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Constructing the American Past, Volume I,9780321093424

Constructing the American Past, Volume I

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4th
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9780321093424

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0321093429
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
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Longman
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Summary

This popular collection consists of a variety of primary sources, all grouped around central themes in American history to 1877. Each chapter in this book focuses on a particular problem in American history to 1877, such as the making of the Constitution in 1787, providing the reader with several points of view from which to examine the historical evidence. For anyone interested in American history to 1877.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction Doing History xv
Contact and Conquest: The Meeting of the Old and New Worlds
1(20)
Historical Context
1(4)
The Documents
5(14)
Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus: 1492
6(1)
Journal of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage
6(5)
Bartolome de Las Casas, From The Destruction of the Indies: A Brief Account
11(4)
The Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest, Florentine Codex, as Collected
15(4)
Bernadino de Sahagun
Postscript
19(1)
Questions
19(1)
Defining Terms
19(1)
Probing the Sources
19(1)
Interpreting the Sources
20(1)
Additional Reading
20(1)
Dying and Surviving in Virginia
21(22)
Historical Context
21(4)
The Documents
25(16)
Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh: 1584
26(1)
``Narrative of the 1584 Voyage''
26(2)
Arthur Barlowe
From A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
28(1)
Thomas Harriot
``Narrative of the 1590 Virginia Voyage''
29(1)
John White
``Discourse''
30(2)
George Percy
From Journal
32(1)
John Smith
Powhatan's Speech to Captain John Smith: 1609
33(1)
From Nova Britannia, 1609
34(2)
From Laws Divine, Moral and Martial, 1611
36(1)
``The State of the Colony in Virginia,'' 1622
37(2)
An Indentured Servant Describes Life in Virginia in a Letter to His Parents
39(2)
Richard Frethorne
Postscript
41(1)
Questions
42(1)
Defining Terms
42(1)
Probing the Sources
42(1)
Interpreting the Sources
42(1)
Additional Reading
42(1)
The Puritan Experience in New England
43(22)
Historical Context
43(3)
The Documents
46(17)
``A Model of Christian Charity''
47(2)
John Winthrop
Excerpts From the Trial of Anne Hutchinson
49(1)
From The Apologia of Robert Keayne
50(1)
Education and Literacy
51(3)
Home and Family
54(2)
From The Sovereignty and Goodness of God
56(4)
Mary Rowlandson
Salem's Struggle with Satan
60(3)
Questions
63(1)
Defining Terms
63(1)
Probing the Sources
63(1)
Interpreting the Sources
63(1)
Additional Reading
64(1)
Eighteenth-Century American Voices
65(26)
Historical Context
65(2)
The Documents
67(21)
The Diaries of William Byrd
68(7)
Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
75(2)
The Memoirs of Jonathan Edwards
77(2)
Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Sarah Osborn
79(3)
The Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin
82(6)
Questions
88(1)
Defining Terms
88(1)
Probing the Sources
89(1)
Interpreting the Sources
89(1)
Additional Reading
89(2)
What Kind of Revolution? Justifications for Rebellion
91(26)
Historical Context
91(4)
The Documents
95(20)
``Plan of Union''
95(1)
Joseph Galloway
``An Alarm to the Legislature''
96(2)
Samuel Seabury
Benjamin Franklin on the Galloway Plan and the North Resolution
98(1)
From Common Sense
99(4)
Thomas Paine
From ``A Sermon Preached at St. Matthew's, Bethnal Green, on Sunday, Nov. 12, 1775''
103(2)
John Wesley
Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and Responses
105(2)
Correspondence of Abigail and John Adams
107(2)
The Declaration of Independence
109(3)
From Notes on the State of Virginia
112(1)
Thomas Jefferson
Letter from Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson
113(1)
Reply of Thomas Jefferson to benjamin Banneker
114(1)
Questions
115(1)
Defining Terms
115(1)
Probing the Sources
115(1)
Interpreting the Sources
115(1)
Additional Reading
115(2)
Forming a More Perfect Union: The Constitution of 1787 versus Friends, Foes, and the Disfranchised
117(18)
Historical Context
117(2)
The Documents
119(12)
Selections from the Constitution of 1787
119(5)
From the Speeches of Patrick Henry in the Virginia State Ratifying Convention
124(2)
Observations on the New Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions by a Columbian Patriot
126(3)
Mercy Otis Warren
Selections from the Letters of George Washington
129(1)
Selections from The Federalist Papers
130(1)
Postscript
131(1)
Questions
132(1)
Defining Terms
132(1)
Probing the Sources
132(1)
Interpreting the Sources
132(1)
Additional Reading
133(2)
Shouting for Glory: Camp Meeting Christianity Described, Decried, and Defended
135(12)
Historical Context
135(2)
The Documents
137(8)
``Glory! Glory! This Is the Happiest Day I Ever Saw''
137(1)
Fanny Lewis
``The Melting Power of God''
138(1)
William Thacher
``The Smile of Heaven Shone''
139(1)
Barton Stone
``A Fanaticism as Absurd as It Was Blasphemous''
140(1)
Martin J. Spalding
``Camp-Meetings, and Agricultural Fairs''
141(2)
From An Apology for Camp Meetings
143(2)
Questions
145(1)
Defining Terms
145(1)
Probing the Sources
145(1)
Interpreting the Sources
145(1)
Additional Reading
145(2)
Living and Dying in Bondage: The Slave Conspiracy of 1822
147(20)
Historical Context
147(3)
The Documents
150(14)
The Trials
151(5)
``Gracious Heaven When I Think What I Have Escaped'': Ann Hayes Johnson Letters to Her Cousin
156(2)
``The Conspiracy Had Spread Wider and Wider'': John Potter to Langdon Cheves
158(1)
``White Men, Too, Would Engender Plots'': Newspapers Report the Vesey Conspiracy
159(3)
David Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World
162(2)
Postscript
164(1)
Questions
164(1)
Defining Terms
164(1)
Probing the Sources
165(1)
Interpreting the Sources
165(1)
Additional Reading
165(2)
Remembering the Alamo
167(26)
Historical Context
167(3)
The Documents
170(21)
The Prelude
170(4)
The Battle
174(10)
The Aftermath
184(7)
Postscript
191(1)
Questions
191(1)
Defining Terms
191(1)
Probing the Sources
191(1)
Interpreting the Sources
192(1)
Additional Reading
192(1)
Women in Antebellum America
193(20)
Historical Context
193(2)
The Documents
195(16)
``Religious Women''
195(1)
A. J. Graves
``The Peculiar Responsibilities of American Women''
196(2)
Catharine Beecher
``On the Condition of Women in the United States''
198(3)
Sarah M. Grimke
From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
201(3)
Harriet Jacobs
Declaration of Sentiments
204(2)
From A New England Girlhood
206(3)
Lucy Larcom
Malenda Edwards and Mary Paul Letters
209(2)
Questions
211(1)
Defining Terms
211(1)
Probing the Sources
211(1)
Interpreting the Sources
211(1)
Additional Reading
211(2)
A House Divided: Free Labor, Slave Labor
213(20)
Historical Context
213(2)
The Documents
215(15)
From Cannibals All!
216(3)
George Fitzhugh
From The Impending Crisis of the South
219(3)
Hinton Rowan Helper
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
222(3)
From Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly
225(2)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Open Letter to Thomas Auld
227(3)
Frederick Douglass
Questions
230(1)
Defining Terms
230(1)
Probing the Sources
230(1)
Interpreting the Sources
230(1)
Additional Reading
231(2)
A War within a War: The New York City Draft Riots
233(20)
Historical Context
233(3)
The Documents
236(15)
Enrollment Act of 1863
236(1)
``Three Days of Terror''
237(7)
Ellen Leonard
From the Diary of George Templeton Strong
244(2)
To the Laboring Men of New York
246(1)
Dearly Beloved!
247(1)
``The Raging Riot-Its Character, and the True Attitude Toward It''
248(2)
A Letter from One of the Rioters
250(1)
The $300 Exemption
250(1)
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
250(1)
Questions
251(1)
Defining Terms
251(1)
Probing the Sources
252(1)
Interpreting the Sources
252(1)
Additional Reading
252(1)
Reconstruction and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
253(20)
Historical Context
253(2)
The Documents
255(15)
Initiation Oath of the Knights of the White Camelia
256(2)
Testimony of Victims of the Ku Klux Klan
258(1)
Congressional Inquiry into Klan Activities
259(5)
Hon. Job E. Stevenson of Ohio, Speech to the House of Representatives
264(3)
From Experience of a Northern Man Among the Ku-Klux
267(2)
Benjamin Bryant
``How to Extirpate Ku-Kluxism from the South''
269(1)
W. H. Gannon
Questions
270(1)
Defining Terms
270(1)
Probing the Sources
270(1)
Interpreting the Sources
270(1)
Additional Reading
270(3)
Credits 273(6)
Index 279


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