions of Northern Colonists, 1744

Alan Singer slavery in NY Curriculum
http://people.hofstra.edu/alan_j_singer/slavery.html

NY Mercury Newspaper


American Revolution




Emerging Nation

Documents:
n Excerpt from William Chambers,

n George Foster, “The Eating Houses”


Link to MCNY/NYPL Teacher guide for MCNY exhibit; The Greatest Grid



Civil War
http://www.nydivided.org/index.php
Link to The N-Y Historical two Exhibits about Slavery in New York. Each one contains PDF downloads of their Resource Binders

http://ashp.cuny.edu/ashp-documentaries/five-points/
Link To ASHP's Five Points: New York's Irish Working Class in the 1850's

Lincoln and New York- New York Historical Online exhibit and resouorces


The Melting Pot
Documents:
n “Immigrants Tell About their Experiences in America”

n “Southern African A mericans Discuss the Advantages of Moving to Northern Cities, 1917”





A Consuming Nation


Coney Island Images: dreamlandfromchutesatnight.jpg dreamlandtowernight.jpg luna_chutes_night.jpg parachute_jump.jpg steeple_chase_new.jpg LunaPark.jpg



Feedomland! The Bronx's Greatest Amusement Park:





American Imperialism 1898-1917
Savage Acts Study Guide; Created by The American Social History Project, part of the CUNY Grad Center. It covers many of the topics discussed in our first meeting with Dr. Latham. It is a good Source for classroom readings.On the site you can click on the printable version:
http://ashp.cuny.edu/ashp-documentaries/savage-acts/


William McKinley, “War Message,” 1898
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/mkinly2.htm
Albert Beveridge in Support of American Imperialism, 1900
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/ajb72.htm
Anti-Imperialist League Platform, 1899
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1899antiimp.html
The Platt Amendment, 1903
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/platt.htm





New Deal

1) William Leuchtenburg, “The Achievement of the New Deal,” in Harvard Sitkoff, ed., Fifty Years Later: The New Deal Evaluated (New York: Knopf, 1985).
external image pdf.png Lechentburgndeal1.pdf

Supporting Historical Documents to be discussed in Workshop:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fireside Chat, September 1934
http://www.mhric.org/fdr/chat6.html
Huey Long, Radio Address, 1935
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5109/
Letters from Children to Eleanor Roosevelt
http://newdeal.feri.org/ELEANOR/mi0136.htm
http://newdeal.feri.org/ELEANOR/wb0738.htm
http://newdeal.feri.org/ELEANOR/alc0138.htm

Professor O'Donnell's Activity on the Bonus Marchers
Letter's to FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt:





Cold War

Melvyn P. Leffler, The Specter of Communism: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953 (New York: Hill and Wang, 1994), pages 33-63.

external image pdf.png Leffler.PDF

George F. Kennan, “The Long Telegram,” Excerpts, Feb. 1946
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/longtel.html
The Truman Doctrine, March 1947
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/trudoc.htm
Henry Wallace, Speech on the Truman Doctrine, March 1947
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?documentprint=852
Joseph McCarthy, Speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 1950
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6456




Civil Rights
Ella Baker, “Bigger than a Hamburger,” 1960
http://www.crmvet.org/docs/sncc2.htm

external image pdf.png Core Rules for Action.pdf

John Lewis, March on Washington Speech, 1963
http://www.crmvet.org/info/mowjl.htm

external image pdf.png SNCC Mississippi Project Brochure.pdf



Lyndon Johnson
Articles and Documents for Teachers:
Bruce J. Schulman, Lyndon Johnson and American Liberalism (Boston: Bedford, 1995), pages 125-154. external image pdf.png LBJ Vietnam.PDF
Lyndon Johnson, Howard University Speech, June 4, 1965:
http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/speeches.hom/650604.asp
Lyndon Johnson, Johns Hopkins University Speech, April 7, 1965:
http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/speeches.hom/650407.asp
SNCC Position Paper on the Vietnam War, 1966:
http://www.crmvet.org/docs/snccviet.htm
Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam,” 1967
external image pdf.png King, Beyond_Vietnam.pdf