American People, The: Creating a Nation and Society, Volume I, Primary Source Edition (Book Alone)

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This Primary Source EDITION provides 1 to 2 primary sources per chapter, tied to the chapter's content, with critical thinking questions for each source -- at no additional cost to your students. Providing students with a thought-provoking account of Americars"s past, The American People examines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government.

Table of Contents

A Colonizing People, 1492-1776
Ancient America and Africa
Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas
Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century
The Maturing of Colonial Society
The Strains of Empire
A Revolutionary People, 1775-1828
A People in Revolution
Consolidating the Revolution
Creating a Nation
Society and Politics in the Early Republic
An Expanding People, 1820-1877
Economic Transformations in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
Slavery and the Old South
Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
Moving West
The Union in Peril
The Union Severed
The Union Reconstructed
Primary Source Documents
How to Analyze Primary Source
Documentsp. D-3
Pima Creation Story (Traditional-Ancient)p. D-5
Iroquois Creation Story (Traditional-Ancient)p. D-5
Ottawa Origins Story (recorded c. 1720)p. D-6
Christopher Columbus, from the Journal of Christopher Columbus (1492)p. D-9
Journal extract by Jacques Cartier on meeting the Micmac Indians (1534)p. D-10
John Smith, "The Starving Time" (1624)p. D-11
William Penn, Description of Pennsylvania (1681)p. D-12
Virginia Law on Indentured Servitude (1705)p. D-13
Benjamin Franklin on George Whitefield (1771)p. D-13
Benjamin Franklin, Testimony Against the Stamp Act (1766)p. D-15
BostonGazette, Description of the Boston Massacre (1770)p. D-16
Joseph Warren, "Account of the Battle of Lexington" (1775)p. D-19
Proclamation of Lord Dunmore (November 14, 1775)p. D-20
Publius (James Madison), Federalist Paper #10 (1788)p. D-21
Patrick Henry Speaks Against Ratification of the Constitution (1788)p. D-22
George Washington's Farewell Address (1796)p. D-25
Lewis and Clark Meet the Shoshone, August 17, 1805p. D-26
Opinion of the Supreme Court for Marbury v. Madison (1803)p. D-27
Letter from Dolley Payne Madison to Lucy Payne Todd (1814)p. D-27
Extract from the Albany Daily Advertiser (1819)p. D-29
"A Week in the Mill," The Lowell Offering, Vol. V (1845): 217-218p. D-29
A Catechism for Slaves (1854)p. D-31
Poem, "The Slave Auction,"p. D-31
William Lloyd Garrison, First Issue of The Liberator(1831)p. D-33
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