American Nation, The: A History of the United States to 1877, Volume I, Primary Source Edition (Book Alone)

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With 32 primary source documents, The American Nation, Twelfth Edition, Primary Source Edition, Volume One, has everything students need to master the course-a rich text with a clear, relevant, and balanced portrait of the social, economic, and cultural issues in U.S. history plus a wealth of original documents that help make the material come alive. In addition, "Document Analysis" questions encourage students to delve deeper into the documents and to explore how they relate to the events of the time. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Maps and Graphsp. xix
Featuresp. xxi
American Lives
Re-Viewing the Past
Mapping the Past
Debating the Past
Prefacep. xxiii
About the Authorsp. xxviii
Prologue: Beginningsp. 2
Passage to Alaskap. 3
The Demise of the Big Mammalsp. 5
The Archaic Period: A World Without Big Mammals, 9000 B.C.E.-1000 B.C.Ep. 5
The First Sedentary Communities, 1000 B.C.Ep. 7
Corn Transforms the Southwestp. 9
The Diffusion of Cornp. 11
Population Growth After 800p. 11
Cahokia: The Hub of Mississippian Culturep. 12
The Collapse of Urban Centersp. 13
American Beginnings in Eurasia and Africap. 14
Europe in Fermentp. 15
Debating the Past: Who-or what-killed the big mammals?p. 6
Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americasp. 18
Columbusp. 20
Spain's American Empirep. 22
Indians and Europeansp. 23
Relativity of Cultural Valuesp. 23
Disease and Population Lossesp. 25
Spain's European Rivalsp. 27
The Protestant Reformationp. 27
English Beginnings in Americap. 29
The Settlement of Virginiap. 30
"Purifying" the Church of Englandp. 32
Bradford and Plymouth Colonyp. 33
Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay Colonyp. 36
Troublemakers: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinsonp. 38
Other New England Coloniesp. 39
French and Dutch Settlementsp. 39
Maryland and the Carolinasp. 40
The Middle Coloniesp. 42
Indians and Europeans as "Americanizers"p. 43
American Lives: Tisquantump. 34
Debating the Past: How many Indians perished with European settlement?p. 26
American Society in the Makingp. 48
What Is an American?p. 50
Spanish Settlementp. 50
The Chesapeake Coloniesp. 51
The Lure of Landp. 53
"Solving" the Labor Shortage: Slaveryp. 54
Prosperity in a Pipe: Tobaccop. 56
Bacon's Rebellionp. 57
The Carolinasp. 58
Home and Family in the Southp. 60
Georgia and the Back Countryp. 61
Puritan New Englandp. 62
The Puritan Familyp. 62
Puritan Women and Childrenp. 62
Visible Puritan Saints and Othersp. 63
Democracies Without Democratsp. 64
The Dominion of New Englandp. 65
Salem Bewitchedp. 65
Higher Education in New Englandp. 66
Prosperity Undermines Puritanismp. 70
A Merchant's Worldp. 72
The Middle Colonies: Economic Basisp. 72
The Middle Colonies: An Intermingling of Peoplesp. 73
"The Best Poor Man's Country"p. 74
The Politics of Diversityp. 75
Rebellious Womenp. 76
Re-Viewing the Past: The Cruciblep. 68
Debating the Past: Were puritan communities peaceable?p. 71
America in the British Empirep. 78
The British Colonial Systemp. 80
Mercantilismp. 81
The Navigation Actsp. 82
The Effects of Mercantilismp. 83
The Great Awakeningp. 84
The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Edwardsp. 86
The Enlightenment in Americap. 86
Colonial Scientific Achievementsp. 88
Repercussions of Distant Warsp. 89
The Great War for the Empirep. 92
The Peace of Parisp. 94
Putting the Empire Rightp. 95
Tightening Imperial Controlsp. 96
The Sugar Actp. 97
American Colonists Demand Rightsp. 99
The Stamp Act: The Pot Set to Boilingp. 99
Rioters or Rebels?p. 101
Taxation or Tyranny?p. 101
The Declaratory Actp. 102
The Townshend Dutiesp. 102
The Boston Massacrep. 103
The Pot Spills Overp. 104
The Tea Act Crisisp. 104
From Resistance to Revolutionp. 106
American Lives: Eunice Williams/Gannenstenhawip. 90
Debating the Past: Was economic gain the colonists' main motivation?p. 87
The American Revolutionp. 110
"The Shot Heard Round the World"p. 112
The Second Continental Congressp. 112
The Battle of Bunker Hillp. 113
The Great Declarationp. 114
1776: The Balance of Forcesp. 116
Loyalistsp. 118
Early British Victoriesp. 118
Saratoga and the French Alliancep. 119
The War Moves Southp. 122
Victory at Yorktownp. 123
The Peace of Parisp. 126
Forming a National Governmentp. 128
Financing the Warp. 129
State Republican Governmentsp. 130
Social Reformp. 130
Effects of the Revolution on Womenp. 132
Growth of a National Spiritp. 133
The Great Land Ordinancesp. 134
National Heroesp. 137
A National Culturep. 137
Re-Viewing the Past: The Patriotp. 124
Debating the Past: Was the American Revolution rooted in class struggle?p. 128
The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphantp. 140
Border Problemsp. 142
Foreign Tradep. 143
The Specter of Inflationp. 143
Daniel Shays's "Little Rebellion"p. 144
To Philadelphia, and the Constitutionp. 145
The Great Conventionp. 145
The Compromises That Produced the Constitutionp. 146
Ratifying the Constitutionp. 149
Washington as Presidentp. 151
Congress Under Wayp. 154
Hamilton and Financial Reformp. 155
The Ohio Country: A Dark and Bloody Groundp. 157
Revolution in Francep. 158
Federalists and Republicans: The Rise of Political Partiesp. 159
1794: Crisis and Resolutionp. 160
Jay's Treatyp. 160
1795: All's Well That Ends Wellp. 161
Washington's Farewellp. 162
The Election of 1796p. 162
The XYZ Affairp. 163
The Alien and Sedition Actsp. 165
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolvesp. 165
Mapping the Past: Depicting History with Mapsp. 152
Debating the Past: What ideas shaped the Constitution?p. 148
Jeffersonian Democracyp. 168
The Federalist Contributionp. 170
Thomas Jefferson: Political Theoristp. 170
Jefferson as Presidentp. 172
Jefferson's Attack on the Judiciaryp. 173
The Barbary Piratesp. 174
The Louisiana Purchasep. 175
The Federalists Discreditedp. 177
Lewis and Clarkp. 178
Jeffersonian Democracyp. 182
The Burr Conspiracyp. 182
Napoleon and the Britishp. 184
The Impressment Controversyp. 185
The Embargo Actp. 186
Mapping the Past: A Water Route to the Pacific?p. 180
Debating the Past: Did Thomas Jefferson father a child by his slave?p. 171
National Growing Painsp. 190
Madison in Powerp. 191
Tecumseh and Indian Resistancep. 192
Depression and Land Hungerp. 193
Opponents of Warp. 195
The War of 1812p. 195
Britain Assumes the Offensivep. 199
"The Star Spangled Banner"p. 199
The Treaty of Ghentp. 200
The Hartford Conventionp. 201
The Battle of New Orleansp. 201
Victory Weakens the Federalistsp. 202
Anglo-American Rapprochementp. 203
The Transcontinental Treatyp. 204
The Monroe Doctrinep. 204
The Era of Good Feelingsp. 206
New Sectional Issuesp. 208
Northern Leadersp. 210
Southern Leadersp. 212
Western Leadersp. 213
The Missouri Compromisep. 214
The Election of 1824p. 215
John Quincy Adams as Presidentp. 216
Calhoun's Exposition and Protestp. 217
The Meaning of Sectionalismp. 220
Mapping the Past: North-South Sectionalism Intensifiesp. 218
Debating the Past: How did Indians and settlers interact?p. 194
Toward a National Economyp. 222
Gentility and the Consumer Revolutionp. 223
Birth of the Factoryp. 224
An Industrial Proletariat?p. 228
Lowell's Waltham System: Women as Factory Workersp. 228
Irish and German Immigrantsp. 230
The Persistence of the Household Systemp. 230
Rise of Corporationsp. 231
Cotton Revolutionizes the Southp. 232
Revival of Slaveryp. 233
Roads to Marketp. 235
Transportation and the Governmentp. 237
Development of Steamboatsp. 237
The Canal Boomp. 240
New York City: Emporium of the Western Worldp. 242
The Marshall Courtp. 244
Mapping the Past: The Making of the Working Classp. 226
Debating the Past: Was early nineteenth-century America transformed by a "market revolution"?p. 238
Jacksonian Democracyp. 248
"Democratizing" Politicsp. 250
1828: The New Party System in Embryop. 251
The Jacksonian Appealp. 252
The Spoils Systemp. 253
President of All the Peoplep. 253
Sectional Tensions Revivedp. 254
Jackson: "The Bank ... I Will Kill It!"p. 254
Jackson's Bank Vetop. 255
Jackson Versus Calhounp. 257
Indian Removalsp. 258
The Nullification Crisisp. 260
Boom and Bustp. 262
Jacksonianism Abroadp. 263
The Jacksoniansp. 263
Rise of the Whigsp. 265
Martin Van Buren: Jacksonianism Without Jacksonp. 265
The Log Cabin Campaignp. 267
American Lives: Horace Greeleyp. 268
Debating the Past: For whom did Jackson fight?p. 264
The Making of Middle-Class Americap. 272
Tocqueville and Beaumont in Americap. 273
Tocqueville in Judgmentp. 274
A Restless Peoplep. 275
The Family Recastp. 276
The Second Great Awakeningp. 277
The Era of Associationsp. 279
Backwoods Utopiasp. 280
The Age of Reformp. 282
"Demon Rum"p. 284
The Abolitionist Crusadep. 285
Women's Rightsp. 289
American Lives: Sojourner Truthp. 286
Debating the Past: Did the antebellum reform movement improve society?p. 283
An American Culturep. 294
In Search of Native Groundsp. 295
The Romantic View of Lifep. 297
Emerson and Thoreaup. 298
Edgar Allan Poep. 300
Nathaniel Hawthornep. 300
Herman Melvillep. 301
Walt Whitmanp. 302
The Wider Literary Renaissancep. 304
Domestic Tastesp. 305
Education for Democracyp. 306
Reading and the Dissemination of Culturep. 307
The State of the Collegesp. 309
Civic Culturesp. 312
American Humorp. 312
Mapping the Past: Nature as a Civilizing Forcep. 310
Debating the Past: Was there an "American Renaissance"?p. 303
Westward Expansionp. 316
Tyler's Troublesp. 317
The Webster-Ashburton Treatyp. 318
The Texas Questionp. 319
Manifest Destinyp. 321
Life on the Trailp. 321
California and Oregonp. 324
The Election of 1844p. 325
Polk as Presidentp. 326
War with Mexicop. 327
To the Halls of Montezumap. 329
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgop. 331
The Fruits of Victory: Further Enlargement of the United Statesp. 332
Slavery: The Fire Bell in the Night Rings Againp. 332
The Election of 1848p. 333
The Gold Rushp. 334
The Compromise of 1850p. 335
Mapping the Past: Fertility and the Frontierp. 322
Debating the Past: Did the frontier change women's roles?p. 326
The Sections Go Their Waysp. 340
The Southp. 341
The Economics of Slaveryp. 342
Antebellum Plantation Lifep. 344
The Sociology of Slaveryp. 345
Psychological Effects of Slaveryp. 348
Manufacturing in the Southp. 348
The Northern Industrial Juggernautp. 349
A Nation of Immigrantsp. 350
How Wage Earners Livedp. 351
Progress and Povertyp. 354
Foreign Commercep. 355
Steam Conquers the Atlanticp. 355
Canals and Railroadsp. 357
Financing the Railroadsp. 358
Railroads and the Economyp. 359
Railroads and the Sectional Conflictp. 361
The Economy on the Eve of Civil Warp. 362
Mapping the Past: Irish and German Immigrationp. 352
Debating the Past: Did slaves and masters form emotional bonds?p. 349
The Coming of the Civil Warp. 364
The Slave Power Comes Northp. 365
Uncle Tom's Cabinp. 366
Diversions Abroad: The "Young America" Movementp. 368
Stephen Douglas: "The Little Giant"p. 370
The Kansas-Nebraska Actp. 371
Know-Nothings, Republicans, and the Demise of the Two-Party Systemp. 373
"Bleeding Kansas"p. 374
Senator Sumner Becomes a Martyr for Abolitionismp. 376
Buchanan Tries His Handp. 377
The Dred Scott Decisionp. 377
The Lecompton Constitutionp. 379
The Emergence of Lincolnp. 379
The Lincoln-Douglas Debatesp. 381
John Brown's Raidp. 383
The Election of 1860p. 383
The Secession Crisisp. 386
Mapping the Past: Runaway Slaves: Hard Realitiesp. 368
Debating the Past: Was the Civil War avoidable?p. 374
The War to Save the Unionp. 390
Lincoln's Cabinetp. 392
Fort Sumter: The First Shotp. 392
The Blue and the Grayp. 393
The Test of Battle: Bull Runp. 395
Paying for the Warp. 396
Politics as Usualp. 397
Behind Confederate Linesp. 398
War in the West: Shilohp. 399
McClellan: The Reluctant Warriorp. 400
Lee Counterattacks: Antietamp. 401
The Emancipation Proclamationp. 402
The Draft Riotsp. 403
The Emancipated Peoplep. 404
African American Soldiersp. 405
Antietam to Gettysburgp. 408
Lincoln Finds His General: Grant at Vicksburgp. 410
Economic and Social Effects, North and Southp. 411
Women in Wartimep. 412
Grant in the Wildernessp. 414
Sherman in Georgiap. 415
To Appomattox Court Housep. 417
Winners, Losers, and the Futurep. 419
Re-Viewing the Past: Gloryp. 406
Re-Viewing the Past: Cold Mountainp. 420
Debating the Past: Why did the South lose the Civil War?p. 418
Reconstruction and the Southp. 424
Presidential Reconstructionp. 425
Republican Radicalsp. 427
Congress Rejects Johnsonian Reconstructionp. 428
The Fourteenth Amendmentp. 430
The Reconstruction Actsp. 430
Congress Supremep. 431
The Fifteenth Amendmentp. 431
"Black Republican" Reconstruction: Scalawags and Carpetbaggersp. 435
The Ravaged Landp. 436
Sharecropping and the Crop-Lien Systemp. 438
The White Backlashp. 440
Grant as Presidentp. 441
The Disputed Election of 1876p. 442
The Compromise of 1877p. 443
Mapping the Past: The Politics of Reconstructionp. 432
Debating the Past: Were Reconstruction governments corrupt?p. 434
Appendixp. A1
The Declaration of Independencep. A3
The Articles of Confederationp. A5
The Constitution of the United States of Americap. A9
Amendments to the Constitutionp. A14
Presidential Elections, 1789-2004p. A19
Present-day United Statesp. A32
Present-day Worldp. A34
Picture Creditsp. C1
Indexp. I1
Primary Source Documentsp. D1
How to Analyze Primary Source Documentsp. D3
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