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America through the Eyes of Its People, Volume 1

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321395757

ISBN10:
0321395751
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/21/2005
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

This collection of primary sources includes both classic and lesser-known documents describing the rich mosaic of American life from the pre-contact era to the present day. The sources, both public and private documents-ranging from letters, diary excerpts, stories, novels, to speeches, court cases, and government reports-tell the story of American history in the words of those who lived it.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1-European Exploration and Colonization
1(18)
Christopher Columbus, Letter to Luis de Sant' Angel (1493)
3(4)
Alvar Núnez Cabeza de Vaca, "Indians of the Rio Grande" (1528-1536)
7(3)
Bartolome de Las Casas, "Of the Island of Hispaniola" (1542)
10(2)
Jacques Marquette, from The Mississippi Voyage of Jolliet and Marquette (1673)
12(3)
Thomas Mun, from England's Treasure by Foreign Trade (1664)
15(4)
Chapter 2-The Early English Colonies
19(18)
John Smith, "The Starving Time" (1624)
21(2)
The Laws of Virginia (1610-1611)
23(3)
Bacon's Rebellion: The Declaration (1676)
26(3)
John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630)
29(3)
Excerpt from the Trial of Anne Hutchinson (1637)
32(5)
Chapter 3-Indentured Servants and Slaves
37(16)
William Bull, Report on the Stono Rebellion (1739)
38(2)
Gottlieb Mittelberger, The Passage of Indentured Servants (1750)
40(3)
Elizabeth Sprigs, Letter to Her Father (1756)
43(2)
Olaudah Equiano, The Middle Passage (1788)
45(3)
Alexander Falconbridge, The African Slave Trade (1788)
48(5)
Chapter 4-Uniquely American
53(12)
William Byrd II, Diary (1709)
54(2)
Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crèvecouer, from Letters from an American Farmer (1782)
56(2)
Benjamin Franklin, "Upon Hearing George Whitefield Preach" (1771)
58(2)
Jonathan Edwards, from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741)
60(2)
James Oglethorpe, Establishing the Colony of Georgia (1733)
62(3)
Chapter 5-A Revolutionary Era
65(14)
John Dickinson, from Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1768)
67(2)
Address of the Inhabitants of Anson County to Governor Martin (1774)
69(2)
Patrick Henry, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" (1775)
71(3)
Benjamin Benneker, Lettter to "Thomas Jefferson (1791)
74(2)
Judith Sargent Murray, "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790)
76(3)
Chapter 6-Forming the Young Republic
79(16)
George Washington,'I'he Newburgh Address (1783)
81(3)
Publius (James Madison), Pederalist Paper #10 (1788)
84(3)
George Mason, Objections to This Constitution of Government (1787)
87(2)
Molly Wallace, Valedictory Oration (1792)
89(2)
"Petition for Access to Education" (1787)
91(4)
Chapter 7-Settling the Government
95(16)
George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
97(3)
The Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
100(2)
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
102(2)
Meriwether Lewis, Journal (1805)
104(3)
Tecumseh, Letter to Governor William Henry Harrison (1810)
107(4)
Chapter 8-The Jacksonian Era
111(14)
Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message to Congress (1829)
113(2)
"Memorial of the Cherokee Nation" (1830)
115(2)
Henry Clay, Speech Opposing President Jackson's Veto of the Bank Bill (1832)
117(3)
Davy Crockett, Advice to Politicians (1833)
120(2)
José María Sánchez, "A Trip to Texas" (1828)
122(3)
Chapter 9-The Ferment of Reform
125(16)
Charles Finney, "Religious Revival" (1835)
127(3)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, A Letter from Brook Farm (1841)
130(2)
Dorothea Dix, Appeal on Behalf of the Insane (1843)
132(2)
William Lloyd Garrison, from The Liberator (1831)
134(2)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
136(5)
Chapter 10-Living in and Rebelling Against Antebellum America
141(18)
The Harbinger, Female Worker Lowell (1836)
143(3)
Mary Paul, Letters Home (1845, 1846)
146(3)
Nat Turner, Confession (1831 )
149(2)
Benjamin Drew, Narratives of Escaped Slaves (1855)
151(3)
Henry David Thoreau, from "Civil Disobedience" (1849)
154(5)
Chapter 11-Manifest Destiny and Its Consequences
159(18)
John L. O'Sullivan, "The Great Nation of Futurity" (1845)
161(3)
Thomas Corwin, Against the Mexican War (1847)
164(3)
Elizabeth Dixon Smith Greer, Journal (1847-1850)
167(2)
Chief Seattle, Oration (1854)
169(3)
The Ostend Manifesto (1854)
172(5)
Chapter 12-Road to Civil War
177(16)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
179(2)
Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
181(2)
Frederick Douglass, Independence Day Speech (1852)
183(3)
George Fitzhugh, "The Blessings of Slavery" (1857)
186(4)
John Brown, Address to the Virginia Court (1859)
190(3)
Chapter 13 The World Turned Upside Down
193(16)
James Henry Gooding, Letter to President Lincoln (1863)
195(2)
Jefferson Davis, Second Inaugural Address as President of the Confederate States of America (1862)
197(3)
Clara Barton, Medical Life at the Battlefield (1862)
200(3)
Theodore A. Dodge, from Civil War Diary (1863)
203(3)
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1863)
206(3)
Chapter 14-To Heal the Nation's Wounds
209(18)
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865)
211(2)
Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
213(3)
A Sharecrop Contract (1882)
216(3)
Congressional Testimony on the Actions of the Ku Klux Klan (1872)
219(4)
The Civil Rights Cases (1883)
223(4)
Credits 227


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