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This anthology of secondary sources portrays the lives of ordinary Americans and examines the diversity of the American people, from the earliest settlement of America to Reconstruction. The Social Fabricacquaints students with the ways in which important events in the nation's history were reflected in the everyday lives of ordinary people. A wide variety of essays deals with the experiences of men as well as women, Native Americans as well as African-Americans and immigrants, the poor as well as the wealthy. These readings highlight the diversity of Americans'experiencesbased on differences in race, ethnicity, and genderand the way in which those differences have at times led to conflict.
Table of Contents
|New Ways: Indian and European|
|New Worlds for All|
|The Creation of a Slave Society in the Chesapeake|
|Many Thousands Gone: the First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America|
|ldquo;Martha Ballard and Her Girls,rdquo; inWork and Labor in Early America; Stephen Innes,Ed|
|"The White Indians of Colonial America"|
|The Witchcraft Scare|
|This New Man, the American|
|Native American Women-from Princesses to Wenches|
|Women and Freedom in Early America|
|German Immigrant Survival Tactics|
|Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775|
|Ordinary Colonists Become Revolutionaries|
|The Unknown American Revolution|
|Building an Army|
|A Wilderness of Miseries: War and Warriors in Early America|
|To Be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790|
|THE Trials of The Early Republic|
|Neighborhood and Class in an Industrial Age|
|Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century|
|Trail of Tears|
|Disinherited: The Lost Birthright of the American Indian|
|The Affectionate Family|
|Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life|
|Getting Rid of Demon Alcohol|
|American Reformers, 1815-1860, Second Edition|
|Industrial North and Planter South|
|The Midwestern Farm|
|Women and Men on the Overland Trail|
|The Black Family|
|This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South|
|Canal Workers and Their World|
|The Turbulent Era: Riot and Disorder in Jacksonian America|
|Western Expansion and Civil War|
|The Way West|
|The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1860|
|Early Texans-the Common Ground Between Anglos and Tejanos in Republican Texas|
|ldquo;Discovering the Tejano Community of 'Early' Texasrdquo;|
|Why Soldiers Went to War|
|What They Fought for|
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