9780547150550

A More Perfect Union Documents in U.S. History, Volume I

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    9780547150550

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    0547150555

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-22
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This reader provides a wealth of political and diplomatic primary source documents, many selections illustrated with photographs. Influential and famous readings include the Gettysburg Address, Earl Warren's opinion in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and the writings of Upton Sinclair. Headnotes place the document in historical context and Questions to Consider get students thinking. The Seventh Edition includes new readings from social, economic, and cultural history; a greater diversity of voices; and nine new chapters.

Table of Contents

Planters and Puritans
An Elizabethan Ideal: An Exhortation, concerning good order & obedience (1562), The Clergy of England
Contact: Address to John Smith (1608), Powhatan 3
First Privileges: The Virginia Ordinance of 1619
The Underside of Privilege: Virginia Slavery Legislation (1630-1691)
A Landed Elite: The Will of Augustine Washington (1743)
A Puritan Vision: A Model of Christian Charity (1630)
A New England Woman: Two Poems (ca. 1660)
The Congregational Way: A Vindication of the New England Churches (1717)
The Hand of Empire: The Navigation Acts (1660-1764)
Breaking Away
Diversity and Abundance: Letter from Pennsylvania (1725)
Reason and Self-Improvement: The Junto Queries (1729)
Frontier Diplomacy: Address to Imperial Officials (1753)
Class Tension and Frontier Violence: The Lancaster Massacres (1764)
A Demand for Privacy: Attack on the Writs of Assistance (1761)
Ideology and Agitation: The Crisis, Number One (1776)
A Republican Army: The Newburgh Address (1783)
Securing Liberty: The Federalist, Number Ten (1787)
Nationalists and Partisans
An Industrial Vision: On Manufactures (1791)
A Nationalist Diplomacy: Farewell Address (1796)
The Revolution of 1800: Inaugural Address (1801)
Hemispheric Designs: The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
The Spectre of Sectionalism: South Carolina Exposition and Protest (1828)
Politics and Democracy: Rotation in Office (1829), Bank Veto Message (1832)
Trail of Tears: Appeal of the Cherokee Nation (1830)
When the Eagle Screamed: Annexation (1845)
The Age of Reform
Educating Women: Address to the New York Legislature (1819)
The Evangelical Impulse: Christ the Remedy for Intemperance (1828)
The Struggles of Early Labor: Address to the General Trades Union (1833)
Resolutions of the Journeymen Carpenters of Boston (1845)
The Crusade for Public Schools: Report on the Common Schools (1838)
Women at Work: Letters from Lowell (1844), The Lowell Offering
Women's Rights: The Seneca Falls Declaration of 1848
The Crisis of Slavery
Insurrection: Statement to the Court (1831)
Of Human Bondage: That Class of Americans Called Africans (1833)
A Southern Warning: Speech on Abolition and Slavery (1837)
The Antislavery Impulse: Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Patriotism: Slavery and the Fourth of July (1852)
Race, Slavery, and the Constitution: Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
Liberty and Union: The Republican Party Platform of 1860
Flight from Union: Mississippi Resolutions on Secession (1860)
Touched with Fire
Union Inviolate: First Inaugural Address (1861)
Anthems of War: Maryland My Maryland (1861)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (1862)
The Impact of Emancipation: A Confederate Letter (1862)
A New York Diary (1863), Maria Daly
A New Birth of Freedom: The Gettysburg Address (1863)
Faces of War: Message to the Atlanta City Council (1864)
Diary of a Georgia Girl (1864)
Binding Wounds: Second Inaugural Address (1865)
The Agony of Reconstruction
A Hunger for Literacy: Congressional Report on the Freedmen's Bureau (1868)
The Color Line: Constitution and Ritual of the Knights of the White Camellia (ca. 1868)
The Politics of Intimidation: Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction (1872)
Turning Away: What the Centennial Ought to Accomplish (1875), Scribner's Monthly
Aftermath: Address to the Louisville Convention (1883)
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