Reasoning With Democratic Values 2.0

RDV Table of Contents

Table of Contents

RDV Volume 1, Table of Contents

Part I: The Colonial Era (1607–1775)

1. Stamp of Approval: Father Junípero Serra and the Spanish Settlement of California
2. The Blame and Shame of It: Salem Witch Trials
3. Defending the Redcoats: John Adams and the Boston Massacre
4. A Luxury We Can’t Afford: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery                                                                                                                                                             


Part II: The New Nation (1776–1800)

5. Not One Morsel: The Petition of an Enslaved African Woman
6. Washington for the British: Harry Washington and a Question of Loyalty
7. The Power of a Fraction: James Wilson and the Three-Fifths Compromise
8. A Little Rebellion Now and Then: The Whiskey Rebellion                                                                                                                                                                


Part III: Nation Building (1801–1828)

9. Chilling Effect: The Greenleafs and Freedom of the Press
10. Back to Africa: The American Colonization Society and Daniel Coker’s Mission to Settle West Africa
11. Gerry’s Salamander: Governor Elbridge Gerry’s 1812 Redistricting of Massachusetts
12. A Bowl with One Spoon: Chief Tecumseh and the War of 1812                                                                                                                                               


Part IV: Manifest Destiny (1829–1849)

13. A Woman’s Place Is in the Factory: The Lowell Mill Strikes and Labor Reforms
14. The Will of the People: Cherokee Removal
15. Foreigner in My Native Land: Juan Seguín and the Texas Revolution
16. A Different Drummer: Henry David Thoreau                                                                                                                                                                                


Part V: A House Divided (1850–1865)

17. The Bloodhound Law: The Fugitive Slave Law and Northerners’ Resistance
18. Blow Ye the Trumpet: Antislavery Zealot John Brown
19. Tears of Blood: Robert E. Lee and The Civil War
20. Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Andrew Carnegie and The Civil War Draft  


RDV Volume 2, Table of Contents

Part VI: Reconstruction and The Gilded Age (1866–1890)

21. Pioneering Suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Universal Suffrage
22. The Last Battle of The Civil War: The Presidential Election of 1876
23. Kill the Indian and Save the Man: Luther Standing Bear and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School
24. Telling a Lie to Discover the Truth: Nellie Bly's Investigative Journalism    


Part VII: Industrialization and Reform (1891–1918)

25. Richest Man in the World: John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company
26. The Wobbly Giant: Conflict Between Labor and Capital on the Frontier
27. General Manager of the Nation: Nelson W. Aldrich and the Income Tax
28. A War to End All Wars: American Entry into World War I                                                                                                                                                          


Part VIII: Between the Wars (1919–1940)

29. Stealing North: Escaping Jim Crow
30. Dust Can’t Kill Me: Bank Foreclosures in the Great Depression
31. Deportees: Deportation and Repatriation to Mexico, 1929–1939
32. United We Sit: The Flint Sit-Down Strike                                                                                                                                                


Part IX: Hot and Cold War (1941–1989)

33. Yearning to Breathe Free: The Voyage of the St. Louis
34.  Tell Them We Love Them: Japanese Americans During World War II
35. Naming of Names: Elia Kazan and McCarthyism
36. Crime After Crime: The Burglary of an FBI Office                                                                                                                                                 


Part X: Contemporary America (1990–2017)

37. Forty Acres and a Mule: Reparations for African Americans
38. Bake Me a Cake: Wedding Cakes and the Constitution
39. Accord Discord: The Paris Climate Accord of 2015