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Brett Rushforth is Assistant Professor of History and director of Native American Studies at Brigham Young University, where he teaches courses on the history of early America, American Indians, and comparative slavery. A former fellow at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia, he is currently completing a book on the enslavement of American Indians in France’s American colonies.
Paul Mapp is an Assistant Professor of History at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches courses on colonial North America, the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A former fellow at the Omohundro Institute, he is currently completing a book manuscript on the role of the North American West in eighteenth-century international affairs.
Table of Contents
|Huron Creation Story|
|Coronado Visits a Pueblo Town in the Southwest|
|Hernando De Soto Describes the American Southeast|
|Marco Polo Describes the Riches of Asia Columbus Reaches the New World|
|William Bradford Describes an Outbreak of Smallpox|
|A Soldier Recalls the Spanish Entrance into Tenochtitlan (Mexico City)|
|An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico|
|A Spanish Priest Condemns Cruelty toward the Indians|
|The Spanish Frontier|
|Cabeza de Vacarsquo;s Southwestern Odyssey|
|Pueblo Indians Discuss the Pueblo Revolt|
|Canada And Iroquoia|
|A French Explorer Encounters an Iroquoian Village|
|Champlain Describes the Introduction of Firearms into Indian Warfare|
|A Jesuit Discusses Life among the Indians|
|A Plan for Englandrsquo;s Colonization of North America|
|The First Colonists Arrive at Jamestown|
|Captain John Smith Describes Virginia Indian Society|
|Frontier Planters Appeal for Protection from Indian Attacks|
|Virginiarsquo;s Governor Accuses his Enemies of Treason|
|Nathaniel Bacon Justifies Rebellion|
|The Virginia Slave Code of 1705|
|A Virginia Planterrsquo;s Diary|
|Winthroprsquo;s Vision of New England|
|Anne Hutchinson Challenges Massachusetts Orthodoxy|
|Cotton Mather Wrestles with Witchcraft|
|Puritans And Indians|
|English and Indians Establish an Alliance|
|A Minister Discusses the Dilemmas Confronting Christian Indians|
|An English Woman Recounts Her Captivity|
|The West Indies|
|A Portrait of Barbados|
|Pirates of the Caribbean|
|A Colonial Leader Discusses the Geopolitics of Carolina in a Time of War|
|A Missionary Discusses Christianity and Slavery|
|A Description of Eighteenth-Century South Carolina|
|Dutch Ministers Discuss New Netherland|
|Stuyvesant Explains the Fall of New Netherland|
|William Penn Promotes Pennsylvania|
|Welsh Immigrant Life in Pennsylvania|
|Rebellion in Boston|
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