American Heritage

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  • Copyright: 2011-02-01
  • Publisher: Hillsdale College Pr
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Too many colleges and universities have become places for focusing on means and not upon ends-and, as such, places where the confused and bewildered of the next generation acquire techniques and tools, but graduate having gained neither direction nor order to their souls.The Hillsdale College History Faculty has painstakingly assembledAmerican Heritage: A Readerin order to provide its own students with a true liberal arts education grounded in the American tradition. Perfect for classroom use at the high school level and up, this extraordinary textbook will provide readers both inside and outside the classroom with a traditional educational experience that enlarges and ennobles the mind.From the Preface:"The primary role of this Reader is to supply a rich sample of documents from the periods we examine. These primary sources provide portals into the American past. Reading them, we escape the provincialism of our own time and culture. As artifacts of the past, they do not convey information merely, but they are the sources that historians interpret to make sense of our past. Consequently, we invite students to engage in the same enterprise as they examine these fragments of the American past as the primary means of understanding both the roots of American order and sources for contemporary disorders. This daunting task of viewing sympathetically ideas that, although part of our heritage, seem distant and alien is an important and exhilarating part of a proper education in which one seeks to make sense of oneself as an American."

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Colonial Heritagep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Laws of Virginiap. 9
Two Colonial Covenantsp. 13
The Mayflower Compactp. 13
The Salem Covenantp. 14
A Modell of Christian Charityp. 15
Speech to the General Courtp. 29
Capital Lawesp. 33
Frame of Government of Pennsylvaniap. 37
The Secret Diaryp. 47
Awakenings and Enlightenmentsp. 61
Introductionp. 63
A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of Godp. 71
The Kingdom of Godp. 83
On George Whitefieldp. 95
Advice to a Young Tradesmanp. 99
Autobiographyp. 101
The American Foundingp. 113
Introductionp. 115
Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms-Second Continental Congressp. 121
Declaration of Independencep. 127
Fast Day Proclamations-Continental Congressp. 133
The Meaning of the Revolutionp. 135
Americap. 135
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Leep. 136
The Northwest Ordinancep. 137
Constitution of the United Statesp. 145
The Bill of Rightsp. 157
Letter of Brutusp. 159
Federalist 1p. 165
Federalist 10p. 169
Federalist 39p. 177
Federalist 51p. 183
Letters of Fabiusp. 187
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizenp. 195
First Inaugural Addressp. 199
Selectionsp. 203
On the Principles of Political Moralityp. 209
Farewell Addressp. 215
Kentucky Resolutionp. 229
Counter-Resolutionsp. 237
First Inaugural Addressp. 245
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Robert Livingstonp. 249
The Pleasures of Agriculturep. 253
Democratization and Expansionp. 257
Introductionp. 259
History of Cosmopolitep. 265
What a Revival of Religion Isp. 273
First Annual Messagep. 285
Democracy in Americap. 295
Remarks on Seneca Fallsp. 331
Letter from the Alamop. 337
The Great Nation of Futurityp. 339
The Destiny of the Racep. 345
Earth's Holocaustp. 349
Sectionalism and Civil Warp. 365
Introductionp. 367
Disquisition on Governmentp. 373
Sociology for the Southp. 387
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?p. 395
The College and the Republicp. 415
DredScott v. Sanfordp. 421
Lincoln-Douglas Debatesp. 425
King Cottonp. 447
Declaration of Causes-South Carolinap. 451
Secession Resolutions-State of Mississippip. 457
Secession Ordinancess-South Carolina, Mississippi, Floridap. 459
Address to the People of the Slave-Holding Statesp. 463
First Inaugural Addressp. 473
Cornerstone Speechp. 483
Letter to His Wifep. 495
Meditation on the Divine Willp. 497
Gettysburg Addressp. 499
Second Inaugural Addressp. 501
The Gilded Agep. 503
Introductionp. 505
The New Southp. 513
Wealthp. 523
The Creed of the Old Southp. 533
People's Party Platformp. 541
The Frontier in American Historyp. 547
Autobiographyp. 555
The Fallacy of Territorial Extensionp. 559
The March of the Flagp. 565
Platformp. 573
The Eclipse of Liberalismp. 577
Plunkitt of Tammany Hallp. 581
Pragmatismp. 589
The New Nationalismp. 605
The New Freedomp. 619
America Between the Warsp. 629
Introductionp. 631
War Messagep. 635
Fourteen Pointsp. 643
The Age of Playp. 649
What It Means to Be A Boy Scoutp. 653
Ordered Liberty and World Peacep. 655
The Press Under a Free Governmentp. 659
The Reign of Lawp. 663
The Inspiration of the Declarationp. 667
Scopes Trialp. 677
The Modern Temperp. 705
Commonwealth Club Addressp. 717
First Inaugural Addressp. 729
The Dominant Dogma of the Agep. 735
America Since World War IIp. 739
Introductionp. 741
America Firstp. 747
State of the Union Address (1942)p. 753
State of the Union Address (1944)p. 761
The Truman Doctrinep. 765
The Sources of Soviet Conductp. 769
NSC-68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security-National Security Councilp. 775
Letter to My Childrenp. 779
The Problem of Traditionp. 797
Brown v. Board of Educationp. 811
The Sharon Statement-Young Americans for Freedomp. 817
Farewell Addressp. 819
Inaugural Addressp. 825
The Port Huron Statement-Students for a Democratic Societyp. 829
Letter from the Birmingham City Jailp. 835
Peace without Conquestp. 851
The Liberal Twilightp. 859
First Inaugural Addressp. 871
Speech Before Commonsp. 877
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