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Many document readers offer lots of sources, but only Going to the Sourcecombines a rich diversity of primary and secondary sources with in-depth instructions for howand whento use each type of source. Mirroring the chronology of the U.S. history survey, each of the main chapters employs a single type of source from personal letters to political cartoons while focusing on an intriguing historical episode such as the Cherokee Removal or the 1894 Pullman Strike. A new capstone chapter in each volume prompts students to synthesize information on a single topic from a variety of source types. The wide range of topics and sources across 28 chapters 6 of them new provide students with all they need to become fully engaged with America's history.
Table of Contents
Inside Cover: Guide to Using the Book
1. Monsters and Marvels: Images of Animals from the New World
Using the Source: Images of Animals
The Source: Images of Animals from the New World
2. Tales of Captivity and Redemption: North American Captivity Narratives
Using the Source: Captivity Narratives
The Source: North American Captivity Narratives
3. Colonial America’s Most Wanted: Runaway Advertisements in Colonial Newspapers
Using the Source: Runaway Advertisements
The Source: Runaway Advertisements from Colonial Newspapers, 1747–1770
4. Germ Warfare on the Colonial Frontier: An Article from the Journal of American History
Using the Source: Journal Articles
The Source: An Article from the Journal of American History, March 2000
5. Toasting Rebellion: Songs and Toasts in Revolutionary America
Using the Source: Songs and Toasts
The Source: Toasts and Songs of the Patriot Movement, 1765–1788
6. Debating the Constitution: Speeches from the New York Ratification Convention
Using the Source: The Ratification Debates
The Source: Speeches Debating the Constitution from the New York Ratification
7. The Question of Female Citizenship: Court Records from the New Nation
Using the Source: Court Records
The Source: James Martin (Plaintiff in Error) v. The Commonwealth and William Bosson and Other Ter-tenants, 1805
8. Family Values: Advice Literature for Parents and Children in the Early Republic
Using the Source: Advice Literature for Parents and Children
The Source: Advice Literature on Child Rearing and Children’s Literature, 1807–1833
*9. The Meaning of Cherokee Civilization: Newspaper Editorials about Indian Removal
Using the Source: Newspaper Editorials
The Source: Editorials from The Cherokee Phoenix and The National Intelligencer on Indian Removal
*10. Challenging the ‘Peculiar Institution’: Slave Narratives from the Antebellum South
Using the Source: Slave Narratives
The Source: Slave Narratives by Henry Bibb, Solomon Northup, and Harriet Jacobs
11. Martyr or Madman? Biographies of John Brown
Using the Source: Biographies
The Source: Biographies of John Brown
12. The Illustrated Civil War: Photographers on the Battlefield
Using the Source: Civil War Photographs
The Source: Photographs of Civil War Battlefields and Military Life, 1861–1866
13. Political Terrorism during Reconstruction: Congressional Hearings and Reports on the Ku Klux Klan
Using the Source: Congressional Hearings and Reports
The Source: Testimony and Reports from the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States
*CAPSTONE: Coming Together and Pulling Apart: Nineteenth-Century Fourth of July Observations
The Sources: Documents and Images Portraying Fourth of July Observations, 1819-1903
Appendix I: Avoiding Plagiarism
Appendix II: Documenting the Source
*new to this edition