American Stories: Living American History: v. 1: To 1877

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book is ideal for any introductory American history instructor who wants to make the subject more appealing. It's designed to supplement a main text, and focuses on personalized history presented through engaging biographies of famous and less-well-known figures from the colonial period to 1877. Historical patterns and trends appear as they are seen through individual lives, and the selection of the profiled individuals reflects a cultural awareness and a multicultural perspective.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue: Native Americans and Europeans up to 1600
Colonial New England
"The Country is Not So As We Did Expect It."
Roger Williams, the Narragansetts, and the Pequots
Anne Hutchinson and the Tradition of Dissent
And the World Kept On Changing
The Colonial South
Jamestown: Pocahontas and John Smith
Jamestown: Tobacco and Slaves
Colonial Virginia: 1622, 1676, and 1705
From Barbados to South Carolina: Trade, War, and Slavery
An American Mosaic
Colonial Society
William Byrd: Colonizing Nature
Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, the Great Awakening (and Benjamin Franklin, Too)
Elizabeth Lucas Pinckney
Changing Identities
The Coming of the Revolution
On the Road to Revolutions
Abigail Adams
The Declaration of Independence
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
The American Revolution
An Overview
George Washington: Man of Contradictions
Mary Jemison: Seneca and Loyalist
Joseph Plumb Martin: A Common Soldier in the Continental Army
Anthony Allaire: A New York Loyalist in the Carolinas
Perceptions: African-Americans and the War of Independence
The Constitutional Period
Washington and Madison: At the Constitutional Convention
The Constitution: Debating the Future
Mary Dewees: Heading West
Benjamin Banneker
The Constitution: Intentions and Consequences
Politics and Society in the Early Republic
Of Midwives and Monarchs
Alexander Hamilton
Nancy Shippen
John Marshall's Supreme Court
The United States on the World Stage
Money, War, and Power
Citizen Genet: French Diplomacy with a Twist
The Barbary Wars: 1784-1805
Sacagawea and the Corps of Discovery
Foreign Policy: Transatlantic and Transcontinental
The War of 1812
Irritations, Aggravations, and Failed Diplomacies
Dolley Madison
Tecumseh: Independence Lost
The Star-Spangled Banner
Andrew Jackson and America
The Story of Jackson
The Democratic Age
Presidential Turmoil
Love and Politics: A Jacksonian Postscript
The Republic of Texas
The United States and the Antebellum West
Narcissa Whitman: On a Mission to the Oregon Country
All That Glitters: The West Through Mark Twain's Eyes
The Mexican-American War and California
The West: An Environmental Perspective
Nineteenth-Century Slavery
Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Rebecca Felton: The Mind of a White Southerner
Nat Turner and Slave Resistance
Solomon Northup: Slave Migrations and the West
"The Love of Freedom"
The Coming of the Civil War
A Slow-Building Fire
North and South Go Their Separate Ways
Abolitionists in Society: William Lloyd Garrison
The Grimke Sisters and The Seneca Falls Convention
Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth
The Southern Response to Abolition
The Civil War
Strategies and Realities
Abraham Lincoln: Part 1
Rose O'Neale Greenhow: Confederate Spy
Mathew Brady and War Photography
Emma LeConte and William Tecumseh Sherman: The Coming of the End Through Southern Eyes
Abraham Lincoln: Part 2
After the Civil War
The Difficulties of Reconstruction
Reconstruction: Black and White
Mary Ames: A New England Woman in Dixie
W.E.B. DuBois and the "Problem of the Color Line"
About the Author
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