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This collection of primary sources includes both classic and lesser-known documents describing the rich mosaic of American life from the pre-contact era to the present day. The sources, both public and private documents-ranging from letters, diary excerpts, stories, novels, to speeches, court cases, and government reports-tell the story of American history in the words of those who lived it. Split between two volumes, this chronological text is conveniently tailored to match the split volumes of the survey text it accompanies.
Table of Contents
|Pima Creation Story (Traditionalndash;Ancient)||p. 2|
|Dekanawida Myth and the Achievement of Iroquois Unity (ca. 1500s)||p. 4|
|A Description of the Coast of East Africa (1518)||p. 7|
|Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas||p. 13|
|Letter to Luis de Santrsquo; Angel (1493)||p. 15|
|de Las Casas, ldquo;Of the Island of Hispaniolardquo; (1542)||p. 19|
|fromThe Mississippi Voyage of Joliet and Marquette(1673)||p. 21|
|fromEnglandrsquo;s Treasure by Foreign Trade(1664)||p. 24|
|ldquo;The Starving Timerdquo; (1624)||p. 27|
|ldquo;A Model of Christian Charityrdquo; (1630)||p. 29|
|Excerpt from the Trial of Anne Hutchinson (1637)||p. 32|
|American Society in the Making||p. 37|
|The Declaration (1676)||p. 39|
|Report on the Stono Rebellion (1739)||p. 42|
|The Passage of Indentured Servants (1750)||p. 44|
|Letter to Her Father (1756)||p. 47|
|The Middle Passage (1788)||p. 49|
|The African Slave Trade (1788)||p. 52|
|Establishing the Colony of Georgia (1733)||p. 55|
|America in the British Empire||p. 59|
|fromLetters from an American Farmer(1782)||p. 61|
|ldquo;Upon Hearing George Whitefield Preachrdquo; (1771)||p. 63|
|from ldquo;Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Godrdquo; (1741)||p. 65|
|fromLetters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania(1768)||p. 67|
|Address of the Inhabitants of Anson County to Governor Martin (1774)||p. 69|
|The American Revolution||p. 73|
|ldquo;Give Me Liberty or Give Me Deathrdquo; (1775)||p. 75|
|ldquo;Account of the Battle of Lexingtonrdquo; (1775)||p. 78|
|Letter from a Revolutionary War Soldier (1776)||p. 81|
|The Newburg Address (1783)||p. 84|
|ldquo;On the Equality of the Sexesrdquo; (1790)||p. 87|
|Valedictory Oration (1792)||p. 89|
|Slave Petition to the General Assembly in Connecticut (1779)||p. 91|
|The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant||p. 95|
|Publius (James Madison),Federalist Paper #10(1788)||p. 97|
|ldquo;Objections to This Constitution of Governmentrdquo; (1787)||p. 100|
|Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1791)<||p. 102|
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