Opposing viewpoints in American history /

Presents a collection of primary and secondary documents offering varying opinions on events in American history.

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Other Authors: Dudley, William, 1964-, Chalberg, John
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Published: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
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245 0 0 |a Opposing viewpoints in American history /  |c William Dudley, volume editor ; John C. Chalberg, consulting editor. 
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505 0 0 |g v. 1.  |t From colonial times to Reconstruction --  |g v. 2.  |t From Reconstruction to the present. 
505 0 0 |g v. 1.  |g Foreword --  |g pt. 1.  |t Colonial America (1582-1750) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Origins of English settlement --  |g 1A.  |t National and economic reasons to colonize the New World (1585) /  |r Richard Hakluyt --  |g 1B.  |t Religious reasons to colonize the New World (1629) /  |r John Winthrop --  |g 2A.  |t Virginia is an abundant new paradise (1613) /  |r Alexander Whitaker --  |g 2B.  |t Virginia is not a new paradise (1624) /  |r Richard Ffrethorne --  |t Contact and conflict with Native Americans --  |g 3A.  |t Indians and colonists should live in peace (1609) /  |r Powhatan --  |g 3B.  |t Indians should be conquered and exterminated (1622) /  |r The Virginia Company of London/Edward Waterhouse --  |g 4A.  |t A Puritan missionary's account of Indians (1646) /  |r John Eliot --  |g 4B.  |t A Puritan captive's account of Indians (1682) /  |r Mary Rowlandson --  |t Religious disputes in the New World --  |g 5A.  |t The colonies should allow religious toleration (1657) /  |r Edward Hart and Citizens of Flushing --  |g 5B.  |t Religious toleration is unwise (1647) /  |r Nathanial Ward --  |g 6A.  |t A defense of the Salem Witch Trials (1692) /  |r Cotton Mather --  |g 6B.  |t An attack on the Salem Witch Trials (1692) /  |r Thomas Brattle --  |g 7A.  |t The great awakening is a welcome religious revival (1743) /  |r an assembly of pastors of churches of New England --  |g 7B.  |t The great awakening has led to harmful religious zealotry (1742) /  |r Charles Chauncy --  |t Labor in colonial America --  |g 8A.  |t Poor Europeans should come to America as indentured servants (1666) /  |r George Alsop --  |g 8B.  |t Poor Europeans should not come to America as indentured servants (1754) /  |r Gottlieb Mittelberger --  |g 9A.  |t Slavery is immoral (1700) /  |r Samuel Sewall --  |g 9B.  |t Slavery is moral (1701) /  |r John Saffin --  |g pt. 2.  |t Forging a new nation (1750-1800) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t The decision to break from Great Britain --  |g 10A.  |t Parliament is abusing the rights of Americans (1764) /  |r Stephen Hopkins --  |g 10B.  |t Parliament is not abusing the rights of Americans (1765) /  |r Martin Howard --  |g 11A.  |t America must seek independence of Great Britain (1776) /  |r Thomas Paine --  |g 11B.  |t America must reconcile with Great Britain (1776) /  |r Charles Inglis --  |t Revolutionary War --  |g 12A.  |t War against the British is not justified (1776) /  |r the ancient testimony and principles of the people called Quakers --  |g 12B.  |t War against the British is justified (1775) /  |r John Carmichael --  |g 13A.  |t American soldiers should act together to ensure their own welfare (1783) /  |r John Armstrong --  |g 13B.  |t American soldiers should act in the nation's interest (1783) /  |r George Washington --  |t Creating a new government --  |g 14A.  |t A strong national government is necessary to ensure the nation's survival (1783) /  |r George Washington --  |g 14B.  |t Strong state governments are maintaining freedom and prosperity (1787) /  |r James Winthrop --  |g 15A.  |t A republic must be small and uniform to survive (1787) /  |r "Brutus" --  |g 15B.  |t A viable republic can be large and diverse (1787) /  |r James Madison --  |g 16A.  |t The Constitution needs a Bill of Rights (1788) /  |r Patrick Henry --  |g 16B.  |t The Constitution does not need a Bill or Rights (1788) /  |r Alexander Hamilton --  |g 17A.  |t Jay's Treaty should be rejected (1795) /  |r Robert R. Livingston --  |g 17B.  |t Jay's Treaty should be accepted (1796) /  |r Fisher Ames --  |g 18A.  |t The Sedition Act violates the Bill of Rights (1799) /  |r George Hay --  |g 18B.  |t The Sedition act does not violate the Bill of Rights (1799) /  |r 5th Congress Majority Report --  |g pt. 3.  |t Antebellum America (1800-1850) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Expanding nation, expanding government --  |g 19A.  |t The Louisiana Purchase should be approved (1803) /  |r Thomas Jefferson --  |g 19B.  |t The Louisiana Purchase should be opposed (1803) /  |r Samuel White --  |g 20A.  |t The federal government is supreme over the states (1819) /  |r John Marshall --  |g 20B.  |t The federal government is not supreme over the states (1819) /  |r Spencer Roane --  |g 21A.  |t Indians should be removed to the West (1830) /  |r Andrew Jackson --  |g 21B.  |t Indians should be allowed to remain in their homeland (1830) /  |r the Cherokee Nation --  |g 22A.  |t The Bank of the United States should be abolished (1832) /  |r Andrew Jackson --  |g 22B.  |t The Bank of the United States should not be abolished (1832) /  |r Daniel Webster --  |t Social reform issues of the antebellum era --  |g 23A.  |t Suffrage should not be based on property (1821) /  |r Nathan Sanford --  |g 23B.  |t Suffrage should be limited to property holders (1821) /  |r James Kent --  |g 24A.  |t Immigrants endanger America (1845) /  |r Native American Party --  |g 24B.  |t Immigrants do not endanger America (1845) /  |r Thomas L. Nichols --  |g 25A.  |t Women hold an exalted place in American society (1841) /  |r Catharine A. Beecher --  |g 25B.  |t Women hold a degraded status in America (1848) /  |r Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Seneca Falls Convention --  |t Manifest destiny and war with Mexico --  |g 26A.  |t America should not annex Texas (1844) /  |r Henry Clay --  |g 26B.  |t America should annex Texas (1845) /  |r John L. O'Sullivan --  |g 27A.  |t The United States must wage war on Mexico (1846) /  |r James K. Polk --  |g 27B.  |t The United States fought Mexico to gain territory (1850) /  |r Ramon Alcaraz et al. --  |g pt. 4.  |t Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Slavery and the road to secession --  |g 28A.  |t Southern states may be forced to leave the union (1850) /  |r John C. Calhoun --  |g 28B.  |t The Union must be preserved (1850) /  |r Daniel Webster --  |g 29A.  |t Constitutional rights do not extend to blacks (1857) /  |r Roger Taney --  |g 29B.  |t Constitutional rights do extend to blacks (1857) /  |r Benjamin Robins Curtis --  |g 30A.  |t Popular sovereignty should settle the slavery question (1858) /  |r Stephen A. Douglas --  |g 30B.  |t Slavery should not be allowed to spread (1858) /  |r Abraham Lincoln --  |g 31A.  |t Secession is justified (1861) /  |r South Carolina Declaration --  |g 31B.  |t Secession is not justified (1861) /  |r Abraham Lincoln --  |t The Civil War --  |g 32A.  |t Freeing the slaves should be the primary war aim (1862) /  |r Horace Greeley --  |g 32B.  |t Preserving the Union should be the primary war aim (1862) /  |r Abraham Lincoln --  |g 33A.  |t The Emancipation Proclamation is a significant achievement (1862) /  |r Frederick Douglass --  |g 33B.  |t The Emancipation Proclamation is a worthless act (1863) /  |r Clement L. Vallandigham --  |g 34A.  |t War justifies the restriction of civil liberties (1863) /  |r Abraham Lincoln --  |g 34B.  |t War does not justify the violation of civil liberties (1863) /  |r Ohio Democratic Convention --  |t Reconstruction --  |g 35A.  |t The South is a separate, conquered nation (1866) /  |r Joint Committee on Reconstruction --  |g 35B.  |t The South is not a separate, conquered nation (1867) /  |r Andrew Johnson --  |g 36A.  |t Blacks should have the right to vote (1866) /  |r Frederick Douglass --  |g 36B.  |t Blacks should not have the right to vote (1867) /  |r Andrew Johnson --  |g Index. 
505 0 0 |g v. 2.  |g Foreword --  |g pt. 1.  |t Rebuilding after the Civil War (1865-1895) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Reconstruction and the new social order in the South --  |g 1A.  |t Reconstruction should be harsh (1865) /  |r William Mason Grosvenor --  |g 1B.  |t Reconstruction should be lenient (1866) /  |r Herman Melville --  |g 2A.  |t The Ku Klux Klan is a terrorist organization (1870) /  |r Albion W. Tourgee --  |g 2B.  |t The Ku Klux Klan is a peacekeeping organization (1872) /  |r John Brown Gordon --  |t The gilded age : industrialization and labor conflicts --  |g 3A.  |t Concentrations of wealth harm America (1883) /  |r Henry George --  |g 3B.  |t Concentrations of wealth help America (1889) /  |r Andrew Carnegie --  |g 4A.  |t The organizing of labor into unions is dangerous (1886) /  |r Henry Clews --  |g 4B.  |t Labor unions are essential (1894) /  |r Samuel Gompers --  |g 5A.  |t A populist prescription for social reform (1892) /  |r People's Party Platform of 1892 --  |g 5B.  |t A social Darwinist view of social reform (1914) /  |r William Graham Sumner --  |g pt. 2.  |t The Progressive Era (1895-1920) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Jim Crow and black response --  |g 6A.  |t Blacks should stop agitating for political equality (1895) /  |r Booker T. Washington --  |g 6B.  |t Blacks should strive for political equality (1903) /  |r W.E.B. Du Bois --  |g 7A.  |t Racial segregation is constitutional (1896) /  |r Henry B. Brown --  |g 7B.  |t Racial segregation is unconstitutional (1896) /  |r John Marshall Harlan --  |t American empire --  |g 8A.  |t America should retain the Philippines (1900) /  |r Albert J. Beveridge --  |g 8B.  |t America should not rule the Philippines (1900) /  |r Joseph Henry Crooker --  |t Progressive Era reforms and issues --  |g 9A.  |t Child labor should be abolished (1906) /  |r Edwin Markham --  |g 9B.  |t Child labor may be beneficial (1883, 1906) /  |r Thomas L. Livermore and a North Carolina mill worker --  |g 10A.  |t American women should have the right to vote (1909) /  |r Julia Ward Howe --  |g 10B.  |t American women should not have the right to vote (1909) /  |r Emily P. Bissell --  |g 11A.  |t Hetch Hetchy Valley should be preserved (1912) /  |r John Muir --  |g 11B.  |t Hetch Hetchy Valley should be dammed (1913) /  |r Gifford Pinchot --  |g 12A.  |t The federal government should regulate trusts : Roosevelt's New Nationalism (1910) /  |r Theodore Roosevelt --  |g 12B.  |t The federal government should oppose trusts : Wilson's New Freedom (1913) /  |r Woodrow Wilson --  |t World War I and the League of Nations --  |g 13A.  |t America should enter World War I (1917) /  |r Woodrow Wilson --  |g 13B.  |t America should not enter World War I (1917) /  |r George W. Norris --  |g 14A.  |t War dissenters' freedoms of speech and assembly must be preserved (1917) /  |r Robert La Follette --  |g 14B.  |t War dissenters' freedoms of speech and assembly must be limited (1917) /  |r Outlook --  |g 15A.  |t The United States should join the League of Nations (1919) /  |r James D. Phelan --  |g 15B.  |t The United States should not join the League of Nations (1919) /  |r Lawrence Sherman --  |g pt. 3.  |t Prosperity, depression, and war (1920-1945) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Social and cultural issues of the 1920s --  |g 16A.  |t The Department of Justice is defending America from communist subversion (1920) /  |r A. Mitchell Palmer --  |g 16B.  |t The Department of Justice is violating constitutional freedoms (1920) /  |r National Popular Government League --  |g 17A.  |t H.L. Mencken critiques America (1922) /  |r H.L. Mencken --  |g 17B.  |t A critique of H.L. Mencken (1928) /  |r Catherine Beech Ely --  |g 18A.  |t Prohibition is a success (1924) /  |r John Gordon Cooper --  |g 18B.  |t Prohibition is a failure (1926) /  |r William H. Stayton --  |t The Great Depression and the New Deal --  |g 19A.  |t Self-help is the best response to unemployment (1932) /  |r Henry Ford --  |g 19B.  |t Self-help is not enough (1932) /  |r Charles R. Walker --  |g 20A.  |t America needs a New Deal (1932) /  |r Franklin D. Roosevelt --  |g 20B.  |t Roosevelt's New Deal would destroy America (1932) /  |r Herbert Hoover --  |g 21A.  |t Redistributing America's wealth would solve the depression (1934) /  |r Huey P. Long --  |g 21B.  |t Long's "share-our-wealth" plan is impractical (1935) /  |r Hamilton Basso --  |t World War II --  |g 22A.  |t The United States should give lend-lease aid to Great Britain (1940) /  |r Franklin D. Roosevelt --  |g 22B.  |t Lend-lease aid will drag the United States into war (1941) /  |r James F. O'Connor --  |g 23A.  |t The internment of Japanese Americans was justified (1944) /  |r Hugo black --  |g 23B.  |t The internment of Japanese Americans was not justified (1944) /  |r Frank Murphy --  |g 24A.  |t Using the atomic bomb against Japan is justified (1945) /  |r Harry S. Truman --  |g 24B.  |t Dropping the atomic bomb on Japan was immoral (1945) /  |r Christian Century --  |g pt. 4.  |t The Cold War abroad and at home (1945-1989) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Rise of the Cold War --  |g 25A.  |t America should seek peace with the Soviet Union (1946) /  |r Henry A. Wallace --  |g 25B.  |t America should contain the Soviet Union (1947) /  |r George F. Kennan --  |g 26A.  |t Communist subversives threaten America (1950) /  |r Joseph R. McCarthy --  |g 26B.  |t McCarthyism threatens America (1950) /  |r the Tydings Committee --  |g 27A.  |t America should send a man to the moon (1961) /  |r John F. Kennedy --  |g 27B.  |t America's race to the moon is misguided (1962) /  |r Carl Dreher --  |t The struggle for civil rights and equality --  |g 28A.  |t Racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional (1954) /  |r Earl Warren --  |g 28B.  |t The Supreme Court should not interfere in Southern racial practices (1956) /  |r The Southern Manifesto --  |g 29A.  |t Blacks should strive to be part of the American dream (1961) /  |r Martin Luther King Jr. --  |g 29B.  |t Blacks can never be part of the American dream (1963) /  |r Malcolm X --  |g 30A.  |t American women need an equal rights amendment (1970) /  |r Margaret M. Heckler --  |g 30B.  |t An equal rights amendment would be harmful (1970) /  |r Myra Wolfgang --  |t The turbulent sixties --  |g 31A.  |t America is fighting for a just cause in Vietnam (1965) /  |r Lyndon B. Johnson --  |g 31B.  |t America is not fighting for a just cause in Vietnam (1967) /  |r Eugene McCarthy --  |g 32A.  |t Riots are mob criminal acts (1966) /  |r Richard M. Nixon --  |g 32B.  |t Riots are social revolutions (1967) /  |r Tom Hayden --  |g 33A.  |t America's youth must lead a new revolution (1962, 1968) /  |r Students for a Democratic Society --  |g 33B.  |t Student rebellion leaders are a disgrace (1969) /  |r K. Ross Toole --  |t From Nixon to Reagan --  |g 34A.  |t Executive privilege protects a president's private communications (1973) /  |r Richard M. Nixon --  |g 34B.  |t A president's executive privilege is not absolute (1974) /  |r Warren Burger --  |g 35A.  |t America is facing a crisis of confidence (1979) /  |r Jimmy Carter --  |g 35B.  |t The American spirit remains strong (1980) /  |r Ronald Reagan --  |t The end of the Cold War --  |g 36A.  |t The Cold War was a great victory for the United States (1992) /  |r John Lewis Gaddis --  |g 36B.  |t The Cold War was not a great victory for the United States (1993) /  |r Wade Huntley --  |g pt. 5.  |t New challenges after the Cold War (1991-present) --  |t Chronology --  |g Preface --  |t Domestic challenges --  |g 37A.  |t America must reform its health care system (1994) /  |r Bill Clinton --  |g 37B.  |t America's health care system does not need government reform (1993) /  |r Fred Barnes --  |g 38A.  |t President Bill Clinton should be impeached (1998) /  |r House Judiciary Committee --  |g 38B.  |t Clinton's impeachment is not justified (1998) /  |r Jerrold Nadler --  |g 39A.  |t Gay marriage must be banned (2003) /  |r First Things --  |g 39B.  |t Gay marriage should not be banned (2006) /  |r Jamie Raskin --  |t National security, terrorism, and Iraq --  |g 40A.  |t America must use military force against Iraq to liberate Kuwait (1991) /  |r George H.W. Bush --  |g 40B.  |t War against Iraq is unnecessary (1991) /  |r Arthur Schlesinger --  |g 41A.  |t America must wage war against terrorists (2001) /  |r George W. Bush --  |g 41B.  |t America must seek alternatives to a military response to terrorism (2001) /  |r Joyce Neu --  |g 42A.  |t President George W. Bush is abusing the war powers of his office (2006) /  |r Elizabeth Holtzman --  |g 42B.  |t The president needs broad wartime powers to protect the nation (2006) /  |r John Yoo --  |g Index. 
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