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Voices of the American Nation, Revised Edition, Volume 1,9780205606146

Voices of the American Nation, Revised Edition, Volume 1

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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

Prefacep. vii
Prologuendash;Beginningsp. 1
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 Americasp. 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 Makingp. 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 Empirep. 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 Revolutionp. 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 Triumphantp. 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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