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Voices of the American Nation, Volume I

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780321411600

ISBN10:
0321411609
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Prologue---Beginnings 1(1)
Pima Creation Story (Traditional---Ancient)
2(2)
Dekanawida Myth and the Achievement of Iroquois Unity (ca. 1500s)
4(3)
Duarte Barbosa, A Description of the Coast of East Africa (1518)
7(6)
Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
13(24)
Christopher Columbus, Letter to Luis de Sant' Angel (1493)
15(4)
Bartholome de Las Casas, ``Of the Island of Hispaniola'' (1542)
19(2)
Jacques Marquette, from The Mississippi Voyage of Joliet and Marquette (1673)
21(3)
Thomas Mun, from England's Treasure by Foreign Trade (1664)
24(3)
John Smith, ``The Starving Time'' (1624)
27(2)
John Winthrop, ``A Model of Christian Charity'' (1630)
29(3)
Excerpt from the Trial of Anne Hutchinson (1637)
32(5)
American Society in the Making
37(22)
Bacon's Rebellion: The Declaration (1676)
39(3)
William Bull, Report on the Stono Rebellion (1739)
42(2)
Gottlieb Mittelberger, The Passage of Indentured Servants (1750)
44(3)
Elizabeth Sprigs, Letter to Her Father (1756)
47(2)
Olaudah Equiano, The Middle Passage (1788)
49(3)
Alexander Falconbridge, The African Slave Trade (1788)
52(3)
James Oglethorpe, Establishing the Colony of Georgia (1733)
55(4)
America in the British Empire
59(14)
Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crevecouer, from Letters from an American Farmer (1782)
61(2)
Benjamin Franklin, ``Upon Hearing George Whitefield Preach'' (1771)
63(2)
Jonathan Edwards, from ``Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'' (1741)
65(2)
John Dickinson, from Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1768)
67(2)
Address of the Inhabitants of Anson County to Governor Martin (1774)
69(4)
The American Revolution
73(22)
Patrick Henry, ``Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death'' (1775)
75(3)
Joseph Warren, ``Account of the Battle of Lexington'' (1775)
78(3)
Letter from a Revolutionary War Soldier (1776)
81(3)
George Washington, The Newburg Address (1783)
84(3)
Judith Sargent Murray, ``On the Equality of the Sexes'' (1790)
87(2)
Molly Wallace, Valedictory Oration (1792)
89(2)
Slave Petition to the General Assembly in Connecticut (1779)
91(4)
The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
95(18)
Publius (James Madison), Federalist Paper #10 (1788)
97(3)
George Mason, ``Objections to This Constitution of Government'' (1787)
100(2)
Benjamin Banneker, Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1791)
102(2)
``Petition for Access to Education'' (1787)
104(2)
George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
106(3)
The Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
109(4)
Jeffersonian Democracy
113(10)
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
114(3)
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
117(2)
Meriwether Lewis, Journal (1805)
119(4)
National Growing Pains
123(10)
Tecumseh, Letter to Governor William Henry Harrison (1810)
125(2)
Missouri Enabling Act (1820)
127(2)
The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
129(4)
Toward a National Economy
133(10)
Albany Daily Advertiser on the Erie Canal (1819)
134(2)
The Harbinger, Female Workers of Lowell (1836)
136(3)
Mary Paul, Letters Home (1845, 1846)
139(4)
Jacksonian Democracy
143(12)
Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message to Congress (1829)
145(2)
``Memorial of the Cherokee Nation'' (1830)
147(2)
Henry Clay, Speech Opposing President Jackson's Veto of the Bank Bill (1832)
149(3)
Davy Crockett, Advice to Politicians (1833)
152(3)
The Making of Middle-Class America
155(16)
Charles Finney, ``Religious Revival'' (1835)
157(3)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, A Letter from Brook Farm (1841)
160(2)
Dorothea Dix, Appeal on Behalf of the Insane (1843)
162(2)
William Lloyd Garrison, from The Liberator (1831)
164(2)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
166(5)
An American Culture
171(12)
Ralph Waldo Emerson, ``The Concord Hymn'' (1837)
173(2)
Henry David Thoreau, from ``Civil Disobedience'' (1849)
175(3)
Walt Whitman, Preface to Leaves of Grass (1855)
178(5)
Westward Expansion
183(16)
John L. O'Sullivan, ``The Great Nation of Futurity'' (1845)
185(3)
Jose Maria Sanchez, from A Trip to Texas (1828)
188(2)
Thomas Corwin, Against the Mexican War (1847)
190(3)
Elizabeth Dixon Smith Greer, Journal (1847--1850)
193(2)
Chief Seattle, Oration (1854)
195(4)
The Sections Go Their Ways
199(12)
Nat Turner, Confession (1831)
200(2)
Benjamin Drew, Narratives of Escaped Slaves (1855)
202(3)
George Fitzhugh, ``The Blessings of Slavery'' (1857)
205(6)
The Coming of the Civil War
211(16)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
213(2)
The Ostend Manifesto (1854)
215(3)
Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
218(2)
Frederick Douglass, Independence Day Speech (1852)
220(3)
John Brown, Address to the Virginia Court (1859)
223(4)
The War to Save the Union
227(16)
James Henry Gooding, Letter to President Lincoln (1863)
229(2)
Jefferson Davis, Second Inaugural Address as President of the Confederate States of America (1862)
231(3)
Clara Barton, Medical Life at the Battlefield (1862)
234(3)
Theodore A. Dodge, from Civil War Diary (1863)
237(3)
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1863)
240(3)
Reconstruction and the South
243(18)
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865)
245(2)
Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
247(3)
A Sharecrop Contract (1882)
250(3)
Congressional Testimony on the Actions of the Ku Klux Klan (1872)
253(4)
Civil Rights Cases (1883)
257(4)
Credits 261


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