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New York Mechanics Declaration of Independence

By: Peter Force, Editor

New York Mechanics Declaration of Independence (May 29, 1776). In Peter Force, ed., American Archives: Consisting of A Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs, the Whole Forming a Documentary History of the Origin and Progress of At North American Colonies; of the Causes and Accomplishment of the American Revolution: and of the Constitution of Government for the United States, so the Final Ratification The...

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Joseph Clarke's Letter about the Rebellion in Springfield

By: Joseph Clarke

Joseph Clarke's Letter about the Rebellion in Springfield (August 30,1774). Letter to Major Joseph Hawley. In James Russell Trumbull, History of Northampton, Massachusetts, from la Settlement in 1654, vol. 2 (Northampton, MA: Gazette Printing Company, 1902), pp. 346-48.

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George Hewes Recalls the Boston Tea Party

By: George Hewes

George Hewes Recalls the Boston Tea Party (1834). In Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris, eds., The Spirit of Seventy-Six: The Story of the American Revolution as Told by Participants (New York: Harper & Row, 1967), pp. 4-6.

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Samuel Drowne's Testimony on the Boston Massacre

By: Samuel Drowne

Samuel Drowne's Testimony on the Boston Massacre (March 16, 1770). In Anonymous, (Boston: Printed by Order of the Town of Boston by Gill, 1770), pp. 54-55.

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Thomas Hutchinson Recounts the Reaction to the Stamp Act in Boston

By: Thomas Hutchinson

Thomas Hutchinson Recounts the Reaction to the Stamp Act in Boston (1765). In Thomas Hutchinson, ed. Lawrence Shaw Mayo (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1936), vol. 3, pp. 86-88, 89-90. The History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts-Bay

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Letter Written by William Shirley to the Lords of Trade about the ...

By: William Shirley

Letter from William Shirley to the Lords of Trade (December 1, 1747). In Charles Henry Lincoln, ed., vol. 1 (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912), pp. 412-17.

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Proclamation of the New Hampshire Legislature on the Mast Tree Riot

By: Richard Hofstadter, Editor; Michael Wallace, Editor

Proclamation of the New Hampshire Legislature on Mast Tree Riot (1734). In Richard Hofstadter and Michael Wallace, eds., (New A. Knopf, 1970), pp. 110-11. From vol. 4, p. 678.

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A True Narrative of the Rise, Progresse, and Cessation of the Late...

By: Charles M. Andrew, Editor

(1677). In Charles M. Andrews, ed., (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915), pp. 129-36. A True Narrative of the Rise, Progresse, and Cessation of the Late Rebellion in Virginia, Most Humbly and Impartially Reported by His Majestyes Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into the Affaires of the Said Colony Narratives of the Insurrections, 1675-1690

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An Excerpt of Fabio Ernesto Carrasco's Testimony

By: Fabio Ernesto Carrasco

On October 31, 1996, the Washington Post ran a follow up story to the San Jose Mercury News series titled "CIA, Contras and Drugs: Questions on Links Linger." The story drew on court testimony in 1990 of Fabio Ernesto Carrasco, a pilot for a major Columbian drug smuggler named George Morales. As a witness in a drug trial, Carrasco testified that in 1984 and 1985, he piloted planes loaded with weapons for contras operating in Costa Rica. The weapons were offloaded, and th...

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Unamerican Activities : The Campaign Against The Underground Press...

By: Geoffrey Rips; Anne Janowitz, Editor
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Twenty-One Ways to "Scalp" an Indian

By: Jerry Gambill

Published in "Akwesasne Notes", vol I, No. 7. July 1979.

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Open Letter From a Writer to the Military Junta

By: Rodolfo Walsh

The writer and journalist Rodolfo J. Walsh sent this letter, dated March 24, 1977, by post to the editorial departments of local newspapers and to foreign press correspondents. On March 25, 1977, Walsh was kidnapped by a "Work Group" and has been missing ever since. Once the dictatorship of 1976 began, Work Groups (grupos de Larea) were formed to carry out the extermination of any individuals considered enemies of the state. These groups, composed mainly of men with expe...

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Testimony of Rita L. Schwerner (1964)

By: Rita L. Schwerner

Testimony of Rita L. Schwerner (1964). In Mississippi Black Paper: Fifty-Seven Negro and White Citizens' Testimony of Police Brutality, the Breakdown of Law and Order and the Corruption of Justice in Mississippi (New York Random House, 1965), pp. 59-60,61, 62-63.

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My Last Will

By: Joe Hill

Joe Hill, "My Last Will" (November 18, 1915). First printed in the Herald-Republican (Salt Lake City, Utah), November 18, 1915. Reprinted in Franklin Rosemont, Joe Hill: The IWW and the Mating of a Revolutionary Workingclass Counterculture: Profusely Illustrated (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 2002), p. 132.

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Remember Ludlow!

By: Julia May Courtney

Julia May Courtney, “Remember Ludlow!,” The Libertarian Labyrinth.

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Open Letter from the New Orleans Mass Meeting

By: Rev. Ernest Lyon

Reverend Ernest Lyon et al., Open Letter from the New Orleans Mass Meeting (August 22,1888). First printed by the Louisiana Standard (New Orleans), August 25,1888. Reprinted in Congressional Record, 50th Cong., 1st Sess., vol. 19, pan 9, appendix, pp. 8993-94.

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Red-Handed Murder : Negroes Wantonly Killed at Thibodaux, La.: Neg...

By: Anonymous Author

Anonymous, "Red-Handed Murder: Negroes Wantonly Killed at Thibodaux, La." (November 26, 1887). In The Weekly Pelican (New Orleans, Louisiana), vol. 1, no. 52 (November 26,1887), p. 2.

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Address of August Spies

By: August Spies

August Spies, "Address of August Spies" (October 7, 1886). In The Accused [and] the Accusers: The Famous Speeches of the Eight Chicago Anarchists in Court: When Asked If They Had Anything to Say Why Sentence Should Not Be Passed Upon Them: On October 7th, 8th, and 9th, 1886: Chicago, Illinois (Chicago: Socialistic Publishing Society, n.d.), pp. 1,9-10.

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On the Eligibility of Colored Members to Seats in the Georgia Legi...

By: Henry McNeal Turner

Henry McNeal Turner, "On the Eligibility of Colored Members to Seats in the Georgia Legislature" (September 3, 1868). In Edwin S. Redkey, ed., Respect Black: The Writings and Speethes of Henry McNeal Turner (New York: Arno Press/The New York Tunes, 1971), pp. 14-15, 16, 25.

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he Federalist No. 10 : he Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Agai...

By: James Madison

Federalist No. 10

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