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Major Problems in the Era of the American Revolution, 1760-1791 : Documents and Essays

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Summary

This text delves into the many facets of the colonial uprising and its aftermath, concluding with the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The volume combines primary sources, analytical essays, chapter introductions, and headnotes to encourage students to think critically about the revolutionary era.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Interpreting the American Revolution
1(26)
Essays
The Revolution Preserved Social Inequality
4(4)
Barbara Clark Smith
The Revolution Destroyed Monarchy and Paved the Way for Democracy
8(5)
Gordon S. Wood
Boycotts Made the Revolution Radical
13(14)
T.H. Breen
Society and Politics on the Eve of the Revolution
27(44)
Documents
a Connecticut Slave, Earns His Freedom, 1729-1766
28(4)
Venture Smith
a College Graduate, Views Rural Massachusetts, 1760
32(5)
John Adams
a Schoolgirl, Learns About Growing Up in Boston, 1771
37(3)
Anna Green Winslow
a New Jersey Tutor, Admires the Tidewater Gentry, 1773
40(7)
Philip Vickers Fithian
Essays
The Preconditions of the American Revolution
47(12)
Jack P. Greene
The Emergence of Popular Politics
59(12)
Richard R. Beeman
The British Empire and the War for North America
71(27)
Documents
Franklin, et al., Devise Albany Plan of Colonial Union, 1754
72(3)
Benjamin Franklin Predicts the Plan of Union Will Fail, 1754
75(1)
Order in Council on the Reform of the Customs Service, 1763
76(1)
Rev. Thomas Barnard Looks to Future Glories, 1763
77(2)
Essays
Friction Between Colonial Troops and British Regulars
79(9)
Fred Anderson
Britain Defined by Its Empire
88(10)
P.J. Marshall
British Reforms and Colonial Resistance
98(40)
Documents
Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions, 1765
99(1)
Governor Francis Bernard Describes the Boston Riot, 1765
100(2)
The Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress, 1765
102(1)
``William Pym'' Asserts Parliamentary Supremacy, 1765
103(2)
The House of Commons Questions Benjamin Franklin, 1766
105(5)
Lord Camden (Charles Pratt) Exhorts Parliament to Change Direction, 1766
110(2)
Parliament Repeals the Stamp Act but Declares Its Authority, 1766
112(1)
John Dickinson Exhorts the Colonists to Opposition, 1767-1768
113(4)
Charleston Merchants Propose a Plan of Nonimportation, 1769
117(2)
Essays
The Assertion of Parliamentary Control and Its Significance
119(9)
Edmund S.
Helen M. Morgan
The Townshend Acts and the Consolidation of Colonial Resistance
128(10)
Pauline Maier
The Imperial Crisis: From the Tea Act to the Declaration of Independence
138(51)
Documents
John Adams Reflects on the Boston Tea Party, 1773
140(1)
Parliament Debates the Coercive Acts, 1774
140(3)
The Coercive Acts, 1774
143(3)
Thomas Jefferson Asserts American Rights, 1774
146(6)
Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, 1774
152(2)
King George Proclaims America in Rebellion, 1775
154(1)
Thomas Paine Calls for Common Sense, 1776
155(15)
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
170(3)
Essays
The Mixed Motives of Merchant Revolutionaries
173(7)
Thomas M. Doerflinger
Declaring Independence
180(9)
Pauline Maier
Fighting for Independence
189(35)
Documents
John Adams Discusses Military Preparations, 1776
191(3)
General George Washington Asks Congress for an Effective Army, 1776
194(3)
Congress Calls on States to Support Continental Army, 1776
197(1)
A Soldier Views Mutiny Among American Troops, 1780
198(2)
General George Washington Explains Army Problems and Calls for Help, 1780
200(1)
A Veteran Remembers the Battle of Saratoga, 1777
201(1)
Two Views of the Battle of Yorktown, 1781
202(3)
Essays
Hearts and Minds: The Case of ``Long Bill'' Scott
205(7)
John W. Shy
The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Militia
212(12)
Don Higginbotham
Outsiders and Enemies: Native Americans and the Loyalists
224(32)
Documents
Oneida Indians Declare Neutrality, 1775
225(1)
John Adams Reports on Congress's Strategy Toward the Native Americans, 1775
226(1)
Chickasaw Indians Seek Help, 1783
227(2)
Patriots Intimidate a New Jersey Loyalist, 1775
229(1)
A Patriot Urges Congress to Execute Loyalists, 1776
229(1)
A Newspaper Attack on Loyalists, 1779
229(2)
Thomas Hutchinson Criticizes the Declaration of Independence, 1776
231(2)
Loyalists Plead Their Cause to King, Parliament, and the British People, 1782
233(3)
Benjamin Rush Contrasts Loyalists and Patriots, 1777
236(2)
Essays
There Was No Winning Strategy for the Indians
238(9)
Gregory Evans Dowd
The Loyalists Confront Civil, Revolutionary, and Partisan Warfare
247(9)
Robert M. Calhoon
Are All Men Equal? The African-American Challenge
256(31)
Documents
Massachusetts Slaves Argue for Freedom, 1773
257(1)
Worcester County, Massachusetts, Calls for the Abolition of Slavery, 1775
258(1)
Lemuel Haynes, a New England Mulatto, Attacks Slavery, 1776
258(1)
Lord Dunmore Promises Freedom to Slaves Who Fight for Britain, 1775
259(1)
Three Virginia Countries Defend Slavery, 1785
260(1)
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 1863
261(1)
Essays
Slavery Attacked and Defended
262(13)
Sylvia R. Frey
The Revolution in Black Life
275(12)
Ira Berlin
Gender and Citizenship in a Revolutionary Republic
287(24)
Documents
Thomas Paine Admits Women Have Some Rights
288(2)
Abigail and John Adams Debate Women's Rights, 1776
290(3)
An American Woman Asserts Women's Rights, 1780
293(1)
The Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention, 1848
294(2)
Essays
The Revolution and Women's Rights
296(10)
Linda K. Kerber
Women Were Recognized in the Constitution
306(5)
Jan Lewis
Toleration Versus Religious Freedom in a Protestant Republic
311(30)
Documents
Toleration Can Be Joined to Religious Establishment, 1776
312(2)
The Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, 1780
314(1)
Boston Supports Religion for the Sake of Order, 1780
315(1)
Ashby, Massachusetts, Opposes Religious Establishment, 1780
316(1)
Rev. Ezra Stiles, America Will Sustain Christian Truth, 1783
317(2)
Philadelphia Jews Seek Equality Before the Law, 1783
319(1)
James Madison Protests Religious Taxes, 1785
320(4)
Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty, 1786
324(2)
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, 1791
326(1)
Essays
Was There a Revolutionary Millennium?
326(8)
Jon Butler
The Role of Religion in the Revolution
334(7)
William G. McLoughlin
Peacetime Government Under the Articles of Confederation
341(48)
Documents
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 1781
343(6)
Congress Passes an Ordinance on Western Lands, 1785
349(1)
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787
350(3)
Congressman Charles Pinckney Admonishes the New Jersey Legislature, 1786
353(2)
Delegates Report from a Demoralized Congress, 1787
355(2)
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Farmers Call for Help, 1786
357(1)
Regulators Call for Popular Support, 1786
358(1)
The Massachusetts Legislature Advises Thrift, Virtue, and Patience, 1786
359(5)
Essays
American Federalism Before the Constitution
364(10)
Jack N. Rakove
In Massachusetts All Politics Was Local in the 1780s
374(15)
John L. Brooke
Making the Constitution of 1787
389(50)
Documents
James Madison on the Vices of the Political System of the United States, 1787
390(5)
Edmund Randolph Presents the Virginia Plan, 1787
395(2)
William Patterson Proposes the New Jersey Plan, 1787
397(2)
Congress Debates the New Jersey and Virginia Plans, 1787
399(3)
Congress Debates the Issues, 1787
402(9)
Democracy and the Lower House
402(1)
Sectional Interests and Legislative Apportionment
403(3)
Qualifications for Voters
406(3)
Slavery and the Importation of Slaves
409(2)
The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787
411(8)
Essays
What Happened at the Constitutional Convention
419(9)
Lance G. Banning
Ideas and Interests Drove Constitution-Making
428(11)
Jack N. Rakove
Ratification Politics and the Bill of Rights
439(44)
Documents
The Federalist Expounds the Advantages of the Constitution, 1787-1788
440(11)
Factions and Their Remedy (James Madison, No. 10)
440(4)
The Constitution Is National and Federal (James Madison, No. 39)
444(3)
The System of Checks and Balances (Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, No. 51)
447(1)
No Bill of Rights Is Needed (Alexander Hamilton, No. 84)
448(3)
Antifederalists Attack the Constitution, 1787-1788
451(3)
Richard Henry Lee on Why a National Government Will Be Unrepresentative and Despotic
451(1)
James Winthrop Explains Why a Large Republic Cannot Work
452(1)
Mercy Otis Warren Offers Eighteen Reasons to Reject the Constitution
453(1)
Proceedings in the State Ratifying Conventions, 1788
454(8)
Massachusetts Proposes Amendments to the Constitution
454(2)
Patrick Henry of Virginia Denounces the Constitution
456(2)
Virginia's Declaration of Rights and Proposed Amendments to the Constitution
458(4)
The Constitutional Amendments, 1791 (The Bill of Rights)
462(2)
Essays
The Main Themes of Constitutional Discussion
464(9)
Isaac Kramnick
The Politics of the Bill of Rights
473(10)
Leonard W. Levy
The Consequences of the Revolution
483(29)
Essays
The Revolution Advanced Men's and Women's Rights
484(10)
Rosemarie Zagarri
The Revolution Was Radical in Some Ways, Not in Others
494(18)
Alfred F. Young
The Revolution Rearranged North America's Human Landscape
512
Edward Countryman


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