Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thaddeus Stevens Argues Presidential Reconstruction (1865) primary source document w/ reading questions.

  Thaddeus Stevens Attacks Presidential Reconstruction This primary source is a speech given by Senator Thaddeus Stevens criticizing the conditions of Presidential Reconstruction. In addition, this selection contains reading questions.

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Louisiana Black Code (1865) primary source document w/ reading questions

  Louisiana Black Code This primary source document share an example of the Louisiana Black Code which were designed to protect white supremacy in Southern states after the Civil War. In addition, this selection includes reading questions.

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Langston Hughes, “I, Too” (1925) primary source literature w/ reading questions & photostory

 Langston Hughes This primary source document is poem written by Langston Hughes, a respected African-American author of the Harlem Renaissance Movement of the 1920s. In addition, this selection contains reading questions. The photostory provides a brief description of the literary … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854) primary source w/ reading questions

  Henry David Thoreau Walden This primary source document contains an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, whereby he criticizes social conformity, materialism, and the degradation of the natural environment. In addition, this selection also includes reading questions.

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Complaint of a Lowell Female Factory Worker (1845) primary source document w/ reading questions.

  Complaint of a Lowell Factory Worker This a primary source document of an unidentified female Lowell factory worker complaining about the working conditions of the New England textiles factories of the mid-19th century. This selection also includes reading questions.

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Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention – 1848 (women suffrage) primary source document w/ reading questions

   Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention This primary source document marked the beginning of the seventy-year struggle for women’s suffrage as Elizabeth Cady Stanton hosted the Seneca Falls Convention for women in up-state New York. In addition, this … Continue reading

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Letter by the Mother of a Black Civil War Soldier – 1863 (primary source document w/ reading questions)

Letter by the Mother of a Black Civil War Soldier This primary source document is a letter written by Hannah Johnson, a mother of a black union soldier, urging the president to fight for the equality of white and black … Continue reading

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