American Realities, Volume II

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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American Realities, a best-selling collection of secondary sources, integrates the lives of Americans with their respective time periods, and depicts a diverse American experience that challenges the preconceived notions of students. This edition includes new scholarship and revised writing in existing chapters. The clarity of the author's unique, anecdotal writing style successfully engages students in an exploration of unique historical characters and significant events.

Table of Contents

From the First Settlements to the Civil War
The Native Americans
October 11, 1492
The First Euro-Americans
Norse Settlers in the New World
The English Background
A Puritan Death: John and Thomasine Winthrop
The British American
William Byrd in Two Worlds
Divided Loyalties
Jonathan Boucher and the Pre-Revolutionary Crisis
The American Revolution
1776: The Continental Army in the Year of Independence
Testing the Constitution
The Alien and Sedition Acts
Republican Nationalism
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Limits of Jacksonian Democracy
The Cherokee Removal
Abolitionists and Antiabolitionists
William Lloyd Garrison and the Broadcloth Mob
The Texas Revolution
Lorenzo de Zavala, Patriot
Reform in the Early Republic
The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848
Manifest Destiny
Down the Santa Fe Trail with Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847
A Slave's Story
Adb Rahman Ibrahima's Journey from Slavery to Freedom
The Civil War
Two Soldiers and Their Worlds
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