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Discovering the American Past : A Look at the Evidence,9780395871874

Discovering the American Past : A Look at the Evidence

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9780395871874

ISBN10:
0395871875
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Pub. Date:
12/12/1997
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
First Encounters: The Confrontation Between Cortes and Montezuma (1519-1521)
1(28)
The Problem
1(2)
Background
3(2)
The Method
5(2)
The Evidence
7(18)
Questions to Consider
25(1)
Epilogue
26(3)
The Threat of Anne Hutchinson
29(21)
The Problem
29(1)
Background
29(5)
The Method
34(1)
The Evidence
34(12)
Questions to Consider
46(1)
Epilogue
47(3)
Rhythms of Colonial Life: The Statistics of Colonial Massachusetts Bay
50(21)
The Problem
50(1)
Background
51(3)
The Method
54(6)
The Evidence
60(7)
Questions to Consider
67(2)
Epilogue
69(2)
What Really Happened in the Boston Massacre? The Trial of Captain Thomas Preston
71(19)
The Problem
71(1)
Background
72(2)
The Method
74(2)
The Evidence
76(10)
Questions to Consider
86(1)
Epilogue
87(3)
The First American Party System: The Philadelphia Congressional Election of 1794
90(24)
The Problem
90(1)
Background
91(3)
The Method
94(3)
The Evidence
97(12)
Questions to Consider
109(3)
Epilogue
112(2)
Assessing Historical Alternatives: The Removal of the Cherokees, 1838-1839
114(25)
The Problem
114(1)
Background
115(6)
The Method
121(1)
The Evidence
122(13)
Questions to Consider
135(2)
Epilogue
137(2)
Away from Home: The Working Girls of Lowell
139(34)
The Problem
139(1)
Background
140(3)
The Method
143(2)
The Evidence
145(26)
Questions to Consider
171(1)
Epilogue
172(1)
The ``Peculiar Institution'': Slaves Tell Their Own Story
173(27)
The Problem
173(1)
Background
174(3)
The Method
177(2)
The Evidence
179(18)
Questions to Consider
197(1)
Epilogue
198(2)
The Compromise of 1850: The Rhetoric of the Slavery Question
200(24)
The Problem
200(1)
Background
201(4)
The Method
205(1)
The Evidence
206(14)
Questions to Consider
220(2)
Epilogue
222(2)
The Price for Victory: The Decision to Use African American Troops
224(34)
The Problem
224(1)
Background
225(4)
The Method
229(1)
The Evidence
229(25)
Questions to Consider
254(1)
Epilogue
255(3)
The Problems of Reconstruction: Andrew Johnson, Congress, and Southern Suffrage
258(29)
The Problem
258(1)
Background
259(9)
The Method
268
The Evidence
264(18)
Questions to Consider
282(2)
Epilogue
284(3)
Text Credits 287


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