Religion and Cosmovision
“Genesis” – The New American Bible (Catholic, at the Holy See)

The Spanish Conquest
Second Letter to Charles V – Hernán Cortés – October 30, 1520
Letter to King Philip of Spain – Lope de Aguirre – 1561

The American Revolution
The Liberty Song, lyrics by John Dickinson – 1768
Come Shake Your Dull Noodles, parody of The Liberty Song – 1768
Thomas Paine – Common Sense – January 10, 1776
John Dickinson – The “Popular Tyranny” of a Republic – July 1, 1776

Colonial Spanish America
Alexander von Humboldt – “Problems and Progress in Mexico” – c. 1803

The Early American Republic
Tecumseh – “The Great Spirit is angry with our enemies” – Winter of 1811-1812

American Slavery and Abolitionism
Sarah Grimké – “An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States” – 1836

The Gilded Age
Ida B. Wells – “To the Seeker After Truth,” Preface to The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World’s Columbian Exposition – Chicago, 1893

The Mexican Revolution
James Creelman – “President Diaz, Hero of the Americas,” – 1908

US Imperialism
Francisco García Calderón – Latin America: Its Rise and Progress – 1913

Consumer Culture
Veblen – The Theory of the Leisure Class – 1899

The Cuban Missile Crisis – October 14 – 28, 1962
Fidel Castro – Speech to the People of Cuba at a Loyalty Rally – October 26, 1959
John F. Kennedy – Report to the American People – October 22, 1962
Nikita Khrushchev – Letter from Khrushchev to Kennedy – October 24, 1962