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Thinking Through the Past A Critical-Thinking Approach to U.S. History, Volume I: To 1877

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780618416783

ISBN10:
0618416781
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/3/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This reader for the U.S. history survey course contains both primary and secondary sources concerned with motivation, causation, and the role of ideas and economic interests in history. The text's historiographical approach gives students the opportunity to strengthen their critical-thinking skills through the comparison of historical sources. Each chapter includes an introduction to the historical problem, information on the setting and the investigation, questions to consider, sources, and a conclusion. New! Volume I includes two new chapters: "Evaluating One Historian's Argument: The 'Other Side' of the American Revolution" and "Ideology and Society: The Bounds of Womanhood in the North and South." New! The new chapters in Volume II include "Evaluating a Historical Argument: American Manhood and Philippine Annexation," which replaces "The Populist Appeal," and "Why Historical Interpretation Matters: The Battle Over Multicultural Education."

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introduction 1(6)
The Truth About Textbooks: Indians and the Settlement of America
7(13)
Setting
8(2)
Investigation
10(1)
Sources
11(7)
History of the American People (1927)
11(2)
The American Pageant (1966)
13(2)
The Brief American Pageant (2000)
15(3)
Conclusion
18(1)
Further Reading
19(1)
Notes
19(1)
The Raw Materials of History: Childhood in Puritan New England
20(17)
Setting
21(1)
Investigation
22(1)
Sources
23(12)
Elizabeth Eggington (1664)
24(1)
Margaret Gibbs (1670)
25(1)
Henry Gibbs (1670)
26(1)
The Mason Children (1670)
27(1)
Letter of Samuel Mathe, (Age 12) to His Father (ca. 1638)
28(1)
Massachusetts Court Records
28(2)
Lawrence Hammond, Diary Entry for April 23, 1688
30(1)
Samuel Sewall on the Trials of His Fifteen-Year-Old Daughter (1696)
30(1)
The Well-Ordered Family (1719)
30(1)
The Duty of Children Toward Their Parents (1727)
31(2)
The Roger Mowry House (ca. 1653)
33(1)
The Eleazer Arnold House (ca. 1684)
34(1)
Conclusion
35(1)
Further Reading
35(1)
Notes
35(2)
Evaluating Primary Sources: Was Pennsylvania ``The Best Poor Man's Country''?
37(19)
Setting
38(1)
Investigation
39(2)
Sources
41(14)
An Historical and Geographical Account of Pennsylvania (1698)
41(1)
Plantations in Pennsylvania (1743)
42(1)
Journey to Pennsylvania (1756)
43(2)
Advertisement for a Runaway (1759)
45(1)
American Husbandry (1775)
45(2)
William Penn on House Construction in Pennsylvania (1684)
47(1)
Cabin, Berks County
48(1)
Fairhill
49(1)
Charles Norris's Mansion, Chestnut Street
50(1)
Early Settlements in Pennsylvania (1696)
51(1)
Newtown, Chester County (1696)
52(1)
Wealth Distribution in Philadelphia, 1693--1774
52(1)
Slaveholding in Philadelphia in 1767
53(1)
Acquisition of Land by Former indentured Servants, 1686--1720
54(1)
Conclusion
55(1)
Further Reading
55(1)
Note
55(1)
Evaluating One Historian's Argument: The ``Other Side'' of the American Revolution
56(29)
Setting
57(2)
Investigation
59(1)
Secondary Source
60(8)
Common People in the Revolution (2001)
60(8)
Primary Sources
68(15)
An Account of a Stamp Act Riot (1765)
68(1)
A Mob Punishes Merchants (1766)
69(1)
A Gentleman Comments on the Mob (1774)
70(1)
Mecklenburg County Resolves (1775)
71(1)
The Alternative of Williamsburg (1775)
72(2)
``A Dialogue between Orator Puff and Peter Easy'' (1776)
74(1)
Correspondence between Patrick Henry and George Washington on Military Recruiting (1777)
75(2)
Antislavery Petition of Massachusetts Free Blacks (1777)
77(1)
Blacks Protest Taxation (1780)
78(1)
Correspondence between Abigail and John Adams (1776)
79(2)
``On the Equality of the Sexes'' (1790)
81(2)
Conclusion
83(1)
Further Reading
83(1)
Notes
84(1)
Motivation in History: Charles Beard and the Founding Fathers
85(20)
Setting
86(1)
Investigation
87(1)
Secondary Source
88(5)
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913)
88(5)
Primary Sources
93(9)
Public Security Holdings of the Delegates at the Constitutional Convention (1788)
93(2)
Occupations of the Delegates to the New York State Ratifying Convention (1788)
95(1)
The Founding Fathers Debate the Establishment of Congress (1787)
96(2)
Federalist #10 (1788)
98(2)
Federalist #15 (1788)
100(1)
Address of the Albany Antifederal Committee (1788)
101(1)
Conclusion
102(1)
Further Reading
103(1)
Notes
103(2)
Ideas in History: Race in Jefferson's Republic
105(28)
Setting
106(2)
Investigation
108(1)
Secondary Source
109(8)
Within the ``Bowels'' of the Republic (1979)
109(8)
Primary Sources
117(14)
Thomas Jefferson on Indians and Blacks (1784)
117(2)
Thomas Jefferson on the Indians' Future (1803)
119(2)
A Jeffersonian Treaty with the Delaware Indians (1804)
121(1)
Indian Land Cessions (1800--1812)
122(1)
A Denunciation of White Tyranny (1811)
123(1)
Thomas Jefferson on Black Colonization (1801)
124(2)
A Petition to the Virginia Legislature (1810)
126(1)
A Letter from a Man of Colour (1813)
126(1)
A Black Response to Colonization (1817)
127(2)
The Death of Jane McCrea (1804)
129(1)
Quilting Frolic (1813)
130(1)
Conclusion
131(1)
Further Reading
131(1)
Notes
132(1)
The Problem of Historical Causation: The Second Great Awakening
133(26)
Setting
135(2)
Investigation
137(1)
Secondary Source
138(6)
The Second Great Awakening and the Transformation of American Christianity (1989)
138(6)
Primary Sources
144(13)
``The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery'' (1804)
144(2)
``On Predestination'' (1809)
146(1)
A Defense of Camp Meetings (1814)
147(1)
Book of Mormon (1830)
147(1)
A Methodist ``Circuit-Rider'' Discusses Education and the Ministry (1856)
148(2)
Negro Methodists Holding a Meeting in Philadelphia (ca. 1812)
150(1)
A Former Slave Discusses the Appeal of Methodism (1856)
151(1)
Frances Trollope's Account of a Camp Meeting (1829)
151(1)
Harriet Martineau on the Condition of American Women (1837)
152(1)
Rebeccah Lee on the Appeal of Christianity (1831)
153(1)
Philadelphia Journeymen Protest Their Conditions (1828)
153(2)
Occupations of Methodist Converts in Philadelphia (1830s)
155(1)
Alexis de Tocqueville on the Condition of Americans (1835)
155(2)
Conclusion
157(1)
Further Reading
158(1)
Notes
158(1)
Grand Theory and History: Democracy and the Frontier
159(26)
Setting
160(2)
Investigation
162(1)
Secondary Source
162(6)
The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893)
162(6)
Primary Sources
168(15)
Sketch of Trappers (1837)
169(1)
N. J. Wyeth's Instructions for Robert Evans at the Fort Hall Trading Post (1834)
170(1)
Daguerreotype of The Stump Orator (1847)
170(1)
Autobiography (1833)
171(2)
Waneta, a Yanktonai (ca. 1823)
173(2)
On Settling in Missouri (1839)
175(1)
View of the Valley of the Mississippi (1832)
175(1)
Life in the Gold Fields (1849)
176(2)
An English-Chinese Phrase Book (1875)
178(1)
A Camp Meeting (n.d.)
179(1)
We Went to Kansas (1862)
179(3)
Early View of Salt Lake City (1872)
182(1)
Brigham Young on Land Distribution (1848)
182(1)
Conclusion
183(1)
Further Reading
184(1)
Notes
184(1)
History as Biography: Historians and Old Hickory
185(24)
Setting
186(2)
Investigation
188(1)
Secondary Source
188(7)
Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication (1976)
188(7)
Primary Sources
195(12)
Jackson on His Experiences During the Revolution (n.d.)
196(1)
Andrew Jackson to Charles Henry Dickinson (1806)
197(1)
Andrew Jackson to Rachel Jackson (1813)
198(1)
List of Taxable Property (ca. 1792-1797)
199(1)
Andrew Jackson to Rachel Jackson (1811)
199(1)
The New Hermitage (1856)
200(1)
Andrew Jackson to William Blount (1812)
201(1)
Andrew Jackson to James Monroe (1817)
202(1)
Andrew Jackson's Second Annual Message to Congress (1830)
203(1)
Andrew Jackson (1828)
204(2)
Address of the Republican General Committee of Young Men of the City and County of New York (1828)
206(1)
Andrew Jackson's Nullification Proclamation (1832)
206(1)
Conclusion
207(1)
Further Reading
208(1)
Notes
208(1)
History ``From the Bottom Up'': Historians and Slavery
209(22)
Setting
210(2)
Investigation
212(1)
Secondary Source
212(7)
Community, Culture, and Conflict on an Antebellum Plantation (1980)
212(7)
Primary Sources
219(10)
Leaves from a Slave's Journal of Life (1842)
219(2)
Harry McMillan, Interviewed by the American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission (1863)
221(1)
Charity Bowery (1847--1848)
221(1)
Uncle Ben (1910)
222(1)
Sarah Fitzpatrick (1938)
223(1)
A Slave's Letter to His Former Master (1844)
224(2)
Lynchburg Negro Dance, An Artist's View of Slavery (1853)
226(1)
A Slave Spiritual (ca. 1863)
226(1)
Brer Rabbit Outsmarts Brer Fox
227(1)
A Slave Child's Doll (ca. 1850)
228(1)
A Plantation Plan (ca. 1857)
229(1)
Conclusion
229(1)
Further Reading
230(1)
Notes
230(1)
Ideology and Society: The Bounds of Womanhood in the North and South
231(38)
Setting
233(2)
Investigation
235(1)
Secondary Sources
236(12)
Housework and the Rise of a Domestic Ideology (1994)
236(7)
Domestic Ideology in the South (1998)
243(5)
Primary Sources
248(19)
Woman in America (1841)
249(1)
Treatise on Domestic Economy (1841)
250(3)
Lowell Offering (1845)
253(2)
The Evils of Factory Life (1845)
255(1)
The Times That Try Men's Souls (1837)
256(1)
A'n't I a Woman (1851)
257(1)
Virtue, Love, & Temperance (1851)
258(1)
The Ideal Southern Woman (1835)
259(2)
``Woman's Progress'' (1853)
261(1)
``Memoir on Slavery'' (1853)
262(2)
Journal of Mary Moragne (1842)
264(2)
Mary Boykin Chesnut on Slavery and Sex (1861)
266(1)
Conclusion
267(1)
Further Reading
267(1)
Notes
268(1)
Grand Theory, Great Battles, and Historical Causes: Why Secession Failed
269(30)
Setting
271(1)
Investigation
272(1)
Secondary Sources
273(11)
Blue over Gray: Sources of Success and Failure in the Civil War (1975)
273(8)
Why the North Won (1988)
281(3)
Primary Sources
284(13)
The Impending Crisis (1857)
284(1)
The Cotton Kingdom (1861)
285(1)
An Account of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863)
286(3)
General Ulysses S. Grant to Edwin M. Stanton (1865)
289(1)
Affidavit of a Tennessee Freedman (1865)
290(1)
Reverend Garrison Frazier on the Aspirations of His Fellow Blacks (1865)
291(2)
Southern Women Feeling the Effects of Rebellion and Creating Bread Riots (1863)
293(2)
Excerpt from Diary of Margaret Junkin Preston (1862)
295(1)
``Kate,'' A Letter to a Friend (1862)
296(1)
Account of a Slaveholding Family During Sherman's March (1864)
296(1)
Conclusion
297(1)
Further Reading
297(1)
Notes
297(2)
The Importance of Historical Interpretation: The Meaning of Reconstruction
299(28)
Setting
300(2)
Investigation
302(1)
Secondary Sources
303(14)
Seeds of Failure in Radical Race Policy (1966)
303(6)
Negro State Legislators in South Carolina During Reconstruction (1982)
309(8)
Primary Sources
317(9)
Colored Rule in a Reconstructed (?) State (1874)
318(1)
The Ignorant Vote---Honors Are Easy (1876)
319(1)
Black Response to a South Carolina White Taxpayers' Convention Appeal to Congress (1874)
320(2)
Statement of Colored People's Convention in Charleston, South Carolina (1865)
322(1)
A Republican Newspaper's Description of a Local Political Meeting (1867)
323(1)
Testimony of Abram Colby (1872)
323(1)
Lewis McGee to the Governor of Mississippi (1875)
324(1)
Testimony of Emanuel Fortune (1872)
325(1)
Testimony of Henry M. Turner (1872)
325(1)
Conclusion
326(1)
Further Reading
327(1)
Notes
327


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