Contending Voices, Volume I: To 1877

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Cross and the Sword in Spain's New World: Bartolomé de Las Casas and Hernán Cortésp. 1
Cortés Describes the Aztecs (1519, 1520)p. 11
An Aztec View of the Temple Massacre (ca. 1550)p. 13
Cortés Defends Encomiendas (1522)p. 14
Las Casas Attacks Conversion by Conquest (1537)p. 15
Las Casas Attacks Encomiendas (1542)p. 16
Revolt on the Virginia Frontier: Nathaniel Bacon and William Berkeleyp. 18
Frontier Planters Appeal to Governor William Berkeley (Spring 1676)p. 28
"Declaration and Remonstrance" (May 1676)p. 29
A Summary of the June Assembly's Laws (1676)p. 30
Bacon's Manifesto (July 1676)p. 30
Grievances Submitted to the King's Commissioners (1677)p. 31
Enthusiasm, Authority, and the Great Awakening: James Davenport and Charles Chauncyp. 34
"A Song of Praise" (1742)p. 44
Enthusiasm Described and Caution'd Against (1742)p. 45
"A Report on Religious Excess at New London" (1743)p. 47
Confession and Retractions (1744)p. 48
Seasonable Thoughts on the State of Religion in New-England (1743)p. 49
The Price of Patriotism: Jonathan Sewall and John Adamsp. 51
"Instructions of the Town of Braintree to the Representative" (1765)p. 61
Jonathan Sewall Offers a Defense of British Authority (1771)p. 62
Jonathan Sewall on the Revolutionary Threat (1775)p. 63
"Novanglus" (1775)p. 64
The Conflict over the Constitution: Patrick Henry and James Madisonp. 67
"Observations on the New Constitution" (1788)p. 76
"The Federalist No. 10" (1788)p. 77
Speech to the Virginia Convention (June 4, 1788)p. 78
Speech to the Virginia Convention (June 5, 1788)p. 79
"The Federalist No. 39" (1788)p. 80
Political Conflict in the Early Republic: Benjamin Franklin Bache and Alexander Hamiltonp. 83
"To the People of the United States" (1794)p. 93
Benjamin Bache on Hamilton and the Whiskey Rebellion (1794)p. 95
"The French Revolution" (1794)p. 96
Resolutions of the Pennsylvania Democratic Society (1794)p. 97
Hamilton Defends Jay's Treaty (1795)p. 98
Benjamin Bache Assaults Jay's Treaty (1795)p. 100
Resistance and Western Expansion: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrisonp. 103
Letter to William Henry Harrison (1803)p. 111
Letter to William Eustis, Secretary of War (1809)p. 112
A Discourse on the Aborigines of the Ohio Valley (1839)p. 113
Tecumseh, Speech to Harrison at Vincennes (1810)p. 113
Tecumseh, "Sleep Not Longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws" (1811)p. 114
The Fruits of the Factory System: Sarah Bagley and Nathan Appletonp. 117
"The Introduction of the Power Loom, and Origin of Lowell" (1858)p. 128
Regulations of the Appleton Company (1833)p. 129
"The Pleasures of Factory Life" (1840)p. 130
"Voluntary?" (1845)p. 131
"Labor, Its Relations, in Europe and the United States, Compared" (1844)p. 131
Politics, Morality, and Race in the Abolitionist Crusade: William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglassp. 134
Detail of Liberator Masthead (1831)p. 145
Garrison Announces His New Reform Policy (1837)p. 146
Douglass Recounts His Life as a Slave (1845)p. 147
Garrison Announces "No Union with Slaveholders" (1844)p. 148
Frederick Douglass Responds to William Lloyd Garrison (1853)p. 149
"The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" (1852)p. 150
The Feminine Sphere in Antebellum Society: Catharine Beecher and Elizabeth Cady Stantonp. 153
"Differences Between the Sexes" (1835)p. 165
Catharine Beecher on Women's Proper Place (1837)p. 166
A Treatise on Domestic Economy (1841)p. 168
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Addresses the Seneca Falls Convention (1848)p. 169
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Answers the Critics of Woman's Rights (1848)p. 170
Manifest Destiny and Conquest: Thomas Larkin and Juan Bautista Alvaradop. 173
Richard Henry Dana Assesses the Californios (1840)p. 183
Thomas Larkin on the Situation in California (1845)p. 184
Juan Bautista Alvarado on the Conquest of California (1876)p. 185
Vigilante Justice in Los Angeles (1857)p. 186
The South and the Slavery Debate: Hinton Rowan Helper and George Fitzhughp. 189
Slavery Justified (1850)p. 198
Cannibals All! (1857)p. 199
Hinton Rowan Helper on Chinese Immigrants (1855)p. 201
The Impending Crisis of the South (1857)p. 202
Reminiscences of Georgia (1850)p. 203
Yankees and "Border Ruffians" in "Bleeding Kansas": Sara Robinson and David Atchisonp. 207
"Address to the People of the Southern States" (1849)p. 218
Report of the Committee to Investigate the Troubles in Kansas (1856)p. 219
Sara Robinson on "Bleeding Kansas" (1856)p. 220
Sara Robinson on the "Sack" of Lawrence (1856)p. 221
David Atchison on the "Abolitionist" Threat (1856)p. 222
Mr. Lincoln's War: Clement Vallandigham and Benjamin Wadep. 225
Benjamin Wade Assaults a Southern Colleague (1854)p. 235
Letter to Horace Greeley (1862)p. 236
The Wade-Davis Manifesto (1864)p. 237
"The Great Civil War in America" (1863)p. 238
Clement Vallandigham Attacks Benjamin Wade (1862)p. 239
Race and Redemption in the Reconstructed South: Robert Smalls and Wade Hamptonp. 242
"Memorial to the Senate and House of Representatives" (1865)p. 254
Wade Hampton Protests to the President (1866)p. 255
A Northerner Assesses Southern Attitudes (1866)p. 257
Wade Hampton Testifies before a Congressional Committee (1871)p. 259
Representative Robert Smalls Protests the Withdrawal of Federal Troops (1876)p. 263
Instructions to Red Shirts (1876)p. 265
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