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The Primary Source Edition ofThe American Nationshows how the political history of the United States is intimately tied to the social, economic and cultural development of the nation. The Primary Source Edition utilizes primary sources, along with critical thinking questions for each, to immerse the student in the unfolding story of America. Co-authors Mark Carnes and John Garraty explore the relationship between these various histories and show how it took the voices and actions of many peoples to produce this singular political structure - The United States of America. Long renowned for its elegant narrative style,The American Nationin this Twelfth Edition retains its most significant strength-its rich and memorable prose.
Table of Contents
Additional Primary Source Documents are listed at the end of this Table of Contents. Detailed Contents. Maps and Graphics. Features. American Lives. Re-Viewing the Past. Mapping the Past. Debating the Past. Preface. About the Authors. Prologue: Beginnings. Passage to Alaska. The Demise of the Big Mammals. The Archaic Period: A World Without Big Mammals, 9,000 B.C.E - 1,000 B.C.E. The First Sedentary Communities, 1,000 B.C.E. Corn Transforms the Southwest. The Diffusion of Corn. Population Growth After 800. Cahokia: The Hub of Mississippian Culture. The Collapse of Urban Centers. American Beginnings in Eurasia and Africa. Europe in Ferment. Debating the Past. Who-or what-killed the big mammals? 1. Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas. Columbus. Spain's American Empire. Indians and Europeans. Relativity of Cultural Values. Disease and Population Losses. Spain's European Rivals. The Protestant Reformation. English Beginnings in America. The Settlement of Virginia. "Purifying" the Church of England. Bradford and Plymouth Colony. Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay Colony. Troublemakers: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson. Other New England Colonies. French and Dutch Settlements. Maryland and the Carolinas. The Middle Colonies. Indians and Europeans as "Americanizers." American Lives. Tisquantum. Debating The Past. How many Indians perished with European settlement? 2. American Society in the Making. What Is an American? Spanish Settlement. The Chesapeake Colonies. The Lure of Land. "Solving" the Labor Shortage: Slavery. Prosperity in a Pipe: Tobacco. Bacon's Rebellion. The Carolinas. Home and Family in the South. Georgia and the Back Country. Puritan New England. The Puritan Family. Puritan Women and Children. Visible Puritan Saints and Others. Democra