Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People's History, Volume 1

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Constructing the American Pastexplores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. This book achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other primary source collections. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem or moment in American history, and provides readers with several points of view. The photographs, posters and maps included also ask the reader to "read" the visual sources of American history. Explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs, and posters. U.S History Primary Sources. Anyone interested in exploring US History through documents, letters, articles, and other primary sources.

Table of Contents

Contact and Conquest: The Meeting of Old and New Worlds
Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus
Journal of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage
Bartolome de Las Casas, From The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account
The Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest, Florentine Codex, as Collected
Dying and Surviving in Virginia
Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh
Narrative of the 1584 Voyage
From A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
Narrative of the 1590 Virginia Voyage
From Journal
Powhatan's Speech to Captain
From Nova Britannia 1609
From Laws Divine, Moral and Martial, 1611
The State of the Colony in Virginia, 1622
The Puritan Experience in New England
A Model of Christian Charity
Excerpts from the Trial of
From The Apologia of
Massachusetts School Law 1647
The New England Primer, c. 1687
The Poetry of Anne Bradstreet Increase Mather to
The Sovereignty and Goodness of God
Christ Knows How Many Devils There Are, 1692
Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases Ann Putnams Deposition Ann Putnams Confession
Eighteenth Century American Voices
The Diaries of
Expanded excerpts from the Narrative of the Life of
The Memoirs of
Memoirs of the Life of
The Memoirs of
What Kind of Revolution? Justifications for Rebellion
Plan of Union
An Alarm to the Legislature. Benjamin Franklin on the Galloway Plan and the North Resolution
From Common Sense
Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and Responses
Revolutionary Battle Flag God Arising and Pleading His Peoples Cause Correspondence of
The Declaration of Independence
From Notes on the State of Virginia
Letter from Benjamin Banneker
Reply of Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker
Forming a More Perfect Union: The Constitution of 1787 versus Friends, Foes and the Disfranchised
Selections from the Constitution of 1787
Selections from the Speeches of Patrick Henry in the Virginia State Ratifying Convention
Observations on the New Constitution, and on the Federal and Conventions by a Columbian Patriot
Selections from the Letters of George Washington
Selections from The Federalist Papers
Shouting for Glory: Camp Meeting Christianity Described, Decried, and Defended
Glory! Glory! This Is the Happiest Day I Ever Saw
The Melting Power of God
The Smile of Heaven Shone
A Fanaticism as Absurd as It Was Blasphemous
Camp-Meetings, and Agricultural Fairs
From An Apology for Camp Meetings
Plan of the camp
Living and Dying in Bondage: The Slave Conspiracy of 1822
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