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American protest literature

Author: Zoe Trodd
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: John Harvard library.
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Presents chronologically arranged writings by Americans protesting unjust social conditions, covering such subjects as civil rights, feminism, and war.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoe Trodd
ISBN: 0674023528 9780674023529
OCLC Number: 71284898
Description: xxix, 541 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John Stauffer --
Introduction --
1. Declaring independence : The American revolution --
The literature --
"A political litany (1775) / Philip Freneau --
From Common Sense (1776) / Thomas Paine --
From "The dominion of providence over the passions of men" (1776) / John Witherspoon --
The Declaration of Independence (1776) --
From Letters from an American Farmer (1782) / J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur --
The legacy --
"The Working Men's Party Declaration of Independence (1829) / George Evans --
"Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments" (1848) --
From "Resistance to civil government" (1849) / Henry David Thoreau --
From "Provisional constitution" (1858) / John Brown --
From "Declaration of interdependence by the Socialist Labor Party" (1895) / Daniel De Leon. 2. Unvanishing the Indian : Native American rights --
The literature --
Speech to Governor William Harrison at Vincennes (1810) / Tecumseh --
"An Indian's looking-glass for the White man" (1833) / William Apess --
"Indian names" (1834) / Lydia Sigourney --
From From the Deep Woods to Civilization (1916) / Charles Eastman --
From Black Elk Speaks (1932) / Black Elk and John G. Neihardt --
The legacy --
From Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1970) / Dee Brown --
"What is the American Indian Movement?" (1973) / Birgil Kills Straight and Richard LaCourse --
"American Indians and Vietnamese" (1973) / Roland Winkler --
From Lakota Woman (1990) / Mary Crow Dog --
"The exaggeration of despair" (1996) / Sherman Alexie. 3. Little books that started a big war : Abolition and antislavery --
The literature --
From Appeal to the Coloured Citizens (1829) / David Walker --
From Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) / Harriet Beecher Stow --
From "The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" (1852) / Frederick Douglass --
Prison letters (1859) / John Brown --
From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) / Harriet Jacobs --
The legacy --
The Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution (1863, 1865-1870) --
"Solidarity forever" (1915) / Ralph Chaplin --
From "Everybody's protest novel" (1949) / James Baldwin --
From The Defiant Ones (1958) / Stanley Kramer --
From Disposable People : New Slavery in the Global Economy (1999) / Kevin Bales. 4. This land is herland : Women's rights and suffragism --
The literature --
From "Shall women have the right to vote?" (1851) / Wendell Phillips --
From "Women and suffrage" (1867) / Lydia Maria Child --
From "Declaration and protest of the women of the United States" (1876) / National Woman Suffrage Association --
From "Solitude of self" (1892) / Elizabeth Cady Stanton --
"The yellow wallpaper" (1892) / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
The legacy --
"Frederick Douglass" (1908) / Mary Church Terrell --
From "Why women should vote" (1910) / Jane Addams --
From Herland (1915) / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
Nineteenth Amendment and Equal Rights Amendments (1920, 1923, 1943) --
"Now we can begin" (1920) / Crystal Eastman. 5. Capitalism's discontents : Socialism and industry --
The literature --
From Life in the Iron Mills (1861) / Rebecca Harding Davis --
From Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (1888) / Edward Bellamy --
From How the Other Half Lives (1890) / Jacob Riis --
From The Jungle (1906) / Upton Sinclair --
"Sadie Pfeifer" and "Making human junk" (1908, 1915) / Lewis Hine --
The legacy --
From "The People's Party platform" (1892) / Ignatius Donnelly --
From Food and Drugs Act and Meat Inspection Act (1906) --
Statement to the Court (1906) / Eugene V. Debs --
"Farewell, capitalist America!" (1929) / William (Big Bill) Haywood --
From Nickel and Dimed (2001) / Barbara Ehrenreich. 6. Strange fruit : Against lynching --
The literature --
From Southern Horrors (1892) / Ida B. Wells --
"Jesus Christ in Texas" (1920) / W.E.B. Du Bois --
"The lynching" (1920) / Claude McKay --
From "Big Boy leaves home" (1936) / Richard Wright --
"Strange fruit" (1937, 1939) / Abel Meeropol and Billie Holiday --
The legacy --
"Bill for Negro rights and the suppression of lynching" (1934) / League of Struggle for Negro Rights --
"Federal law is imperative" (1947) / Helen Gahagan Douglas --
"Take a stand against the Klan" (1980) / The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee --
From "AmeriKKKa 1998 : the lynching of James Byrd" (1998) / Michael Slate --
"The lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, 1930" (2000). 7. Dust tracks on the road : The Great depression --
The literature --
"Migrant mother" (1936) / Dorothea Lange --
"Farmer and sons" (1936) / Arthur Rothstein --
From The Grapes of Wrath (1939) / John Steinbeck --
Hale County, Alabama (1936, 1941) / Walker Evans --
From Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941) / James Agee --
The legacy --
"Tom Joad" (1940) / Woody Guthrie --
From 12 Million Black Voices (1941) / Richard Wright and Edwin Rosskam --
From The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955) / Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes --
From The Other America (1962) / Michael Harrington --
"Poverty is a crime" (1972) / Malik. 8. The dungeon shook : Civil rights and Black liberation --
The literature --
"Montgomery : reflections of a loving alien" (1956) / Robert Granat --
"My dungeon shook" (1962) / James Baldwin --
From "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (1963) / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
"Civil rights march on Washington, D.C." (1963) / Marion Trikosko --
From "The ballot or the bullet" (1964) / Malcolm X --
The legacy --
"On civil rights (1963) / John F. Kennedy --
From "The American promise" (1965) / Lyndon B. Johnson --
"Black art" (1966) / Amiri Baraka --
"Panther power" (1989) / Tupac Shakur --
"Ten point program" (2001) / New Black Panther Party --
9. A problem that had no name : Second-wave feminism --
The literature --
"I stand here ironing" (1956) / Tillie Olsen --
From The Feminine Mystique (1963) / Betty Friedan --
"Statement of purpose" (1966) / National Organization for Women --
"Women's liberation has a different meaning for blacks" (1970) / Renee Ferguson --
"For the Equal Rights Amendment" (1970) / Shirley Chisholm --
The legacy --
Letter to Betty Friedan (1963) / Gerda Lerner --
"Poetry is not a luxury" (1977) / Audre Lorde --
"The female and the silence of a man" (1989) / June Jordan --
From The morning after (1993) / Katie Roiphe --
"Women don't riot" (1998) / Ana Castillo. 10. The word is out : Gay liberation --
The literature --
From "Howl" (1956) / Allen Ginsberg --
Stonewall documents (1969-1970) --
From "Refugees from Amerika : a gay manifesto" (1969) / Carl Wittman --
"The women's liberation and gay liberation movements" (1970) / Huey P. Newton --
From Street Theater (1982) / Doric Wilson --
The legacy --
"Read my lips" (1988) / ACT UP ; Still/Here (1994) / Bill T. Jones --
From Angels in America (1990, 1991) / Tony Kushner --
"Dyke manifesto" (1993) / Lesbian Avengers --
From Stone Butch Blues (1993) / Leslie Feinberg --
Goodridge v. Department of Public Health (2003). 11. From Saigon to Baghdad : The Vietnam war and beyond --
The literature --
"I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die-rag" (1965) / Country Joe and the Fish --
"Advent 1966" (1966) / Denise Levertov --
From Why Are We in Vietnam? (1967) / Norman Mailer --
"Saigon" (1968) / Eddie Adams ; "Napalm" (1972) / Nick (Huynh Cong) Ut --
From Dispatches (1967-1969, 1977) / Michael Herr --
The legacy --
"April 30, 1975" (1975) / John Balaban --
From "How to tell a true war story" (1987) / Tim O'Brien --
Poets against the war --
"Speak out" (2003) / Lawrence Ferlinghetti --
"Poem of war" (2003) / Jim Harrison --
"Poem of disconnected parts" (2005) / Robert Pinsky --
"Who would Jesus torture?" (2004) / Clinton Fein --
From Born on the Fourth of July (1976, 2005) / Ron Kovic --
Afterword / Howard Zinn --
Sources --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: John Harvard library.
Responsibility: edited by Zoe Trodd ; foreword by John Stauffer ; afterword by Howard Zinn.

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