Schlup, Leonard

Leonard Schlup received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently teaches at Mesa Community College in Arizona.

1890s in America
2006 0-7734-5982-0
One of the most significant decades in United States history, the 1890s represented a transitional time of political, economic, social, diplomatic, and cultural change. It was both the conclusion of the Gilded Age as well as the beginning of modern America and progressive reform. The twin forces of change and continuity came into play. An agricultural, rural, largely homogeneous society was shifting into a more industrial, urban, and heterogeneous republic marked by increasing presidential prerogative in domestic affairs and international relations. How Americans reacted to these growing pains presents historians with a wealth of information with which to dissect the times and better understand the momentous events that occurred between 1890 and 1899.

This book is an edited compilation of first-person accounts consisting of over four hundred pages of valuable primary source material. Each entry is accompanied by an introduction. Easier to use in one format than having tediously to track down forty-nine separate entities, the book analyzes important roles played that decade by social reformers, economic theorists, religious leaders, political figures, literary achievers, educational innovators, medical doctors, protesting labor strikers, judicial decisions, dedicated conservationists, avowed agitators, diplomatic initiators, philosophers, prohibitionists, sectionalists, librarians, and agriculturists who discussed a number of issues, such as civil rights, crime, anti-imperialism, and the growth of monopolies.

American Vice-Presidency in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century
2007 0-7734-5413-6
This book is an edited compilation of first-person accounts consisting of valuable primary source material, presenting historians and students of the Gilded Age with a wealth of information with which to dissect the times and better understand the individuals who occupied the vice presidency from 1869 to 1901. The book presents a chronologically arranged assortment of letters, speeches, statements, essays, and inaugural and farewell addresses to the Senate of Vice Presidents Colfax, Wilson, Wheeler, Arthur, Hendricks, Morton, Stevenson, Hobart, and Roosevelt. Readers will find a judicious array of important information useful in various ways. Professors and teachers of history, political science, social science, and classes on the presidency may want to place the book on lists of supplementary reading or for purposes of selecting topics for written or oral assignments. This book contains 17 black and white photographs.

Arizona Historical Dictionary. A Reference Compendium
2012 0-7734-2929-8
Schlup and Paschen have compiled the most thorough reference guide on Arizona’s local history. Marking the centennial anniversary of the state’s entrance into the union, this book provides more than a century worth of information for researchers seeking knowledge about its rich history. The book traces the history of Arizona from the Wild West until the present day.

This book is a one-volume reference work timed to coincide with the centennial observation of Arizona’s statehood in 2012. Besides the introduction, photographs, and index, the book consists of five parts: biographies, a chronology/timeline from 1846 to 2011, tables and charts, and primary documents.

They also provide recommended readings. This compilation is useful for a wide variety of groups from researchers, to government workers, students, historians, chambers of commerce, librarians, and even reporters. It will be informative for anyone interested in learning about Arizona.

Contemporary Observations of American Religion in the 1870s: Pulpits and Polemics
2008 0-7734-5134-X
This compilation of documents highlighting American religion in the 1870s offers insights into various denominations, issues, controversies, dogmas, and practices in the post-Civil War period. Included in the work are properly introduced sermons, letters, articles, church doctrines, speeches, writings, and other contemporary material.

Documentary Description of Health, Medicine, Disease, and Crime in Late Nineteenth-Century America
2009 0-7734-3830-0
This book is an edited compilation of selected primary source documents (articles, reports, letters, court cases, speeches, newspaper accounts, governmental findings, and excerpts from memoirs and contemporary books) pertaining to health, medicine, medical education, disease, crime, and related areas in the United States from 1860 to the early years of the twentieth century. Due to early-twenty-first century interests in American health, diet, alcoholism, vaccinations, contagious diseases, and treatments, readers should find especially helpful an understanding of how an earlier generation of Americans coped with some of the same issues during a crucial period in the development of the foundations of modem America.

Documents Depicting the 1950s: A Decade of Conformity and Dissent
2008 0-7734-5065-3
One of the most significant decades in United States history, the 1950s represented a time of continuity and dissent. How Americans reacted to these growing pains presents historians with a wealth of information with which to dissect the times and better understand the momentous events that occurred between 1950 and 1959. This book is an edited compilation of first-person accounts consisting of valuable primary source material. The work analyzes important roles played by various individuals, especially political and social leaders.

Documents on the Status of Native Americans in the Late Nineteenth Century
2008 0-7734-5089-0
This work, with its boundless assortment of valuable primary source documents, offers both insights and challenges to understanding the complexities of Native American life. Among the issues addressed in this volume are treaty negotiations, court cases, Western Indian uprisings, the passage of the General Allotment (Dawes) Act, Christian Missionary activity, and the formation of the Indian Rights Association.

Political Principles of Senator Barry M. Goldwater as Revealed in His Speeches and Writings
2012 0-7734-2587-X
This book presents a selected compilation of Senator Barry M. Goldwater’s speeches and writings from the 1950s to the 1990s. Arranged chronologically, these primary source documents reveal the Senator’s position on deficit spending, defense, politics, foreign policy, Gay Rights, Native Americans, Civil Rights, the news media, natural resources, constitutional rights, freedom, evangelical preachers, and other topics dealing with the making of modern American political principles. With a comprehensive introduction, appendix of related speeches and writings, and list of suggested readings, this volume will be a welcome addition for librarians, historians, political scientists, government officeholders, and other people and groups interested in United States political history during the second half of the twentieth century.

Presidential Campaign Letters and Speeches of James A. Garfield (1880), Benjamin Harrison (1892), William Mckinley (1896), and William Howard Taft (1908)
2010 0-7734-1445-2
An edited selection of presidential campaign letters and speeches of four native Ohio presidents. The primary source documents shed new light on campaign strategies during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They are chronologically arranged with a descriptive paragraph preceding each entry. The book contains an introduction, brief biographical sketches of each president, a list of recommended readings for further research, photographs, and an index. There is no other single book containing all this information on the four elections, showing striking differences and similarities among these four Republican leaders.

Selections From the Papers and Speeches of Warren G. Harding 1918-1923. The Twenty-Ninth President of the United States of America
2008 0-7734-5107-2
This collection of documents, both personal and political, is an invaluable tool for better understanding and appreciating a president often condemned by historians as a poor leader and administrator.

United States in the 1920s as observed in contemporary documents
2007 0-7734-5449-7
This book offers primary sources needed to examine one of the most significant decades in American history, the 1920s represented a transitional time of social, economic, and cultural change. Wedged between World War I and the Great Depression this crucial decade encompassed postwar disillusionment, religious fundamentalism, the Red Scare, normalcy, the worst presidential scandals prior to Watergate, coal and railroad strikes, the Charleston dance, radios, automobiles, airplanes, stock market frenzies, booming prosperity, heroes and gangsters, the Scopes Trial, disarmament conferences, the Fordney-McCumber Tariff, Republican ascendancy, Prohibition, bootlegging, speakeasies, the flawed Kellogg-Briand Pact, Ku Klux Klan terror, Governor Alfred A. Smith, popular songs, flappers, a new morality, a lost generation, outstanding novelists and playwrights, changes in fashion clothing, Sacco and Vanzetti, McNary-Haugen, Hays Office, Silent Cal, Billy Mitchell, Teapot Dome, Senator Thomas J. Walsh, the Progressive party, Al Capone, sports figures, and “The Jazz Singer,” among others. Here is a wide range of divergent, often controversial, view points. It is reflective of American society in the 1920s and the diversity which shaped the United States.