|Primary Source Activities|
|Immigration in Your Community||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Immigration||The gathering and interactions of peoples, cultures, and ideas||7-12|
|Minstrel Show Posters: A Background Lesson to Introduce Civil Rights||Contemporary America (1945 to present)||Civil Rights Movement||Change and continuity in American democracy: ideas, institutions, events, key figures, and controversies||11-12|
|Orangeburg Massacre||Contemporary America (1945 to present)||Civil Rights Movement||Change and continuity in American democracy: ideas, institutions, events, key figures, and controversies||11-12|
|Race and Point of View in To Kill a Mockingbird||Contemporary America (1945 to present)||Civil Rights Movement||Change and continuity in American democracy: ideas, institutions, events, key figures, and controversies||5-8|
|What is Segregation?||Contemporary America (1945 to present)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|Nativism and Anti-Irish Sentiment in the United States||Contemporary America (1945 to present)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|Comparing the Creed of the Klanswomen to the Bill of Rights||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Lesson with Primary Documents||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|North or South? Racial Attitudes before the Civil War||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|The Quest for Citizenship||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|The Ku Klux Klan in Vermont and New Hampshire||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|Connecting Primary Sources to Warriors Don’t Cry||Contemporary America (1945 to present)||Civil Rights Movement||5-8|
|Connecting Primary Sources to Witness||Development of Modern America (19th and 20th centuries).||Civil Rights Movement||7|
|Should She Have the Vote?||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Voting Rights||8|
|Rights and Freedoms: The First Amendment||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Voting Rights||8|
|Preconceptions about Race in our Communities: A primary source investigation||The development of modern America (19th and 20th centuries)||Civil Rights Movement||8|
|The Ku Klux Klan in Vermont||The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)||Civil Rights Movement||9-12|
|The Problem of Citizenship in American History||The development of modern America
(1865 to 1920
Contemporary America (1945 to present)
|Civil Rights Timeline|| Contemporary America
(1945 to present)
|A Brief Timeline of U.S. Policy on Immigration and Naturalization||Colonization, settlement, and communities
(1607 to 1763)
The Revolution and the new nation
(1763 to 1815)
|Immigration, citizenship||The gathering and interactions of peoples, cultures, and ideas|
Citizenship, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights Bibliography
GeneralJim Carnes, Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America (Oxford University
A great companion to Race: A History Beyond Black and White, this book comprises 14 case studies that “bring readers a firsthand, personal account of the history and psychology of intolerance.” Colorful, contains lots of great images and primary source excerpts. The case studies are broad, beginning with the persecution of Quakers in the 17th century and examining the experiences of blacks, Mexicans, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, and gay people, among others.
Sally G. McMillen, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008). A recent, excellent overview that emphasizes the contributions of Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, while placing the Seneca Falls convention and the broader movement in the context of the times.
The fight for women’s suffrage in Vermont, 1869-1880
Deborah P. Clifford, “An Invasion of Strong-Minded Women: The Newspapers and the Woman Suffrage Campaign in Vermont in 1870,” Vermont History 43(Winter 1975); “The Drive for Women’s Municipal Suffrage in Vermont, 1883-1917,” Vermont History 47(Summer 1979).
The African-American Experience
In the North
James O. and Lois E. Horton, In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860 (Oxford University Press, 1998).
Richard Wright, Black Boy (American Hunger) (1945).
Linda Barrett Osborne, Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction (Harry Abrams, 2009).
The Jim Crow Era, The Great Migration
Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery (1901).
C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955).
Malaika Adero, ed., Up South: Stories, Studies, and Letters of African American Migrations (New Press, reprint, 1994).
Internet Teaching Resources about African-American life during the Jim Crow era
Reconstruction/Jim Crow Fiction
Mildred Taylor, The Land (Dial, 2001); Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976; Puffin,
Margaret Walker, Jubilee (1966; Mariner Books, 1999).
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960; Harper Perennial Classic).
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970; Ballantine Books, 2009).
Modern Civil Rights Movement
Supplementary Bibliographyon the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Emilye Crosby, A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi (2005).
The Black Freedom Movement
Deborah Menkart, et. al, eds., Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching: A Resource Guide for Classrooms and Communities (Teaching for Change, 2004).
Han Nolan, A Summer of Kings (Harcourt, 2006).
Native Americans and Citizenship
Teaching Activities around the Dawes Act and Allotment
Indian Boarding Schools: Civilizing the Native Spirit
Frederick E. Hoxie, A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians, 1880-
1920 (University of Nebraska Press, 1984).
Frederick E. Hoxie, ed., Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices from the Progressive Era (Bedford/St. Martins, 2001).
Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (University Press of Kansas, 1998).
Citizenship Issues in Vermont
Immigrants, Indians, and Blacks
Elise Guyette, “Native Americans in Vermont: The Abenaki”
Elise Guyette, “The French Settlement Of Vermont: 1609-1929”
Elise Guyette, “Stories of Forced Migrations to Vermont”
Elise Guyette, “Immigration to Vermont, 1840-1930”
Colin Calloway, The Western Abenaki of Vermont, 1600-1800: War, Migration and Survival of an Indian People (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990).
Vincent E. Feeney, Finnigans, Slaters, and Stonepeggers: A History of the Irish in Vermont (Images from the Past, 2009).
Karen Hesse, Witness (Scholastic, 2001).
The Eugenics Movement
Nancy Gallagher, Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State (University Press of New England, 1999).
Vermont Eugenics: A Documentary History
Joseph Bruchac, Hidden Roots (Scholastic Press, 2004).
Jodi Picoult, Second Glance (Washington Square Press, 2003).
Immigration and Pluralism
Thomas J. Archdeacon, Becoming American: An Ethnic History (The Free Press, 1983).
Pluralism and Unity
Gilder Lehrman on Immigration
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Chinese and Japanese Experiences
Jean Pfaelzer, Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans (University of California Press, 2007).
Yin, Coolies (Puffin, reprint 1993).
Roger Daniels, Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II (1993; rev. ed., Hill and Wang, 2004).
Deborah Gesensway and Mindy Roseman, Beyond Words: Images from America’s Concentration Camps (Cornell University Press, 1988).
John Tateishi, comp., And Justice For All : An Oral History Of The Japanese American Detention Camps (Random House, 1984).
Politics, the Labor Movement
Alan Berolzheimer, “Continuity and Change in American Democracy, 1861 to the Present,”
Juliet Haines Mofford, Talkin' Union: The American Labor Movement (Discovery Enterprises, 1997).
Women and Social Movements in the United States
Reconstruction: Overview and Teaching Resources
Eric Foner, “The Reconstruction Amendments: Official Documents as Social History”
Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (HarperCollins, 1988).