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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: Empire: Manifest Destiny and Beyond
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Text 1. Frederick Jackson Turner, The Significance of the Frontier in American History
Text 2. Stephen Crane, The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
Text 3. The Future of the Red Man
Text 4. William F. Cody and John M. Burke, Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World
Text 5. The New Frontier, Albert Beveridge and William Jennings Bryan
Text 6. Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life
Text 7. The White Man's Burden
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Text 8. Mark Twain, To the Person Sitting in Darkness, The Dervish and the Offensive Stranger
Text 9. Aguinaldo's Case Against the United States
Text 10. Two Wars, Memorial Day, The Twelve-Inch Gun

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7.  "The White Man's Burden" and Responses
- Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden," poem, McClure's Magazine, February 1899
- American Missionary Assn., "The White Man's Duty," editorial, The American Missionary, July 1899 (PDF)
- H. T. Johnson, "The Black Man's Burden," poem, Christian Recorder, March 1899 (PDF)
- T. Thomas Fortune, "The White Man's Burden," editorial, New York Age, April 1899, excerpts (PDF)
- Benjamin R. Tillman, Address to the U.S. Senate, 7 February 1899, excerpts (PDF)
  The Black Man's Burden

 
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Length: 9 pages total

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