Table of contents for The McGraw-Hill reader : issues across the disciplines / [edited by] Gilbert H. Muller.

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1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 
Preparing to Read
Critical Reading
Beyond Content: Focusing on Structure
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Quoting
Reading and Analyzing Visual Texts

* Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Communicate?
Amos Bad Heart, View of Chief Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull
Thomas E. Franklin, Fire Fighters Raising the Flag at Ground Zero 

The Writing Process
Student Essay (Jamie Taylor), Cultist Behavior or Doltish Behavior?
Readings for Critical Response and for Writing
Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Cult of Ethnicity
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
* Peter Elbow, Freewriting
* Donald M. Murray, The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts

2. Reading and Writing 
Effective Arguments
The Purpose of Argumentation
The Test of Justification
The Language of Argument
Appeals to Reason, Emotion, and Ethics
Thinking Critically About Argument
Writing Powerful Arguments
Readings for Critical Response and Writing

Classic and Contemporary Essays: How Do We Argue?
H.L. Mencken, The Penalty of Death
* Coretta Scott King, The Death Penalty Is a Step Back

* Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

* Classic and Contemporary Images: What Is an Argument?
Francisco de Goya, The Third of May, 1808
Eddie Adams, Police Chief Brigadier 
General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executes a Viet Cong Officer

Two Argumentative Essays for Analysis
* Barbara Lawrence, Four-Letter Words Can Hurt You
* Molly Ivins, Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns

3. Education

* Classic and Contemporary Images: Does Education Change Over Time?
Zoology Lab, Oberlin College during the 1890s
Tom Stewart, Food Science Lab, University of Maine during the 1990s

Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is the Value of Education?
Fredrick Douglass, Learning to Read and Write
Richard Rodriguez, The Lonely, Good Company of Books

Maya Angelou, Graduation
* Santha Rama Rau, By Any Other Name
Anna Quindlen, Sex Ed
* David Gelernter, Unplugged: The Myth of Computers in the Classroom
Susan Jacoby, When Bright Girls Decide That Math is "a Waste of Time"
E. D.Hirsch, Jr., Why America’s Universities Are Better than Its Schools
Gloria Steinem, The Good News Is: These Are Not the Best Years of Your Life
Benjamin R. Barber, America Skips School

4. Family Roles and Gender Roles: How Do We Become Who We Are?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Respond to Social Events?
Pieter Brueghel the younger, Rustic Wedding
Vanessa Vick, Photograph from a Contemporary Wedding Reception

Classic and Contemporary Essays: How Much Do Families Matter?
* E.B. White, Once More to the Lake
Barbara Kingsolver, Stone Soup

Annie Dillard, An American Childhood
* Richard Rodriguez, Family Values
Amitai Etzioni, Parenting as an Industry
Francis Fukuyama, Immigrants and Family Values
Margaret Atwood, The Female Body
Paul Theroux, Being a Man
* Natalie Angier, Why Men Don’t Last
Deborah Tannen, Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard For Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?

5. History, Culture, and Civilization: Are We Citizens of the World?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Become Americans?
Alice Austin, Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
Associated Press, Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Border Between Guatemala and Mexico, 1999

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Are We Heading Toward a World Culture?
Oliver Goldsmith, National Prejudices
* Ishmael Reed, America: The Multinational Society

Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria
N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain
Langston Hughes, Salvation
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
Edward T. Hall, The Arab World
* Barbara Tuchman, This Is the End of the World: The Black Death
* Ronald Takaki, Strangers From a Distant Shore
* Jessica Mitford, The American Way of Death

6. Government, Politics, and Social Justice: How Do We Decide What Is Fair?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: Is There Too Much Money in Politics?
Thomas Nast, The ‘Brains’ That Achieved the Tammany Victory at the Rochester Democratic Convention
Ann Telnaes, Soft Money Raised

Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is the American Dream?
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence: In Congress, July 4, 1776
Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream

* George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant
* Esther Dyson, Cyberspace: If You Don’t Love It, Leave It
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Circle of Governments
Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrast
* Bharati Mukherjee, American Dreamer
Martin Luther King, Jr., The World House
James Baldwin, Stranger in the Village
Alexis de Tocqueville, Some Reflections on American Manners

7. Business and Economics: How Do We Earn Our Keep?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: Will Workers Be Displaced by Machines?
Diego Rivera, Portion of a mural from the Detroit Institute of Arts
George Haling, Photograph of a Chrysler Assembly Line

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Does Equal Opportunity Exist?
Virginia Woolf, Professions for Woman
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Delusions of Grandeur

Anna Quindlen, Men at Work
Perri Klass, Ambition
* Chang Rae Lee, Uncle Chul Gets Rich
* Benjamin Franklin, The Way to Wealth
Richard Rodriguez, Los Pobres
Robert Reich, Why the Rich are Getting Richer, and the Poor, Poorer
* Harvey Cox, The Market as God
Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal

8. Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion: What Do We Believe?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We View Angels and Devils?
Islamic art from India, Angel and Mortal
Jacob Epstein, St. Michael and the Devil, Coventry Cathedral

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Is Superstition a Sign of Weakness or Strength?
* Margaret Mead, New Superstitions for Old
* Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Superstitious Minds

Robert Coles, I Listen to My Parents and I Wonder What They Believe
William J. Bennett, What Really Ails America
Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth
Plato, The Allegory of the Cave
John Donne, No Man Is an Island
Gilbert Highet, The Mystery of Zen
Stephen L. Carter, The Culture of Disbelief
C.S. Lewis, The Rival Conceptions of God

*9. Communication, Film, and Media: How Do We Express Ourselves?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: What Do Gangster Films Reveal about Us?
Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar, 1930
Al Pacino in The Godfather, Part III, 1990

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Why Are We Fascinated by Outlaws?
* Robert Warshow, The Gangster as Tragic Hero
* Roger Ebert, Review of Goodfellas

* Amy Tan, The Language of Discretion
Rita Dove, Loose Ends
Marie Winn, Television Addiction
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 2 Live Crew, Decoded
* Stephen King, My Creature from the Black Lagoon
Dave Barry, Red, White, and Beer
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Casey Miller and Kate Swift, Who’s in Charge of the English Language?

10. Science and Technology: What Can Science Teach Us?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: Where Is Science Taking Us?
Flemish School, The Movements of the Sun and Moon, Fifteenth Century
J. Hester and P. Scowen, Photograph of Gaseous Pillars taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, 1995

*Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is Technological Progress?
Lewis Mumford, The Monastery and the Clock
Jeremy Rifkin, The Age of Simulation

Charles Darwin, Natural Selection
* Richard Selzer, Sarcophagus
Carl Sagan, Can We Know the Universe? Reflections on a Grain of Sand
Perri Klass, Macho
* Lewis Thomas, The Technology of Medicine
* Loren Eiseley, The Bird and the Machine
Stephen J. Gould, The Terrifying Normalcy of AIDS
Terry Tempest Williams, The Clan of One-breasted Women

11. Nature and the Environment: How Do We Relate to the Natural World?

* Classic and Contemporary Images: Are We Destroying Our Natural World?
John Frederick Kensett, Along the Hudson
Michael Brophy, Powerline

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Do We Own Nature?
Chief Seattle, Letter to President Pierce, 1855
* Barry Lopez, The Stone Horse

Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure
* Alice Walker, Am I Blue?
* Noel Perrin, The Greenest Campuses: An Idiosyncratic Guide
Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces
Mark Twain, Two Views of The Mississippi
Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson
Henry David Thoreau, Economy
John Steinbeck, Americans and the Land

12. A Guide to Research and Documentation
Research Writing: Preconceptions and Practice
The Research Process
Phases in the Research Process
Phase 1: Defining Your Objective
Phase 2: Locating Your Sources
Phase 3: Gathering and Organizing Data
Phase 4: Writing and Submitting the Paper
Documenting Sources
Sample Student Paper

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: College readers, Interdisciplinary approach in education Problems, exercises, etc, English language Rhetoric Problems, exercises, etc, Academic writing Problems, exercises, etc