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This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue.
Table of Contents
|A Historical Mystery: What Happened at Roanoke?|
|Colonization promotional literature|
|Early travelers' reports on America|
|John White's drawings of Native Americans|
|Accounts from the Roanoke Colony|
|Images of Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth|
|The Threat of Anne Hutchinson|
|Excerpts from the trial of Anne Hutchinson|
|Colonies, Commerce, and Empire: The British Plantations System in the Chesapeake and the Caribbean|
|Statistics from the Chesapeake and Barbados in population, wealth distribution, agricultural production, slavery|
|What Really Happened in the Boston Massacre? The Trial of Captain Thomas Preston|
|Map of the site of the Boston Massacre|
|Excerpts from Captain Preston's deposition|
|Excerpts from trial testimony of witnesses|
|Attorneys' summary remarks to the jury|
|Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre|
|The Evolution of American Citizenship: The Louisiana Purchase, 1803-1812|
|Congressional debates and speeches|
|Letter of President Jefferson|
|Louisiana Governance Acts|
|Church, State, and Democracy: The Sunday Mail Controversy, 1827-1831|
|Senate committee reports|
|Land, Growth, and Justice: The Removal of the Cherokees|
|Excerpt from President Andrew Jackson's First Annual Message to Congress|
|Excerpt from President Thomas Jefferson's letter to Captain Hendrick regarding the decline of the Indian population|
|Excerpt from William Penn (pseudonym for Jeremiah Evarts)|
|Excerpt from speech in Congress by Senator Theodore Frelinghuysen|
|Petition from a Cherokee woman|
|Excerpt from John Ridge letter|
|Excerpts from the Cherokee Phoenix|
|Excerpt from letter by John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation|
|Fighting for Women's Equality|
|Americans debate the nature of the sexes and women's equality|
|The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments|
|Elizabeth Cady Stanton defends women's rights|
|The "Peculiar Institution": Slaves Tell Their Own Story|
|Reminiscences and narratives of former slaves|
|Excerpts from the writings of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and John Thompson|
|Civil Liberties in Time of War: The Case of Clement Vallandigham|
|Numerous speeches by Clement Vallandigham, both in the House of Representatives and on the stump|
|President Lincoln's reply|
|Reconstructing Reconstruction: The Political Cartoonist and Public Opinion|
|Cartoons of Thomas Nast|
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