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Table of Contents Foreword i Introduction 1 Documents 1950-1959 1950 The Public Library Service Demonstration Bill 11 James W. Wadsworth, Harold H. Velde, Dewey J. Short, Wright Patman, John Jennings, John Lesinski, Carl D. Perkins, Andrew Jacobs Marshall Plan Assistance 31 Arthur H. Vandenberg Bipartisan Foreign Policy 35 Homer Ferguson Address on Foreign Policy 40 Harry S. Truman The Civil Rights Issue Must Not Be a Political Football 48 Vito A. Marcantonio Which Way to Peace and Freedom? 51 Walter H. Judd Selective Service Law 77 Millard E. Tydings Employment of Homosexuals and other Sex Perverts 88 In Government Senate Investigations Subcommittee Report 1951 Letter to an American Mother 103 Sigmund Freud Address to Congress 105 Douglas MacArthur Introducing a Civil Rights Legislative Program 115 Hubert H. Humphrey The Fight Against Communism 129 Pat McCarran Investigation of Organized Crime 135 Estes Kefauver 1952 The Way to Freedom 143 John Foster Dulles Radio Broadcast 153 Robert A. Taft America the Beautiful 165 Ronald Reagan Veto of the McCarran-Walter Bill 171 Harry S. Truman Concession Speech 184 Adlai E. Stevenson Draft of Report to President Truman 186 Eleanor Roosevelt 1953 The Speakership 193 Joseph W. Martin The Bricker Amendment 197 John W. Bricker Farewell Address 202 Harry S. Truman Inauguration Address 213 Dwight D. Eisenhower Civil Rights Legislation 221 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. 1954 American Agriculture 227 Everett M. Dirksen Last Chance in Indochina 237 Mary McLeod Bethune Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 253 Earl Warren Extension of Voting Rights to Citizens at Age Eighteen 260 William Langer The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 271 Antonio Fernos-Isern The Strike Against American Airlines 278 Thomas J. Murray Accomplishments and Failures of the Eighty-Third Congress 281 Sam Rayburn Senate Condemnation of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy 301 Sam Ervin, Arthur Watkins, Bourke Hickenlooper 1955 Court Order Can't Make Races Mix 323 Zora Neale Hurston Time, Chance, and an Appointment with History 327 Rosa Parks 1956 Medical Research 333 Margaret Chase Smith Southern Manifesto 344 Ninety-six Politicians Federal Aid Highway Act 348 Prescott S. Bush The Power of Propaganda in Southeast Asia 353 Thomas A. Dooley 1957 The Eisenhower Doctrine 369 Dwight D. Eisenhower Standard of Living of the American Indian 379 James E. Murray The School Crisis 381 Walter Lippmann Selection of Ambassadors 384 Theodore F. Green The Administration of Our Government 386 Leverett Saltonstall Natural Resources: God's Gifts are Man's Challenges 393 Wayne L. Morse The Mutual Security Act of 1957 403 George D. Aiken Senate Confirmation Hearing for the Ambassadorship 415 To Ceylon J. William Fulbright and Maxwell H. Gluck Conservation of Natural Resources 419 Fred A. Seaton Smoking and Health 427 Leroy E. Burney, Calvin T. Klopp, Wallace F. Bennett Civil Rights and Legislative Constitutional Responsibility 433 Richard B. Russell Federal Assistance to Education 440 George S. McGovern Loving Your Enemies 449 Martin Luther King, Jr. 1958 United Nations Security Council Speech on Lebanon 465 Henry Cabot Lodge United States Military Power 472 John F. Kennedy School Integration at Little Rock 486 Orval E. Faubus National Defense Education Act 492 Edwin K. Thomson 1959 Commission to Study Problems of Alcoholism 497 Olin D. T. Johnston Economic Assistance to Native Americans 515 William Langer Responsibility of the Individual Senator: The Caucus 525 William Proxmire The Massive Irresponsibility of the Spenders 538 Barry M. Goldwater Defense Appropriations 547 Gerald R. Ford Speech Before the American Medical Association 559 Dwight D. Eisenhower Oregon Primary Election Law 567 Richard L. Neuberger Alaska and Hawaii Statehood 573 Ernest Gruening Chronology 587 Further Reading 605 Index 607
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United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953 -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- 1945-1953 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- 1953-1961 -- Sources.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Sources.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Nineteen fifties -- Sources.