Collection of Historical Documents and Articles used in TAH Language and Literacy and TAH Media and Literacy

Colonial Period

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

NY Mercury Newspaper

American Revolution

Emerging Nation

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
Link to The N-Y Historical two Exhibits about Slavery in New York. Each one contains PDF downloads of their Resource Binders
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
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:

William McKinley, “War Message,” 1898
Albert Beveridge in Support of American Imperialism, 1900
Anti-Imperialist League Platform, 1899
The Platt Amendment, 1903

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Supporting Historical Documents to be discussed in Workshop: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
Huey Long, Radio Address, 1935
Letters from Children to Eleanor Roosevelt

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
The Truman Doctrine, March 1947
Henry Wallace, Speech on the Truman Doctrine, March 1947
Joseph McCarthy, Speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 1950

Civil Rights
Ella Baker, “Bigger than a Hamburger,” 1960

external image pdf.png Core Rules for Action.pdf

John Lewis, March on Washington Speech, 1963

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:
Lyndon Johnson, Johns Hopkins University Speech, April 7, 1965:
SNCC Position Paper on the Vietnam War, 1966:
Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam,” 1967
external image pdf.png King, Beyond_Vietnam.pdf