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The Social Fabric: American Life from 1607 to 1877



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This is the 8th edition with a publication date of 1/1/1999.

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  • The Social Fabric, Volume I
    The Social Fabric, Volume I
  • Social Fabric Vol. 1 : American Life from 1607 to 1877
    Social Fabric Vol. 1 : American Life from 1607 to 1877
  • Social Fabric, The, Volume 1
    Social Fabric, The, Volume 1


This reader acquaints students with the aspects of ordinary Americans by showing how the "big" and "important" events of the nation were reflected in the everyday lives of ordinary people. These readings highlight the diversity of Americans' experiences based on differences in race, ethnicity, and gender and the way in which those differences have at times led to conflict. Articles new to this edition reflect the latest scholarship on gender, Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans.

Table of Contents

Volume I.(Readings that are new to this edition are indicated with an * asterisk)
Colonial Americans
Native Americans and the Environment
From William Cronon, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
Slaves on the Frontier
From Peter H. Wood, Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion
Husbands and Wives
From Lyle Koehler, A Search for Power: The "Weaker Sex" in Seventeenth-Century New England
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