Broadening the Yawp

Source Submission

The American Yawp tells a broad story. We’d like to make it broader. So we turn to the historical community to ensure that we represent the fullness of the American experience.

We have created this page to gather suggestions and submissions for new primary source documents and excerpts. Please consider participating. As always, you happen to have any questions about this initiative or other developments with the project, feel free to email the editors at [email protected] (Ben) or [email protected] (Joe).

Our titles sometimes use the proper title for the document, such as “Alexis de Tocqueville, “How Americans Understand the Equality of the Sexes,” 1840.” Other times, we use a descriptive title like “Jourdon Anderson Writes His Former Master, 1865.” Please use your discretion.
Please suggest a brief, 3-4-sentence introduction that offers the conveys the context and significance of the source. For reference, please see the short introductions to existing documents.
Our source excerpts are generally between 600- and 1,000-words long